Twitter Storm

GOP congressman calls John McCain racist, Ron Paul offends with tweet on dead Navy SEAL
Rep. Amash, former Rep. Paul / AP

Rep. Justin Amash (R., Mich.) accused Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) of being a “racist” Monday after McCain tweeted a joke about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Cobbling Together a Cliff Coalition

GOP leadership united on fiscal cliff deal despite conservative complaints, aides say
AP

Negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff entered a critical stage this week as the outlines of a potential compromise began to materialize.

Defeating National Defense

Defense amendment aims to grant terrorists legal rights

Former government attorneys and defense experts fear that foreign terrorists could capitalize on a new House proposal that would afford them full protection under the U.S. legal system, potentially spurring a domestic influx of would-be terrorists who may seek to exploit the legal loophole.