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ELIJAH CUMMINGS TRIES TO FLY COVER FOR THE IRS, JIM JORDAN SHOOTS HIM DOWN: “The problem now is that our committee is in a mindset where we are just trying to get the IRS,” Cummings said. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.), chairman of the Oversight subcommittee on administrative rules, fired back. “We’re not trying to get […]

Graham, a Bush supporter, warns that Kasich will struggle in South Carolina

CONCORD, N.H. -- In a possible hint of what former Florida governor Jeb Bush's campaign is seeing on the ground, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a Bush supporter, said in an interview Tuesday that Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) will hit a wall when he flies south. "Of the three early states, South Carolina has always been […]

GOP pushes to combat drug addiction "epidemic"

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, touts a comprehensive bipartisan effort to combat the issue of drug addiction in the GOP's weekly address, released January 30, 2016

Rand Paul fans briefly interrupt debate, as he takes questions on Periscope

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Neil Cavuto was just starting to ask Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) about the "controversial police shootings" he'd dealt with when a clear cry rose up behind him. "We want Rand! We want Rand!" yelled a group of protesters, invisible to the TV audience. "All right," deadpanned Cavuto. Kasich briefly joked that the […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 978

Rep. Jim Jordan Press Release, Jordan Questions Justice Department Assistant Attorney General About IRS Scandal: Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik from the U.S. Department of Justice during a hearing today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the rate and quality of...

Ryan shows compromises can be reached in the House without brinkmanship

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The brinkmanship that marked the tenure of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) can be blamed largely on the eagerness of many House Republicans to use their majority to bend Democrats to their will. That typically involved giving Democrats the choice at the bargaining table between a lump of...

Time for an Open and Honest Discussion About a Crucially Important Women's Issue: Social Security

If anyone has any doubts about the GOP's plans for Social Security, their choice of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to succeed Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker of the House should put those doubts to rest. Ryan was an outspoken, unabashed supporter of President George W. Show More Summary

GOP in panic mode: Will Mitt Romney try to save the day, or must RNC steal nomination from Trump?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republicans are sounding the alarm as a Donald Trump nomination becomes more likely.  “It would be devastating to our attempts to grow our majority and would cost us seats,” said [Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), the NRCC’s deputy chairman] in an interview. Show More Summary

Uncle Sam faces another shutdown if Congress doesn't reach spending agreement by Dec. 11

We're five days away from another possible government shutdown. Wait. Didn't the budget deal that former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pushed through before handing the gavel to new Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wisc.) take care of that? Sort of. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Made A Senator Really Uncomfortable Over 9/11

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- As of Thursday morning, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among just 34 senators who had not signed on as a sponsor of a new 9/11 health and compensation bill. But by nighttime that had changed, and the Ohio Republican andShow More Summary

Paul Ryan Hopes John Boehner Has a ‘Sweet’ Birthday

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Today is former Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) 66th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wished his predecessor a happy birthday on Twitter, the social medium both politicians -- or, at least both politicians' interns -- use on a semi-regular basis. But it wasn't just any birthday tweet. Show More Summary

Rep. Jim Jordan will remain House Freedom Caucus chairman

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is re-elected by the muscular new group of House conservatives.

John Kasich reacts to Paris attacks with prayer and talk of ISIS

LACONIA, N.H. -- Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) had spent a typical day on the campaign trial on Friday, talking about tax policy and health-care costs and his lengthy record. He learned of the attacks in Paris as he stepped onto his campaign bus in Concord, after an afternoon of campaign events. He and aides clustered around […]

Analysis: Cut, cut, cower — Lawmakers back down to uproar

A recent budget and debt deal and separate legislation to fund highway programs were laced with gimmicks masquerading as offsetting spending cuts. Former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who was forced out by disgruntled tea partyers, was...Show More Summary

The House Freedom Caucus wants looser party control on the floor. This is what would happen if they did.

Former House speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), was often attacked by fellow Republicans for influencing House processes to get policy outcomes that he wanted. We all know what’s happened since. Boehner resigned, and his heir apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), withdrew. In the meantime, the House Freedom Caucus outlined a list of policy and […]

Why Speaker Ryan can’t be ‘trusted’ on Obama and immigration

When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, everything old is new again. All the obstruction and careless rhetoric about not trusting the president flung around by former House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was picked up by new Speaker Paul Ryan. And just because the Wisconsin congressman says it with such conviction doesn’t make what he […]

Paul Ryan Isn't Sure How To Get The Cigarette Smell Out Of The Speaker's Office

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may have given his successor a clean slate to start with, but he also left him a slightly more unpleasant gift: the smell of cigarette smoke. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a fan of the P90X workout,...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's Path To House Speaker Passed Through A Soup Line

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A young Paul Ryan was once a foot soldier for Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), literally planting yard signs for an up-and-coming Republican 25 years ago. Back then, Ryan was exactly the sort of young believer who many envisioned...Show More Summary

Distinguished pol of the week

Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) got a send-off that finally recognized the Ohio congressman’s service and decency. Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was greeted with a mixture of anticipation and relief. Not only could Republicans envision an end to bitter infighting in the House, but it seemed possible they might be able to […]

JOHN BOEHNER: Here's my biggest regret of my tenure in office

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) went over his tenure in office during an emotional exit interview with Fox News that aired Friday. Boehner was replaced this week by now-House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), ending his 25-year tenure in the legislative chamber. Show More Summary

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