Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that the first step in any new immigration policy must ensure that the border is secure, and said that it is not realistic to deport the millions of illegal immigrants already living in the United States.
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Looking to derail comprehensive immigration talks on Capitol Hill, the advocacy group NumbersUSA launched a new ad campaign Wednesday targeting Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, who is seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2014.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that Democrats are trying to use the massacre of children and teachers at Sandy Hook elementary school to ratchet up pressure on lawmakers to pass laws that trample on Second Amendment gun rights.
Colorado Gov. John Hinkenlooper said Wednesday that he will not run away from the expanded universal background checks that he signed into law two weeks ago when he runs for re-election in 2014.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend the opening of former President George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas on April 25.
A poll released Wednesday found that there is no clear frontrunner in what is shaping up as a five-way race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Rep. Steve Stockman said Tuesday that the Senate's gun bill is dead on arrival because it violates the Constitution's requirement that all revenue bills start in the House — and the legislation includes a new fee for background checks.
An advocacy group led by famous anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says re-signed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is now the highest-earning player in the National Football League because Texas does not collect a state income tax.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he'll consider holding a hearing on the immigration deal being written behind closed doors by eight senators, but he said it's more important that Congress act with speed.
President Obama will travel to the University of Hartford in Connecticut on Monday to continue to increase pressure on Congress to pass greater restrictions on guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December.
Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois announced Tuesday that he supports same-sex marriage — adding his name to a growing list of Republicans who are breaking with their party on the thorny social issue.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings called on Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation aimed at stemming guns bought through straw purchases, vowing to fight for tighter gun-control laws until the day he dies.
The sister organization of the conservative Heritage Foundation is urging lawmakers to shoot down the package of stricter gun control laws that the Senate is expected to take up when they return to Washington from its two-week recess.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, will travel to South Carolina next month to keynote the state GOP's Silver Elephant Dinner — an appearance that puts the tea party favorite in a state that traditionally has been one of the first to vote in Republican presidential primaries.
President Obama will launch a $100 million human brain research program at the White House on Tuesday that could develop new ways to treat autism, Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury.