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Cruz complains to Democrats about being seen as ‘the root of all evil in the world’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday said he had been demonized by his Democratic opponents as the “root of all evil in the world.” During a Senate floor debate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) accused Cruz of taking a piecemeal approach to funding the government after he proposed a series of…

Neil Munro of The Daily Caller interrupts Chuck Schumer

Neil Munro, a reporter for The Daily Caller, interrupted Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday during a press conference to unveil a new bipartisan immigration proposal. During the press conference, Munro asked the Democratic senator if Americans should worry that “importing tens of millions of low-skill laborers” would reduce wages…

Sen. Schumer: NRA ‘just dumb’ to oppose all restrictions on guns

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday mocked the notion that gun laws were unconstitutional because of the Second Amendment. “To not talk about guns when it comes to gun violence is to not talk about smoking when it comes to lung cancer,” he said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”…

5 signs Dems may get behind gun control after Trayvon’s killing

With the February shooting of an unarmed Florida teen turning into a national controversy, top Democrats in Washington have begun subtly opening the door to new gun control policies, setting up a possible campaign issue for the 2012 elections. So-called “Stand Your Ground” laws across the country have come under…

Schumer: DOJ should expand investigation into ‘Stand Your Ground’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday morning that he would urge the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand their investigation into the “Stand Your Ground” laws that have become a major subplot in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Schumer indicated that he would be sending…

Senate to take up China currency bill

WASHINGTON — The US Senate this week takes up a bill to punish China for its alleged currency manipulation, a measure that has divided the Republican presidential field and put the White House in a bind. The legislation — backed by Democrats and Republicans in the polarized Congress, but opposed…

Government shutdown looms as budget deadline nears with little progress

WASHINGTON – With just 11 days left to break the stalemate and strike a budget deal with President Barack Obama, Congress on Monday faced the growing prospect of a government shutdown as negotiations had borne little fruit. Neither party has the patience to continue funding the government in few-week increments,…

FDA expected to ban all alcoholic energy drinks

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks, essentially banning them, and manufacturers will then be warned that marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages could be illegal. The FDA ruling, which could come as soon as this week, “should be the…

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