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Zinke says he is considering running for House speaker

The first-term Montana Republican said in a statement Tuesday the House is in a leadership crisis with current Speaker John Boehner resigning and Rep. Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal as a candidate. When Boehner announced his resignation...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Would Be Youngest House Speaker Since 1860s

Not since Maine’s James Blaine has the House of Representatives elected a Speaker as young as Wisconsin’s (disinterested) Ryan.

Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse. [...] with Republican Party elders practically begging him to become the next House speaker,...Show More Summary

Valley Forge Americans

The Tea Party isn’t through tying their own insanity to Revolutionary War touchstones. A member of the conservative caucus that effectively forced House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) out of the speaker’s race said Friday one of the GOP’s true “Valley Forge Americans” should succeed John Boehner. In an interview with MSNBC, Freedom Caucus member […]

Nancy Pelosi Hilariously Dishes on GOP at Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Interview: WATCH

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Larry Wilmore wanted to pick Nancy Pelosi’s brain about the current House Speaker race on her thoughts on the current state of the GOP so he took her somewhere Republicans wouldn’t dare to tread: NYC’s Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. And th… The post Nancy Pelosi Hilariously Dishes on GOP at Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Interview: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Don’t Draft Anyone for Anything

  Earlier today, the New York Times lumped us in with Breitbart as one of the sites that is gung ho against the idea of [mc_name name='Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)' chamber='house' mcid='R000570' ] as Speaker of the House. That's a pretty drastic...Show More Summary

The Speaker's Selling of the House's Sovereignty

The House Speaker routinely sells to the House Republican rank and file committee assignments, chairmanships, and preferred treatment in the course of their legislative responsibilities in exchange for handsome donations to the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee or its political equivalent under the Speaker's control. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Pre-Veto Rep. Paul Ryan As Speaker

Conservative media are attacking the prospect of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) running for Speaker of the House, claiming Ryan supports "open borders," compromised with Democrats on spending, and supported President Obama's trade deal. Paul Ryan Under Pressure To Run For House Speaker Paul Ryan Being Pushed To Become Speaker Of The House. Show More Summary

House Republicans Should Elect a Strong Speaker Like Newt Gingrich

It has been an extraordinary two weeks of massive, positive change in the Republican Party.

Speaker of the House: The Plum Job No Sane Politician Wants

John Boehner's decision to step down as Speaker of the House has set off a fierce battle that underscores the systemic problems facing today's Republican Party. The same dynamic that eventually led Mr. Boehner to leave the position amidst...Show More Summary

Latest NYT Spelling Corrections: ‘Brietbart’, ‘Andrew Marlow’ and ‘Lincoln Chaffee’

8 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Two recent New York Times articles, covering the search for a new Speaker of the House and Tuesday night's Democratic debate respectively, suffered from written journalism's much-feared editorial corrections soon after their publication on Sunday.

Brazil house speaker to respond to impeachment requests vs. president

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha, said he would respond to outstanding requests to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday, though he will wait to decide on one request as opposition lawmakers were adding to it.

Sighting In (For Normal Ranges, Like You Were a Real Hunter)

First a couple of incidental items: I’ve been asked what my first action will be when I am elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. The answer is: I will disband it. I will send them on their way with the words that Oliver Cromwell...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Stars as John Boehner’s Weak Sister

This is getting pathetic. All the smart thinking people want [mc_name name='Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)' chamber='house' mcid='R000570' ] to run for Speaker while he is thus far going full Sherman opposing a run. If the man does not want to run that strongly, it seems silly to push him to do something he does not want to do. Show More Summary

While Paul Ryan ponders, Speaker Cheney gets an endorsement

Tom Cotton this week endorsed Dick Cheney for Speaker of the House. That's not the only strange idea making the rounds in Republican circles.

Nancy Pelosi takes a slap at George, er, Jeb Bush while having ice cream with Larry Wilmore

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Larry Wilmore took Nancy Pelosi out for ice cream, and the House Minority Leader dished on the presidential candidates from both parties. The “Nightly Show” host asked Pelosi about the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, and she said she was surprised. “(House...

Morning Wrap: Hastert's Decision | Sentencing at SCOTUS

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert faces a Tuesday deadline for pretrial motions in the criminal case against him in Chicago. Time Magazine publishes the best and worst Supreme Court decisions. The Supreme Court is set to review a dispute over life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders. This is a roundup from ALM and other news sites.       

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