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  • Rand Paul wants Senate vote on declaring war on ISIS

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul has upped the ante in the debate over the role of Congress in the fight against the Islamic State. The Kentucky Republican announced Monday he would be introducing a resolution to formally declare war against the terrorist group...
  • Republicans push for more Iran sanctions as talks are extended

    WASHINGTON Monday's seven-month extension of talks about the Iranian nuclear program makes it very likely the Senate will vote on strengthening sanctions against Iran in the first part of 2015. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican who will be...
  • Obama's immigration gamble a bid to salvage legacy

    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive order is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political...
  • Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

    Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down...
  • Obama's immigration announcement draws praise and bitter criticism

    President Obama's announcement that he would take executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally to stay and work drew quick reaction across the political spectrum Thursday. Here's a sampling: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.):...
  • Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline

    Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline
    A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported. The measure...
  • Brace yourself. Immigration reform sets up a long two years in Washington

    Brace yourself. Immigration reform sets up a long two years in Washington
      President Obama really stepped in it this time. He used the powers that come with his office to invite up to 5 million immigrants and international visitors to openly live and work in the United States. He called it using executive authority to...
  • Obama's plan of action on immigration may derail Republican agenda

    Rising Republican hostility toward President Obama's impending immigration plan is as intense as has ever existed between the White House and the GOP. House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio says the president's executive action — expected to be...
  • U.S. surveillance bill faces tough fight in Senate

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A bill to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency appeared to be in jeopardy on Tuesday after senior Republican senators said the measure would benefit Islamic State...
  • Kentucky 'dark-money' group grew rapidly in 2014 election cycle

    Kentucky 'dark-money' group grew rapidly in 2014 election cycle
    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a conservative political nonprofit group, wasn’t very busy before last year. It didn’t raise or spend a single dollar in all of 2012. When the year ended, it had just $904 in its bank account. But its...
  • Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president

    Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president
    Are there good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton? If you gave me some time — like two seconds — I could come up with some. She's an unreformed hawk, a true believer in big government and a tedious speaker. During her 2008 campaign...