Central Valley Republican McCarthy Favored To Become Next House SpeakerThe California Republican, who is the overwhelming favorite to succeed John Boehner as speaker, has relied on those skills to navigate the treacherous waters of the fractious GOP conference.
House Speaker John Boehner Resigns From CongressHouse Speaker John Boehner is resigning from Congress at the end of October, giving up his seat in the house.
Social Security In 1935: How Today's Health Law Should EvolveImagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
Federal Gov't Shutdown Occurs As Congress Squabbles Over ObamacareThe White House budget office directed federal agencies to shut down early Tuesday, after Congress missed a midnight funding deadline and triggered a government closure for the first time in 17 years.
Pelosi To 'Fight' For Gun Control, Predicts DOMA Defeat & Immigration ReformU.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) predicted a high court victory for same-sex marriage, signaled the passage of immigration reform efforts soon and promised a tough fight to ensure a federal background check is required for all gun purchases.
Opinion: Sore LosersMembers of the House of Representatives bolted town on Thursday after rejecting a plan advanced by House Speaker John Boehner.
Opinion: GOP Too ExtremeMore than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
Opinion: GOP A Party Without A PlanWith one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment SolutionSpeaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And CountryGrover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Opinion: Elections Have ConsequencesThe day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.