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House GOP says Las Vegas massacre inspired them to crack down on reproductive rights

In the aftermath of two recent acts of gun violence, the House GOP Caucus has been inspired not to pursue gun control legislation that could prevent future mass shootings, but instead to crack down on reproductive rights. “As we mourn the lives lost in Las Vegas this week, and welcome Whip Scalise back to Capitol Hill, […]

House GOP caucus argues it's exempt from open records law

The House Republican Caucus is asking a South Carolina court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by news outlets including The Associated Press that seeks access to information about an investigation … Click to Continue »

Health-care fallout prompts Tom MacArthur to resign as co-chair of centrist House GOP caucus

The New Jersey Republican negotiated with the hard-right Freedom Caucus and struck a deal that ensured passage of the American Health Care Act.

House GOP Caucus Is ‘Shellshocked’

“In the House Republicans’ conference meeting on Capitol Hill this morning, the mood among members was subdued and somewhat anxious,” according to Jonathan Swan. One source described members as “shellshocked.” “Republican leaders are distressed by what’s going on, but don’t [...]

News outlets including AP sue state House GOP Caucus

A coalition of news outlets including The Associated Press has sued the state House Republican Caucus in South Carolina. The lawsuit's purpose is to gain access to the caucus's records … Click to Continue »

Lawmaker: House GOP caucus 'deeply divided' over direction

Republicans in the House of Representatives have become "deeply divided" over floor leadership and the direction as a caucus, according to a north Alabama legislator who sought a "no confidence" … Click to Continue »

Help Us Count the Vote!

As I noted last night, the House GOP caucus just voted to kill the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (it loses its independence and now needs Congress's permission to investigate anyone or report anything it finds). But the vote is secret. Show More Summary

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

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