Mike Lee: ‘I Cut My Political Teeth In The Reid Household’

“The Reids were the first real Democrats that I spent a lot of time with,” Lee told NBC News, “and I discovered fairly quickly that we didn’t agree on almost anything. Any time I tried to defend the actions of the Reagan administration, they’d all jump all over me, so sometimes I like to say […]

Obama, Medvedev urge Senate to ratify START

LISBON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama used the international stage Saturday to press his Republican opponents in Congress to ratify a new nuclear arms deal with Russia. Read the full story

Alaska Senate Race Divides GOP As Political Fight Continues

Joe Miller’s refusal to concede the Alaska Senate election has Republicans divided over how to respond to an awkward political standoff between a GOP incumbent who has already declared victory and a GOP nominee whose campaign still maintains a committed core of grassroots support. From The Huffington Post

Richard H. Smith: Could a California Budget Fix Threaten National Security?

“Hey, wait a minute”, you say. “Is this a put on? What does the latest patchwork California budget, slapped together a hundred days late, have to do with national security?” Rising seventeen floors above the heart of downtown Sacramento is the building that houses the California Department of Justice. If and when Attorney General and […]

Gary Shapiro: Have the Terrorists Won?

Shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks, with steely resolve, we worked together to make sure the terrorists did not win. We got back on airplanes, went shopping, and went to war. Our nation united as we hadn’t since the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. But I wonder if the 2001 attacks, while at first […]

Conservative Blasts Palin’s Possible 2012 Run

A conservative columnist whose bonafides include a stint at the National Review and a speechwriting gig for former first lady Nancy Reagan has slammed Sarah Palin, calling the former half-term governor “consumed and obsessed by the media.” Writing on the self-described “conservative” Townhall.com, columnist Mona Charen blasted Palin for her lack of experience: Palin was […]

Pat-downs? We don’t need no stinkin’ pat-downs

Pat-downs? We don’t need no stinkin’ pat-downs

No airport pat-down for the incoming House speaker. On Friday, the GOP‘s John Boehner was guided past the metal detectors and hand inspections given to other passengers on his flight home to Ohio. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel said his boss followed procedures set by Capitol Police and the Transportation Security Administration. Steel said the same […]

Andrew Kreig: Terror, TSA and the Sheeple

Last week’s public protests against the new, full-body scanning procedures at airports should restrict the procedures to serious security suspects — so long as there’s any common sense left in the top ranks of Washington officialdom. The growing national protests against so-called “porno-scans” and pat-downs of passenger private parts should be a turning point in […]

Michele Bachmann’s Growing Popularity Puts GOP On The Spot

She is a driving force on cable television, a provocative, ubiquitous voice in a world where the distinction between personality and power is increasingly blurred. Now, with Republicans poised to retake the House, lawmakers are watching Ms. Bachmann to see if she can harness her status as an uncompromising — and sometimes undisciplined — spokeswoman […]