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Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill Times - The ...Hill Times (subscription)Celebrating inclusivity and taking a selfie with Special Adviser on LGBTQ2 issues and Liberal...

Trump goes to war against media

(blog)Trump's stunning move to make Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon his campaign's CEO was a decision to shake up his faltering campaign, but...

Liberals on pace to miss Syrian refugee goal by a year

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill TimesHill Times (subscription)But the Immigration Department says it will meet the year-end target without more staff. Immigration Minister John...

The people working on Chong's Conservative ...

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill TimesHill Times (subscription)A handful of former Conservative Hill staff are helping out on Michael Chong's bid to become the...

Bible verse prompts GOP walkout after LGBT vote labeled a sin

. Facebook. By Scott Wong and Mike Lillis - 05/26/16 05:19 PM EDT. A House conservative went after dozens of fellow Republicans on Thursday with...

Megyn Kelly talks handling Trump's hair

(blog) (blog)He's a conservative commentator." "But he doesn't purport to be, so it's OK," she said, likening Fox to those working on news, mentioning...

Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill delayed again; Trump to release tax returns after audit

TRUMP ASKS CNBC HOST FOR HELP ON TAX PLAN: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tasked two conservative economists for help in revamping his...

USDA proposes new standards for animals certified 'organic'

The Obama administration is proposing new requirements for how animals are to be treated when their meat is sold with the certified organic label. The...

The Trail 2016: Trump steals the show

(blog)DON'T EVER GIVE UP: 's Alexander Bolton reports: Grassroots conservatives are seething at their beltway counterparts as talk about Trump's potentially disastrous general election...

Buckley v. Valeo at 40

(blog)For instance, in 2010 IRS official Lois Lerner, while targeting conservative groups, also illegally gave the DOJ and FBI confidential donor lists for potential...

At House-Senate GOP retreat, Trump looms large

Congressional Republicans huddled here in Charm City's Inner Harbor on Thursday to discuss how they would pass spending bills, ObamaCare and other policy matters, planting...

Racial surveillance has a long history

The path from Laquan McDonald's summary execution by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to the reluctant release — over a year later — by...

Five donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

Endless ink is dedicated to the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch — and fairly so, given that they run the most powerful donor network...

Fury of the right falls on Ryan

By Scott Wong - 12/26/15 12:02 PM EST ... After Congress passed the nearly $2 trillion government funding and tax-cuts package last week, Ryan touted...

Reid's promise to Ryan prompts skepticism from Republicans

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) informed his GOP colleagues at a recent closed-door meeting that he had just received a promise from Senate Democratic Leader...

Brent Budowsky: A coming GOP bloodbath

There is a distemper in the GOP that bears a strong resemblance to the battles in Europe that pit traditional conservatives against far-right extremist parties...

Overnight Energy: Obama climate envoy dismisses GOP pushback

He spoke the day after the House passed a pair of measures under the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of the carbon dioxide limits...

UN conference is opportunity to renew climate change partnership with Canada

(blog) (blog)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remarked that the U.S.-Canada relationship "is much bigger than any one project," and new Liberal Government House Leader Dominic...

Overnight Defense: House rushes vote to block Syrian refugees

CNNTHE TOPLINE: With a majority of Americans fearing a Paris-style attack at home, House Republicans are rushing to vote this week on a bill to...

Overnight Campaign: Focus for 2016 shifts to national security

(blog)Kelly Ayotte (R), is the only Democratic governor so far to call for the U.S. to stop accepting Syrian refugees in light of the...

Pressure builds to block refugees

“We're looking at all of our options about how do we make sure something like this doesn't happen here to us with refugees,” he said...

Lawmakers urge Ryan to allow ISIS war vote

Thirty-five House members — including liberals, GOP leadership allies and members of the conservative Freedom Caucus — banded together in a Friday letter to Ryan...

Koch brothers seek softer image

But behind the scenes, the Koch brothers lead a complicated network of conservative and libertarian-leaning groups that plan to spend close to $900 million on...

Budget deal appears to have the votes to pass Congress

The legislation, which increases discretionary spending by $112 billion over fiscal years 2016 and 2017, has drawn ire from many Republicans and conservative-leaning advocacy groups...

Vulnerable GOP senator backs Obama's climate rule

WHSVIn July, Ayotte was the first recipient of a donation from Jay Faison, a Republican who has pledged to donate money in the 2016 election...

