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Will Trump approve sending lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine?

Kirsten Gillibrand, one of Trump's top Democratic foils in the Senate, said she will "fight back" against new transgender guidance reportedly being considered by the...

On North Korea, Rex Tillerson and Lindsey Graham play good cop, bad cop

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul delayed consideration of the Senate's annual defense policy bill because he wants a floor debate on the authorization for the...

John Kasich: Failure of Senate GOP to pass a healthcare deal is a 'good thing'

Ohio Governor John Kasich said Sunday the collapse of the Republican healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate was a "good thing," but was adamant the...

House passes bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

(blog)The House vote comes four months after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., signaled it might not make it to the House floor because he...

Defense is a duty, not a bargaining chip

U.S. News & World Report (blog)Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked the defense spending bill for the third time. ... House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants...

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

(blog) (blog)WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump's campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine's ruling...

Biden challenges Clinton to back TPP as Obama sends it to Congress

(blog) (blog)By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 8/12/16 10:47 AM ... In a challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden said that the...

Senators: Iran war budget increased by 'exactly the same amount' as ransom payment

(blog) (blog)Iranian officials increased their defense budget but "exactly the same amount" as the recently-negotiated U.S. settlement payment, according to a trio of GOP...

Top air combat commander against splitting up F-35 ownership

(blog) (blog)Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle said he is against the part of the Senate-passed fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that would get rid of...

These three senators want to revoke Clinton's security clearance

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, both also called for the revoking of security clearances. Ryan also wrote...

GOP Benghazi report charges Obama-Clinton did nothing to save lives

By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 6/28/16 5:00 AM ... Subscribe today to get intelligence and analysis on defense and national security issues in your Inbox...

Hillary Clinton has one word to GOP senators who blocked gun control

... 21 |Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 | Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 | Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 | Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 | Mercedez Marisol...

Ryan rejects immigration ban: 'Muslims are our partners'

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he does not believe the United States should ban new Muslims from entering the country, despite renewed calls from...

Senate advances defense policy bill

The Senate advanced the bill on a 68-23 procedural vote. Sixteen Democrats voted with 51 Republicans and one independent to invoke cloture on the bill.

Paul Ryan cares. But will America?

House Speaker Paul Ryan's message is one that could go a long way to repairing the Republican Party's fortunes with key voter groups. (Graeme ...

As troops scour museums for spare parts, Republicans hit Obama on military readiness

A former Republican congressman is hammering the readiness crisis facing the military this week as the Senate begins to consider a proposal to boost spending...

Rand Paul's amendment to knock out the draft named after Muhammad Ali

"I'm opposed to Selective Service and I'm actually introducing this week an amendment to get rid of Selective Service … and we're going to call...

Senators ask White House to investigate Pentagon's sex assault stats

Rand Paul, R-Ky., alleged rape victim Samantha Jackson, and Sen. Richard ... A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to President Obama on Monday...

Republicans try to keep draft male-only for now

The Senate will debate the defense policy bill next week. It's not yet clear what amendments will get a vote, but analysts expect the issue...

Republicans try to keep draft male-only for now

The Senate will debate the defense policy bill next week. It's not yet clear what amendments will get a vote, but analysts expect the issue...

Rand Paul introduces amendment to get rid of draft

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has introduced an amendment that would strip out a provision in the committee's bill that allows the administration to use federal...

Senate will take up sex assault amendment in defense bill

The proposal has never broken along party lines and enjoys bipartisan support on this effort as well. When Gillibrand spoke about the amendment on Tuesday...

Senate defense bill lets feds plan to bring Gitmo detainees to the U.S.

Speaker Paul Ryan talked briefly after the Republican-led House voted to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill. Republican lawmakers rejected attempts by Democrats to...

Senators propose bill to stop FBI mass hacking policy

"These changes are a major policy shift that will impact Americans' digital security, expand the government's surveillance powers and pose serious Fourth Amendment questions," Democratic...

