"Nobody working full time should have to live in poverty." This firm statement of equality comes -- surprisingly -- from a July 2006 letter from 26 House Republicans to then Majority Leader John Boehner. The letter goes on to say: "We...Show More Summary
Last month, Republican House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced his proposal for a major overhaul of the U.S. tax code. But among Republican leaders in Congress, its arrival was about as welcome as an ill-timed...Show More Summary
And the Grammy (on the Hill) goes to… Country rockers Lady Antebellum, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are among the honorees next month at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill Awards, which honors lawmakers for their support of music and musicians for philanthropy. The annual music-and-politics […]
Just after lambasting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for comments "beneath his office," Willie Geist and Morning Joe co-host Donny Deutsch turned to House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA), who cut off his colleague and ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) during an IRS hearing yesterday and abruptly walked out of the chamber.
A majority of House committee chairmen broke with GOP leadership on a flood insurance bill.
The top Republican in the Georgia House, Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, doesn't want to sell any of his tasty hypothetical cake to the gays. He also says the gays don't face discrimination. None. Not a bit.
Last June, House Republican leaders announced with much fanfare Project GROW, or Growing Republican Opportunities for Women, a program designed to elect more women to Congress. “Women are the majority, and we need to do a better job, and that’s what this is all about,” Rep. Show More Summary
‘CRONY BOONDOGGLE’: Dave Brat says the EB-5 immigration program is out of control. The Virginia professor is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June 10 GOP primary. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. Show More Summary
On Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is gathering key members of his caucus to work toward coming up with a single, official Republican alternative to the Democrats' Affordable Care Act (ACA), or ObamaCare. Republican...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action for a few weeks on a bill to increase the minimum wage, a top political and policy priority of the White House and congressional Democrats this election year. Reid blamed the delay on Republican “obstruction” that he said has clogged up the Senate […]
What's a great way to get, say, the CEO of a major fossil-fuel energy corporation like Exxon Mobil and, oh, a former House conservative tea party leader to oppose fracking? Do it next to their vast Texas estates, natch. Read more...
The House Majority Leader believes that we left Iraq and Afghanistan too early, and that America should be more involved almost everywhere else.
MySanAntonio.Com: God must have had one heck of a powdered wig, or former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay would have made a lousy history teacher. The Sugar Land Republican made news this week when he voiced his concern that the government...Show More Summary
RawStory's David Edwards writes: Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) this week warned Americans to remember that God “wrote the Constitution” based on the Bible....“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay explained. Show More Summary
Who wrote the United States' Constitution? Well, you might think James Madison had something to do with it... but you'd be wrong. The correct answer is: God. At least that's what former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says:
Latinos, Republicans and editorial pages are pushing back on the excuses made by House Republican leadership. We have heard Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and Majority Whip McCarthy hem and haw over whether they are going to introduce legislation for months. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Tom DeLay used to be a big deal in the Republican Party. Whatever he's doing with himself now, he's as crazy as ever: Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) this week warned Americans to remember that God "wrote the Constitution" based on the Bible. Show More Summary
If you love Harry Potter, zombies, European art house films, or thumbing your nose at the big banks, you'll love the new video promoting a Wall Street tax. This is the first time, in my recollection, that major celebrities have ever showed a united front against the mighty financial industry lobby. Show More Summary
The Republican House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, recently delivered a speech …
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) gave a speech today at the Virginia Military Institute that was as sound a critique of the isolationist impulse as any we’ve heard recently. In a direct rebuke to the president and the libertarian/retrenchment wing of the GOP, he said plainly: America’s friends worry we have lost our way, […]