Senate Pushes $46B Spending on Border Amendment

The U.S. Senate added $46 billion for border security. The Senate is expected to pass the bill this week and hand it to the House, but GOP House members are probably going to resist approving the bill because the bill

Senate Pushes $46B Spending on Border Amendment

Congresswoman Blasts Redskins for Refusing to Change Name

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has implied Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is a hypocrite for refusing to change the team’s nickname. Noting that Snyder, who is Jewish, has blasted the Washington City Paper over articles critical of him, one

Congresswoman Blasts Redskins for Refusing to Change Name

New GOP Organization Targets Minorities for Washington Positions

Republicans, cognizant that they had a dismal record with minorities in the 2012 election, have created a new nonprofit organization called Insight which will target minorities, attempt to launch their careers in Washington and help them flourish once they get

New GOP Organization Targets Minorities for Washington Positions

GOP Grassroots Wants Choice of Government Shutdown

The GOP convened their annual retreat for House members on Thursday, and the message was clear: the party wants to present a unified front.  This may be more difficult than it sounds, since many in the GOP want to take

GOP Grassroots Wants Choice of Government Shutdown

Sandy Vote Provides First Primary Target List

Tonight, as expected, the House passed its final package of disaster relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The final legislation authorized $50 Billion in “emergency” spending to rebuild from the storm damage, including billions of spending for items unrelated to

Sandy Vote Provides First Primary Target List

Liberals Stonewall on Entitlement Reform, Republicans Cave on Taxes

It’s becoming quite clear that liberals are stonewalling on entitlement cuts while conservatives are caving on higher taxes for the wealthy. Barack Obama said  yesterday that the Republicans would cave, asserting that he was “confident”: I’m pretty confident that Republicans

Liberals Stonewall on Entitlement Reform, Republicans Cave on Taxes

Norquist: Resurgent Tea Party Will 'Dwarf' First Wave

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, predicted on Friday that an upcoming “Tea Party second wave” will “dwarf” the first wave that propelled Republicans into the majority in the House during the historic 2010 midterm elections.  In an

Norquist: Resurgent Tea Party Will 'Dwarf' First Wave

Pelosi Moves to Force Vote on Top Rate Tax Hike

Democrats are claiming the 2012 elections gave them a mandate to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000, while House Republicans are arguing Americans kept them in power in the House to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for

Pelosi Moves to Force Vote on Top Rate Tax Hike

The Hill: It's The Spending, Stupid

The Hill published a report Wednesday that ought to warm the hearts of all fiscally responsible Republicans and, perhaps, give hope that GOP Speaker John Boehner will hold to his pledges on taxes during these fiscal cliff talks with the White

The Hill: It's The Spending, Stupid

Boehner: No Tax Deal That Excludes High-Income Earners

Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) rejected an attempt by Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) to leverage the Republicans into supporting a bill that would only maintain current tax rates for those earning less than $200,000 per year. Obama

Boehner: No Tax Deal That Excludes High-Income Earners

House Clears Black Farmers Settlement

Updated. From the Associated Press: The House on Tuesday passed landmark legislation to pay for some $4.6 billion in settlements with American Indians and black farmers who say they faced discrimination and mistreatment from the government. Lawmakers voted 256-152 to