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
The breathlessly awaited Saturday meeting of House GOP caucus is over, and we now know what these feral children want in exchange for not blowing up the American economy: The federal government on Saturday barreled toward its firstShow More Summary
The Senate will return at 2 p.m. Monday, the last day of the fiscal year. The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet Saturday, but the action will first come when Republicans meet privately starting at noon. They have the...
To defund and face a shutdown or not? That's the question facing Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the House GOP caucus now that the Senate has returned the Continuing Resolution, minus the ObamaCare defunding language. House members...
As Jim Ward says, “How long will this Boehner last? If you Boehner lasts four terms or more, consult your lobbyist immediately!” The House Democratic leadership says that the Tea Party has thrown the leadership over the side: House Democrats have grown accustomed to the Republican majority passing legislation that won’t stand a chance in […]
While few specifics about the House GOP caucus’ Wednesday meeting were reported by the NY Times, the Southern and Tea Part factions are throwing their weight around — further weakening Speaker Boehner: Meeting for the first time as a group to hash out their approach to immigration, House Republicans on Wednesday came down overwhelmingly against [...]
Breitbart News has learned that on July 10th, the House GOP caucus will convene a special "internal conference" on the subject of immigration reform. IA Rep. Steve King began pressing for a conference in early June, having acquired more than the 50 votes necessary to force the closed-door session. Show More Summary
Reporters who are well connected inside the House GOP caucus are firmly convinced that John Boehner and House Republicans will feel no pressure to allow a vote on any immigration reform that lacks the support of a majority of Republicans — … Continue reading ?
Picking up on the ideas Jim Hoeft wrote about in our latest newsletter regarding the angst among some House GOP caucus members in wake of the Speaker’s trashing of the Senate redistricting plan… The obvious question: Why didn’t any House members appeal Howell’s ruling? The votes to win just weren’t there. Show More Summary
Everybody's sure immigration reform is coming. Except it has to get through the House GOP caucus and the House Judiciary Committee where pretty much everyone is hostile to reform....
During a strategy retreat to Williamsburg, Virginia, leadership in the House GOP caucus took the opportunity to rally Republicans around a...
For the second day in a row, a top member of House GOP Leadership has floated the idea of a short-term extension of the debt ceiling to coincide with action on the budget. The House GOP caucus is on retreat this week, mapping out its strategy for the upcoming debt and budget debates. Show More Summary
Tonight's vote on the Senate-brokered deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" may set the stage for a Leadership challenge when the new Congress convenes at noon on Thursday. Almost two-thirds of the House GOP caucus voted against the Senate plan which provided for steep tax hikes and increased spending. Show More Summary
Quite simply, it's easy to be a whiner and hard to be Speaker. Philip Klein explains: Most people would agree that it?s unlikely that, for lack of a better term, an ?establishment? member of the House GOP caucus would challenge...
The House GOP caucus remains supportive of Speaker John Boehner, even though he is open to tax-rate increases. “There is no revolt, no coup,” says a conservative House member, who requested anonymity to speak freely. “Boehner is going...Show More Summary
The Republican Study Committee, whose members form the conservative wing of the House GOP caucus, released a report on Friday that took a remarkably progressive stance on copyright law. It argued that current copyright laws are "seen...Show More Summary
In April of 2011, after Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan had been House Budget Chair for only a few months, he convinced nearly the entire House GOP caucus to vote for a laissez-faire budget resolution that would slash education, raise taxes on the middle class, and destroy Medicaid’s promise to provide health care to [...]