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Republican hard-liners are ‘false prophets,’ Boehner says

The outgoing House speaker said Sunday that conservatives are “unrealistic” about what a GOP Congress can accomplish.

McCarthy tops ticket in House Republican leadership free-for-all

It’s unclear whether conservatives have the clout to elect one of their own

Boehner gives up the speaker’s post in a sacrifice to rescue the House

Though his resignation will avert a government shutdown, dysfunctional forces remain.

John Boehner resigns

The likely successor is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calf.)

Republican leaders hatch plan to avoid shutdown

The plan includes utilizing a fast-track process to force President Obama to veto a bill defunding Planned Parenthood.

Two Catholic senators are greeting Pope Francis in very different ways

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.

Blue-state Republicans lead charge against federal shutdown

GOP members in Democratic states have the most to lose if government funding lapses Oct. 1.

How Bernie Sanders greeted Pope Francis

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.

Senate Democrats block GOP bill banning late abortions

The bill’s defeat is unlikely to dampen conservatives’ desire to link a measure defunding Planned Parenthood to the shutdown fight

Congress could hear from Planned Parenthood on eve of shutdown deadline

Democrats say hearing is calibrated to pave way for a government shutdown.

The thankless job of following John Boehner as leader

Those most determined to depose Boehner may be the least equipped to build the broad coalition necessary to lead fractious Republicans.

House passes Planned Parenthood defunding and anti-abortion bills, but will they help avert a shutdown?

The measures aren’t expected to get past the Senate, and if they do, most certainly will be vetoed by the president.

One House conservative has had just about enough of this shutdown talk

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) resigns from hard-line Freedom Caucus, citing “counterproductive” tactics.

After four decades, the U.S. might lift its ban on oil exports. Here’s what you need to know

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.

The next shutdown showdown, by the numbers

Here are the figures that matter as Capitol Hill approaches its next funding deadline

Wary of shutdown, GOP leaders try to refocus abortion debate

Conservatives say leaders want little more than ‘show votes’ and are unwilling to stand up to Obama.

How Sen. Durbin spent his summer saving the Iran deal

The Democratic vote counter in the Senate led a nuanced whip operation in concert with the White House.

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