9:36 PM, May 22, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker of the House John Boehner is praising the Senate's passage of the trade bill and calling on Democrats to join with Republicans to pass the law in the House.
“Trade helps create good-paying American jobs, so it’s good news that the Senate has put us one step closer to eliminating trade barriers. These reforms have the support of farmers, manufacturers, small business owners, and Americans from all walks of life, and it’s not hard to figure out why," Boehner says in a statement.
"With trade promotion authority, we’ll be able to hold President Obama accountable so America’s workers can get the best agreements. Without it, our workers will fall further behind as China writes the rules of the global economy. It is a no-brainer. The House will take up this measure, and Republicans will do our part, but ultimately success will require Democrats putting politics aside and doing what’s best for the country. Let’s seize this opportunity to open new doors for the things Americans make and the people who make them."
3:34 PM, May 19, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama wants Congress to send the trade bill to his desk. Right away.
"I have made rigorous trade enforcement a central pillar of U.S. trade policy, and we have moved aggressively to protect American workers and to improve labor laws and working conditions with trading partners across the globe," Obama says in a statement to the press.
4:00 PM, May 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senator Sherrod Brown is subtly accusing President Barack Obama of sexism in his attacks on Senator Elizabeth Warren, also a Democrat.
"I think the president was disrespectful to her by the way he did that...made this more personal," Brown told reporters.
7:36 PM, Apr 29, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bill Kristol, chairman of the Emergency Committee for Israel, has released a statement calling on senators to strengthen the Corker-Cardin Iran bill:
Share of Each Taxpayer Dollar Spent on Health Care Up 22 Percent Since 2012.
7:43 AM, Apr 16, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Every year since 2011, the White House has used tax time to post a "Federal Taxpayer Receipt" showing taxpayers how their federal tax dollars are being spent.
3:03 PM, Dec 11, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an open letter to Democrats, Nancy Pelosi urges her colleagues to continue fighting the House spending bill.
"Dear Democratic Colleague," writes Pelosi.
4:48 PM, Dec 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Conservatives on Capitol Hill are passing around a document titled, "Omnibus Contains $2.5 Billion to Accommodate Illegal Immigrants and Refugees," which claims to new spending bill has dedicated a lot of money to helping people in the U.S. illegally.
7:01 AM, Nov 24, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Vice President Joe Biden just returned Sunday from a three-nation trip that concluded with a 48 hour visit to Turkey.
With the flood of immigrants, Obama's lack of enforcement has “come home to roost.”11:45 AM, Jun 26, 2014 • By FRED BARNES
Immigration reform is deader than ever in 2014 and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says President Obama is to blame.
New legislation shows Congress and American public are united in their distrust of Obama's Iran deal.4:14 PM, Dec 19, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
A recent AP/GfK poll shows that a majority of Americans, 55 percent, disapprove of how Barack Obama is handling the Iran issue.
11:47 AM, Jul 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator John McCain gave backhanded praise to opponents of the immigration bill yesterday.
“We’re not winning this fight,” McCain, a proponent of the immigration bill, reportedly told Virginia-based trade publication Politico. “They are mounting a better campaign than we are — the opposition is.”
9:58 AM, Jul 17, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Vice President Biden spent only about 20 hours in Trinidad and Tobago on his recent six day trip through South America and the Caribbean, but the hotel bill for the vice president, his entourage and the advance team came in at about $245,000 for an estimated 1,134 room nights. As is typically the case with VIP travel, the contract was awarded without the usual "full and open competition" due to security and logistical concerns: