Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel
Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.
A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.
Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s thesis was not plagiarism but “a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper” that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.
GOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.
A day after presenting signatures to run for U.S. Senate, former state treasurer and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel says he will return for the second season of a reality TV show based in Charleston.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.
As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements.
Homeland Secretary: Agency That Removes Immigrants Will Be Out Of Money By Mid-September At ‘Current Burn Rate’
The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.
NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated.