September 30, 2015

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No shutdown means no slowdown for busy Utah national parks

The House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly to approve the bill, which extends government spending about 10 weeks to Dec. 11, when another shutdown crisis...

Pentagon Slams Sikorsky Deal But Won't Block It

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, "I am sympathetic and sensitive to the Pentagon's very valid concerns that further...

George Brauchler won't seek U.S. Senate bid, leaves GOP scrambling

Republican leaders considered Brauchler a top-notch recruit to challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in 2016 after other GOP contenders took a pass on the race,...

Reform, Ohio Replacement Fund; Top 5 Changes in This Year's NDAA: AEI's Eaglen

Highlights of this year's defense policy bill crafted by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representatives Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Adam Smith...

Hewitt: GOP shakeup aids candidates, talk radio

Washington PostThe Sunday Shows do indeed matter -- often they drive the Monday news cycle -- especially with the rise of the new big three...

Newt's advice to McCarthy

Ed Royce's office; Meredith Mull of PricewaterhouseCoopers; Sarindee Wickramasuriya of the Glover Park Group; Samantha Helton of Sen. Roger Wicker's (R-Miss.) office; Amy Best of...

Sen. Pat Toomey seeks to shred biofuel mandates as part of oil exports bill

(blog) (blog)“As concluded in more than a half dozen studies and reports, lifting the ban would reduce our trade deficit, increase GDP, protect and...

Rep. Mike Dovilla to enter Ohio Senate race

A 40-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as an adviser to former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, Dovilla currently runs a consulting firm and is...

'Nixon's Gamble' excerpt: Nixon's accomplice at the FBI

Sullivan looked little like the crisply dressed, white-shirted agents with neatly combed hair who dominated Hoover's inner circle. ... It was, as Sullivan would tell...

Editorials from around New York

As a member of the House for 25 years, the Ohio Republican understands that, in order to have a healthy, functioning government for everyone, one...

Why Did Pope Francis Meet With Kim Davis?

Joseph Kurtz, the archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, wouldn't comment on the meeting itself and how...

Massey to receive award

... p.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Also to be honored at the Southeastern Homecoming Awards Banquet are...

House Republicans zero in on Obamacare repeal

A reconciliation bill can pass the Senate with 51 votes — giving it a better chance to reach the president's desk … and the veto...

Duncan's prison-to-school pipeline pitch

Watch the 10 a.m. ET live stream: http://1.usa.gov/1xh7Bhr. — Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will also be on the Hill today, along with others, appearing...

Your Wednesday Briefing

Today is the final day of the U.S. fiscal year, and the Senate approved a temporary spending measure to avert a shutdown and keep the...

We relive our reactions to Pats Chiefs a year ago today 9-30-15

And Jim cook a starter early. So feel free corporate wife. It. Amenities. That a press amenities he has no. One double wide becoming whatsoever...

Ted Cruz announces Texas-sized slate of supporters

WASHINGTON – Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, aiming for a big moment in the Texas presidential primary next March, announced a broad slate of Lone...

The Daily 202: Elizabeth Warren wins another battle in war on Wall Street

Just a few hours after The Daily 202 broke the news that the Massachusetts senator was taking on the Brookings Institution over industry-financed research produced...

As Senate boos Cruz, Ted gets lotsa Lege love from Texas Republicans

(blog) (blog)Sen. Ted Cruz may find himself isolated from his Senate colleagues in Washington, but the Texas Legislature is thick with senators and representatives...

How race helped shape the politics of Senate candidate Kamala Harris

So as an undergraduate at Howard University, Harris, now a top contender for U.S. Senate, appreciated that students at the historically black university in Washington...

The Realpolitik of President Jimmy Carter

“I speak of Senator Mansfield precisely because he is not a breast-beating superpatriot who wants America to rule the world, but is rather an American...

Wednesday NFL preview: Will Bengals bench Jeremy Hill?

Buffalo Bills: The Bills will return to the practice field Wednesday, and we'll be watching to see if LeSean McCoy suits up for the session.

Paul rebukes Cruz over hardball tactics

The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz...

Paul rebukes Cruz over hardball tactics

Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues...

Best of the rest: Events for Sept. 30 and beyond

Includes lithography, painting, etching, sculpture and drawings. Free. 1615 Senate St. (803) 777-5752, www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/art/mcmaster_gallery .... Lisa Haynes, Top 40 band “Second Nature”, R&B singer Carlos...

Leadership honeymoon could be brief for a Speaker McCarthy

WASHINGTON — House Speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy of California announced Monday he's ready to seize the summit of Capitol Hill. His next climb would be even...

Fatal crash hard to comprehend

Marjory LeBreton can barely bring herself to think about the weekend tragedy that took the lives of three innocents in a car crash that also...

Young GOP turks have big job ahead

The young turks in the Republican Party in the U.S. House got what they wanted — they managed to dethrone House Speaker John Boehner, or...

Q&A with new Quebec Sports Hall of Famer Larry Smith

Larry Smith went to five Grey Cup games — winning twice — as a player with the Alouettes, but he will be inducted into the...

Q&A with new Quebec Sports Hall of Famer Larry Smith | Montreal ...

Larry Smith went to five Grey Cup games — winning twice — as a player with the Alouettes, but he will be inducted into the...

Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

... Iowans saying Ron Paul's legacy was best perpetuated by Cruz. "The biggest thing about Ted Cruz was that I knew he had been endorsed...

Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

The Hill (blog)... Iowans saying Ron Paul's legacy was best perpetuated by Cruz. "The biggest thing about Ted Cruz was that I knew he had...