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GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Cornyn Cautions Against ‘Taxmageddon’

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Cornyn Cautions Against ‘Taxmageddon’United States Senate(WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican address, Texas Sen. John Cornyn warns Americans of 'Taxmageddon' -- or what the GOP says will be the "largest tax increase in American history" without action by Congress and the president. ...

Jeb Bush, Grilled on Capitol Hill, Differs from Party on No-Tax Pledge

Jeb Bush, Grilled on Capitol Hill, Differs from Party on No-Tax PledgeChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has risen to the top of the veepstakes list, but Friday he strayed from his party’s policies, in particular pointing out that while running for office in the Sunshine State...

Obama Says GOP ‘Fever’ on Taxes May Break in a Second Term

Obama Says GOP ‘Fever’ on Taxes May Break in a Second TermRichard Ellis/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- President Obama said Friday that if he wins a second term the GOP “fever” of opposition to tax hikes for deficit reduction may break.He said the Republican Party would, in effect, be forced to embr...

Walmart Cuts Funds to Conservative Group, Cash Flow to GOP Continues

Walmart Cuts Funds to Conservative Group, Cash Flow to GOP ContinuesJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Walmart joined an ever-growing list this week of American business giants that have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council after the conservative group strayed from the company's mission.Instea...

House Rejects Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

House Rejects Ban on Sex-Selection AbortionsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House voted Thursday to reject a measure that would have banned sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman’s right to choose, which opponent...

Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in House

Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in HouseiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Wednesday afternoon, the House debated a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman’s right to choose, which opponents conte...

Dueling Student Loan Bills Rejected in Senate

Dueling Student Loan Bills Rejected in SenateHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate made one last gesture this month to work on the Student Loan bill, but Democratic and Republican versions both failed in a last-minute, and half-hearted, attempt Thursday before lawmakers leave for a week-lon...

President Obama Denounces GOP ‘Wild Debts’: I’m Not an Over-Spender

President Obama Denounces GOP ‘Wild Debts’: I’m Not an Over-SpenderAlex Wong/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver Wednesday night, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government ...

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web Video

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web VideoJeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- For the third day in a row, Republicans highlighted Newark mayor and Obama surrogate Cory Booker’s comments calling the Obama campaign attacks on Bain Capital “nauseating.”The Obama camp has...

Romney Rakes in $3 Million at Connecticut Fundraiser, Supporter Says

Romney Rakes in $3 Million at Connecticut Fundraiser, Supporter SaysJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mitt Romney is in the middle of a fundraising blitz. After a successful Florida swing that brought in about $10 million, his campaign says it expects fundraisers in Connecticut and New York Sunday, Monday, and ...

GOP Blasts Million Dollar Judicial Conference in Hawaii

GOP Blasts Million Dollar Judicial Conference in HawaiiiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In a scolding letter, two Republican senators blasted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for holding a lavish tax-payer funded judicial conference scheduled for this August in Maui, Hawaii, that “reads more l...

Tim Pawlenty Now Mum on VP Prospects

Tim Pawlenty Now Mum on VP ProspectsRichard Ellis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty slightly changed his tune on his vice presidential prospects Thursday when he didn’t rule out the possibility that he might get picked as Mitt Romney’s running mate....

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the Budget

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the BudgetPhotodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Despite beginning the day with a vote permitting the use of calculators on the Senate floor, Wednesday turned out to be less than productive for the U.S. senators.The Senate spent the whole day Wednesday, with over s...

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the Budget

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the BudgetPhotodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Despite beginning the day with a vote permitting the use of calculators on the Senate floor, Wednesday turned out to be less than productive for the U.S. senators.The Senate spent the whole day Wednesday, with over s...

House Passes Violence Against Women Act

House Passes Violence Against Women ActArchitect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) -- The House voted Wednesday evening to approve the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act, also known as VAWA, 222-205. The bill would have failed had it not won the support of six Democrats.Twenty-th...

Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: ‘They Don’t Get Who We Are!’

Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: ‘They Don’t Get Who We Are!’Joe Raedle/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) -- At a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden lit into Republicans and their presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what he described as a failure to understand the pligh...

Republicans Attack Obama on Debt, Repeat ‘No Experience’ Accusation

Republicans Attack Obama on Debt, Repeat ‘No Experience’ AccusationMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In conference calls around the country Tuesday, the Republican National Committee attacked President Obama on the nation’s deficit, government spending, and the unemployment rate.In calls with reporters...

Ron Paul: Winding Down, But Not Out

Ron Paul: Winding Down, But Not OutAndrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Ron Paul’s long-shot presidential campaign started winding down Monday -- done in by the candidate’s lack of funds, senior aides admit.“It was a financial consideration definitely,” camp...

JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss: The Political Ramifications

JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss: The Political RamificationsScott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Republicans and Democrats both stand to suffer from the ripple effects of the massive losses announced by JPMorgan Chase last week.JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon described himself as “barely a D...

Ron Paul Rejects Convention Chaos

Ron Paul Rejects Convention ChaosYoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Ron Paul’s ability to accumulate an outsized number of delegates at state conventions has many observers wondering if the Texas congressman will embarrass Romney at the GOP national co...

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