partisan politics

Party-line Rules Committee vote clears the way for the House to vote on a Republican lawsuit against President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

House Panel Clears Way For Vote On Obama Lawsuit

Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

07/24/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesn’t indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For ‘Defying Congress And The Rule Of Law’ In IRS Scandal

Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesn’t indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.

04/11/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI's criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Holder: Potential Civil Rights Violations At IRS

Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI’s criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities.

05/15/2013

Figures of Grief and History near the U.S. Capitol building. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Is A Dumb Public The Force Behind Partisanship?

Is partisanship a product of a dumber public? According to Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), comity in Congress has reached a low point, and the public’s decreasing intellect is partially to blame.

06/29/2012

File photo of Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images)

Roberts’ Health Care Ruling Could Result In Partisan Gain For Republicans

Could Chief Justice John Roberts’ swing vote in the decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act turn into a partisan political gain for Republicans?

06/29/2012

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