[credit provider=””The Colbert Report””] Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is the leading choice to replace retiring Republican Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, according to a poll from Public Policy Polling.DeMint, a Republican and Tea Party conservative, announced last week that he would step down from his Senate seat to […]
[credit provider=”AP”] South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint’s surprising decision Thursday to leave the Senate four years early to take the top post at the Heritage Foundation marks another major blow for conservative Republicans, raising new questions about the future of the conservative movement in the wake of the GOP’s 2012 […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Tim Scott, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, is quickly becoming the favourite to replace South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who announced his resignation from Congress Thursday morning.CNN’s Peter Hamby first reported that DeMint — who leaves to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank — wants […]
Senator Jim DeMint announced today that he was retiring from the Senate in order to run the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank.
[credit provider=”AP”] The same morning Republican Sen. Jim DeMint ripped House Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal cliff offer, the influential Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, called it “utterly unacceptable.” “[T]he Republican counteroffer, to the extent it can be interpreted from the hazy details now available, is a dud,” Alison Fraser, director […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, an outspoken conservative and tea party favourite from South Carolina, ripped House Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal cliff counteroffer in a statement released Tuesday morning. DeMint said the offer amounts to an “$800 billion tax hike that will destroy American jobs.”
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CNN”] In Jamie Dimon’s Senate Banking Committee hearing earlier on Wednesday, Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina asked Dimon, whose company recently announced a $2 billion loss in bad investments, to “advise” Congress on best banking regulation.
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[credit provider=”AP”] Attorney General Eric Holder faced a hearing today on Capitol Hill about the conduct of the Jusitice Department particularly in regard to the Fast and the Furious scandal. And the calls for his resignation keep growing.
The Florida primary is neck-and-neck, and both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are hoping that solid debate performances tonight could swing the race in their favour.
[credit provider=”AP”] GOP lawmakers have already signaled their intent to oppose President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, but not wanting to be perceived as the ‘Party of No,’ they have locked in on a strategy to distract from Obama’s substance by obscuring it behind Washington drama.First there was the spat about […]
Good morning. Here’s what you need to know:1. The Wall Street Journal reports: “Europe’s banks are sitting on vast quantities of loans to individuals and businesses in cash-strapped Southern European countries, highlighting how plain-vanilla loans, not just government debt, pose potential risks to the Continent’s troubled banking system.”
South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint says he will do everything in his power to prevent the “last-ditch” debt limit increase plan floated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“It is part of class warfare politics.”
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Republicans should continue demanding steep spending cuts as part of a debt ceiling deal, even if it means the government will default.