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.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele called on Democratic Senator Harry Reid to step down as majority leader over comments he made about then-presidential candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign.
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.
While Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell stayed out of the spotlight during much of the negotiations over the U.S. debt limit, the deal that’s headed for approval by Congress today has his fingerprints all over it.
Years ago, as a novice representative from California, Nancy Pelosi sat quietly at many a caucus meeting while her colleagues discussed how they were going to bring peace to the Middle East and a chicken to every pot.
Nikki Haley ’s victory in a South Carolina primary runoff yesterday positioned the Indian-American to become the first woman governor of the state, where voters also are poised to elect their first black Republican to the U.S. Congress in more than a century.