Sen. Lindsey Graham said that the Republican Party needed to pass more pro-immigrant policies — and quickly, because the GOP was facing a "demographic death spiral."
Organizers behind the bodacious "Road to Majority" conference are determined to wrangle conservatives onto the same page as the 2014 midterm elections loom. The event, virtually ignored so far by the mainstream press, begins Thursday at a hotel just three blocks from the White House.
Mitt Romney has returned to public radar: He's no longer the docile guy meandering around the suburbs or grocery shopping in a post-campaign world. He's granting strategic interviews and he's got aggressive notions about the Republican Party, seeking to pull it from a wallow of social issues and combative identity crisis and into a business-minded mode.
Rep. Paul Ryan said that an Internet tax isn't a bad idea but that the devil was in the details.
Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said in a town-hall discussion earlier this week that he still opposes gay marriage but that he's softened on the right of same-sex partners to adopt.
After several years of complaining that Congress didn't have a budget, Republicans are now the ones holding up the 2014 budget process.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress on Tuesday against taking drastic austerity measures to lower the nation's ballooning debt, saying the federal government also must spend money on job growth-related programs for the economy to fully recover.
Top congressional Republicans declared President Obama's tax-laden budget for fiscal 2014 dead on arrival Wednesday, saying its failure to cut deficits destroys any hope of a "grand bargain" to fix the federal government's fiscal crisis
He's skeptical about whether President Obama's budget truly will tackle runaway spending, but the House Republicans' budget point man believes the White House has taken a small step forward on the sticky issue of Social Security.