Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Paul Ryan

What Happened To The Young Guns?

They’ve suffered some casualties.

October 13, 2015

U.S. Trade Bank Renewal Petition Succeeds In House

Bipartisan coalition of 218 representatives, including 42 Republicans, overrides GOP hardliners — but bill still faces challenge in the Senate.

October 9, 2015

Endorse This: More Skeletons In The GOP Closets?

Is this a House member with genuine concerns about seeing yet another shoe drop — or an underhanded plot to spread rumors and undermine the GOP leadership?

October 9, 2015

House Conservative Group Backs Representative Webster As Next Speaker

Right-wing “Freedom Caucus” is throwing another roadblock in front of Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker of the House.

October 7, 2015

Obama Makes Pitch To Win Support For Pacific Trade Pact

The free trade deal faces objections from many sources in Congress, including Republicans worried about the impact on their home industries.

October 6, 2015

House To Vote On New Speaker On October 29: Boehner

House Republicans will meet this Thursday to choose their party’s nominee for the post, but the speaker is elected by the entire House of Representatives.

October 5, 2015

Endorse This: Hillary Blasts GOP Benghazi Confession

Watch as Clinton unleashes some righteous outrage against the GOP’s political exploitation.

October 5, 2015

Republican Chaffetz To Campaign For House Speaker: Politico

The top House Republican in charge of investigating the White House is now set to run for Speaker of the House.

October 2, 2015
Kevin McCarthy

Meet Kevin McCarthy: 5 Things To Know About The Speaker-In-Waiting

Kevin McCarthy’s meteoric rise was due to one thing.

October 2, 2015

Lawmakers Push Measures To Influence Iran Nuclear Deal

The White House has said President Obama would oppose any legislation undermining the international nuclear agreement reached in July.

October 1, 2015

Congress Passes Funding Bill To Avoid Government Shutdowns

Outgoing House Speaker Johnson Boehner needed support from Democrats to keep the government open, as a majority of Republicans voted against it.

September 30, 2015

House Republicans To Vote Oct. 8 For New Leaders

Republicans will choose their candidate to be Boehner’s replacement, plus elect other party positions. Sometime later in October, the full House is expected to vote on the new speaker.

September 30, 2015

Endorse This: Oversight Of The Oversight

Watch as the committee’s lead Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, points to the political double-standard in the Planned Parenthood debate.

September 29, 2015
House Majority Leader McCarthy speaks at the John Hay Initiative in Washington

Kevin McCarthy Announces Bid To Become House Speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally launched his bid to become speaker of the House on Monday afternoon, telling restive colleagues he plans to share more authority if elected to the most powerful job in Congress.

September 28, 2015

Congress Begins Advancing Spending Bill With Deadline Looming

John Boehner’s resignation as Speaker of the House has helped free him and his Republican colleagues in Congress for something important: doing their job.

September 28, 2015
McCarthy participates in a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington

House Conservatives Vie For Clout Over Boehner Successor

Republican lawmakers jockeyed for position on Sunday in the race to replace House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner as conservatives sought to exert influence over the election and push their party’s leadership further to the right.

September 27, 2015
U.S. House Speaker Boehner publicly announces his resignation during news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Boehner Says Will Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown; Slams ‘False Prophets’

Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week.

September 27, 2015
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress as Vice President Biden and Speaker of the House Boehner look on in the House of Representatives Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington

Polarized Congress Will Ignore Pope’s Plea

We are living through a deeply polarized era in which compromise is a dirty word, and Pope Francis’ gracious address to Congress won’t change that.

September 26, 2015

Conservatives At Summit Cheer Boehner Resignation As Speaker

Boehner’s announcement that he was leaving Congress highlighted the split in his party between conservatives and more moderate Republicans.

September 25, 2015

Endorse This: John Boehner Had A Bawl

If we remember the departing House Speaker John Boehner at all, it will be as a high-ranking politician who frequently cried in public.

September 25, 2015

Before Congress, Pope Urges U.S. To End Hostility To Immigrants

Bringing a message that America’s power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, the Argentine pontiff said the United States must not turn its back on “the stranger in our midst.”

September 24, 2015

Pope Francis Set To Address Fractious U.S. Congress

Pope Francis to deliver a speech on Thursday to a Congress led by Republicans who have opposed issues of importance to the pontiff, including climate change and immigration.

September 24, 2015
Andy Parker Everytown Rally

Gun-Control Activists Stage Nationwide Rallies

United under the #WhateverItTakes, supporters and allies called out politicians in the name of enacting gun safety reform measures.

September 11, 2015
Pentagon Government Shutdown

Congress Readies To Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood Funding

Congress is back in session, and that means a possible government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood.

September 8, 2015
Firefighters work to dig a fire line on the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California

The Odd Politics Of Fighting Wildfires

Much of the Forest Service’s swelling bill for suppressing wildfires comes from the rising cost of protecting residences in the “wildland-urban interface.” About 16 million houses were built in fire-prone rural areas over the last two decades.

August 27, 2015
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