Mitt Romney will be there. We don't know yet about Rick Perry. But will you be there?Sign up here for a chance to win a trip for two to see the Aug. 11 debate in person in beautiful Ames, Iowa! The critical debate comes at the beginning of the Iowa State Fair, and just two days before the famed straw poll, considered by many as the kickoff of the presidential election. Read More
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says GOP negotiators in Washington should push debt-ceiling talks to the deadline -- and beyond -- in an effort to pressure President Obama to agree to spending cuts. Speaking after a Tea Party town hall meeting here, Gingrich suggested that the new McConnell plan -- which Gingrich earlier called "an irresponsible surrender to big government, big deficits, and continued overspending" -- is a tactical blunder in a fight that should go to the very last moment. Read More
About one third of Americans think al Qaeda is as strong today as it was before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.
Some 11 percent of people polled said they think the terrorist organization is stronger today than it was before the attacks, despite the recent death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In a poll last September, 36 percent of people said the organization had strengthened. Read More
Sen. Jim DeMint has confirmed that the House will block President Obama from making recess appointments, in the following statement emailed to the Examiner: Read More
A senior Republican Senate aide says that the House has indicated it will not agree to let the Senate leave for a full recess over Memorial Day in an attempt to block President Obama from making any appointments during the break next week.
Under the U.S Constitution, neither chamber can adjourn for more than three days unless both chambers agree to it.
When Democrats took over Congress in 2007, they held pro forma Senate sessions every three days during breaks to prevent President Bush from making any appointments, some of which lasted mere seconds. Read More
A bill to extend the Patriot Act by four years just sailed through the Senate, 72-23 and it will now head back to the House for final approval so that President Obama can sign it before it expires after midnight tonight.
But the bill couldn't pass until Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was allowed a vote on two amendments, both of which were overwhelmingly defeated.
More on Paul's quest, and his floor speech on the Patriot Act, here. Read More
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said Monday the he hopes the Pakistani government grills its military and intelligence officers about their knowledge of Osama bin Laden's million-dollar compound.
In a critical statement given to reporters Monday morning, Levin questioned whether Pakistani officials may have known bin Laden was hiding not far from the country's military hub. Read More
News about President Barack Obama and his birth certificate hit a fever pitch this week when the White House released a full copy of the president’s birth certificate from Hawaii.Now that the document has been released, though, there is a tie between the debate and San Francisco, according to an Associated Press article. The doctor who was reportedly in attendance for the birth of Obama attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco.Read the full article from The Associated Press below to see who the doctor was. Read More
By Sara A. Carter
The Washington Examiner
President-elect Michel Martelly of Haiti said Thursday that stopping another outbreak of cholera in his poverty stricken nation is one of his top priorities.
Martelly, who spoke to reporters at the National Press Club said although there has been less death from cholera since last year's major outbreak, there is concern that the disease continues to spread and "we have not eradicated it yet." Read More
One thing on which there seems to have been agreement during the month-long debate about how the United States should respond to the uprisings in the Middle East, and in particular to the anti-Gaddafi rebels in Libya, is that we must not act unilaterally. Read More