U.S. Politics

Candidate Backed By Tea-Party Might Challenge Runoff Result

The challenger who lost a close runoff GOP race to Thad Cochran the Senator from Mississippi and is Tea Party backed, said on Wednesday he is contemplating challenging the runoff results. Cochran was the winner of the race by just a 6,373-vote margin this past Tuesday night over Chris McDaniel a state Senator. However, McDaniel […]

GOP Using Large Amounts of Cash for Seat in Long Island

Both the Democratic and Republican parties are watching an important race where two Republicans, of which both are conservative, are hoping they can unseat the incumbent, a Democrat who is seeking a seventh term in Congress as a representative from eastern Long Island. State Senator Lee Zeldin will face off against George Demos a former […]

Rival Challenges for House Control as GOP is Split

The swift election by Republicans for new leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives will not heal the divisions in the party though U.S. lawmakers said it provides insulation from any challenges to John Boehner’s position as Speaker following midterm elections. Kevin McCarthy a Representative from California who is supported by the tech industry as […]

Cantor Loses GOP Primary in Virginia

Eric Cantor the House Majority Leader lost his Virginia GOP primary race to Dave Brat a challenger backed by the Tea Party in what was described as a stunning upset. Brat is a professor of economics and a novice in politics, but he grabbed onto the controversial issue of immigration when he accused Cantor, the […]

McCain Suggests Different Prisoners Should Have Been Swapped

Republican Senator John McCain on Sunday said the White House administration could have swapped other prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, the Army Sergeant held for five years by Taliban militants. McCain said that others besides five commanders the Taliban requested could have been given their freedom. Last February McCain said he had been inclined to support […]

Cruz Takes Straw Poll Win

In one of their first auditions involving presidential themes, the two top Texan titans in politics performed as the lead acts on Saturday of the Republican Leadership Conference. Ted Cruz the Republican Senator and Rick Perry the Governor played to more than 1,500 conservatives blasting Washington and outlining their plans on how to make it […]

Texas Congressman Loses Republican Primary to Tea Party Challenger

The oldest member of the U.S. Congress became the country’s first incumbent to be knocked out of a primary election this year. John Ratcliffe a former U.S. Attorney defeated Representative Ralph Hall an incumbent of 17 terms, in a runoff for the Republicans in Texas. In an election year when many lawmakers that have been […]

Mayor of San Antonio Nominated by Obama

President Barack Obama, in a reshuffling of his Cabinet in his second term, has tapped Julian Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Friday to be the next housing secretary of the U.S. This gives a prominent national platform to a celebrated rising star in the Democratic Party. Obama, who was joined by Joseph Biden […]

Chatwal Guilty of Violating Electoral Laws in U.S.

When Senator Hillary Clinton was running for U.S. President in 2008, a very enthusiastic supporter financially was Sant Singh Chatwal, owner of hotels and restaurants and an Indian-American. His relationship with Clinton dated back a number of years. Chatwal had been a regular at events the Clinton campaign held in New York. He was both […]

Group that Supports Hillary Clinton Raises $6 Million

An organization founded to help prod former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into seeking the White House announced on Thursday it had raised over $1.7 million during the first three months of 2014. Ready for Hillary, a super PAC is one of several groups laying out the groundwork for the potential campaign for Clinton. The […]