Sunday Show Roundup: Gang of Eight Optimistic

Gowdy: ‘The Senate bill is not going to pass the House’

Sponsors of the “Gang of Eight” Immigration Bill expressed confidence that their legislation can pass the House of Representatives, despite the challenges it will face.

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Egypt

Activists criticize U.S. Amb. Anne Patterson, Obama for supporting Muslim Brotherhood

Anti-government demonstrators in Egypt expressed anger and contempt for the Obama administration as they took to the streets on Sunday to demand the removal of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi.

GOP Senators Concerned Over Obamacare Sports League Outreach

McConnell, Cornyn warn against tainting leagues’ brands

Mitch McConnellSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Minority Whip John Cornyn (R., Texas) expressed alarm over the Obama administration’s reported efforts to get professional sports organizations to promote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in letters to the commissioners of six leagues on Friday.

Senators Ask if NSA Collected Gun Data

Potential to construct gun database, senators say

Senators are questioning whether the National Security Agency collected bulk data on more than just Americans’ phone records, such as firearm and book purchases.

US to Spend $771M on Planes Afghans Can’t Use

SIGAR recommends suspending activity on contracts

The U.S. government is about to spend more than $771 million on military aircraft that the Afghan people "lack the capacity to operate," according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Watt Backed Waivers Benefitting Donors

Democratic congressman supported duty suspension worth millions to donor

A prominent Democratic congressman who has been tapped to lead a major federal agency proposed tariff waivers worth millions for a textile company whose lobbying firm donated thousands to his campaign.

Iran ICBM Advances

Iran conducts test of new rocket motor with ICBM capability

U.S. intelligence agencies recently detected Iran conducting a static ground test of a large rocket motor that could be used for a future intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to U.S. officials.