Friday Dec 6
A.M. Links: Bipartisan Deal To Avoid Another Government Shutdown, US...
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murry showed some bipartisanship in crafting a mini-deal to avert another government shutdown.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Washington Post
Eastern Idaho is home to scenic mountains and rivers, a bountiful potato crop, and now, a heated battle between the business wing of the GOP and the tea party.
Bipartisan Coalition For Anti-NSA Legislation Grows
The USA FREEDOM Act, which aims to rein in the National Security Agency , has a growing coalition of bipartisan support that includes Rep. Justin Amash .
Wed Dec 04, 2013
It Started Out as Just a Few Libertarians Hanging Out at a...
Nearly 100 young libertarian activists piled into O'Sullivan's Irish Pub just outside Washington, D.C. Tuesday for the bar's weekly karaoke night.
House members now permitted to say 'merry Christmas' in constituent mail
House members may now say "merry Christmas" and other "incidental holiday greetings" in official mail sent to their constituents, as long as the salutation isn't the sole purpose of the card.
Super PAC To Defend Moderate Republicans Against Tea Partiers
A new super PAC seeks to bolster moderate Republicans in a number of House and Senate races where ultra-conservative groups are threatening to snap up Republican nominations.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Washington Post
Immigration reform steams ahead
If personnel is policy then House Speaker John Boehner is serious about immigration reform.
House passes indemnification extension bill
After a brief debate on the House floor late Monday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed HR 3547 , a bill that extends the existing third-party commercial launch indemnification regime by one year.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Boehner Facing Push to Curb NSA Surveillance
House Speaker John Boehner may be forced into allowing a vote on standalone legislation to curb the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, even though he has defended the agency's methods.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Pressure builds on Boehner for NSA vote
House Republican leaders are under pressure to allow a vote on legislation that would curb the National Security Agency .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
House Republicans propose closing down FHA
As Congress slowly debates the future of housing finance, a group of House Republicans led by Justin Amash has proposed taking the government out of lending altogether using a 5-year phased plan.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Kids No Longer Love Obama. Who Can Blame Them?
It's like totally official, now, bro: Even the young Americans who were central to Barack Obama's election in 2008 and 2012 are sick of the president, with a large and growing majority disapproving of the job he's doing.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
GOP Establishment Donors Target Tea Party's Justin Amash in Michigan
Congressman Justin Amash was endorsed by the conservative Club for Growth , which gives him a 100% lifetime voting scorecard rating, on October 8. However, seven Republican establishment donors who live in his western Michigan district recently endorsed his primary opponent, Brian Ellis, who claims Amash is not a "traditional conservative."
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Miami Herald
State Sen. Jansen: Won't challenge US Rep. Amash
A state senator from suburban Grand Rapids says he won't challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in the 2014 Republican primary.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Washington Post
The Republican Party = the tea party. Basically.
Ever since the government shutdown , folks like The Fix have been focused like a laser on the tea party's influence on the Republican Party.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Will the GOP's Business Wing Pony Up?
Donohue, center, has been cautious when talking about the chamber's 2014 plans. For business-minded Republicans fed up with tea-party-led budget standoffs, the past few weeks have offered much to crow about.
Prominent West Michigan political donors jump from Justin Amash to Brian Ellis in campaign letter
Some West Michigan business leaders who once threw their support - and money - behind U.S. Rep. Justin Amash have jumped ship and united behind local businessman Brian Ellis.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Hot Blast: The 2014 blueprint for Gop not that surprising
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., right, arrive at the House side on Capitol Hill Friday before a vote on a measure to let insurers keep offering health coverage that falls short of the law's standards.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Congressional Approval Ratings Don't Mean Much
Gallup recently released poll numbers showing that only 9% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
10 Republicans Who Cheered on Batkid, Want to Revoke His Obamacare
On Friday, a sick child in San Francisco stole the Twittersphere's heart after the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped him don superhero garb and "fight crime" on the streets of San Francisco as "Batkid."