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Rep. Marlin Stutzman Goes Silent After Claiming GOP Leaders Tricked Him, Others Finger Majority Leader

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) is remaining silent about his allegation that House GOP leadership misled him in order to get him to switch sides in a key vote that allowed the party to bring the so-called cromnibus, $1.1 trillion, 1,774-page spending bill to the floor of the House so leadership could pass it. Show More Summary

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Blocks Quick Budget Deal

A last-second vote helped pass the new federal budget bill through the House of Representatives late Thursday evening, but the Senate still has to give its approval before it can land on President Obama's desk. With the clock ticking...Show More Summary

Watch: Sessions Demands Vote on Blocking Executive Amnesty

In a speech about the current spending bill that passed the House on Thursday from the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow for a vote on an amendment that would block the announced executive action by President Barack Obama on immigration policy. Show More Summary

Nevada's Female Tax Cheat Claims There's A War On GOP Women

Now that Michele Bachmann is leaving the House, it seems Nevada is longing for a shot at having the nation's craziest Michele. Nevada Republican Majority Leader, Michele Fiore, is likening herself to women who are unable to make their own reproductive choices. Show More Summary

Congress Unveils Massive $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

J. Scott Applewhite/APFrom left to right, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. By ANDREW...Show More Summary

GOP Whip Steve Scalise Comes Under Fire For Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty Via Omnibus Backing

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is coming under fire in conservative circles for supporting the effort by House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) to reach a spending deal that would fund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Show More Summary

Exclusive: House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with...Show More Summary

Why the White House torpedoed Harry Reid's tax deal: The competing claims

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

President Obama blew up a tax deal between the majority leader and the House GOP.

Why the White House torpedoed Harry Reid's tax deal: The competing claims

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

President Obama blew up a tax deal between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and House Republicans. Both sides have explanations as to why. But in the end, it might just be an instance of a bitterly personal grudge matc...

A proposal to weaken Illinois' open-records law fails--for now

CHICAGO, IL — It was the kind of legislative move that’s meant to fly under the radar. Just days before Thanksgiving, state House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie attached an amendment to an obscure bill to tinker with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The measure was designed to narrow the definition of what’s considered a public record and make...

Obama and Mitch McConnell have sit-down without bourbon

President Obama hosted incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a private White House meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant relationship.

McConnell on Obama meeting: 'It's not the bourbon summit'

Before Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was scheduled to meet President Barack Obama at the White House — their first sit-down since Election Day — the incoming Senate majority leader told Yahoo News that the pair would not be drinking bourbon on the job.

Harry Reid Backs Boehner Plan to Fund Obama's Executive Amnesty

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has thrown his public support behind House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to fund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order through March. “That would be a big accomplishment if we could...Show More Summary

Will Obama Pull the Plug on Wind Energy?

Yesterday President Obama threatened to veto a $440 billion package of tax breaks negotiated by a bipartisan group of legislators led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The bill, a White House spokesperson said, disproportionately benefits businesses over families. Show More Summary

Reid's tax package deal with House GOP effectively dead after veto threat

WTF, guys? The deal Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was apparently close to sealing with House Republican leaders to make a bunch of tax breaks for corporations permanent while ending others that help lower- and middle-income families, seems pretty much dead now. Show More Summary

Compromise, You Keep Using That Word

Worthless fucking Democrats: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached a compromise with House Republicans on a package of tax breaks that would permanently extend relief for big multinational corporations without providing breaks for middle or lower-income families, individuals with knowledge of the deal tell ThinkProgress. Show More Summary

White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, we wrote that Senator (and still for the next few weeks, Majority Leader) Harry Reid was looking for ways to push for a piece of SOPA, making streaming a felony, into law. The story we'd heard from multiple sources was that he was looking to attach it to the USA Freedom Act. Show More Summary

Republicans Just Don't Get It

There is a reason why it has taken so long to emerge from the Great Recession. And the Republican leaders of the House and Senate with their new majorities exemplify why we have barely emerged from it. They just don't get it. Their policies that continue to distribute wealth upward harm not only economic growth, but our place in the world. Show More Summary

Meet the Democrat on Capitol Hill that the White House loathes

In The Washington Post's autopsy of what went wrong for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections, one name popped up over and over again: David Krone, the right-hand man of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Krone basically pinned...Show More Summary

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