Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Defying Obama, House Passes Tougher Syrian Refugee Screening

The measure now goes to the U.S. Senate. Both houses would have to muster a two-thirds majority to override a veto by President Obama.

November 19, 2015

White House Says Obama Would Veto Proposal For More Scrutiny Of Refugees

Administration says GOP bills would provide no actual benefits, “unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”

November 18, 2015
Syrian refugee

House Democrats Plan Alternative To Syrian Refugee Bill

The alternative measure has the potential to weaken support for the Republican-backed bill set come to the floor Thursday.

November 18, 2015
Liz Cheney, Congress, Cheney Destiney, political cartoon

Cartoon: Liz Cheney Decides To Run (Again) For Congress

“Well, I’m off to fulfill the Cheney destiny.”

November 17, 2015
immigration form

What’s In A Name? Plenty, To Those Who Want ‘Alien’ Out Of Federal Law

A congressional bill would strike the terms “alien” and “illegal alien” from federal law and from government signage and literature, replacing them with “foreign national” and “undocumented foreign national.”

November 12, 2015
President Obama

Key Question In Immigration Court Fight: Is Obama Enforcing Deportation Laws Or Changing Them?

In public statements and legal briefs, Obama’s aides describe their immigration initiatives as limited and temporary, but experts in immigration law knew the administration was skating near the edge when it announced certain changes.

November 11, 2015
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talks to the media after been nominated for speaker of the House of Representatives

Republicans Pick Ryan For House Speaker Before Budget Vote

Paul Ryan was chosen by fellow Republicans on Wednesday as their nominee to be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the party uniting around the former vice presidential candidate ahead of a tough vote on a budget deal.

October 28, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Binge-Ghazi’

Trevor Noah highlighted the House GOP’s never-ending quest to launch investigation after investigation to bring down Hillary Clinton.

October 23, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Back To The Future Day’ — Great Scott!

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — with a surprise visit from none other than the real Marty McFly and Doc Brown!

October 22, 2015

Analysis: Ryan’s Political Gambit Comes With Upsides, Pitfalls

If Paul Ryan is playing his cards right — and it’s a big if — then he has turned the Republicans’ leadership crisis from a “no win” predicament into a “no lose” proposition.

October 22, 2015

Ryan To Run For House Speaker If He Can Unify Republicans

Paul Ryan says he will be the new speaker — if the hard-right members will agree not to tear him down like they did to John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy.

October 21, 2015

House GOPers: Yes, Benghazi Committee Is Political — Or No, It Isn’t!

Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

October 15, 2015

U.S. Debt Limit Increase Could Hit House Floor Soon

Boehner aide: “The Speaker has made it clear that he wants to solve some outstanding issues before he leaves.”

October 14, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Paul Ryan Got ‘Playboy’d’

How is that right-wing media is now even calling Paul Ryan a communist? “The Daily Show” explained what’s going on.

October 14, 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
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