At the time of our nation’s founding, few men were more admired than the English dissident whom King George III called “that devil Wilkes.” A sometime member of Parliament and a sometime political prisoner, John Wilkes argued that the King’s subjects had rights, and the King’s powers had limits. He spoke out against the king’s tyrannical tendencies before there was a Stamp Act, a Boston Tea Party, or a Declaration of Independence. In colonial America, Wilkes’s name was synonymous with liberty. The story of how his liberty was won inspired one of the most important parts of our Constitution—the Fourth Amendment.
Looking out over the lunch crowd packed into a Marriott hotel ballroom in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, David Simon, the creator of The Wire, must have felt a touch of the surreal.
The battle over a long-stalled, yet widely supported congressional effort to combat the persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East has pitted leading Republicans against one another and stirred outrage from advocacy groups who are frustrated that lawmakers are foiling efforts that could help stem the bloodshed.
Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) has become a one-man policy shop for Republicans on Capitol Hill, steering the party toward an agenda focused on working-class Americans ahead of elections this fall and in 2016.
The fallout from a rushed, late night decision by a leading Democrat to scuttle key pro-Israel legislation in a bid to appease the Obama administration threatens to complicate efforts by Democrats to hold on to the Senate, according to sources on Capitol Hill and in the pro-Israel community.
Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) spoke about the problems of cronyism in American government during a speech he gave at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday.
Lawmakers and witnesses on Wednesday raised concerns that a proposed merger between cable television giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable could harm consumers and stifle competition.
FBI agents and Utah state prosecutors found accusations of wrongdoing by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah), but the Justice Department is blocking an investigation, the Washington Times reports.
Two leading Republican senators are under fire from religious groups for blocking a widely supported bill that would help combat the slaughter of Christian minorities across the Middle East, according to multiple sources familiar with the legislation.