U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) forced the U.S. Senate to go on the record on balancing the federal budget with a vote on his “Penny Plan” balanced budget bill. U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 18 other Republican Senators voted with Paul in favor of his plan that was defeated 76 to 21.
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted against the 2018 Omnibus bill that was rushed through the U.S. House and then passed in the U.S. Senate 65-32 just after Midnight on Friday.
John Hendrickson: The $21 trillion national debt and the continuing out-of-control spending is a serious problem that can no longer be ignored.
Republicans supportive of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act failed to break the Democrat filibuster of S. 2311 when the cloture vote failed on a 51 to 46 vote on Monday afternoon.
John Hendrickson: It will take a renewed effort by the Republican Party to fight to achieve the policy goal of limiting the size and scope of government.
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, Shelley Moore Capito, Suans Collins, Dean Heller, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Rob Portman voted against Obamacare repeal.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) effectively rebutted CNN’s tweet about his amendment to the Senate health care bill with one tweet of his own.
Conservative and Republican activists and elected officials applaud the Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Adam Graham: Congressional Republicans can choose to sweep the allegations about Michael Flynn under the rug, however they would be ill-advised to do so.
President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court earned praise from both supporters and conservative critics.
A coalition of nearly 60 parent organizations, education experts and writers, and elected officials are concerned about Betsy Devos’ record and views.
Ted Cruz picked up 34 delegates after Colorado’s Republican District and State Conventions, and won 11 delegates from Iowa GOP District Conventions.
Shane Vander Hart: The role of the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary isn’t to nominate a candidate in so much as it is to winnow the field.
Shane Vander Hart points out six lessons learned from the 2016 Iowa Caucuses looking at the entrance polling that was done on Caucus night.
Joel Kurtinitis: Ted Cruz’s coup among libertarian Republicans is perhaps the quietest revolution of 2016, in part because it’s the one that Washington fears the most.
Shane Vander Hart will keep an running update on what is going on with the Iowa Caucus throughout the night. Be sure to refresh your browser for updates.