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Sen. Harry Reid's office rubs some salt in Republican wounds on House border bill blunder

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

After House Republicans pulled their attempt at a border bill in a conspicuous display of party incompetence, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his office rubbed some salt in those wounds: "Senator Reid agrees with House Republican...Show More Summary

Cantor Says Farewell, House GOP Border Bill Collapses, Wis. Restrictions on Public Unions Upheld: P.M. Links

11 hours agoNews : Reason

Soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his primary, gave his farewell address to Congress today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will take over following the August recess. House Republicans couldn’t agree...Show More Summary

Rep. Eric Cantor officially steps down as House Majority Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.

Eric Cantor Bids Farewell as House Majority Leader

Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) delivered a farewell speech Thursday morning on the House floor in which he praised the chamber's bipartisanship and urged lawmakers to push for a more active foreign policy.

Eric Cantor Doesn't Mention Amnesty, Guest-Worker Visas in Farewell Speech

On Thursday, his last day as House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) did not mention amnesty or work visas during his farewell speech on the House floor. Shockingly, Cantor lost a June 10 primary to Dave Brat largely because of...Show More Summary

Reid pledges support for open-internet rules

Last month, Daily Kos and other net neutrality activist organizations wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking him to sign on to the efforts of more than a dozen members of his Senate caucus and House Minority Leader Pelosi...Show More Summary

How Obamacare Made Health Insurance Industry 'Villains' Into White House Partners

yesterdayNews : Reason

Recall, for a moment, how health insurers were reated by Democrats in the Obamacare debate. They were the bad guys, in no uncertain terms.  " They’ve been immoral all along, "  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), hen the House Majority LeaderShow More Summary

Republicans Create Hollywood-Style Tribute Video For Eric Cantor

House Republicans were so upset about the impending departure of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) that they created a tribute video filled with uplifting music and highlights from Cantor's career. Cantor steps down from his leadership position on Friday following his shocking primary loss in June. Show More Summary

John Boehner Unloads On 'Embarrassed,' 'Deceitful,' And 'Cynical' Harry Reid

Congress' attempts to find a comprehensive solution to the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border hit a significant snag on Tuesday, and the day ended with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) trading barbs with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). Show More Summary

Harry Reid: We'll Attach Senate Amnesty Bill to House Border Bill

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he wanted to attach the Senate's comprehensive amnesty bill to the House border bill and potentially have a conference on legislation that had all but been declared dead. "Well, if they pass that, maybe it's an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform bill. Show More Summary

GOP Rallies at Capitol to 'Fire Reid'

Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Tuesday joined half dozen House Republican lawmakers at a rally outside the Senate steps to call on the American people to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) by winning control of the Senate in 2014. Speaking to a crowd of around 100 GOP staffers and […]

California Gov. Brown: Relationship With Rep. McCarthy ‘Needs Further Development’

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, traveling in Mexico on a trade mission Monday, commenting on his relationship with incoming House majority leader and fellow Californian Rep. Kevin McCarthy, described it as one "that probably needs further development."

House Leader Refuses To Answer Direct Question On Impeachment

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana refused to answer directly if he supports impeaching President Obama when asked on FOX News Sunday. CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): Impeachment is off the table? SCALISE: The White House wants to talk about impeachment and they’re trying to fund raise off that, too. WALLACE: I’m asking you, sir. SCALISE: [...]

GOP Leader Scalise Refuses to Talk Impeachment On Fox

House Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-La.) showed no interest in talkingabout impeaching Obama, one way or the other. That left the door open for HuffPo, just like the White House, to raise the issue as they think it cuts in their favor. Show More Summary

GOP Leader Dodges Chris Wallace’s Questions on Impeachment

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) dodged Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace's questions on whether the GOP House would rule out impeaching President Barack Obama, arguing that the White House itself was attempting to use the specter of impeachment as a distraction technique.

House GOP’s border conundrum: Will new leadership be able to pass a bill?

New majority leader Kevin McCarthy and whip Steve Scalise are wrangling votes for a border bill. It won't be easy

Tea Party’s Joe Carr Looks to Ride Anti-Amnesty ‘Wave’ Past Lamar Alexander

Joe Carr remembers exactly where he was when he found out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his race to the largely unknown political upstart David Brat. As he finished up a meeting with a group of about 75 Tea Party supporters in Obion County, someone waved a smartphone and announced the startling news. Show More Summary

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Africa

Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions. 

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