• News

    • Kim Jong Un a “dilettante leader” in the Eyes of Rep. Chabot

      The Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing Wednesday afternoon on “Twenty Years of U.S. Policy on North Korea: From Agreed Framework to Strategic Patience,” referring to the Agreed Framework negotiated under the Clinton administration and today’s environment.  Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) chaired the hearing, and displayed a degree of contempt for North ...
    • Senate Confirms McDonald to be VA Secretary

      The Senate unanimously voted yesterday to confirm Bob McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonald, the former chairman and CEO of Proctor and Gamble and a former West Point graduate, was confirmed a by 97-0 vote. In a statement, President Obama said McDonald will help America honor its “solemn duty” to protect veterans and will help change ...
    • McConnell “Perplexed” by Obama Support for Senate Border Bill

      Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pronounced himself “perplexed” at a media stakeout today by President Obama’s proffered support for Senator Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) legislation to address the southern border situation.  The minority leader explained that Obama “started off talking about the need for reform” but is now supporting Senator Mikulski’s bill providing money but making no changes to the ...
  • 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 ...