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House Approves GOP Budget

House Republicans adopted a 2016 budget in a 228-199 vote on Wednesday that represents a major victory for GOP leaders after a rocky start to their year,” The Hill reports. “The budget would increase defense spending next year by boosting [...]

Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

Rules governing budget debate in the Senate require only a majority vote, not the 60-vote margin usually needed, giving Republican leaders some maneuvering room. The House plan turns Medicare into a voucher program while the Senate version does not.

Ted Cruz seeks to enlist U.S. Christians for 2016 White House bid

2 days agoReligion : FaithWorld

Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz made an explicit appeal to Christian conservatives on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

Deep feud splitting Virginia’s GOP can be seen in party’s fundraising woes

RICHMOND — A Virginia Republican activist who helped unseat former House majority leader Eric Cantor is urging the party’s most conservative organizers to dig deep to keep the party’s lights on through the end of the month.Read full article >>

Will the GOP coalesce around their budget—or rip each other to shreds?

The real test for the week will be to see whether House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can each keep their respective caucuses in line long enough to pass budget resolutions through both chambers. IfShow More Summary

House Nears ‘Doc Fix’ Breakthrough

“The House is inching closer to a major deal on Medicare payments that could help cement a legacy for Speaker John Boehner,” The Hill reports. “Boehner has spent two months quietly working with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to finally solve [...]

House Majority Leader: All We Want is Hillary's Benghazi E-Mails, Nothing Else

Due to the potential “sensitivity” to Hillary Clinton’s various e-mails, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) explained that Republicans’ request is specifically focused on just those pertaining to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, and nothing else. “We’re not interested in her private e-mails,” he said on Face the Nation. Show More Summary

Steve Scalise Skipped Selma For Posh Conservative Retreat

WASHINGTON -- As top lawmakers and civil rights leaders gathered in Selma, Alabama, earlier this month to commemorate the civil rights movement, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took an all-expenses paid trip to a luxuriousShow More Summary

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy On The Budget Resolution Unveiled By The GOP Today

House Op Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined us today to discuss the roll out of the House GOP’s budget plan: Audio: 03-17hhs-mccarthy Transcript: HH: Happy St. Patrick’s Day, especially to my guest now, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Show More Summary

White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill

The White House on Monday delivered a starkly negative assessment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to deliver on his promises, faulting him for an “unconscionable delay” of President Obama’s choice for attorney general and “inept...

White House slams pol for delaying Lynch confirmation

The White House is blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for holding up a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch to be attorney general. Mr. McConnell has warned he won't hold a vote before... To view the full story, click the title link.

Hager enlarges his third-world tyrant portfolio

Taking away power from local authorities: Rep. Mike Hager, the House Majority Leader, is the latest big government conservative to try to strip power from local governments and give it to the legislature. Hager introduced a bill that...Show More Summary

Top Republican: We watched a movie about voting rights, what more do you want from us?

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) One member of House Republican leadership attended Saturday's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights march. One. And House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy took it as...Show More Summary

Kevin McCarthy’s return to Selma

Let me take this moment to give a shout-out to someone I usually excoriate with abandon, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The California Republican was in Selma, Ala., over the weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Perhaps McCarthy was pressured into going by outrage over the initial absence of Republican leadership. Still, […]

Only One Republican Attends Selma Commemoration

Even if they think it’s only symbolic and not worth their time, the last minute decision of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to attend doesn’t begin to make up for their negligence. None of the top leaders — House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy or Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was once thought [...]

An Open Letter

March 5, 2015 The Honorable John Boehner Speaker House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitchell McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader House...Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks before Congress, by Benjamin Netanyahu

Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you… (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Show More Summary

Transportation Bill Amended in the Rules Committee

In an apparent effort to reassure House members reluctant to vote for a tax increase, House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal offered an amendment to House Bill 170 at this morning’s Rules Committee meeting to drop the proposed motor fuel...Show More Summary

GOP Legislator: Time For A National Association For The Advancement Of White People

Once again those awful black people and Muslims are picking on a poor misunderstood not racist Republicans. This time their victim is a Tennessee House Majority Floor Leader, Representative Sheila Butt. Butt has been called upon by the Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the NAACP to issue an apology [...]

[BREAKING] Republicans Cave to Obama’s Amnesty: Pass So-Called ‘Clean’ DHS Funding Bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have now fully caved to Obama’s unconstitutional give away of amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants by voting

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