Rand Paul

NJ Governor Chris Christie, June 27, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Christie and Paul highlight GOP debate over security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rift over national security is developing in the early stages of the Republican Party’s next presidential campaign, pitting libertarians who question government overreach against defenders of a more hawkish approach on […]

07/26/2013

Jimmy Stewart as Jefferson Smith in scene from movie "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." (AP Photo)

Senate filibusters rarely follow Hollywood script

WASHINGTON (AP) — Filibusters let minority parties tie the Senate in knots and send majority parties through the roof with frustration. But they seldom involve exhausted senators speaking endlessly on the chamber’s floor. Instead, filibusters, […]

07/15/2013

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo)

Villaraigosa heading to Utah for Romney event

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will spend a few hours hobnobbing Thursday with political and business leaders at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s “Experts and Enthusiasts” retreat in Park City, Utah, then return […]

06/06/2013

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Tempers flare at immigration hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.

04/22/2013

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Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A filibuster averted. A likely accord on immigration reform. A former Republican presidential candidate thanked — publicly! — by the Senate’s top Democrat. Lawmakers of both parties lunched together for the first time many could remember.

04/12/2013

John Brennan (AP Photo)

Brennan at CIA fills 3rd key national security job

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Brennan took over Friday as director of the CIA, the finishing touch on President Barack Obama’s national security team for his second term. The White House said VP Biden swore Brennan in during a private ceremony.

03/08/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Swig of water dilutes Republican response to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans dismissed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as nothing more than big government spending and more tax increases. But a brief sip of water may have gotten more immediate attention.

02/13/2013

Rand Paul, US Senator of Kentucky.

Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t the only potential Republican presidential candidate delivering a response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Sen. Rand Paul is giving the tea party’s response.

02/08/2013

Reince Priebus

Soul-searching in focus as GOP gathers in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican soul-searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from every state in the nation come together for the first time since their party’s November shellacking.

01/23/2013

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