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Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meet in the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2015. (Official Photo by Caleb Smith; Speaker Boehner/Flickr)

Net Neutrality Moves To Congress

Opponents of net neutrality have spent big money on lobbying.

March 26, 2015
Speaker Boehner meets with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who is to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. (SpeakerBoehner/Flickr)

Clinton’s Email Server Sought By House Benghazi Panel Chairman

Trey Gowdy is ready to go to court in his search for a Clinton scandal.

March 20, 2015
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Analysis: Republicans’ Budget Plans Require Creative Arithmetic To Add Up

Republicans’ budget math still doesn’t add up.

March 19, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss efforts to strengthen educational opportunities for students in city schools. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama Touts Economic Policies As Republicans Fight Internally Over Budget

Obama: ‘Reality has rendered its judgement’ on Republican economic schemes.

March 19, 2015
Rep. Aaron Schock

Rep. Aaron Schock Resigning From Congress

Scandal-plagued Congressman Aaron Schock is on his way out.

March 17, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (Speaker Boehner via Flickr)

House GOP Budget Cuts Medicare, Repeals Affordable Care Act

The House GOP’s budget plan is just as extreme as ever.

March 17, 2015
Speaker John Boehner shakes Senator John Hoeven’s hand after signing his bill to to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which is estimated to create 42,000 American jobs.

Republicans Struggle To Present Unified Front Over 2016 Budget

Republicans are finding out that slashing the budget is easier in theory than in practice.

March 16, 2015
Congressman Jim Jordan speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Conservatives Using Freedom Caucus To Recalibrate The Right

Meet the new right-wing group that’s itching for another debt ceiling fight.

March 10, 2015
U.S. Capitol

House Fails To Pass Bill Funding Homeland Security

A homeland security shutdown looks likely after the House failed to pass a funding bill on Friday.

February 27, 2015
Tom Wheeler

House GOP Probes White House Role In FCC’s Net-Neutrality Proposal

Congressional Republicans aren’t ready to give up the fight against net neutrality.

February 9, 2015
ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans Pressed To Block Obama Housing Actions

Add affordable housing to the list of issues over which Republicans are going to war with the White House.

February 5, 2015
Raul Labrador

House Freedom Caucus Looks To Be A Force — In Leadership And Lawmaking

Meet the new right-wing group that’s going to be a huge headache for John Boehner.

February 4, 2015
John Boehner

House Republicans Vote To Repeal Obamacare (Again)

Republicans’ refusal to move on from Obamacare says a lot about them — little of it good.

February 3, 2015
Obama visits Lawrence, Kansas

Why Obama’s Budget Matters

With Republicans controlling Congress, President Obama’s role is more important than ever.

February 2, 2015
President Barack Obama promotes a new health care program - DC

Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

President Obama has some new weapons in his fight to increase the federal budget.

January 30, 2015
John Boehner

Boehner Plans To Authorize House Lawsuit Against Obama Over Immigration

House Republicans are getting ready to sue the president. Again.

January 27, 2015
Raul Labrador

Conservatives Take Credit For Derailing Border Security Bill

The new Congress presents the same old problems for John Boehner.

January 27, 2015
Benghazi committee

As House Benghazi Committee Reconvenes, Democrats Renew Complaints

Democrats are crying foul over the House’s latest Benghazi investigation.

January 27, 2015
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Analysis: What The House GOP’s Abortion Bill About-Face Really Means

Are Republican moderates finally gaining influence in the House?

January 22, 2015
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

‘Toughest Border Security Bill Ever’ Sets Table For Piecemeal Strategy

Even the “toughest border security bill ever” doesn’t go far enough for some House Republicans.

January 22, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

House Republicans Withdraw Abortion Bill Amid Protest In The Ranks

House Republicans celebrated the Roe v. Wade anniversary by pulling an extreme anti-abortion bill.

January 22, 2015
Steve Scalise

Congressional Black Caucus Sees Leverage In Steve Scalise Protests

Some members of Congress see opportunity in Steve Scalise’s race problem.

January 16, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republicans’ Challenges Start With Economic News

Economic growth is good news for most Americans — but not Republican politicians.

January 15, 2015
ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans In Congress Begin New Effort To Water Down Dodd-Frank Law

Congressional Republicans wasted no time before trying to roll back Wall Street reforms.

January 14, 2015
Photo: Talk Radio News Service via Flickr

House Republicans Vote To Block Obama’s Immigration Actions

Republicans have taken another step towards shutting down the Department of Homeland Security.

January 14, 2015