| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Extending and expanding upon our recent observations about deregulation by budgetary starvation--"defund to defang" is how we put it the other day--economist Bruce Bartlett examines the sad case of the IRS.
"Republicans have been playing this trick with...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The last time Janet L. Yellen faced a Senate confirmation hearing, she shared the witness table with two other nominees for about 90 minutes, answered a handful of relatively mild questions and was on her way to an easy confirmation to be...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON — The nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chair gives critics of the central bank something they rarely have: leverage to force some changes.
As the Senate Banking Committee prepares for a confirmation hearing...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday endorsed attorney Igor Birman, one of three Republican challengers hoping to take on the freshman Democratic congressman representing a Sacramento-area district.
Paul's endorsement should help Birman's efforts to...
| Mar 23, 2014
Here's what the United States has done so far in an attempt to deter further Russian incursions into Ukraine: applied two rounds of economic sanctions and asked Congress to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Kiev.
Here's what President Obama says...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — In recent years, the National Rifle Assn. has stepped into fights over judicial nominees it views as weak on 2nd Amendment rights, but its decision to oppose a surgeon general nominee takes the powerful lobby into new territory,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:33 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--The potential choice facing voters in the next Republican presidential race was on full display Thursday at the kickoff of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan offered conservative...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
| Mar 11, 2014
It's on! Ostensible allies for the last couple years, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner. That's no surprise, but what is remarkable is their choice of weapons:...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
An organization aiming to "build the statewide liberty movement" in Maryland will host Sen. Rand Paul -- a Kentucky Republican often touted as a potential presidential candidate -- for a fundraiser next month.
The Maryland Liberty PAC, run by a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet L. Yellen, signaled that the central bank is likely to keep scaling back its signature stimulus program despite a recent string of weak economic data.
Making her first congressional appearance...