Trump nears 100 days on top

A summer fling, momentary amusement,” “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace said after interviewing Trump over the weekend. “As I watch that interview … ...

GOP candidates pledge assault on Obama's regs

In a crowded GOP presidential field rife with discord, there is at least one thing the candidates agree on: Dramatic steps must be taken to...

Overnight Tech: Republicans to look at net neutrality's effect on economy

THE LEDE: The economic effect of net neutrality regulations are slated for review this fall at the House Energy And Commerce subcommittee on communications and...

Court blocks Obama's water rule nationwide

A federal court ruled Friday that President Obama's regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based...

Front-runner McCarthy makes move

the popular 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee and current Ways and Means Committee chairman, also backed him, saying he has “a proven record of advancing...

Carson: It's going to be hard to ignore me

“Dr. Carson has had stable and consistent support despite being dismissed by the media, so we think he'll continue to surge as he gets more...

House GOP faces shutdown crisis

By Scott Wong,Rebecca Shabad and Sarah Ferris - 09/08/15 05:41 PM EDT. House Republicans will huddle in a ... Conservative outside group Heritage Action for...

Walker: Climate under Obama led to recent police killings

(blog) (blog)The Obama administration faced similar criticism from conservatives after last winter's deaths of two New York Police Department officers. The president and then-Attorney...

GOP contenders just saying no to fight against pot

(blog) (blog)Chris Christie and long-shot candidate former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) support a federal ... Jeb Bush opposed a medical marijuana ballot initiative in...

GOP struggles to replace ObamaCare without losing voters

“Obviously the biggest risk is being perceived as being the Grinch who stole someone's healthcare,” said Josh Withrow, legislative affairs manager for the conservative group...

Outsiders take over GOP

Others think Republican voters will eventually coalesce around a more traditional GOP candidate — perhaps Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

How the Tea Party will shape Republican debates

(blog) (blog)Remember town hall meetings in 2009 and 2010, when budding Tea Party members peppered members of Congress with hostile questions about the Affordable...

Sunday shows preview: 2016ers push as first debate looms

(blog) (blog)Wallace also welcomes Michael Needham, CEO of the Heritage Action for America super-PAC. Needham, an expert on conservative voter concerns, will give his...

Two weeks to go: Republicans scramble to make debate stage | TheHill

The Opportunity and Freedom PAC has booked nearly $1 million in national ads on conservative TV and radio outlets ahead of the debate. Austin Barbour,...

Getting real about the Iran deal | TheHill

(blog) (blog)Getting real about the Iran deal. By Joe Barnes, contributor. 0 Comments. Getty Images. The agreement between major international powers and Iran on...

House GOP draws first in Ex-Im showdown

While the business community is lobbying in favor of the bank, which finances international projects, conservative Republicans and Tea Party-aligned groups are deriding Ex-Im as...

The next front in battle over gay rights

David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced plans to move forward in the coming weeks with legislation to protect LGBT employees. The measure...

A watershed time for music

(blog)Since the license provides digital radio services the ability to launch without individual negotiations with every artist and rights holder, some mechanism is needed...

Senate Republicans slam the door on scrapping the filibuster

IJ ReviewSenate Republicans appear to be closing the door on gutting the filibuster, brushing aside calls from GOP presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Scott Walker...

Cruz rejects abolishing the filibuster to repeal ObamaCare

Cruz indicated he could keep up pressure to use the process. “Now we don't need to override the filibuster to defeat ObamaCare,” he said. “Reid...

Sunday shows preview: What's next for gay marriage

(blog) (blog)Mike Huckabee (R), a former Baptist minister, gives his faith-based perspective on the same-sex marriage debate. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), meanwhile, a Democratic...

Right sees leftward tilt in Roberts Supreme Court era

“The only reason they heard the Obamacare case is because we have some really deeply conservative justices who thought this could be used as mechanism...

Cruz charges into Ex-Im battle

Washington Times“A group of House conservatives went to Speaker Boehner and said they could support [fast-track] if Boehner agreed not to cut a deal with...

Obama scrambles for votes on fast-track trade authority

By Alexander Bolton - 06/23/15 06:00 AM EDT ... Chris Coons (Del.), Michael Bennet (Colo.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) declined to say...

The Republicans who voted to withdraw from ISIS war

(blog)The GOP lawmakers who voted for the resolution were Reps. Dan Benishek (Mich.), Rod Blum (Iowa), Michael Burgess (Texas), Curt Clawson (Fla.), John Duncan...