A soft-spoken Republican lawmaker is arguing that he is next in line to take over the gavel of the Senate budget committee instead of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a conservative favorite.
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Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.
At least four Democratic senators say they oppose President Obama's executive order stopping the deportation of five million illegal immigrants.
Make no mistake: the Republicans likely to run in 2016 for the White House are all criticizing President Obama over his so-called executive amnesty for certain illegal immigrants.
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Congress will respond with legislation action if President Obama goes ahead with his expected unilateral action on immigration.
Jim Webb, the former Democratic senator from Virginia, is the first potential primary challenger to Hillary Clinton to throw his hat into the ring.
To make a point about the Obama administration's stance on a fence across the southern border, one Republican lawmaker jokingly suggested in a congressional hearing Wednesday that the president should remove the fence protecting the White House.
After video surfaced over the weekend of ISIS beheading an American aid worker, President Obama released a statement saying the terror group’s “actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith.”
In the days leading up to the Virginia Senate election this year, a strange thing happened.
Liberal environmentalists are spending a rainy Monday morning in Washington protesting outside the Capitol Hill townhouse of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
House Republicans spent Friday morning behind closed doors debating whether to undo the current ban on earmarks, but the amendment was eventually defeated after passionate pleas from both sides.
More than 20 Republican-held Senate seats will be up for election in 2016, and conservative political operatives are already looking at which GOP incumbents could be vulnerable to conservative primary challengers.
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is set to headline a unity rally on Saturday in support of Republican Bill Cassidy, who is aiming to oust incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana Senate run-off on Dec. 6.
Rand Paul’s closest political advisers gathered with the senator at a Washington, D.C. hotel on Wednesday to plot the year ahead for the Kentucky Republican, who is mulling whether to run for president in 2016.
The 2016 fight for the Senate has begun.
It was 1968, and George H.W. Bush had set his oldest son up for a date with Tricia Nixon, the daughter of President Richard Nixon.
On this veterans day, the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee are both praising those who have served in the armed forces.
Before the elections last week, Louisiana Senate GOP candidate Rob Maness was a harsh critic of rival Bill Cassidy, whom he argued was not sufficiently conservative enough to win the Republican nomination.
Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie said Friday that he is conceding the Senate race to Democratic incumbent Mark Warner.
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will back fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul for president if the libertarian-leaning Republican decides to run.