Felons may not vote Democratic, bucking the conventional wisdom

SHU Spectrum"We don't know the leanings of people who have been disenfranchised because they're not registered so they haven't stated a party affiliation," said Dale...

Felons may not vote Democratic, bucking the conventional wisdom

ObserverLeader.com"We don't know the leanings of people who have been disenfranchised because they're not registered so they haven't stated a party affiliation," said Dale Ho,...

In next debates, GOP must ignore petty squabbles

Brett Baier: "Governor [Mike] Huckabee, what do you think about what Senator [Rand] Paul just said?" Chris Wallace: "Governor Huckabee says he can save Social...

Vote now: Biden's best hits

With 36 years in the United States Senate and over six as vice president, much of Joe Biden's fame has come from his penchant for...

July hottest month on record: NOAA

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules to limit the methane emitted by fracking wells. Methane is considered one ... speech in Las Vegas. The speech...

How Walker would replace Obamacare

"On my first day as President, I will send legislation to the Congress that will repeal Obamacare entirely and replace it in a way that...

Businesses ready to help feds improve weather forecasting

It's a familiar scene: The weathermen call for eight inches of snow overnight, and the kids — bracing for a snow day — wake up...

Here's who likes the Iran nuke deal | Washington Examiner

Wall Street Journal"[W]e urge President Obama and Congress to use their authority and allow U.S. oil producers to access that same global market," stated George...

Trump attacks GOP on Twitter five times as much as he attacks Dems ...

... Mitt Romney; Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace; libertarian magician and former "Celebrity Apprentice" finalist Penn Jillette; and most recently, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Three questions about Congress' newest idea for tax reform

Bob McIntyre, the director of nonprofit group Citizens for Tax Justice, responded to the plan by saying that "the nation's lawmakers are demonstrating that they...

Hillary is wrong about election fraud

At the time, the former secretary of state was standing only a little over 200 miles from Jim Wells County, home of the infamous Ballot...

Grimes jumps shark, won't say she voted for Obama

During aninterview with the Louisville Ky., Courier-Journal editorial board, Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes thrice refused to answer whether she voted for Obama.

Congress divided on prospect of independent Scotland

The Guardian Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., who co-founded the House Friends of Scotland Caucus, this week introduced legislation “recognizing the historical links and friendship between Scotland and...

Window closing for Obama to fill Federal Reserve board

Klein, who was previously a chief economist on the Senate Banking Committee and managed Fed nominations, called the nominations a chance for a president “to...

W.Va. jury awards $3.27 million in transvaginal mesh MDL case

... Edward A. Wallace and Tanie E. Yusaf of Wexler Wallace; Thomas P. Cartmell, Jeffrey M. Kuntz, Brian J. Madden and Diane K. Watkins of...

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

At HeatSync, which opened in 2009, Larry Campbell, 49, is working on a nuclear fusion chamber, while Ryan McDermott, 27, tinkers with an electric keyboard...

Obama may get cold shoulder in Charlotte

When President Obama arrives in Charlotte, N.C., today to address veterans at the American Legion National Convention he may find his welcome to the city...

Michael McCaul cites ISIS as greatest threat since 9/11

Earlier this morning, Sen. John McCain told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that he and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., have one top priority for...

Homeland Security Chair: ISIS greatest threat since 9/11

Earlier this morning, Sen. John McCain told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that he and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) have one top priority...

Reality bites Obama in Iraq

President Obama won and kept office on the issue of disengagement from Iraq. But it looks increasingly likely that he will leave the presidency with...

Pfeiffer gloat helped get House back on border track

UPI.com Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who is also in a hotly contested re-election race, spent $47,000 on charter flights last year. One swing included a $5,500...

Mostyn successfully drags state senator into TWIA lawsuit

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – At the request of Texas plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn, a Galveston County judge recently authorized the testimony of a Republican state...