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Republican Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor whose extramarital affair derailed his political career, returned to Congress on Wednesday with his Argentine "soul mate" at his side.
Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday disputed the recently released study from the conservative Heritage Foundation that warned comprehensive immigration reform would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion, saying the findings in the report are "deeply flawed."
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford — once a rising star in the Republican Party whose career crashed four years ago after a bizarre extramarital affair — capped a remarkable political comeback Tuesday by winning a special election for the state's open House seat.
The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.
President Obama's health care law may be a partisan flash point on Capitol Hill, but unique factors have forced it to play a supporting role in spring campaigns to fill empty seats in Congress.
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday that Israel's reported airstrike outside of Damascus early Sunday is "sending a signal" to Iran, Hezbollah and possibly the United States "that the situation right in the Syrian area is getting very, very tense."
Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint argued on Sunday that implementing immigration reform as proposed by the "Gang of Eight" would "cost Americans trillions of dollars."
As Israeli planes hit targets in Syria for the second time in three days, some Republicans on Sunday ramped up their calls for President Obama to take stronger measures against the Assad regime — but the White House response was muted.
Would you invest in a company with a string of failures as sweeping as the GOP establishment's? Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole: All are products of the establishment, and all are failed candidates who opened the doors to the Obama and Clinton eras.
Sarah Palin is gearing up for 2014. Her SarahPAC came out with a video on Wednesday aimed at fueling the conservative fires for a dramatic comeback in the midterm elections.
The head of the Senate Conservative Fund said Wednesday that the group will not support former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tim Johnson, the Democrat who announced this week he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Gay marriage goes to the Supreme Court this week, but it's already a major dividing line in the 2016 presidential primaries, where Democrats are scrambling to embrace it and Republicans are searching for a way to balance their traditional beliefs with a new focus on being a kinder, gentler party.
Fresh off his filibuster that captured the hearts of libertarian conservatives, Sen. Rand Paul told attendees Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Republican Party has become "stale" and must return to basic constitutional principles if it wants to ignite a political revolution.
Why, he's only the most true-blue conservative in the U.S. Senate, according to the National Journal's "Congressional Vote Ratings" released Thursday. The judgment was made by roll-call voting records alone. Sen. James E. Risch, Idaho Republican, has the most conservative voting record for 2012.
Elizabeth Colbert Busch remembers watching the funeral of Robert Kennedy on television, with her younger brother Stephen _ now the star of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" _ sitting in her lap. She said to herself, "Someday, if they let women run for office, I'm going to."
But Heritage President Jim DeMint said the costs of the legislation should give conservatives pause.
"I think the president needs to make it clear what we will do. And he's already tried to do that with his bright red line, which he hadn't followed through on," he told ABC. "So I don't know what his steps should be right now, but clearly, his indecisiveness has destabilized and probably brought Israel into this."