President Donald Trump’s appointment of federal judges at a record pace may endear him to conservatives, but that alone won’t be enough to push the judiciary to the right. A big obstacle is Barack Obama’s legacy of stacking the courts ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Divisions among House Republicans threw scheduled votes against the Iran nuclear accord into disarray Wednesday as other foes, including presidential contender Donald Trump, rallied outside the Capitol. Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the deal in a speech ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama’s request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. Responsible for the move ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee unveiled legislation Tuesday that would ease regulatory requirements on mid-size banks and give lenders the option for greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The legislation by Alabama Sen. Richard ...
Tagged with: GOPRead More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday. He told them ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House’s die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after internal divisions ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — After declaring President Barack Obama’s new policy on deportations “null and void,” House Republicans are ready to fund the federal government before a Thursday deadline without additional immigration-related controversy, adjourn for the year and await a new, GOP-controlled ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — So many nominees, so little time. President Barack Obama and his allies have a parade of people they’d like the Senate to confirm for judgeships, ambassadorial posts and other top jobs during the dwindling days that Democrats will ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Republicans’ resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that’s been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back ...
Tagged with: GOPRead More »