A group of Republican senators has written a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to stifle any future federal inquiries concerning climate change, claiming it violates the First Amendment rights of corporations like Exxon, which suppressed its research into the phenomenon for several decades.
Trump hadn’t mentioned adding more names to his current list of 11. Apparently, though Trump says they were “very well received,” they just weren’t enough for the ultraconservatives he’s trying to reassure.
The battle for the soul of the GOP is on in 2014, as pundits assured us, and the so-called Republican establishment was determined to push back the extremist Tea Party. It was a believable narrative. In reality, however, the Tea Party had won before the primaries began. The once-fringe movement has successfully driven the GOP […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood before hundreds of conservatives and with a pointed jab proclaimed that the small-government movement which sent him to Washington last year is alive and kicking. “I’m a little bit confused,” he said, the edges of his mouth rising into a smirk. “I could have sworn I […]
WASHINGTON — Republicans took multiple tries to deliver their reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. In addition to the officially sanctioned Republican Party response by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and a Spanish-language version by Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Tea Party Express faction continued its practice of delivering […]
Congressional Republicans are once again pushing for the enactment of a Balanced Budget Amendment. The Amendment, which was introduced by conservative Utah Senator Mike Lee, would require that revenues equal expenditures every year, and that they never exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product. A two-thirds majority of Congress would be required to exceed […]