First Boehner, now McCarthy. What's going on with the garbage fire that is the House GOP caucus?
Today’s tenuous vote for speaker in the House GOP caucus where Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was expected to receive less that the 218 votes needed to guarantee his election confirms yet again what has become increasingly apparent over the past year: Republican’s don’t know how to deal with what is [...]
Josh Marshall thinks so on Talking Points Memo. If the right wing of the House GOP caucus really gets to run the show in the House and begins doing things that overwhelming majorities of the public are against, that’s actually not a good thing for the GOP. That’s especially so during a presidential race since [...]Show More Summary
John Boehner has told the House GOP Caucus that he plans to resign his speakership (and apparently Congress) at the end of next month. This, of course, opens up a race for Speaker. The questions at hand are 1) Who can actually lead this caucus in a party that has a “base” which has been […]
Aaron Sheinin of the AJC is reporting news from the House GOP Caucus retreat, in that Speaker David Ralston will be backing an effort to protect pastors from interference of government into their religious practices. From his report:...Show More Summary
The Senate Republicans are pissing off their Teabagging cousins in the House GOP caucus because Senate Republicans face non-gerrymandered districts where the median voter is significantly to the left of the typical House Republican median...Show More Summary
GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is set to introduce his 20-week abortion ban bill to the Senate on Thursday. That's the same bill that sparked a mini-rebellion in the House GOP caucus among some of its slightly...Show More Summary
With House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal having signaled his intention to vacate his seat, House GOP Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett has notified members that there will be a caucus meeting on May 11th to fill the Majority Leader position. Show More Summary
The quote of the week, one that will likely reverberate through the halls of Congress for many months to come, is this one from GOP Rep. Charlie Dent, lamenting the inability of the House GOP caucus to unite behind, well, anything at all: “We really don’t have 218 votes to determine a bathroom break over […]
Et tu, Utah? GOP leaders want to increase the state’s gasoline tax. The state faces an $11 billion budget gap for transportation projects slated through 2040. Its House GOP caucus has endorsed an increase of as much as 10 cents a gallon in the state’s gasoline tax. Show More Summary
I think Josh Green has this about right. Yesterday, I noted that after a flurry of non- and aborted candidacies, the House GOP caucus was about to replace Eric Cantor with someone the Tea Party views as either equivalent to Cantor or if anything slightly less conservative or stalwart in his politics. Show More Summary
House GOP rank-and-file want to continue the Benghazi investigations but House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) won't let them have a special committee to do it. The post Boehner Still Ignoring House GOP Caucus On Benghazi appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In 2012, the House GOP caucus torpedoed federal aide for the storm because they said it would be mismanaged. The congressman says Chris Christie proved them right.
The reaction of House GOP caucus members to Sam Moore’s bill to eliminate loitering and prowling as crimes from the Georgia code – allowing those with convictions of sex crimes in schools and day care centers, is coming swiftly. Thus far, the Majority Leader, Rules Chairman, Majority Whip, and Caucus Chairman have taken the well […]
The politics of immigration inside the House GOP caucus can seem perplexing and opaque. Fortunately, Paul Ryan just gave an interview to Chuck Todd that pulls back the curtain and reveals how Republicans see the political minefield that lies between them and getting to Yes. The good news: Ryan’s interview reveals a real desire to figure out a […]
Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans.
Politico reports that 300 K Street lobbyists met with the conservative Republican Study Committee, a group within the House GOP caucus last week--and were irritated that the conservatives did not express guilt for the recent government shutdown. Show More Summary
On Thursday and Friday, stocks exploded as optimism surged that a deal would soon be reached. Then yesterday there was no progress. The day started with John Boehner telling the House GOP caucus that talks with The White House were broken...Show More Summary
I'm about the 500th person to mention this, but it's really kind of gobsmacking that the latest "strategy" from the House GOP caucus regarding the budget is to demand a conference committee with the Senate. These are the same guys who...Show More Summary