Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons to a TV mob family and personal pleas to Congress.
Mike Huckabee says the government should get a warrant before it snoops on email and phone calls or collects call data.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California urged the Senate on Sunday to quickly resolve its standoff over the government’s snooping powers by passing a bill that has sailed through the House in a bipartisan vote.
The first major free trade bill in years is headed for the House, where passage of a bill to grant President Obama powers to conclude a Pacific trade deal faces a stiffer challenge than the one just overcome in the Senate.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted Sunday that he is ready to jump into the GOP race for president, saying he’s “very optimistic about where we’re headed.”
Martin Luther King III is on a mission to revive his late father’s 1968 anti-poverty campaign in hopes to quell unrest in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri — and he’s taking his message straight to the White House and all of the 2016 presidential contenders.
At the end, senators were fighting over the chance to be the ones filibustering the Patriot Act in Saturday morning’s dramatic session, underscoring just how unpopular the law is and how difficult a time Republican leaders will have in trying to keep it intact as they race an end-of-month deadline.
He is the busiest of all the presidential hopefuls this week. Sen. Bernard Sanders has the wall-to-wall schedule punctuated by the rallying cry, “A political revolution is coming.” So step aside, folks.
The trade agreement survived another hurdle in the Senate on Friday evening when a pro-free trade coalition of Democrats and Republicans rejected provisions requiring the government to investigate and punish other countries’ currency manipulation.
The fate of the Patriot Act was hanging by a thread Saturday morning after votes overnight left the Senate stalemated, and with little more than a week to go before key powers of the anti-snooping law expire.
President Obama tried to reassure American Jews Friday that a tentative nuclear deal with Iran will prevent Tehran from developing weapons of mass destruction, saying his personal legacy is tied to the talks.
Alabama became the fourth state on Thursday to pass the legislation calling for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.