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Congressman: Obama’s ‘tourquester’ a ‘publicity stunt’

              President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the sequester, accompanied by emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said The White House's decision to cancel public tours is a "publicity stunt," referring to the situation as President Barack Obama's "tourquester."

Congressman: No golf trips for Obama until White House tours resume [VIDEO]

4:51 PM 03/05/2013

Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert introduced an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that would not provide the White House with any taxpayer funds to transport President Barack Obama to and from any golf course until they resume White House public tours.

Harry Reid: Jeb Bush ‘made a fool of himself,’ ‘Rubio is the leader on immigration’ [VIDEO]

4:20 PM 03/05/2013

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for "devolving" on immigration reform and making a "fool of himself."

Sen. Harkin: Raising minimum wage to $10.10 will make economy ‘stronger’ [VIDEO]

1:57 PM 03/05/2013

Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin and California Democratic Rep. George Miller have introduced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

Obama: ‘I never want to make myself 100 percent clear’ [VIDEO]

3:39 AM 03/02/2013

In a press conference after his meeting with congressional leaders, President Barack Obama told reporters he “never” wants to make himself “100 percent clear” with members of the media.

Obama asks reporters what he ‘should do’ about the sequester [VIDEO]

1:44 PM 03/01/2013

Following his meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama asked members of the press what he should do to avoid the automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as "the sequester."

At White House, Boehner tells Obama to ‘focus’ on cutting spending, not raising taxes

12:39 PM 03/01/2013

In a meeting at the White House on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner told President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders that it is time for Congress to focus on spending cuts instead of tax increases, according to Boehner's office.

Newt Gingrich: ‘Woodward has it right,’ ‘Obama’s really off the deep end’ [VIDEO]

2:08 AM 03/01/2013

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller that President Barack Obama is “really off the deep end” on the sequester, and argued that a federal agency like The Department of Transportation does not really need to lay off “a single” air traffic controller.

Boehner on budgets: ‘How much more money do we want to steal from the American people?’ [VIDEO]

12:43 PM 02/28/2013

House Speaker John Boehner said he favors pushing for more spending cuts instead of new revenues to get the federal budget under control.

Democratic congressman says ‘no additional enforcement’ needed on Southwest border [VIDEO]

2:12 AM 02/28/2013

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke told The Daily Caller that "no additional enforcement" is needed on the Southwest border, despite the U.S.-Mexico border remaining the "primary gateway" for moving illegal drugs into the U.S.

GAO: Medicare remains ‘high-risk’ for over $44 billion in ‘improper payments’

4:49 PM 02/27/2013

Medicare remains a “high-risk” federal program due to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' failure to lower Medicare’s rate of improper payments, which totaled over $44 billion in 2012, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Obama: As president, ‘you can’t do things by yourself’ [VIDEO]

2:48 PM 02/26/2013

Speaking out against the automatic spending cuts set to take effect next month, President Barack Obama said he has realized "you can't do things by yourself" as America's leader.

Rep. McCarthy: Sequester is ‘less than what we borrow in one month’ [VIDEO]

5:51 PM 02/25/2013

In an effort to put the looming automatic spending cuts into “perspective,” House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said the sequester only cuts “less than” what the federal government borrows in “one month.”

Black Chamber of Commerce CEO on Obama: ‘I had hopes because he was black, shame on me’ [VIDEO]

11:35 AM 02/25/2013

National Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Harry C. Alford told The Daily Caller that he "ignored" President Obama's "spread the wealth" comment in 2008 and "had hopes" for him “because he was black."

Democratic congressman: Automatic budget cuts ‘too deep, too fast’ [VIDEO]

2:40 PM 02/22/2013

In a video interview with The Daily Caller, Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen said the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect next month are “too deep, too fast and too arbitrary.”

Black conservatives: Gun control has ‘racist’ roots [VIDEO]

2:34 PM 02/22/2013

Conservative African-American leaders spoke out against President Barack Obama's call for more gun control on Friday, some saying the proposed measures have "racist" origins.

Democratic congressman praises Christie for putting ‘politics aside’ in aftermath of Sandy [VIDEO]

5:37 PM 02/21/2013

Reacting to New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie's record approval rating, Democratic New Jersey Rep. Rob Andrews said he agrees with the way Christie is handling the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

‘Lethal Weapon’ star Danny Glover says US should ‘abolish guns’ [VIDEO]

12:28 PM 02/21/2013

WASHINGTON -- Hollywood actor and political activist Danny Glover, star of the "Lethal Weapon" films with Mel Gibson, told The Daily Caller that Congress should "abolish guns" in the U.S.

Obama: Sequester would make federal prosecutors ‘let criminals go’ [VIDEO]

12:51 PM 02/19/2013

Speaking out against the sequester set to take effect next month, President Barack Obama warned that the automatic spending cuts would put criminals back on America's streets.

Pelosi: Republicans in Congress ‘do not believe in government’ [VIDEO]

5:28 PM 02/15/2013

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Republicans in Congress "do not believe in government" and are "poised" to shut it down.