Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who serves as the Senate's unofficial watchdog, panned the budget package that congressional negotiators unveiled that would restore some of the previously agreed to spending cuts, force federal employees to pay more into their pensions and raises airlines fees.
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It's never too early for a nice juicy straw poll, particularly if it’s of the presidential variety. The Tea Party Patriots have already drawn 250,000 voters to a survey listing potential 2016 hopefuls of interest to liberty-minded folk. The grass-roots group intends to drawn a million votes by March.
The Senate Conservatives Fund is supporting Sen. Pat Robert's challenger in the 2014 Kansas primary.
The National Republican Congress Committee rolled out a radio ad in West Virginia Tuesday knocking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall for assuring voters they will be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare.
The Club for Growth said Tuesday that it will stay out of the GOP Senate primary in Texas following the news that Rep. Steve Stockman is launching a primary challenge against Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate's second-ranking Republican.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that the details of the multiyear budget deal that is being worked out between House and Senate budget negotiators remains sketchy, but that he does not like what he has heard so far about the proposal.
Democrats have blamed much of the gridlock on Capitol Hill on a number of GOP extremists who won't accept legislation that is not perfect in their minds.
Oregon, an early adopter of President Obama's health reforms, will release new enrollment numbers Tuesday as it attempts to mend an exchange website that's failed to enroll anyone so far.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, postponed all roll call votes scheduled for Monday because of travel delays associated with the weather.
Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican, had his gall bladder removed Monday morning after going to the hospital over the weekend.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden and wife Jill visited the South Africa Embassy in Washington Monday and signed a condolence book honoring Nelson Mandela.
Two House GOP lawmakers are seeking additional assurances from the head of the IRS that taxpayer information is protected from hackers when people enroll in Obamacare health care exchanges.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the biggest difference between the way President Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush approached foreign affairs is that the Democrat does not believe in American exceptionalism.
Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday that the problems with Obamacare has increased the chances that the Republican Party can take over the Senate in the 2014 election.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has been voted person of the year by the readers of The Guardian, a British newspaper.
Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, ended the speculation about his political future Friday by announcing that he will seek a seventh term in the Senate, according to Gannett.
Should our lawmakers be exempt from random drug tests? Guess not. A hefty majority of Americans — 78 percent — say members of Congress should be subject to such monitoring; 86 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of Democrats agree.
The California health exchange launched a campaign Thursday that urges people to give the "gift of health" this holiday season by pledging money to help them get insured under Obamacare.
Since September, the NCAA has been targeted by nine class-action lawsuits by former football players over the organization's handling of concussions. The latest came Tuesday from two ex-Missouri players and a former Alabama running back.
Rep. Jeff Duncan is leveling sharp criticism at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, saying the Nevada Democrat's decision to exempt some of his staff from purchasing health coverage through Obamacare's new insurance exchanges is a symbol of "everything that is wrong with Washington."