Wednesday Dec 4
'Tis the Season for Heckling at Capitol Tree Lighting?
From the minute Speaker John A. Boehner began his address at the Capitol Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday evening, his words were washed out by the chants of dozens of immigration advocates.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Call your representatives and demand immigration action
I appreciated your editorial in the paper. After reading it, I immediately called all mentioned Republican politicians: Doc Hastings, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dave Reichert, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers and advised them to read your editorial and to work together for comprehensive immigration reform [" Get some real work done, Congress ," Opinion, Dec.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Congress is a work-free zone and will likely stay that way
The U.S. House of Representatives voted early this fall to knock 3.8 million Americans off the federal food stamp program and to impose stiff work requirements on able-bodied, childless adults receiving federal food aid.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Five in GOP who could succeed Boehner
The post may not come open for a while, but the next generation of Republican leaders is waiting for the day that Speaker John Boehner decides he's had enough of a job he's famously compared to "a hole in the head."
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Zogby Report Card: Obama can give thanks to Obamacare, Iran
Pollster John Zogby reports in our White House report card feature that diplomatic advances in Iran and fixes to the Obamacare website salvaged the week for President Obama: "He and Secretary of State John Kerry have a multinational deal with Iran to limit that country's nuclear enrichment program and open up its facilities to international ... (more)
American Legion Magazine
Legion backs move to fix GI Bill problem
A bill crafted with the help of The American Legion would, if enacted, correct a "bureaucratic nightmare" that has caused some servicemembers' children to be billed for thousands of dollars in educational benefits for which they were originally approved.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The War on Thanksgiving: Where are the "pro-family" forces?
The sight of big box stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving bespeaks an obvious, insidious objective: The bottom line boys in America's corporate boardrooms are out to destroy this holiday as a time for the country to stop its daily grind and come together with family and extended family.
Poll: Obamacare can be fixed
A majority of Americans believes it is too early to tell whether Obamacare is a failure.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Pelosi: Republicans running undemocratic House
The only way to get a Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives to pass immigration reform and anti-discrimination is for the public to raise hell, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told an enthusiastic symposium of Western Washington women early Monday.
McMorris Rodgers sets congressional motherhood record
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has achieved the political motherhood hat trick, becoming the first woman to give birth three times while serving in Congress.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
How Modi fans almost hijacked Republican Indian American meet
Republican leaders say that the flyer about Modi's address at the meet was fake and no such invitation has been extended to the Gujarat chief minister.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
GOP mapping out waves of attacks over health law
The memo sent to House Republicans this week was concise and blunt, listing talking points and marching orders: "Because of Obamacare, I Lost My Insurance."
WSU's Elson Floyd lobbying on Hill against sequestration
Washington State University President Elson Floyd came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby against a now-familiar target - the federal budget ax known as sequestration.
A. Barton Hinkle: Food Police Are Gluttons for Punishment - of Others
Any day now the Food and Drug Administration could impose burdensome new regulations that would cost an ungodly lot - while achieving absolutely nothing.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
U.S. Republican Party Denies Inviting Narendra Modi To Address Leaders
Washington: Republican leaders have denied extending an invitation to Narendra Modi to address Congressional leaders and Indian-Americans via video link next week and accused a U.S.-based supporter of the BJP's prime ministerial candidate of "misrepresenting" their party.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
The Indian Express
Republican party denies inviting Narendra Modi to address leaders
Chicago-based Shalli Kumar, a supporter of Modi, has been served with a "cease and desist" letter by the office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers advising him to stop misrepresenting the Republican party and one of its top lawmakers.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Conservatives react to Obama's healthcare 'fix'
Conservatives in Congress predictably reacted with skepticism to President Barack Obama's latest executive tweak to his problem-plagued healthcare law.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Redmond teen tries personal touch to reach Boehner on immigration
For just a moment, Jenni Martinez panicked as she recognized the man at the counter in a small diner on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Immigration reform advocates protest outside McMorris Rodgers' office - Wed, 13 Nov 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. More than a dozen immigation reform activists were taken into custody today outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers office in downtown Spokane.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Modi Invited To Address Indian Diaspora In U.S. Via Satellite
Washington: The top Republican leadership in the U.S. has congratulated Narendra Modi on being nominated as the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition BJP, and has extended an invitation to address Congressional leaders and Indian Americans via satellite at the Capitol Hill.