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Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli

Boehner Re-Elected As Speaker, But Control Over GOP Majority Precarious

John Boehner has won a third term as speaker of the House.

January 6, 2015

Obama’s Expected Immigration Action Stokes Republican Fury

President Obama’s immigration moves are driving the GOP mad.

November 20, 2014

Some Senate Candidates Seize On Terrorism As Campaign Issue

The politics of fear are back in a big way.

October 13, 2014

House Votes 273-156 To Arm Syrian Rebels Against Islamic State

The Senate will vote on the issue on Thursday.

September 18, 2014

Cheney Urges House GOP To Support A Hawkish National Defense

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President George W. Bush’s war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Barack Obama’s strategy […]

September 9, 2014
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Members Of Congress Call For Putin To Halt Intervention In Ukraine

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House […]

July 18, 2014

Balance Is Seen In New GOP Leadership In House

By Michael A. Memoli and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) election as House Majority Leader continued one of the swiftest political ascents in congressional history and marked another triumph for establishment Republican forces over the party’s conservative flank. House Republicans chose the Bakersfield, Calif., congressman to replace Rep. Eric […]

June 20, 2014

Tea Party Challenger To Take On McCarthy For GOP Leader

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho will challenge California’s Kevin McCarthy for the House leadership, a long-shot bid backed by outside Tea Party’ groups to boost a red-state Republican to majority leader. Labrador said Friday he was jumping into the race because the […]

June 13, 2014

Boehner Says He Wasn’t Mocking GOP Colleagues On Immigration

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday downplayed his recent criticism of reluctant GOP lawmakers as nothing but ribbing among friends, though he privately told House Republicans that he would still like to consider immigration reform this year. Boehner came under fire from conservative Republicans […]

April 29, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm Of New York To Face Charges In Campaign Probe

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman is expected to face charges in a long-running federal investigation into campaign irregularities, but will continue serving in office, his lawyer said Friday. Rep. Michael R. Grimm, a combat Marine and former FBI agent who represents Staten Island and other […]

April 27, 2014

Speaker Boehner Invites Pope Francis To Address Congress

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner has invited Pope Francis to deliver a joint address to Congress, in what would be the first such session by the head of the Catholic Church. The invitation was made on the first anniversary of popular pope’s election, and meshes […]

March 13, 2014