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Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With sequestration set to strike on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol after a nine-day recess with no apparent change in his political posture: If the $85 billion cuts are…

Sequester Is Coming, Democrats and Republicans Agree

Sequester Is Coming, Democrats and Republicans Agree

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Believe it or not, there is some bipartisan agreement in Washington, D.C.  The problem is Republicans and Democrats agree those automatic spending cuts known as the “sequester” will probably …

House Intel Chair Mike Rogers Calls Chinese Cyber Attacks ‘Unprecedented’

House Intel Chair Mike Rogers Calls Chinese Cyber Attacks ‘Unprecedented’

ABC(WASHINGTON) — House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday on ABC News’ This Week it was “beyond a shadow of a doubt” that the Chinese government and military are behind growing cyber attacks against the United …

WWE Challenges Glenn Beck to Step into Ring, Explain Why Wrestling Fans Are Stupid

WWE Challenges Glenn Beck to Step into Ring, Explain Why Wrestling Fans Are Stupid

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Glenn Beck doesn’t like the WWE’s latest storyline, and WWE wants him to come explain why.The wrestling production company has cast wrestler Jack Swagger as a conservative, tea-party-ish villain wit…

Planned Parenthood TV Ad Hits Senate Minority Leader

Planned Parenthood TV Ad Hits Senate Minority Leader

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Planned Parenthood is airing a new TV ad attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.The Kentucky Republican joined a brief with 10 other GOP lawmakers this week supporting the craft chain Ho…

Political Leaders No Closer to Sequester Solution

Political Leaders No Closer to Sequester Solution

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Fresh off a golf trip in Florida, President Obama seized the pulpit Tuesday to shame Congress into action, hoping to avert the looming sequester spending cuts poised to take effect at the end of the month.“They haven&rsquo…

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuesday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate:  John McCain (Ariz.), Lindse…

Republicans Don’t Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV

Republicans Don’t Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The so-called sequester seems more unavoidable than ever as lawmakers enjoying a nine-day recess in the comfort of their districts watched President Obama shame them publicly on television, part of the presiden…

Rubio Stops in Jordan During Trip to Middle East

Rubio Stops in Jordan During Trip to Middle East

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is on a tour of the Middle East this week, which will include a stop in Israel.Rubio met Monday with King Abdullah II in Jordan along with other members of the Jordanian government to talk …

South Carolina TV Wars: Mark Sanford vs. the World

South Carolina TV Wars: Mark Sanford vs. the World

(former) South Carolina governor website (CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Mark Sanford wants you to know that he has learned from his mistakes and will try to change Washington if he gets there.That’s the message of his first TV ad, now visible on cable air…

Rubio Raises More Than $100,000 Off Water Bottle Incident

Rubio Raises More Than $100,000 Off Water Bottle Incident

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has hauled in some serious cash since his water sipping moment Tuesday during the Republican response to the State of the Union.Reclaim America, Rubio’s PAC, has raised more than $100…

Newt Gingrich: ‘I’ll Take a Paul Ryan Position’ on the Possibility of a Political Run

Newt Gingrich: ‘I’ll Take a Paul Ryan Position’ on the Possibility of a Political Run

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — Former House Speaker and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discussed his relationship with the Clintons, the battle over the sequester, and the possibility of him running for office again in a web exclusive …

Paul Ryan: ‘No Leadership’ from Democrats on Avoiding Automatic Budget Cuts

Paul Ryan: ‘No Leadership’ from Democrats on Avoiding Automatic Budget Cuts

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., blamed the White House and Senate Democrats for failing to avert automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place next month, saying, “There&rsqu…

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Stopping the Sequester

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Stopping the Sequester

Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby calls on the president and Senate Democrats to join the House in stopping the sequester, a set of “across-the-board spending cuts”…

Rubio PAC Offering ‘Marco Rubio Water Bottle’

Rubio PAC Offering ‘Marco Rubio Water Bottle’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio is turning his mis-timed mid-speech water sip during Tuesday night’s State of the Union Republican response into a fundraising tactic.Rubio’s PAC, Reclaim America, is now offering a “Marco Rubi…

Sen. Marco Rubio Delivers GOP State of the Union Response

Sen. Marco Rubio Delivers GOP State of the Union Response

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. used the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday to challenge the president on how to best serve the middle class, arguing that the answer to alleviating the bur…

DNC Blasts Marco Rubio Ahead of State of the Union Response

DNC Blasts Marco Rubio Ahead of State of the Union Response

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was labeled his party’s “savior” by Time magazine last week, and Tuesday he will be giving the Republican Party’s official response to the president’s State o…

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

ABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans …

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

ABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans …

Senate Immigration Proposal to Include Pathway to Citizenship

Senate Immigration Proposal to Include Pathway to Citizenship

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two senators at the center of negotiations over comprehensive immigration reform, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said on Sunday that a pathway to citizenship is an essential component of a comprehensive …

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