Politics Jim DeMint

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Sen. DeMint: Most of Our 'Tea Party' Candidates are Underdogs

    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.

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

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    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.