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The California Republican's perch atop the headline-grabbing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee doesn't wrap up until the end of this year, but a high-profile group of Republicans is already jockeying to take his gavel.
As conservative activist groups stirred up trouble for establishment Republican Senate candidates in 2010 and 2012, party leaders in Washington first tried to ignore the insurgents, then tried to reason with them, and ultimately left it to primary voters to settle the matter.
Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan Republicans gathered at a Tudor-style home in Grand Rapids and vented frustrations with Congressman Justin Amash and his Tea Party tactics that they blame for Washington's gridlock.
Rep. Tom McClintock, a career politician who is a master of anti-government rhetoric, occupies one of the safest Republican congressional districts in America.
He's among a few vulnerable Republican members in line to be targeted by immigrant rights advocates if the House doesn't pass an immigration bill before the November election that would offer legal status to millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally or overstayed their visas.
If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around Denver's southern end.
House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa is in the sights of the Congressional Black Caucus.
In this photograph taken July 20, 2010, LaPorscha Armstrong, left, meets with Nancy Wetmore, right, manager of local accounts with Keller Center for Corporate Learning during a National Career Fairs Job Fair, in Plano, Texas.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent.
In the final days of the special election for the congressional seat left open by the death of longtime U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., candidates are making their final outreach bids and launching their last attacks.
Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine.
"Vladimir Putin says that Russian troops did not invade Crimea. Really? Well, what are those guys? Mall cops?" ---David Letterman Jon Stewart unveils Fox News's new slogan: "We Read The Chain Emails Your Grandma Gets In Her Inbox Out Loud Like They Were True."
It's only been done once since the Civil War, but that isn't stopping J.D. Winteregg.
The speaker of the House hasn't made any indication he's retiring, but that hasn't prevented feuds among his would-be replacements.
On a cold day in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama rolled out his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget request, and it quickly drew an equally chilly response from Congress, which sets the actual appropriations.