U.S. Politics

Heads of Senate and House Intelligence Panels Warn of Islamic State

Leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees pushed President Obama on Sunday to take decisive action against a growing threat on U.S. soil by Islamic State members. The two lawmakers, a Democrat and Republican, offered pressure on a bipartisan basis on the Obama administration to turn back the Islamic State militants that have garnered […]

Governor Jindal May Sue Federal Government

Bobby Jindal the Governor of Louisiana reportedly is set to sue the Obama administration on Wednesday in federal court. The governor claims that the U.S. Department of Education has manipulated illegally grant monies and regulations to force the states in the U.S. to adopt its controversial standards of Common Core. A draft of the lawsuit […]

Democrats Want Signal from Clinton

Over the last couple of months, Hillary Clinton has finished a book tour, distanced herself from President Obama and is off to Iowa next month, which is the traditional host of the first presidential nomination contest. What do Democrats say is so significant about her activity is that she talks and walks like a candidate […]

Walsh Calls an End to Campaign for Senate

John Walsh the Senator from Montana is dropping his campaign due to an ongoing scandal over plagiarism. This gives Republicans a bigger edge in the critical race for an open seat. Walsh said that his research paper from 2007 from his time at the U.S. Army War College had become too much of a distraction […]

U.S. House Passes Resolution to Sue President

On the day before leaving to go on vacation and heading into the upcoming elections season, the House of Representative Republicans passed on Wednesday a resolution that authorizing the House Speaker to sue the President of the United States, for what the Republicans say has been an inadequacy in enforcing the health care reform law […]

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 […]