WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation […]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: “Grow a spine.”
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.
Most Americans say it was inappropriate for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S. Congress, but a majority also believe President Barack Obama should still meet the Israeli leader.
Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they’re planning to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Mar. 3 speech to Congress, calling it a “disrespectful” political move made by Republicans.
Senate Republicans put Democrats on record for a second time Wednesday against legislation combining Homeland Security funding with rollbacks of President Barack Obama’s immigration policies.
To hear congressional Republicans tell it, Democrats are so eager to grant work permits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally that they’d risk funding for the Homeland Security Department to do it. Democrats counter that it’s Republicans who are jeopardizing the Homeland Security budget in their zeal to deport immigrants brought here illegally as children.
The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama’s failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party’s official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.
The 78-year-old Arizona Republican says he’s leaning towards seeking a sixth term in 2016.
House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.