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Right-Wing Groups Just Scored Their First Victory Over Kevin McCarthy
When conservative outside groups fail to defeat a bill in Congress, the cheers come from all over D.C. Business groups mock the incompetence of the groups; Republican leaders declare that they've been taught a hard lesson by the shutdown; Democrats just like to see 'em lose.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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House, Senate advance competing border proposals
Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.
Perdue VS. Nunn in Ga -- Soa what happens if McConnell loses? --...
IT'S PERDUE IN GEORGIA -- Will face Nunn in November: "Former Dollar General Corp. Chief Executive Officer David Perdue won a divisive primary for Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate nomination, a contest that raised doubts about the party's prospects for holding a seat that may prove pivotal in November's election," report Bloomberg's Kathleen Hunter ... (more)
Boehner in Squeeze Between Ohio Exporters, Republican Ex-Im Foes
House Speaker John Boehner is getting pressure to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank from a lobby that's hard to ignore: manufacturers in and around his southwestern Ohio district that rely on the bank to finance overseas sales.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
California High Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views
A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.
The Baltimore Sun
A fairer (small) business environment [Commentary]
Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not.
Ante Up for the Party
Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, left, walks with incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Capitol Hill.
Republicans Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day
Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Political Paddock: House Republican leader takes a swipe at Rand Paul in Paul's hometown
It's not accurate to say that incoming U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy took a shot at Rand Paul in the Kentucky senator's back yard.
Congressman raps Boeing, trade group support for Ex-Im bank
A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."
A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For...
When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Parallel paths: McCarthy and Scalise
Their parallel rise began in the late 1990s, when Kevin McCarthy, the national chairman of the Young Republicans, became good pals with Steve Scalise, a local leader in Louisiana.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
McCarthy makes pitch for GOP-run Senate
The new U.S. House majority leader says the congressional logjam would be broken if Republicans win control of the Senate.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Top 5 Most Influential Californians in Congress
California is a huge state, and nowhere is that more evident than in the sheer size of its Congressional delegation of 53 members.
Is It Time to Declare the Death of Emergency Unemployment Insurance?
Democrats in Congress and a handful of Republican senators have strived over the last seven months to renew emergency unemployment benefits for the millions of American workers who have been living without a job for more than six months.
Jim DeMint: Bank Reveals Washington's 'Rot and Corruption'
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md.
The mid-terms: The royals of Capitol Hill
ACCORDING to those who inhabit it, the House of Representatives is the most demotic bit of the federal government.
Jerry Brown's Biggest Foe: McCARTHY - Cruz's next big fight - ...
JERRY BROWN'S BIGGEST FOE: KEVIN McCARTHY The NYT's Adam Nagourney reports from San Francisco: "Gov. Jerry Brown has a little-known Republican challenger campaigning against him across California, taunting him on issues from taxes to transit.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Democrats love them some crony capitalism
There is great story about the British cavalry officer who was so dumb that even the horses started to notice.