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Madigan is face of Democrats in battle with Rauner

Long content to wield his power largely behind the scenes, House Speaker Michael Madigan has in recent weeks become the very public face of the Democratic majority at the statehouse in a budget standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that's engulfed the government.

House Benghazi Panel vs. State Department

House Speaker John Boehner and his take on the feud between the two parties.

Gov. Rauner to Lawmakers: Pass a Budget, or No Pay Raise

The last time an Illinois governor interfered with pay for members of the General Assembly, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued and won. That was in the summer of 2013, when then-Gov. Pat Quinn suspended all pay for lawmakers until they delivered him a pension reform bill to sign. Show More Summary

Investigation Launched Into Dealings of Maine Governor

Members of the Maine legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to start a formal investigation into Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) use of taxpayer money to force Good Will-Hinckley to fire House Speaker Mark Eves, the Bangor Daily News reports.

Obama Set To Legalize Dog-On-Boy Rape, Says Clinically Sane Tom DeLay

“This is coming. And it’s coming like a tidal wave.” Tom Delay, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives — really, the national one! — knows a tidal wave of coming when he sees one, and the tidal wave of coming that is coming...Show More Summary

Is Madigan or Rauner winning in the Illinois government shutdown?

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he can ease the pain of a state government shutdown by paying state employees for as long as takes to enact a state budget. House Speaker Madigan suddenly is the most media-friendly figure in Springfield. He'sShow More Summary

MA: Boston Carmen's Union Leaflets Litter Buses, Call Out DeLeo

July 01--The powerful Boston Carmen's Union -- making a last stand to defeat T reform as Beacon Hill lawmakers hammer out a final budget bill -- launched a new campaign yesterday aimed at pressuring House Speaker Robert DeLeo through...Show More Summary

House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. The U.S. has announced plans to offer tanks and other equipment to six former Soviet bloc nations including Lithuania to help counter the threat.

First Slice 6/29/15: ATV street riders arrested on Boulevard, Moreland Avenue

Atlanta Police yesterday arrested ATV riders and dirt bikers who were participating in a group ride on Moreland Avenue and Boulevard. APD says more details should be available today. Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. House Speaker who has...Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich: ‘Liberal Media’ Impacts What Issues GOP Can Run On

During an appearance on Meet the Press, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that as a result of the liberal media there are certain issues that Republicans cannot run on and expect to win.

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“Most Republicans look at what’s happening and think we’re watching a new stage of left-wing nuttiness. It’s just surreal.” — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R), quoted by the Washington Post.

Inateck BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth Speaker Review

While the idea of having a full sound system at home is a great concept, you can really only enjoy the full effect in one room. The sound is not going to magically follow you through the house, and for those that are often on the go, you hardly get to enjoy it at all. If you want to have better quality audio than your smartphone or tablet is capable...

US House Speaker 'Disappointed' by Supreme Court’s Ruling on Gay Marriage

US Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage is disappointing because it forces states to redefine the institution of family

Va. Republican leadership calls for code change after gay marriage ruling

RICHMOND — In light of the Supreme Court’s affirmation of gay couples’ right to marry, Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell on Friday dropped his opposition to changing the state code to reflect what has been in reality in Virginia for months. Read full article >>

Va. Republican leadership calls for code change after gay marriage ruling

RICHMOND — In light of the Supreme Court’s affirmation of gay couples’ right to marry, Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell on Friday dropped his opposition to changing the state code to reflect what has been in reality in Virginia for months. Read full article >>

LePage Accused of Blackmail

Maine Speaker of the House Mark Eves (D) accused Gov. Paul LePage (R) of absuing his power in order to fire him from the position of president of Good Will-Hinckley School, WCSH reports. “Eves alleges that LePage threatened the Good [...]

Poll: Gov. Bruce Rauner's Support Slumps

Since Governor Bruce Rauner unleashed his nearly $2 million TV Ad buy two weeks ago, political and media pundits have been almost exclusively focused on diagnosing the 30-second spot's 20-second attack of House Speaker Michael Madigan. What...Show More Summary

Here are the 11 Conservative Republicans Speaker John Boehner is Aiming to Destroy

A handful of conservatives in the House of Representatives have been agitating to stop the leftward drift of the Republican Party. But their efforts are not appreciated by the left-leaning

House GOP revokes punishment for lawmaker who defied leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have handed a subcommittee gavel back to a defiant colleague days after revoking it in an act of party discipline. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) supported Chaffetz' initial decision as part of a larger move to discipline the GOP's sometimes unruly right flank.

Amazon Echo now has the tools to talk to your whole house

Just two days after we learned that anyone can buy Amazon's Echo smart home speaker, the company is rolling out new tools that will let developers make gadget even smarter and work with more products. The Amazon Echo is adding collection...Show More Summary

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