Alas, almost half of the U.S. Senate has earned an F grade in “fiscal performance” according to the National Taxpayers Union’s 35th annual rating of Congress. Indeed, 45 senators received the rock bottom grade on the scorecard, which analyzes their responses to every single roll call vote affecting federal taxes, spending, debt and significant regulations.
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, said the Senate needs to stay in session and have a full debate on authorizing military force for a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, said Republicans need to open their wallets and, if possible, volunteer — or prepare for another two years of Democrats controlling the U.S. Senate.
Taking ground combat troops off the table in the fight against the Islamic State could be hurting President Obama’s efforts to build an international coalition because it leaves questions about the U.S. commitment, the former commander who oversaw military efforts in the Middle East said Thursday.
Dick Morris, former White House strategist during the heyday of Bill Clinton, said Wednesday’s Capitol Hill hearings on Benghazi are only the tip of the iceberg — the issue is about to get really heated for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
With less than two months until November’s midterm elections, the Republican party’s image has regained the loss it took amid the partial shutdown of the federal government last year, Gallup said.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a slight edge over Democratic challenger Mary Burke in two new polls on one of the most competitive governors’ races of the cycle.
The U.S. Senate race in Colorado is essentially a dead heat with GOP Rep. Cory Gardner leading Democratic Sen. Mark Udall by 1 point, according to a new poll.
A new poll shows the U.S. Senate race in Iowa this year in a dead heat between Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.
Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi’s much-anticipated first public hearing Wednesday produced few partisan fireworks, as members of both parties grilled a top State Department official about improvements to embassy security in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack that left America’s ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead.
The Obama administration took on more security risks than it should have when it launched the federal Obamacare exchange last fall, government investigators said Wednesday.