While Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) called his dinner with President Obama and 11 other Republican Senators Wednesday night a good experience and a step forward in deficit negotiations, he added it “should have happened years ago” and Obama needed to continue work on his relationship-building with Congress. “It’s going to take a while to …
Conservative groups are pushing the federal government to address waste before cutting services as part of the budget sequester that goes into effect today.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Thursday asking the administration to terminate its “Connecting Your Community” campaign in which federal officials meet with leaders in 100 cities across the country to discuss ways the federal government can better assist local governments.
Lingering questions about defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s financial ties to foreign countries could provide his Republican critics with the political ammunition needed to prevent his nomination from leaving the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), according to multiple sources close to the confirmation process.
New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie attacked House Republicans for failing to pass the $60.4 billion Sandy relief bill despite glaring special interest spending and opposition from his own party.