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Why a Better Housing Finance Solution Shouldn't Be the Enemy of the Best Solution

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

After months of robust home value appreciation, the U.S. housing market recovery is on very solid footing. We can now begin to turn away from housing's ugly recent history and start contemplating its future, specifically the future of housing finance.

GOP Senator Hurls Harsh Words At Obama On Syria

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) lashed out at President Barack Obama on Wednesday over his handling of the situation in Syria. In an interview with CNN, ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Panel Votes Yes On Plan To Bomb Bashar Assad | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Overcoming reservations from the left, the right and the American public, a Senate committee Wednesday passed a resolution to bomb Syria...

Senators Agree On Syria Resolution

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat...

GOP Senator: 'No Common Ground' In Budget Talks With White House

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and a breakout group of eight Republican senators have been unable to find agreement in their attempts at reaching a bip...

President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If President Obama can get us into war in Syria without prior Congressional approval, it will set a terrible precedent: A future president could get us more easily into war in Iran without prior Congressional approval.

GOP Senator Sounds Off On Syria Question

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

In the wake of reports that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against civilians, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday...

GOP Senator: Syria Intervention 'Is Going To Occur'

AP | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a "surgical" U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar A...

Dave Jamieson

Congressmen Call For Military Action On Syria | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a report that the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against civilians, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that t...

Congress Divided Over Key Egypt Question

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing...

Violating the Law to Subsidize Egypt's Coup: Bipartisan Foolishness in Washington

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

U.S. policy in Egypt has been a disaster. Now the short-lived democratic revolution has been replaced by military rule with a meaningless civilian veneer. Washington should cut off foreign aid and disengage.

GOP Civil War: House Republicans Have Already Started to Break

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?

Kick Egypt Off the Foreign Aid Dole: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize the Praetorian Military or Muslim Brotherhood

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Washington's best hope is to disengage, leaving Egyptians to decide their own future. The administration should simply point to the law. A coup has occurred and the democratic process has been overthrown by the military, so aid must be halted.

Both Sides in GOP's Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

GOP Senator To McConnell: 'Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

A meeting of Senate Republicans reportedly took a contentious turn on Wednesday when Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) disagreed with Senate Minority Leader M...

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...

Lawmakers Urge Measured Response To Morsi Ouster

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics


GOP's Small Government Fetish

Salon | Alex Pareene | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

The delicate immigration reform negotiations in the Senate were supposed to pass a bill that allowed undocumented immigrants to earn American citizens...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: No Plans Yet To Fix Voting Rights Act | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court left the fate of a key part of the Voting Rights Act in the hands of Congress on Tuesday, but GOP leaders on up to the...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Senator 'Cannot Imagine' Congress Fixing Voting Rights Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's up to Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down one of its core provisions on Tuesday. But at l...

GOP Senator 'Satisfied' Despite Big Hearing

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Just before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) began a potentially explosive hearing Wednesday on t...

U.S. Senator: U.S. Moving Closer To Arming Syria Rebels

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is predicting the U.S. will soon be "arming the rebels" seeking to ov...

GOP Senator Sinks Amazing Golf Shot, Cracks Social Security Quip

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

(Updates with Chambliss quotes) By Roberta Rampton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - President Barack ...

Congress OKs Killing of Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime?

Michael Shank | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.