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Biden Campaigns for Senate Candidate, Bashes Republicans

Biden Campaigns for Senate Candidate, Bashes Republicans

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DARTMOUTH, Mass.) — Ed Markey got some help from the vice president on Saturday.Markey, who has represented Massachusetts in the House for 36 years, will face off Tuesday against Republican Gabriel Gomez in the state&r…

Poll: Large Racial Gap Marks Trust on Immigration

Poll: Large Racial Gap Marks Trust on Immigration

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Slightly more Americans trust Barack Obama than congressional Republicans to handle immigration, but neither side garnered a majority between whites and nonwhites in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.Amer…

Republicans Decry Obama’s Decision to Try Al Qaeda Suspects in Civilian Court

Republicans Decry Obama’s Decision to Try Al Qaeda Suspects in Civilian Court

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration’s decision to try Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law in federal court in New York City instead of a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay has reignited a debate over how to deal with suspect…

Clint Eastwood Joins Republicans for Gay Marriage, Highlighting Growing GOP Rift

Clint Eastwood Joins Republicans for Gay Marriage, Highlighting Growing GOP Rift

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A growing split in the Republican Party deepened Thursday when Clint Eastwood, the movie star who rocked the GOP convention by interviewing an invisible President Obama, joined the ranks of Republicans who are in…

Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The issue of same sex-marriage is dividing the Republican Party, as a group of more than 80 prominent members of the GOP, ranging from Dick Cheney’s daughter to four former governors, have signed an amicus brief be…

Former Romney Strategist Warns Technology Is Not the GOP’s Panacea

Former Romney Strategist Warns Technology Is Not the GOP’s Panacea

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s not over yet — the 2012 presidential campaign, that is.  At least not if you ask Mitt Romney’s former top strategist, Stuart Stevens, who has been writing and talking a lot about blame late…

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…

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…

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…

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Advice to GOP: ‘Stop Being the Stupid Party’

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Advice to GOP: ‘Stop Being the Stupid Party’

Mario Tama/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Although Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is already the subject of speculation as a potential GOP presidential contender four years from now, if you ask him, it’s way too soon for speculating. “Any Re…

GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Lankford Calls Obama’s Inaugural ‘Fresh Start,’ Invokes MLK

GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Lankford Calls Obama’s Inaugural ‘Fresh Start,’ Invokes MLK

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — On President Obama’s inaugural weekend, Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford is choosing to look ahead with a fresh perspective.”With the swearing in of a new Congress and the inauguration of President Obama, t…

President Obama Can’t Get a Republican Date

President Obama Can’t Get a Republican Date

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It sounds like President Obama is getting lonely. And – surprise – Republicans aren’t keen on helping him out.Asked about the state of congressional relations at his news conference Monday, the pr…

GOP Weekly Address: The ‘Federal Government Spends Too Much,’ Says Sen. Deb Fischer

GOP Weekly Address: The ‘Federal Government Spends Too Much,’ Says Sen. Deb Fischer

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer says now that Congress is ready to focus on the nation’s deficit, it’s time for serious action on the issue of government spending. In this week’s Republican address, Fischer says she ag…

Republicans to Press Benghazi Issue With National Security Nominees

Republicans to Press Benghazi Issue With National Security Nominees

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Making clear they are not relenting in trying to hold the Obama administration accountable for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, a trio of Republican senators said Friday they&rsq…

GOP Address: Rep. Dave Camp on Growing the Economy and Cutting Spending

GOP Address: Rep. Dave Camp on Growing the Economy and Cutting Spending

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — As the House returns for the 113th Congress, Rep. Dave Camp says its 2013 resolution is clear: to grow our economy, getting government spending under control and making Washington more accountable to Americans…

As Fiscal Cliff Nears, All Eyes Turn to the Senate

As Fiscal Cliff Nears, All Eyes Turn to the Senate

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — A fiscal-cliff fix went nowhere in the House. Now, the Senate will take its turn. With just three days before their end-of-the-year deadline, Congress and the White House are hurtling toward the so-called “fiscal…

GOP Weekly Address: House Speaker Boehner on Working to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

GOP Weekly Address: House Speaker Boehner on Working to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Boehner, having removed the proposed “Plan B” as an option in fiscal cliff talks, delivered this week’s Republican address about the will of the House to avert the fiscal deadline.Boehner, R- Ohio, no…

Fixing the GOP: Party Like It’s 1949

Fixing the GOP: Party Like It’s 1949

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans by a 15-point margin in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say the Republican Party needs less conservative policies that are more focused on middle- and lower-income Americans, rather than better leader…

GOP Weekly Address: Helping the Middle Class Is ‘Personal’ for Marco Rubio

GOP Weekly Address: Helping the Middle Class Is ‘Personal’ for Marco Rubio

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a “growing opportunity gap” is what is keeping many Americans from making it into the middle class — an issue he says is a “personal” one for him.”Americans are strug…

Poll: Most Would Place Blame on GOP if US Goes over Fiscal Cliff

Poll: Most Would Place Blame on GOP if US Goes over Fiscal Cliff

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the court of public opinion, most Americans would pin the blame on Republican lawmakers if the country goes over the fiscal cliff.A new survey by the Pew Research Center that concluded last Sunday found that 53 perce…

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