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The outgoing House speaker said Sunday that conservatives are “unrealistic” about what a GOP Congress can accomplish.
In the short-term, some things could actually get done.
It’s unclear whether conservatives have the clout to elect one of their own
Though his resignation will avert a government shutdown, dysfunctional forces remain.
The likely successor is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calf.)
The Speaker told GOP members Friday morning.
The plan includes utilizing a fast-track process to force President Obama to veto a bill defunding Planned Parenthood.
Faith has shaped the public careers of Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), but they have sharply different expectations for the papal visit to the Capitol.
GOP members in Democratic states have the most to lose if government funding lapses Oct. 1.
The Democratic presidential candidate praised the pope for “speaking out with courage and brilliance about some of the most important issues facing our world” — mainly, matters of economic inequality.
The bill’s defeat is unlikely to dampen conservatives’ desire to link a measure defunding Planned Parenthood to the shutdown fight
Democrats say hearing is calibrated to pave way for a government shutdown.
Those most determined to depose Boehner may be the least equipped to build the broad coalition necessary to lead fractious Republicans.
The measures aren’t expected to get past the Senate, and if they do, most certainly will be vetoed by the president.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) resigns from hard-line Freedom Caucus, citing “counterproductive” tactics.
A bill that would end the ban is set to pass the Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it could soon come to the floor.
Here are the figures that matter as Capitol Hill approaches its next funding deadline
Conservatives say leaders want little more than ‘show votes’ and are unwilling to stand up to Obama.
The Democratic vote counter in the Senate led a nuanced whip operation in concert with the White House.