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Upending Welfare Reform? Obama Criticized for Giving States More Flexibility

Upending Welfare Reform? Obama Criticized for Giving States More Flexibility

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After the Obama administration announced this week that it is opening up waivers to states from the work requirements contained in welfare reform, Republicans began to speak out against the move, complaining it com…

House Gears Up to Repeal Obamacare — Again

House Gears Up to Repeal Obamacare — Again

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the president’s health care reform law, the House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the legislation again in what Democrats have decried as a polit…

GOP Address: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle on ‘Obamacare’ Repeal, Jobs Report

GOP Address: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle on ‘Obamacare’ Repeal, Jobs Report

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — On the day after the release of June’s disappointing jobs data, New York’s Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle says the urgency for a full repeal of President Obama’s health care law is growing. With unemployment stuck at …

Boehner: GOP to Challenge Obama’s Executive Privilege in Civil Court

Boehner: GOP to Challenge Obama’s Executive Privilege in Civil Court

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday that Republicans are preparing to file a civil suit in an attempt to gain access to more information pertaining to the Justice Department’s botched drug cartel …

GOP Address: Sen. John Barrasso Seeks Health Care Law Repeal

GOP Address: Sen. John Barrasso Seeks Health Care Law Repeal

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In the days since the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday to uphold President Obama’s health care law, both Republicans in Congress and the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, have vowed to repeal it.&nb…

GOP Unwilling to Let Obama ‘Move Forward’ After Health Care Ruling

GOP Unwilling to Let Obama ‘Move Forward’ After Health Care Ruling

Joe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Though the Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration’s signature health care reform law dominated the news cycle on Thursday, there were already signs that the landmark decision m…

GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote over Fast and Furious Scandal

GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote over Fast and Furious Scandal

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to take an unprecedented vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, Obama administration officials and House Republican aides met Tuesday …

Student Loan Deal Taking Shape on Capitol Hill

Student Loan Deal Taking Shape on Capitol Hill

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Congress is starting to see some light at the end of the student loan impasse tunnel.Both the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate Tuesday announced that a deal is almost complete to avoid student loan r…

Utah Senate Race Hits Final Days Amid GOP Confab in Deer Valley

Utah Senate Race Hits Final Days Amid GOP Confab in Deer Valley

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and fellow Republican Party leaders prepare to convene in Deer Valley, Utah, this weekend for what is shaping up to be the second biggest power gathering of the summer …

House Dems Raised More Cash Than GOP in May

House Dems Raised More Cash Than GOP in May

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — the group that oversees Democratic House races — slightly out-raised their Republican counterparts, the National Republican Congressional Committee, for the month…

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Buyology, Inc.(WASHINGTON) — Trying to escape the partisan bickering and political pandering that is dominating this election season?  Those party lines may extend much farther than you think.From choosing where to get that morning coffee fix to …

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Buyology, Inc.(WASHINGTON) — Trying to escape the partisan bickering and political pandering that is dominating this election season?  Those party lines may extend much farther than you think.From choosing where to get that morning coffee fix to …

Immigration Decision Puts Senate Candidates on the Spot

Immigration Decision Puts Senate Candidates on the Spot

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Some Senate candidates are walking fine lines on immigration policy after Friday’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, which has highlighted near-rifts between those candidates and their part…

Obama’s Immigration Surprise Puts GOP in Political Bind

Obama’s Immigration Surprise Puts GOP in Political Bind

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Conflicting statements from Republican senators neatly show the political bind for Republicans following the president’s move to relax deportation policy for young illegal immigrants.This issue of what to do …

Maine Senate Race Scrambled by Strong Independent Candidate

Maine Senate Race Scrambled by Strong Independent Candidate

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two candidates emerged victorious from a crowded field in Maine’s Senate primary on Tuesday. Republicans nominated Charlie Summers, Maine’s secretary of state, from a group of six potential candidates, and…

Republicans Take Aim at Pillar of GOP Tax Policy

Republicans Take Aim at Pillar of GOP Tax Policy

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been the gold standard of Republican tax orthodoxy for decades.Known informally as “The Pledge” and cooked up by conservative strategist Grover Norquist in 198…

GOP Address: Rep. Paulsen Urges Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act

GOP Address: Rep. Paulsen Urges Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act

House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen underscores the House’s focus on job creation, and says President Obama’s policies are only making things worse.With the U.S. unemployment rat…

RNC Chairman: ‘Light Blue’ Wisconsin Can Turn Red for November

RNC Chairman: ‘Light Blue’ Wisconsin Can Turn Red for November

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that after Scott Walker’s recall victory this week, “light blue” Wisconsin “can turn red under the right circumstances.”“The momentum is clearly sh…

Republican Senator Criticizes Democrats for Comments on Supreme Court

Republican Senator Criticizes Democrats for Comments on Supreme Court

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — On Thursday, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, took to the Senate floor to warn his colleagues and President Obama about public comments about the Supreme Court as it deliberates the health care case.“Attempts to manipulate or to bu…

Warren Buffett Is No ‘Card-Carrying Democrat’

Warren Buffett Is No ‘Card-Carrying Democrat’

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Billionaire Warren Buffett may be the poster child for President Obama’s tax plan, but the investment tycoon insists he is not a “card-carrying Democrat.”“I support certain R…

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