Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday reintroduced legislation to force a government watchdog audit of the Federal Reserve, and the bill has its best chance yet of finally clearing Congress.
The frugal but liberty-minded analysts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute have done a tally revealing that in 2014 alone, 3,541 new regulations hit the books, and the burden of their upkeep and the impact on productivity is constantly growing. The ultimate toll on the economy: $1.9 trillion.
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee urged his colleagues to remain focused on the credentials of the president’s nominee to be the next Attorney General.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s eyeing a decision on a presidential run by midsummer and that the country needs leadership from “outside Washington” — a pitch that’s become a common refrain from governors and former governors considering 2016 bids.
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said he was fine with House Speaker John A. Boehner’s inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress and blasted President Obama for his decision not to meet with Mr. Netanyahu while he’s in Washington.
There’s a lot to answer for at the Justice Department, and members of Congress want to hear how the president’s nominee to be the next attorney general will deal with the controversial issues, said Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee that’s investigating Benghazi, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify for a second time on the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
President Obama blamed the upcoming Israeli elections for why he’s choosing not to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, saying such a meeting could create the appearance that the U.S. is interfering in Israeli political contests.
Several of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination are rushing to his defense after a judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a case accusing Mr. Perry of abusing his power while in office.
Speaker John A. Boehner told his House GOP colleagues Tuesday morning that a judge could be the only thing that can stop President Obama’s deportation amnesties, in comments that signaled just how little power Republican leaders believe they have to push back against the White House’s executive actions.
The Obama administration proposed Tuesday to open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling from Virginia to Georgia.
Republican lawmakers plan to grill U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday on everything from her position on President Obama’s immigration amnesty to how she would pursue the Justice Department’s investigation into the IRS targeting of tea party groups.