Political

(Undated) -- Libertarian Senator Rand Paul has people scratching their heads after he voted to kill an NSA reform bill. The Kentucky Republican says he voted against the USA Freedom Act because it didn't go far enough. The measure sponsored by Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy...
(Undated) -- Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar hopes Congress can pass immigration reform instead of going forward with a possible executive order by President Obama. Cuellar says an executive order granting amnesty, however, wouldn't be the first of its kind. He says both Ronald...
(Undated) -- Israel's Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, says there should be more outrage over yesterday's attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem. Dermer says although Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas initially condemned the attack, he went on to say the attacks were because of...
(Washington, DC) -- The number-two Senate Democrat is opposing the President's nominee for a top Treasury Department post. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is against the selection of Antonio Weiss as Treasury under secretary for domestic finance because of his involvement in tax...
(Undated) -- Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is explaining the process that will occur if President Obama issues an executive order granting amnesty. He says the main thing is someone has to have been working in the U.S. for at least five-to-ten years and have children who...
(Austin, TX) -- A Texas judge is not tossing Governor Rick Perry's indictment on the basis of whether the prosecutor was properly sworn in. Visiting Judge Bert Richardson ruled Tuesday Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum didn't violate the Texas Constitution when he took his oath...
(Undated) -- Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott is vowing to reinforce security at the state's border with Mexico if President Obama signs an executive order to act on immigration. In an interview with Mexico's leading newspaper "El Universal," Abbot expressed his concern that the...
((Washington, DC) -- The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline remains in limbo. A bill authorizing construction of the pipeline failed to hit a 60-vote threshold needed for passage in the Senate. Supporters crafted the measure to bypass the Obama administration, which is still...
(Washington, DC) -- California's Nancy Pelosi will continue to lead Democrats in the U.S. House. In a closed caucus, Democrats unanimously chose Pelosi as House Minority Leader when the new Congress convenes in January. In a Capitol briefing, Pelosi said Democrats will continue...