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Maryland congressman loses bid to lead a conservative House GOP caucus

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) was elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

The new House leadership: A vision in white

Get ready to see a lot of white, everywhere, in government. All posts. All chambers. All spokespeople. All appointees. And mostly male, along with a smattering of people of color.  Just after the House GOP caucus met Tuesday to elect...Show More Summary

If The Choice Is Between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, I’ll Take Ryan

There are 27 days until the election. Donald Trump has decided the best course of action at this time is to pick a fight with Paul Ryan. Trump is bothered Paul Ryan basically told the House GOP caucus to worry about their own electoral races and ignore Trump if they so chose. Show More Summary

Three More in House GOP Caucus Just Say No to Trump

The not-Donald Trump caucus among House Republicans now numbers at least four, with Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, Scott Rigell of Virginia and Mark Sanford of South Carolina saying they won’t support the GOP front-runner if he wins their party’s nomination.

Investigation Finds Lawmaker Sent Inappropriate Texts

“Tennessee Republican leaders were told of a potential sexual harassment complaint about House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham’s (R) behavior about a week before an unprecedented House GOP caucus meeting to decide the fate of his leadership role, but the specific [...]

"Democrats are in denial. Their party is actually in deep trouble."

Matt Yglesias marshals the facts, mostly about strongly rooted GOP power in state government and in Congress. Also:Liberals accustomed to chuckling over the ideological rigor of the House GOP caucus won't want to hear this, but one of...Show More Summary

As the GOP Turns, and Enough with the Shootings Already!

On today's BradCast, guest host Nicole Sandler speaks with Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim about the week's big news including the soap operatic goings on in the House GOP caucus, the US bombing of a Doctors without Borders field hospital in Afghanistan, and our shooting epidemic.

McCarthy Vote Shows House GOP Is Completely Failing Gov't 101

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 [...]

Boehner Leaving Good for Democrats

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 Resigning; Tom Price For Speaker?

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 […]

Speaker Ralston Backing Pastor Protection Act

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

Negoatiating with no poisition

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

Lifelong bachelor Lindsey Graham wants to tell women when they can have an abortion

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

House GOP Caucus Calls For Election On May 11th.

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

Morning Plum: Chaos in Congress is about to get a lot crazier

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 […]

All's Fair in Love and Taxes... Or Not.

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

No Move Up From the Kids Table?

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

Boehner Still Ignoring House GOP Caucus On Benghazi

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.

Jersey Dem: GOP Right on Sandy Aid

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

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