Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s speech may not be remembered by historians for its oratorical flourishes as for its passages from Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” and quotes from the reality show “Duck Dynasty.”
A vote this month in South Carolina could position Tim Scott to become the first black Republican in Congress in eight years. Standing in his way: a son of the late Strom Thurmond , the U.S. senator from the state who was once one of America’s foremost segregationists.
Senate Republicans are weighing a plan to block most of President Barack Obama’s federal appeals court nominations starting in June or earlier in response to the recess appointments he made this month.
Since taking office, President Barack Obama has been to North Carolina a dozen times -- and never set foot in South Carolina. Since clinching the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney has visited South Carolina once, while campaigning in North Carolina five times.
Senator Lisa Murkowski’s attempt to win reelection through a write-in campaign in Alaska will test the staying power of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party amid a debate over the role of federal spending in that state.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham , a South Carolina Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ” airing this weekend that legislation aimed at getting China to raise the value of its currency has “huge” support in Congress, and President Barack Obama “runs the risk” of being overridden if he vetoes it.