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Iran threatens retaliation if Trump violates nuclear deal

Iran Warns Of Retaliation If U.S. Breaches Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump threatened to “rip up” the Iran deal throughout his campaign, and the House recently passed legislation to re-authorize sanctions. Iran argues that sanctions violate the nuclear pact, and the White House agrees.

November 23, 2016
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Ryan Is A Boehner ‘Mini-Me’ To Some Conservatives

Boehner’s rhetoric was fine at the beginning, “but his rhetoric did not match his actions,” according to one Congressional Tea Partier.

October 28, 2015

Four More Votes Needed To Remove Confederate Flag From SC Capitol

Four more members of the South Carolina House of Representatives must commit to vote in favor of removing the Confederate flag in order for the legislature to mandate its removal.

June 26, 2015
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Florida House Passes Religious Exemption To Block Gay Adoptions

Nestled among bills for tax cuts and firearm freedoms in the Florida House was a law to prohibit gays from adopting.

April 10, 2015

Senate Democrats Show Limits Of GOP Spending Strategy

Congressional Republicans are coming to understand the flaws in their strategy.

February 25, 2015

113th Congress Just Barely Avoids Distinction Of Least Productive In History

The outgoing Congress will have to settle for “bad” instead of “worst.”

December 18, 2014

As GOP Considers Immigration Strategy, Hopes For Appropriations Omnibus Dwindle

Are Republicans really ready for another shutdown showdown?

November 26, 2014

Pelosi Wields California Democrats’ Clout In Bid To Regain House

After a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Pelosi reclaimed her seat as the House’s Democratic leader.

November 19, 2014

High Stakes For Pelosi, Party With Energy And Commerce Fight

In the race for the next ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, what’s really at stake is the status quo for Democrats.

November 17, 2014

An Open Letter To The GOP Regarding Its Dearest Enemy

Impeach President Obama. We dare you.

November 12, 2014

The Boehner-McConnell Relationship: Mutual Respect, Low Drama

Will a mutual respect between leaders be enough to make Congress productive again?

November 7, 2014

Next Up: The Zombie Congress

Conservatives worry that defeated or retiring lawmakers — “zombies” — are the politically walking dead with nothing to lose.

November 6, 2014

Joe Biden Emerges As Patron Saint Of The Embattled House Democrat

With President Obama’s unpopularity, Joe Biden is hitting the campaign trail to support House Democrats– and perhaps set the stage for an announcement about 2016.

November 4, 2014

New Republicans Will Strengthen Boehner’s Hand In 114th Congress

An in-depth look at how the 114th Congress will change with Republican gains in the House.

November 3, 2014

Obama’s Midterm Loss Record Could Make History

Obama stands to lose the largest number of House seats out of any president in the past 50 years.

November 3, 2014

N.C. Republican Dinged For Defending Right To Fire Gays

Rep. Robert Pittenger said that businesses should be able to fire employees based on their sexual orientation.

September 18, 2014

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

The Senate will vote on the issue on Thursday.

September 18, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have missed on Tuesday, September 16: • Election law expert Rick Hasen expects the Kansas Supreme Court to remove Democrat Chad Taylor’s name from the ballot. Such a decision would be a big blow to incumbent Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), who hopes that Taylor […]

September 16, 2014

Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) — It’s terrific that we have six polling aggregators and forecasting models, each giving us rapidly updated odds for every Senate seat. It’s nice to have the chances of a Republican majority in the next Senate (continued aggregation-of-aggregation odds: tossup, very slight edge to Republicans). But as many have noted, things […]

September 15, 2014

Ex-Aide Accuses McMorris Rodgers, Staff Of Possibly Lying, And Smearing Him

By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times WASHINGTON — Breaking a six-month silence, a former aide who was fingered for allegedly filing an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), lashed out Monday, accusing the Republican and her staff of falsely smearing his name and possibly lying to congressional investigators. Todd Winer, McMorris […]

September 9, 2014

Will The 113th Congress Be The Least Productive In History?

Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill after their August recess on Monday, and if they want to avoid being the least productive Congress in modern history, they have their work cut out for them. According to, this Congress has enacted only 163 laws (including both bills and joint resolutions that have been enacted into […]

September 8, 2014

As Congress Returns To Work, Politics Is High On The Agenda

By William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Congress returned Monday for a two-week session with a schedule that’s short on substantive action and long on political theater ahead of November’s midterm elections. Rather than go out in a blaze of legislative accomplishment before the Nov. 4 elections, members of the House of Representatives and […]

September 8, 2014

The Lower Congress Sinks, The Higher Voter Turnout Might Be

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Could voter disdain for Congress motivate more people to turn out this November? Could be. A new Gallup study suggests that in recent elections, disapproval of Congress’ job performance meant higher turnout. Currently, Gallup’s congressional job approval is 13 percent, with 19 percent of registered voters saying […]

August 25, 2014

Analysis: 6 Californias? GOP Probably Wouldn’t Be Helped By Bust-Up

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers — in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank — are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests they’re supposed to be representing. In California, those […]

August 21, 2014

Rep. Gowdy Says He’ll Bring Prosecutor’s Focus, Fairness To Benghazi Probe

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Gowdy’s got a late-night habit. “He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. “Even if he goes out and has dinner, he’s got to have his late-night pie. I don’t know how he does it.” It’s a tasty […]

August 21, 2014