16 hrs ago
Washington Reads The Boehner Tea Leaves
When John Boehner became Speaker of the House in 2011, he acknowledged his family and friends, "two of my best buds" in Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Richard Burr, and "my buddy [Rep. Tom] Latham."
20 hrs ago
GOP keeps House seat in Alabama in party hands
A Republican congressional candidate from Alabama, who last month won a bruising GOP primary battle , is now headed to Capitol Hill.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Ryan won't run for White House in 2016, his GOP colleagues say
The Republican Budget Committee chairman is the most popular conservative in the House, and over the coming year, he will have to decide whether to seek a more powerful committee gavel, launch a bid for House leadership or take a risky leap into the crowded waters of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Budget deal may clear decks for immigration in January
With Congress set to approve a long-term budget deal by the end of this week, the stage could be set for work on immigration reform when legislators return to work in January.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
The GOP's Paul Ryan Problem
Back in 2011, when Paul Ryan's name was floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate we said, "Not so fast, Paul" and pointed out that his much ballyhooed "Path to Prosperity" budget plan allowed spending to rise to $4 trillion over the next five years.
Cybercast News Service
Republican 'Pledge' Depends on What the Meaning of '3 Days' Is
When the House Republican leadership scheduled the Ryan-Murray Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 to come up for a vote on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, it violated a campaign pledge it made in the fall of 2010.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
The Fresno Bee
New budget deal leaves out extended benefits for jobless
Hundreds of job-seekers fill the Commerce Building at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds Thursday, August 15, 2013 during the annual job fair to recruit applicants for about 500 temporary jobs during the fair run in October.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
UPDATE 2-Budget deal headed to vote in U.S. House, passage predicted
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a bipartisan two-year budget deal, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Darrell Issa Helps Campaign for GOP Moderate Brian Nestande in CA-36 - Because of Obamacare
Perfect! Just who I need to go after President Obama and his damn caring. *Ahem * Damn Obamacare law.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Reject the Gays, Says Va. Congressman
A Virginia House Republican is causing friction among colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign to withhold support for the party's gay candidates.
How GOP lost its nerve on tax reform
The email blasting Rep. Dave Camp's tax plan as "disastrous" arrived two days before a pivotal meeting between House Republican leaders and their chief tax writer.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Obama Seeks to Salvage Support With New Focus
President Barack Obama , seeking to halt the erosion in public support for his health-care law, is using the power of his office to try to change the conversation.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Labor groups back immigration protest
A California group supporting immigration reform whose backers include United Farm Workers has begun a planned 11-day sit-in and fast at the Bakersfield office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Voice of America
Washington Week: Focus Will Continue on Health Care Website
The so-called "Obamacare" website is apparently functioning better, but far from perfectly, after the November 30 deadline for major improvements promised by the administration.
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."
Tue Nov 26, 2013
We The People Versus Big Business on Amnesty
Few issues better illustrate the fault line in today's Republican Party than how individual members of Congress come down on opening-up America's borders and granting amnesty to illegal aliens.
Hurdle For California High-Speed Rail: Where Is The Money?
A judge's rulings this week ordered California's high-speed rail to identify funding for the first 300 miles, raising one of the biggest hurdles facing the ambitious, $68 billion project: Where will the money come from to complete it? State and federal sources so far account for less than 20 percent of the total price, and the current plan relies ... (more)
Will Congress Wreck the Nuclear Deal with Iran?
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton at a news conference during nuclear talks in Geneva, November 10, 2013.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Rep. Kevin McCarthy: ‘Immigration Reform Is Going to Happen’
'No; immigration reform is going to happen,' Rep. Kevin McCarthy , the House Republican whip, told CBS's Bob Schieffer on 'Face the Nation.'
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Knowing what we know now about Philip Kaufman, it was never likely that his remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers was going to simply be a straight remake.