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GOP split breaking down, tea party power wanes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It's too early to say the tea party's over.<p>But with a Senate majority in reach, the Republican Party and its allies are using campaign cash, positions of influence and other levers of power to defuse what they consider challenges by weak conservative candidates before the 2014 …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Pillar Of Campaign Finance Limits

The U.S. Supreme Court has once again erased from the books a major provision of the nation's campaign finance law. By a 5-to-4 vote, the justices removed the cap on the total amount of money that donors can contribute to candidates and parties in each election. Prior to Wednesday's ruling, the …

Rep. Dave Camp, Powerful House Committee Chairman, Is Leaving Congress

Re­pub­lic­an Rep. Dave Camp, chair­man of the power­ful House Ways and Means Com­mit­tee, an­nounced he will be re­tir­ing at the end of his …

Senate report claims CIA misled on interrogation program, report says

A Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program concludes the agency misled the government and the public about the program, including the severity of its methods, The Washington Post reported late Monday.<p>The intelligence committee's report, U.S. officials told the paper, …

Mitch McConnell’s Tea Party disaster: How the buffoons he created can sink him

After pumping up a movement of fringe lunatics, Mitch McConnell may become yet another victim of his own “success”<p>A confession: I kind of love Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. I love him in the same self-aware and ironic way I love reading an especially bad Thought Catalog piece, or in the …

Mitch McConnell’s Modest Contract with America

Politicians out of power like to promise the moon and the stars to voters. They make contracts and pledges to America. Some vow to make the oceans …

Republicans

The Democratic Party's Foolish Koch Obsession

Led by Harry Reid, the party has declared its midterm strategy will revolve around bashing the conservative bankrollers. But do voters really care?<p>A Quinnipiac University poll in January ranked, in order, the three issues voters cared about the most: the economy, the federal budget deficit, and …

Obamacare meeting goal of reducing number of uninsured, data indicate

WASHINGTON -- Evidence has begun to resolve one of the odder controversies surrounding<p>Obamacare: The new law appears to be achieving its top goal of reducing the number of Americans who lack health insurance.<p>The dispute over that question is a strange one because the answer would seem to be fairly …

Health Care

Senate Democrats Defect On Obama Civil Rights Nominee

In a stinging blow to the Obama administration, seven Senate Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to block one of the president's key civil rights nominees.<p>The 47 to 52 vote marked the first defeat of a Democratic nominee since lawmakers changed Senate rules to make it easier to push through …

U.S. House tax-writing chair questions committee term limits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Dave Camp, who last week unveiled sweeping tax reform ideas, on Wednesday voiced discontent with Republican rules that would force him to give up his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee next year, but would not say whether he would seek an …

Just How Doomed Are Congressional Democrats? Pretty Doomed

Retaking the House has long looked out of reach, but now there's a real possibility the party could lose the Senate, too.<p>At this point, eight months before the November 4 election, it’s hard to see a lot of good news for congressional Democrats.<p>No matter how you look at it, the House seems out of …

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Woman’s citizenship application rejected because she objects to war, isn’t religious

Adriana Ramirez’s application was rejected because she listed herself as a secular “conscientious objector”<p>A California woman who applied for American citizenship had her application rejected because she identified herself as a “conscientious objector” who will not bear arms for the United States …

Republican misogyny bad for the country, really good for Democratic fundraising

“Instead of fearing sexist attacks, we wait gleefully for the next one,” says one Democratic strategist<p>Republican misogyny has turned out to be a very effective fundraising tool for Democrats, even if it is basically ruining the country.<p>As Amy Chozick at the New York Times points out, in just the …

Supreme Court Case May Stop States That Still Execute Mentally Disabled

The justices banned execution of mentally disabled people in 2002. Now they are poised to tell death penalty states that they really meant it.<p>I am sitting in front of a stack of Supreme Court briefs, hundreds of pages of legal reasoning and case citations, filled with psychological standards and …

As Hillary Clinton soars, questions shadow lucrative speaking tour

CORAL GABLES, Florida (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton has not announced whether she’s running for president in 2016. But when she and the road show that inevitably follows her arrived at the University of Miami, an official declaration seemed a mere formality.<p>In a scene with all the makings of a …

The Moment a Prof. Warned That America Is at a ‘Constitutional Tipping Point’

A constitutional law expert warned Congress during a hearing Wednesday that America has reached a “constitutional tipping point” under the watch of President Barack Obama.<p>Jonathan Turley, professor of public interest law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said the legislative …