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Ted Cruz Dismisses Talk of 2016 Presidential Bid While in Iowa

Ted Cruz Dismisses Talk of 2016 Presidential Bid While in Iowa

Bill Clark/Roll Call(DES MOINES, Iowa) — In an interview for This Week with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz dismissed talk of a potential 2016 White House bid, along with the question of whether he is ready to run for …

Rep. Peter King: Hillary Clinton Would ‘Destroy’ Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

Rep. Peter King: Hillary Clinton Would ‘Destroy’ Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

United States Congress(NEW YORK) — If you’re a 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, watch out for Rep. Peter King’s right hook.
While discussing his boxing skills with ABC News’ Rick Klein, King, R-N.Y., who has been talking up his potenti…

Rubio: President’s Inaction Has Led to ‘Worst Possible Scenario’ in Syria

Rubio: President’s Inaction Has Led to ‘Worst Possible Scenario’ in Syria

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — During an exclusive interview on ABC’s This Week, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio criticized President Obama for not intervening sooner in Syria’s civil war, saying the inaction has led to the &ldq…

Jeb Bush Says His Father is the ‘Best Man I’ve Ever Met’

Jeb Bush Says His Father is the ‘Best Man I’ve Ever Met’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In a special Father’s Day edition of the Sunday Spotlight on ABC’s This Week, former Florida governor Jeb Bush reflected on lessons learned from his father and hinted about his own political future.
In an exclusive i…

GOP Address: Indiana Rep. Luke Messer on Student Loans

GOP Address: Indiana Rep. Luke Messer on Student Loans

Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s GOP address, Indiana Rep. Luke Messer spoke of the importance of preventing a rate hike for federal student loans.
Messer began by telling a bit of his own story, saying that in order to g…

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican and Tea Party supporter, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014, the congresswoman announced in a video posted to YouTube.In the video,…

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican and Tea Party supporter, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014, the congresswoman announced in a video posted to YouTube.In the video,…

Republican Party Names New Hispanic Outreach Director

Republican Party Names New Hispanic Outreach Director

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee is tapping veteran GOP strategist Jennifer Sevilla Korn to lead the party’s effort to become competitive again with Latino voters, it announced Tuesday.Korn will hold the titles Deput…

Republicans Informed of IRS Investigation Last Year

Republicans Informed of IRS Investigation Last Year

The Office of Congressman Darrell Issa(WASHINTON) — Much has been made of the fact that senior Treasury Department officials were told about the investigation into the treatment of tea party groups in June 2012 — months before last year’s …

Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal Visit Early Primary States

Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal Visit Early Primary States

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — It may seem like the 2012 presidential race just ended, but two Republicans stoked speculation that they could be in the running in 2016 when they addressed groups Friday evening in the two earliest of early states: …

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Flexibility for Working Parents

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Flexibility for Working Parents

Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby spoke about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, a bill passed by the House of Representatives this week.On the …

Rep. Steve King Passes on Iowa Senate Seat

Rep. Steve King Passes on Iowa Senate Seat

OFFICE OF REP. STEVE KING(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken conservative firebrand, will not seek the Republican nomination for his state’s open Senate seat, ABC News has learned.“I will not run for Senate in 2014,”…

Republicans Hope Gabriel Gomez Is the Next Scott Brown

Republicans Hope Gabriel Gomez Is the Next Scott Brown

Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Republican Gabriel Gomez is the underdog in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election. There’s no other way to look at it when you see the Democratic advantage in voter registration in th…

Lindsey Graham: Boston Bombings were an Intelligence Failure

Lindsey Graham: Boston Bombings were an Intelligence Failure

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Cal(WASHINGTON) — Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, Senator Lindsey Graham expressed his belief that the Boston Marathon bombings were the result of intelligence failures.
Graham said that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the dead bom…

Marco Rubio: Immigration Bill Doesn’t ‘Give’ Anything Away

Marco Rubio: Immigration Bill Doesn’t ‘Give’ Anything Away

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Days before a bipartisan immigration bill is scheduled to be presented, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida argued Sunday morning on This Week that a key provision of th…

Obama to Dine with Second Group of Senate Republicans

Obama to Dine with Second Group of Senate Republicans

Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Look who’s coming for dinner again: Senate Republicans.On Wednesday, April 10, President Obama will dine with a new group of 12 Republican senators.Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., wa…

Rand Paul Sounds Like Candidate for 2016

Rand Paul Sounds Like Candidate for 2016

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul went about as far saying he was interested in running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination without actually coming around and saying it.Interviewed on Fox News on Sunday, Paul wouldn’t …

Biden: ‘No Leadership’ in GOP

Biden: ‘No Leadership’ in GOP

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Republican Party is struggling with an identity crisis, with “no leadership” and “the tail wagging the dog.”“There is no leaders…

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Mike Lee Says Budgets Are About Setting Priorities

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Mike Lee Says Budgets Are About Setting Priorities

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, says the  budget produced by Senate Democrats “grows the government, not the economy,” while the budget passed by House Republicans this week “reduces spending and de…

Tom Tancredo Disavows Rand Paul, Calls Him ‘Softer’ Than Obama on Immigration

Tom Tancredo Disavows Rand Paul, Calls Him ‘Softer’ Than Obama on Immigration

(WASHINGTON) — Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., regrets his previous endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., disavowing the former ally because he has “flip-flopped” on immigration.“Rand Paul began his speech in Spanish and it went d…

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