There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
Last week the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met at National Harbor in Maryland near DC. If you heard anything about it, you probably heard about a CPAC forum called "Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" that was every bit the dis ... More >>
Two new GOPers are standing up to Conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist and his stubborn "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," and they're both New Yorkers.Upstate GOP congressmen Richard Hanna and Chris Gibson have both said they will not adhere to the guidelines of Norquist's pledge. Gibson signed the ple ... More >>
New York Congressman Peter King had the gall to stand up to tax-bully Grover Norquist over the weekend by publicly saying that he doesn't feel as though he's bound by a pledge he first signed 18 years ago stating that he wouldn't support any legislation that raises "the marginal income tax rate for ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, Jame O'Keefe was just coming on the scene with a video which would successfully, if deceitfully and dishonestly, dismantle ACORN.
At that point in time, O'Keefe was railing that he was "absolutely independent." In the first investigative piece we wrote for this publication, th ... More >>
Maybe it's because of the holidays, but we're learning to stop worrying and love Newtmentum.
Amazingly, the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich looks like the front-runner in the Republican Presidential race. This delights rightbloggers who enjoy Gingrich's cantankerous style. But it's not a ... More >>
We've been watching reactions all day about the fact that Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signed a National Organization for Marriage pledge to eradicate gay marriage in the United States, in the event they become President.
There is little newsworthy about this development, except to se ... More >>
The 2011 Conservative Political Action Cnference (CPAC), held last week, was in some respects like the previous year's: For example, everyone loved that the place was full of young people, until the kids gave libertarian Ron Paul their straw poll vote.
There were some changes, though. Perhaps hopi ... More >>
A report from the Congressional Research Service, released by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, states that the beleaguered community service group ACORN has at no point "violated the terms of federal funding in the last five years." An internal investigator hired by ACORN cleared the gr ... More >>
The national Republican battle over the race to replace Secretary of the Army Bill Owen in the House ratcheted up this week, with conservative icon (and former House ideological purity enforcer) Newt Gingrich injecting himself on behalf of Republican social moderate Dede Scozzafava.
Scozzaf ... More >>
Politico.com has the best peek behind the curtain at how the wizards do their lobbying business this morning since those wonderful Jack Abramoff shakedown emails a few years ago.
Politico's Mike Allen reports how the august American Conservative Union - which bills itself as "the nation's oldest an ... More >>