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Mick Mulvaney

NYT: Everybody Who's Anybody Wants to Bomb Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the country don't want the U.S. government to be running around the world, bombing other people's countries all the time, so the New York Times and its favored "critics" can go pound sand.

Lindsey Graham Dodges Major Primary Challenge

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here's how Sen. Lindsey Graham is navigating through six challengers in South Carolina's Republican primary: goodwill, shrewd ...

Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition to Help Veterans and Cut the Debt

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some people are under the impression that cutting unnecessary Pentagon spending is a non-starter with all Republicans, or almost all of them. But in the recent past, there has been a substantial group of Republicans in the House who were willing to vote to cut the Pentagon budget.

Arthur Delaney

Democrat Teams Up With Tea Party Republican On Bill To Help The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tea party Republican and a Los Angeles Democrat are teaming up on legislation that would help unemployed people move to find work. ...

Amanda Terkel

Confused GOP Congressman Thought Debt Deal Funded African Warlord Joseph Kony

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) was one of the 144 House Republicans who voted against bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and r...

Paul Blumenthal

Conservative Shutdown Architects Host 1 Percent Fundraiser As Nation Hurtles Toward Catastrophe

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the federal government shut down and the economy hurtling toward the debt limit deadline of Oct. 17, the architects of the Republic...

GOP Rep.: Obama Acting Like My High School Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama reminded him of a girlfriend he had in high school after the president called t...

Tea Party Congressman Faces Tough Reaction

The Washington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

SUMTER, S.C. — Rep. Mick Mulvaney doesn’t want his name on any buildings....

Lawmakers Introduce Bill In Response To AP Phone Records Seizure

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Four members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday that would prevent agencies from obtaining phone records from American...

Luke Johnson

Top Senate Republican: 'We Will Raise The Debt Ceiling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Thursday that Congress will raise the debt ceiling, making him the latest in a series of...

Mark Sanford: Don't Call It A Comeback

The Hill | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) is hoping to accomplish what only a few years ago seemed unthinkable: making a triumphant return to electe...

Make Pentagon Savings Part of Budget Negotiations

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

The true foundation of our military power is not dollars or equipment, but the men and women of our armed forces. As retired four-star general and former secretary of state Colin Powell put it, the Pentagon's budget should not be considered "sacrosanct."

Tide Turning on Congress' Will to Cut Pentagon's Bloated Budget

Danielle Brian | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Danielle Brian

Groups as ideologically diverse as the Tea Party WDC, and the National Taxpayers Union, and CODEPINK, and Campaign for America's Future, joined the Project On Government Oversight in urging that sanity be restored to fiscal stewardship at the Pentagon.

For Barney Frank's Legacy: Pass the Mulvaney Amendment

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the House can vote to cut military spending now, that will make it more likely that military cuts can replace domestic cuts in the big deal.

Patrick Svitek

More Republican Candidates Buck Grover Norqust No-Tax Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) message for up-and-coming Republicans would have been considered political heresy just two years ago: You do...

Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

When he speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mick Mulvaney talks at just below an eighth-grade level, lower than any of his 534 c...

Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The sophistication of federal lawmakers' speech patterns is on the decline, with members of Congress now talking, on average, at the level of high sch...

GOP Congressman Performs CPR, Saves Man's Life At Airport

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) used CPR Tuesday morning to save the life of a man who collapsed in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. The Daily Caller...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...

Scorched-Earth Final Stretch In Democratic House Budget Chairman's S.C. Re-election Bid

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

It was sometime after Christmas when President Barack Obama invited John Spratt, the chairman of the Democratic administration's House Budget Committe...

Pelosi's Budget Chairman Faces National Conservative Cash-O-Matic in Tight S.C. Congressional Race

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

The two colors streaking across the landscape of America's 2010 midterm elections usually run red and blue, but in South Carolina's 5th District, where 14-term Democratic House Budget Chairman John Spratt is in the fight for his life against a Tea Party-powered political newcomer, the color everyone is talking about these days is bright yellow.

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: SC-05

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the sixteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candida...

Splitting Tickets Breaks Both Ways For Spratt In S.C.'s 5th District

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

John Spratt, the 67-year-old Democratic House Budget Chairman, is currently fighting the hardest political battle he's faced in his 27 years representing the sprawling 14-county district that stretches along the North Carolina border and into the rural heart of the state.