Tim Scott is the first black senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction

Ryu Spaeth The Week 11/4/2014

South Carolina’s two Republican senators, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, easily won their races, making Scott the first African American to win a Senate election in the South since Reconstruction, as The Weekly Standard notes. Scott was appointed to the seat in 2013 by Gov. Nikki Haley, after then-Sen. Jim […]

Donor Blames Harry Reid for Low Approval Ratings, Being Out of Touch

Democratic leader comes under fire at private fundraiser for Mark Pryor

Alana Goodman The Washington Free Beacon 10/2/2014

A $1,000-per-plate fundraiser with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.) turned into an anti-Harry Reid gripe fest last month, after one donor blamed the majority leader for the Senate’s poor public approval ratings and said the idea of […]

Ted Cruz’s 10 Questions on Benghazi

Pete Kasperowicz The Blaze 5/12/2014

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a request from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to approve a resolution supporting the creation of a select committee to investigate Benghazi.

Cruz took to the Senate floor just days after the House approved its own select committee, and said the Senate needs to support a […]

Unease at Clinton Foundation Over Finances and Ambitions

Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick The New York Times 8/13/2013

Soon after the 10th anniversary of the foundation bearing his name, Bill Clinton met with a small group of aides and two lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Two weeks of interviews with Clinton Foundation executives and former employees had led the lawyers to some […]

Amash amendment to restrict NSA powers fails by 12-vote margin in House

Mary Katharine Ham Hot Air 7/24/2013

A strange bedfellows moment on the floor of the House Wednesday, as a coalition of libertarian Republicans and liberal Democrats joined up in an attempt to restrict the NSA’s domestic spying powers. The amendment was vocally opposed by leadership of both parties, even earning a White House statement against […]

David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents and his own bodyguards who made sure his affair was exposed, claims new book

Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, and Jack Murphy, a former Green Beret, reveal the new claims in their book ‘Benghazi: The Definitive Report’ Petraeus was humiliated after a ‘palace coup’ by high-level intelligence officers who did not like the way he was running the CIA, authors say The book also claims that Petraeus […]