• News

    • Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus Accuses Senator Harry Reid of Abusing His Power

      On “Fox and Friends” today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus claimed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been using his Twitter account and senate.gov inappropriately to post, what Priebus says are, partisan pieces. Through these platforms, Senator Reid has posted information against the Koch brothers, which Priebus claims is an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds. “Number one: When ...
    • South Korea Warns of Pending North Korea Nuclear Test

      With President Obama scheduled to visit South Korea this week, South Korea’s foreign minister is claiming that North Korea is preparing to conduct a nuclear test to coincide with the president’s visit. Speaking at an international forum in Seoul, Foreign Minister Yun Byung said the international community will not tolerate North Korea having nuclear weapons. “If North Korea goes ahead ...
    • Obama Heads to Asia

      President Obama leaves for Asia today to meet with the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. During a conference call briefing yesterday, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the president plans to hit all four aspects of his Asia policy during the trip: security and the U.S.’ commitment to its alliances, trade and commercial relationships, particularly ...
  • Resources

    • Federal News Service Will Hold a Lunch and Learn on March 19

      Come learn why Federal News Service is key to major media companies publications! What are you missing out on?  It’s hard to stay on top of the news and events in Washington.  We can help you. Run the Sunday morning talk show circuit in record time.  We’re posting transcripts in near real-time, and we post in sections until the transcripts ...
    • State of the Union Word Clouds

      Here’s a list of FNS-created State of the Union word clouds, including for each of President Obama’s addresses: President Barack Obama 2013 2012 2011 2010 President George W. Bush 2002 (first since 9/11) President Bill Clinton 1996 (first since Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years) President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 ...
    • FNS State of the Union Response Archive

      The tradition of a State of the Union response by the opposition party to the president originated in 1966.  The first such response, in answer to Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson’s address that year, was given by two famous Republican Party names:  Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) and Representative Gerald Ford (R-MI).  Senator Dirksen was the minority leader for the Republicans ...
  • Partners

    • Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart

      By WSJ Staff In a discussion at George Washington University hosted by CBSCBS +0.56% News reporter Major Garrett, Jay Carney answered questions about his experiences as White House spokesman, including the troubled health-care rollout and President Barack Obama‘s efforts to use new media to reach voters… Read the full article HERE  
    • U.S. Losing Influence in the Middle East? Saudi Prince Says Yes

      Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States back in 2005-2006, told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East and that U.S.-Iran negotiations were “surprising” to the Saudis.  Prince al-Faisal’s comments, in an interview, touched on points of contention between the Saudis and the United ...
    • Secret FISA court gets a critique from within

      By Stewart M. Powell / Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON — To hear James Comey tell it, judges on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court routinely put spy agency lawyers through their paces before approving electronic eavesdropping designed to combat terrorist attacks. People “hear secret court, sometimes they hear rubber stamp,” the long-time Justice Department lawyer and FBI Director nominee said in ...