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Will either side blink? Don’t bet on it happening

Will either side blink?  Don’t bet on it happening

With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president’s health…

Republicans feeling the heat

Republicans feeling the heat

Heat is building on balkanized Republicans, who are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure to battle on and…

What’s this? Republicans looking at ‘options’ to government shutdown?

What’s this? Republicans looking at ‘options’ to government shutdown?

Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown, as the Democratic-led Senate is expected to strip a tea party-backed plan to defund Obamacare…

Government set to shut down in just one week

Government set to shut down in just one week

With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem resigned — if not rushing — to that end. Most say they don’t…

GOP government shutdown tactics split presidential contenders

Sen. Ted Cruz says he will fight “with every breath” to stop the health care overhaul, even if it means shutting down segments of the federal government. That approach, warns…

Ted Cruz: Canadian citizenship? What Canadian citizenship?

Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates’ birthplaces have flared in recent elections.…

Ted Cruz: American or Canadian?

Ted Cruz: American or Canadian?

Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican whose recent travel has fueled speculation that he may run for president in 2016, has released his birth certificate, showing he was born in…

Ready for 2016?

Ready for 2016?

Potential presidential candidates’ recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in…

Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee

Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee

A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan‘s nomination to be CIA director. Sen. Rand Paul ended…

Right-winger Ted Cruz: Another Joe McCarthy?

Right-winger Ted Cruz: Another Joe McCarthy?

First-term Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on Tuesday staunchly defended his aggressive, in-your-face style that already is raising eyebrows in Washington and has led a Senate Democrat to suggest…