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No surprise: House Democratic leadership much more diverse than GOP's

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced ranking members for six major committees, and these Democratic choices to lead on policy present quite a contrast with Republican committee chair choices. Republicans have appointed 21 committee chairs, 20 of them men. Show More Summary

Lawmaker Says Relationship Between House, Senate Leaders Is “Worse I’ve Ever Seen”

I was speaking with a lawmaker friend yesterday who clued me in to what is apparently a bad relationship between House Majority Leader Al Carlson and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner. I had both gentlemen on the radio with me earlier this week and they did a good job of promoting a unified message, but...

GOP leader sees no problem with male domination of the House

When House Republicans chose their committee heads, mysteriously, 20 out of 21 were men. That's one woman, if you do the math. But no worries, according to Majority Whip Steve Scalise: “Well, as part of leadership, we have a lot of women...Show More Summary

Threats and promises on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama would be "inviting big trouble" by taking unilateral action on immigration. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull."

Boehner Reelected As House Speaker

After extending their party’s House majority to the largest margin in decades, the top Republican Congressmen will all return to leadership roles for another two years. House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise and Republican Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers all ran unopposed. Show More Summary

Push For New Mexico “Right To Work” Law Anticipated

krwg.org A Republican legislative leader says the GOP's capture of majority control of the state House means New Mexico may enact legislation to bar labor contracts that require workers to be union members.

Flashback: '06 Hastert Asked If He Will Resign as Leader if Party Doesn't Do Well in Midterms

On October 5, 2006, then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was asked by the press if he would step down from his leadership role if his party did not do well in the upcoming midterm election. Today when House Majority Leader...Show More Summary

Eric Cantor: Joe Biden Is ‘Awesome’

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor may not agree with Joe Biden politically, but gives him high praise for working with Congress, and as a human being. Joe Biden has a real sensitivity, not only to human reaction, but also partisan and political sensitivities. He understands how far you can push before you just blow [...]

Boehner, McConnell Slam White House's Emissions Deal with China

House Speaker John Boehner joined presumptive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in slamming the Obama administration’s agreement with China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday morning. “This announcement is yet anotherShow More Summary

Business leader's plea to GOP: You won, now fix immigration

In the wake of the last election, millions of decent immigrants remain hostages to partisanship. Last week, Republicans gained majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and at least three governorships, including Illinois. President Barack Obama reiterated his vow of an executive order on...

Congress Faces Choices In the Lame Duck Session

Congress returns to work this week after an October hiatus in advance of the elections. With the prospect of a Republican controlled Senate and a stronger House majority in 2015, GOP leaders must decide how far to go and how much to do during the lame duck session. Show More Summary

Will Republicans Govern or Squander?

Republicans may have won the Senate and kept the House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is no inspiration, allowing President Obama to keep all of the leverage of shutting

Chuck Todd to Eric Cantor: How Does Repealing Obamacare Count as Common Ground?

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called President Barack Obama's proposed executive action on illegal immigration "incendiary," warning it would torch any hope of common ground between the president and the new GOP congressional...Show More Summary

Boehner, McConnell Mislead on Health Reform's Employer Mandate

House Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell called this week for a major change in health reform's requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours a week or face a penalty. ...Show More Summary

Caption contest: Obama Meets Congressional Leaders

From left: Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Barack Obama, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In back: Democratic Party mastermind and Andrew Breitbart nemesis John Podesta Not pictured: incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Boehner, McConnell Mislead on Health Reform's Employer Mandate

House Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell called this week for a major change in health reform's requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours a week or face a penalty. ...Show More Summary

Obama Aide: We'll Act on Immigration by New Year

The four top congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and potential Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have an appointment at the White House on Friday -- and it could get testy. Ahead of that session, leadingShow More Summary

Shed a tear for Eric: Obama never called after Cantor's primary loss

Eric Cantor Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box on Wednesday, and the show's hosts took the opportunity to go looking for evidence that President Obama is a big meanie to Republicans. Cantor cheerfully complied. Show More Summary

Time to stop obstruction in Congress

Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, some pundits have said the onus is on the GOP — and particularly the Senate's presumptive new majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — to end the gridlock and dysfunction that have plagued Washington over the past four years....

The GOP Agenda 101: Taxes, Health Care, Islamic State

Q&A on the agenda offered by House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.).

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