Senior White House official says Senator McConnell's plea to governors to refuse to submit compliance plans to the EPA on coal-fired power plants is 'way outside the bounds of the position that he was elected to.'
President Obama's chief economist told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast that 'three broad trends' will largely dictate the course of the US economy in 2015.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dismisses the idea of limiting the number of Republican primary debates as a push for a less-conservative GOP presidential candidate.
The federal budget for fiscal year 2016, whose drafting Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan supervised, projects federal debt next year will total $18.6 trillion. Speaking at a Monitor breakfast, Donovan said, 'We are dealing with ... the pig in the python.'
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, commented on the Social Security system as part of his week-long push to carve out a more appealing Democratic economic platform.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast that the efficacy of torture is both knowable and proven.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called the president’s pledge to take executive action on immigration by year’s end without waiting for Congress to act 'a nuclear threat to reject the basis of the separation power doctrine.'
At a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on Ways and Means, called corporate tax inversions, like Burger King's move to Canada to lower its taxes, a 'real issue.'
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has not endorsed Hillary Clinton for president: A 'coronation' is 'dangerous for the candidate,' he says. Meanwhile, he's urging Obama to go bold on immigration.
The Obama administration's regulations aimed at combating climate change are an excuse to expand government and raise taxes, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) said at a Monitor Breakfast.
A new study suggests that Americans in both red or blue areas mostly agree about what government should do – even on issues like immigration and Social Security. 'Gridlock in Congress is not driven by the people,' one expert says.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a look at the social effects of bipartisanship, how the role of the Army could be up for a change, a cartooning caretaker's funny yet honest look at aging parents, how social media could help Boston improve itself, and the food phenomenon that is a Taco Bell breakfast.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters at the Monitor Breakfast that the 'unaccompanied alien children issue ... has the potential to be an absolute catastrophe.'
Future presidents are unlikely to undo the Obama administration's controversial rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants, even if they want to, presidential counselor John Podesta said Friday. Why not?