With apologies to W.S. Gilbert and “The Pirates of Penzance.” I am the very leader of the Democrat minority. I used to rule the House, but then I blew the
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, penned a letter to Sony CEO Michael Lynton asking that the company hand over more information about their "devastating cyber attack." Cummings says Sony's knowledge on what exactly happened will help Congress implement new federal cybersecurity laws and improve existing ones.
Democrats said Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) should pressure Rep. Michael Grimm (R., N.Y.) to resign following reports Mr. Grimm will plead guilty to a felony tax-related charge.
Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is calling for the resignation of Republican Rep. Michael Grimm as he prepares to plead guilty to felony tax evasion. “Now that the election is over, Congressman Grimm is finally admitting the truth to his constituents,” the House Minority Leader said in a statement Tuesday. “Clearly, Speaker Boehner must insist […]
As predicted, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)-Komeito coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored an easy victory in Japan's Lower House election on Sunday. For Abe it was a vital win on a shrewd, strategic gamble. The LDP under...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton may be dominating every poll of potential Democratic hopefuls for the White House, but some progressives are desperate to find a candidate who will challenge her from the left. Groups have sprung up to encourage Elizabeth...Show More Summary
Drastic changes are in the works for the Fair Credit Reporting Act and if they are passed, they could dramatically improve consumers’ credit scores. Rep. Maxine Walters, a democrat that serves on the House Financial Services Committee...Show More Summary
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and 34 other Senate and House Democrats have released a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, calling for broadband internet access to be reclassified under Title II of the Communications Act II in order to ensure true net neutrality. In July, Sen. Show More Summary
The Blaze: The IRS Must Be Put Down Like a Rabid Dog, by John Linder (former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011): Since it was first disclosed that the IRS abused the taxpayers and the law, the Democrat refrain has been, “…it is clear that there was no White House...
Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t the only visiting celeb to break latkes with President Obama at the White House Hannukkah party on Wednesday night. Actress Emmy Rossum was also among the crowd, which included Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman and Sandy Levin, and even Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (who’s not Jewish — but hey, those latkes were apparently that good). […]
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President Obama's gamble on renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba seems to represent a calculation by the president, White House and perhaps the Democratic Party that the politics of Cuba have changed in this country. WSJ’s Jerry Seib, Beth Reinhard and Colleen McCain Nelson explain in this video clip from the Capital Journal Roundtable.
The results of the 2014 election are in. While Republicans are rejoicing at taking control of the Senate, widening their House majority and picking up several new governorships, Democrats are licking their wounds, wondering where it all went wrong. Show More Summary
Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. They floated ideas to fight the Democrat Obama’s moves to forge ties and expand commercial ties...
Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally has won the Arizona House seat in the Tuscon area formerly held by Rep. Gabby Giffords, thereby flipping the Second Congressional District from Democrat to Republican. The election went to a recount,...Show More Summary
U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November’s congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A superior court judge declared Martha McSally, a retired Air...
A funny exchange (not exactly ha ha funny though) happened between House Speaker John Boehner and Chuck Schumer on Twitter. It went like this: Senate Democrats should pass the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act immediately. http://t.co/kqlBxGPtXz #TRIA — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) December 15, 2014.@SpeakerBoehner We did. In July. 93-4. If you had put that [...]
The contest was the last undecided House race of 2014
Three Democratic lawmakers who inspired “Alpha House” are moving out.