Democrats prevent the Senate from moving forward on a human trafficking bill, so a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general will remain on hold.
Since the Clinton Administration, the worst showing for an Attorney General nomination on the Senate floor was Michael Mukasey, whose nomination passed 53-40, with seven Democrats voting yes. Loretta Lynch may fare even more poorly. Here's a list of Republican senators, and how often they've supported President Obama's nominees.
There's a lot yet to learn about the “most transparent administration in history."
Attorney General Eric Holder used secretive email accounts under at least three aliases during his tenure at the Justice Department.
House Republicans consider a three week stopgap DHS spending measure. But it's not clear whether it can pass either House of Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ready to cave, but leaders in the House of Representatives -- which has actually passed a DHS funding bill -- say they won't alter their approach even as a Friday deadline looms.
Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he'd support eliminating the filibuster if that's what's necessary to break an impasse over a Department of Homeland Security spending bill.
A brewing fight over government-set wages for taxpayer-funded construction projects in Indiana could put Gov. Mike Pence in the spotlight just as the 2016 presidential race is heating up.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says Democrats aren't boycotting an upcoming speech before Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's just that some Democrats won't be there.
Republicans in the Senate are divided over how to respond to Democrats, who are blocking a DHS funding measure.
A group of 12 Democratic Senators are the subject of a new full-page ad in the New York Times from pro-Israel groups pushing them to back new sanctions on Iran, increasing the pressure on them to fellow Democratic President Barack
Senate Democrats are lining up to defend an amnesty plan they opposed before Election Day.
Members of the newly-formed, staunchly conservative House “Freedom Caucus,” which just announced its nine founding members, are already claiming credit for blocking an immigration bill that had been scheduled for floor action this week. “The communications were made to the House
Conservatives aren't finished opposing Speaker John Boehner. Neither, apparently, is Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL). The historic repudiation of Boehner has introduced a new element of chaos into the GOP conference that threatens to explode anew as the Ohio Republican moves at breakneck speed to bring immigration bills to the floor.
Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is considering a bid for president, he says, and he's been putting major work into fund-raising for a super PAC that, along with a traditional PAC, raised some $7.5 million in the 2014 cycle. But it's clear he's as concerned about the substance of the debate of the GOP primary as he is about ever someday becoming president.
President Obama used his sixth State of the Union address to attack cynicism. But that hardly squares with his record as one of the most polarizing presidents of all time.
The GOP's most outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform let loose in an interview with reporters here, detailing quiet efforts to draft far-reaching legislation, saying House leadership is “committed” to bringing the hot-button topics on the floor and criticizing President Obama for carrying out too many deportations. The California Republican says he is part of a working group laying the ground work to bring forward comprehensive immigration reform, and that top-ranking Republicans are supportive of addressing the full gamut of immigration topics in legislation in 2015.
As you may know, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wants to be president, and he and his aides have spent the last several days phoning high-dollar donors to explain how his third presidential bid would be different than the last two, failed ones.
The House will quickly begin considering broader immigration legislation in weeks ahead even as Republicans are likely to remain mired in conflict with President Obama over a far-reaching executive action that extended amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, Speaker John Boehner
Hours before a small group of Republicans will seek to block Speaker John Boehner's reelection on the House floor, GOP lawmakers, including those sympathetic to conservative criticisms of the Ohio Republican, are asking why the group made no effort to contest Boehner in a closed-door election held in November.
In a pivotal closed-door meeting Tuesday morning, John Boehner will pitch colleagues on a bill introduced by a man who voted against him for speaker two years ago. Language recently introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), a conservative firebrand who
President Obama’s executive amnesty for an estimated five million illegal aliens is, from the perspective of Republicans, an unconstitutional power grab that threatens the republic. In Obama’s telling, over soft piano music in a campaign-style YouTube video, it “just comes
Speaker John Boehner said he told President Obama he was “damaging the presidency itself” in a conversation yesterday during his first public remarks following Obama’s decision to issue an executive amnesty. Boehner vowed “in the days ahead the people’s House
President Obama’s announcement tonight may bring a “constitutional crisis,” in the words of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), but Republicans in Congress haven’t the damndest idea what they’ll do about it. As they departed the House floor, many en route to
With only hours before President Obama is expected to announce a major unilateral amnesty for illegal immigrants, Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill appear flummoxed at what they might do to stop him from going forward. “We’ve been trying to figure
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