A group of Virginia Republicans, stung by the loss of the governorship after voters this month rejected Attorney General and Tea Party leader Ken Cuccinelli, are readying what would be one of the toughest intra-party revolts yet against the anti-tax movement.
Ted Cruz didn’t come quietly into the U.S. Senate. The freshman from Texas feuded with Senator John McCain. He stole the spotlight by chatting with a swarm of reporters when Republican leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor to end the government shutdown. He calls his party’s establishment encrusted and entrenched.
The head of the U.S. National Security Agency is preparing to deal with new constraints on spying methods at home and abroad while warning they may make the nation more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
A lobbying push by Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and other companies has won bipartisan support for legislation to let them say how they handle sensitive requests for surveillance data from the National Security Agency.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz stayed true to his campaign mantra “stand and fight” yesterday as he stood amid a crowd of reporters and vowed to keep pressing to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
Never in his brief U.S. Senate career has Mike Lee, a Tea-Party backed freshman from Utah, attracted such attention. In the past month, he was the subject of the president’s weekly radio address, testified before a House panel and appeared on television news programs five times.
House Republican leaders are considering a delay in debt-ceiling proposal, according to a congressional aide, as the Senate plans to vote tomorrow on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown in four days.
What if we told you that the gerrymandering of congressional districts has nothing to do with political polarization in Washington? Gerrymandering didn’t have anything to do with the shutdown, or the battles over the debt ceiling, or Obamacare. In fact, the accepted view that politically based redistricting led to our state of intransigence isn’t just incorrect; it’s silly.