Get PJ Media on your Apple

Bill Straub

Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.
Follow Bill:

GOP: ‘Impossible to Say Anything Good’ About EPA Carbon Pollution Standards

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

But administrator argues that regulations will cut hundreds of millions of tons of carbon pollution.

Read bullet | 24 Comments »

Resurrection of the Lerner Emails: IRS Commissioner Says Some May Be Recovered

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“At this point, I have no information as to whether there’s anything usable on those tapes,” Koskinen says.

Read bullet | 6 Comments »

VA Secretary Nominee Promises Transformation in First 90 Days

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

It's not just the waitlist scandal McDonald stands to inherit, but the appointment backlog.

Read bullet | 11 Comments »

Dem Senators Aim to Block State Restrictions on Abortion

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Would ban anything "more burdensome than those imposed on medically comparable procedures."

Read bullet | 11 Comments »

DOJ Official Promises They’re Looking into Missing Lerner Emails

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

But Cole tells lawmakers he can't disclose any information to Congress while investigating.

Read bullet | 16 Comments »

‘Breach of Trust’ to Veterans ‘Irresponsible, Indefensible, and Unacceptable’

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Acting VA secretary tells Congress that more money is needed to fix the problems, though.

Read bullet | 20 Comments »

DHS Secretary: ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Congressional Republicans to offer alternatives to White House's $3.7 billion request.

Read bullet | 19 Comments »

House and Senate in Different Lanes on Highway Trust Fund

Monday, July 14th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

"The House will not support billions of dollars in higher taxes to pay for more spending,” vows one chairman.

Read bullet | 16 Comments »

Senators Pressure NCAA to Put Scholarship Above Sports

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“This is plain and simple the dark side of the NCAA,” says one former collegiate football player now in Congress.

Read bullet | 15 Comments »

Could Ex-Im Bank Debate Lead to Another Government Shutdown?

Friday, July 4th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Even the GOP is divided on fate of what Hensarling calls a form of corporate welfare.

Read bullet | 7 Comments »

HHS Overseer Finds Faulty System for Determining Obamacare Subsidies

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Can't clear up 89 percent of "inconsistencies" because automated system not yet fully operational.

Read bullet | 7 Comments »

VA Report Paints Grim Picture of Widespread Systematic Failings

Friday, June 27th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“It's impossible to solve problems by whitewashing them or denying they exist. This is a lesson VA should have already learned."

Read bullet | 11 Comments »

Dem Dissension: Gutierrez Says Immigration Reform Dead, While Pelosi Remains ‘Hopeful’

Friday, June 27th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Gutierrez: "I kept hoping the better angels in the Republican Party would tamp down the irrational and angry angels blocking reform."

Read bullet | 24 Comments »

Senate Panel Calls GOP Officials to Urge Action on Climate Change

Friday, June 20th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Vitter, though, warns committee of “the economic calamity" of the path "President Obama unilaterally selected for America."

Read bullet | 26 Comments »

Oversight Report: Obama’s Use of ‘Bully Pulpit’ Led to IRS Targeting

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

"Initiated and progressed in the context of a fierce rhetorical campaign by the president to delegitimize Citizens United."

Read bullet | 22 Comments »

FBI Steps Into VA Probe as Congress Agrees on Initial Reforms

Friday, June 13th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

"We're working with the VA IG and we'll follow it wherever the facts take us,'' Director Comey said.

Read bullet | Comments »

Senate Appropriators Want $1B for Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Children

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Republicans say the crisis, which could top 60,000 kids, is "directly the result of Obama's own policies."

Read bullet | 45 Comments »

GOP House Negotiator Says Immigration Reform Not Dead, Has ’50/50 Chance’

Monday, June 9th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

But key immigration Dem said the House likely will not act this session if legislation isn’t taken up by July 4.

Read bullet | 23 Comments »

TSA ‘Abusively and Arbitrarily’ Using Security Designation to Hide Information

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

“Limits on such labeling of information are needed to provide greater transparency and accountability," report finds.

Read bullet | Comments »

Boxer Slams Nuclear Commission for Post-Fukushima Foot-Dragging

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Vitter contends, though, that they “should not be committed to regulating just for the sake of regulating.”

Read bullet | 11 Comments »

EPA Says ‘Science Is Clear’ as Agency Imposes Tough New Coal Rules

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - by Bill Straub

U.S. Chamber says regulation could decrease a family’s disposable income by $3,400 per year and cost 200,000-plus jobs.

Read bullet | 35 Comments »

Chairman: UN, White House Climate Reports ‘an Excuse to Control the American People’

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Congress should “focus on good science, rather than politically correct science," says committee leader.

Read bullet | 29 Comments »

Norquist: ‘Conservatives May Have Wanted More Incarceration Than Was Necessary’

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Decisions regarding corrections shouldn’t be “trusted to bureaucrats,” activist tells PJM.

Read bullet | 29 Comments »

Cuccinelli: ‘If Amnesty Goes Through, It Can Turn Around Momentum’ in GOP Base

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Tells PJM that party needs to channel the public's "revulsion" over Obamacare into votes.

Read bullet | 31 Comments »

Blackwell: GOP Must Face ‘Rapid Decline in Morality,’ Prioritize Social Issues

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - by Bill Straub

Former Ohio secretary of state tells PJM devotion to social issues “will solve economic issues."

Read bullet | 65 Comments »