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Jim DeMint

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. Congress approved an increase in the country's debt limit through March 2015, bowing to President Barack Obama's demands to extend federal borrowing authority without conditions, but only after a dramatic Senate vote on Wednesday.

  • Immigration Vote Pits Republican Versus Republican Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:59 AM ET
    Republican members of Congress listen as the votes of the Electoral College are tallied in the House on Jan. 4, 2013.

    An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.

  • Immigration Reform to Cost $6 Trillion, Study Finds Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:24 AM ET
    An immigrant from Colombia chants during a rally on immigration reform in front of the White House.

    A Senate immigration bill would cost $6.3 trillion over 50 years to provide benefits for millions now in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation says in a controversial study.

  • Sen. DeMint to Leave Senate Immediately     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 10:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the GOP Senator from South Carolina will leave the Senate in January of 2013 to lead the conservative Heritage Foundation.

  • McCaskill raises $5.8M; Akin backs abortion remark Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Claire McCaskill touted a $5.8 million fundraising haul for her re-election campaign Wednesday as Republican challenger Todd Akin sought to raise cash amid new attention to his remarks about abortion.

  • Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    Todd Akin has backed almost $100 million for pet projects in recent years, including money for home-state military programs and local highway work. During his Republican Senate primary this summer, Akin even aired a television ad proudly defending his effort to bring home federal dollars for production of military armor in his district.

  • DeMint Decries Effects of Taxes on Jobs Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:47 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts for annual incomes above $250,000 in a weak economy will translate to layoffs, Sen. Jim DeMint claimed Tuesday on CNBC.

  • DeMint: Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance a Distraction Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 7:59 PM ET

    President Obama voicing his support of gay marriage Wednesday was just a smokescreen to distract from his policies, Sen. Jim DeMint said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”

  • Will the Tea Party take over Congress in November? Sen. Jim DeMint, (R-SC) and Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock, (R-IN), weigh in on President Obama's policies, the U.S. economy and the nation's growing debt.

  • Sen. DeMint Blasts Democrats Over Start-Ups, Gas, Budget Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 3:58 PM ET

    Sen. Jim DeMint on Tuesday took Democrats to task for failed investment measure, price of gas.

  • Attacking Mitt Romney Won't Help GOP: Sen. DeMint Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:17 PM ET

    The attack ads on presidential contender Mitt Romney's ties to private equity are "character assassination" that is not good for the Republican Party, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint told CNBC.

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