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GOP Matches Truman-Era High With 246 House Seats

AP | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will hold at least 246 seats in the House come January, matching the post-World War II high of the Truman administrati...

The Ryan Budget: How I Spent My Weekend

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Hypothetically, if you wanted to distill every form of right-wing economic lunacy into a 100-page document, then hypothetically, it would be the Ryan Budget.

The GOP Advantage: Geography Or Gerrymandering?

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the ...

Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

The 16-day federal government shutdown that furloughed 800,000 workers and cost the U.S. economy $24 billion dollars has largely been pinned on House ...

Ryan Grim

Poll: Dems Within Range Of House Takeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

A new survey of voters in a dozen Republican-held districts indicates that the government shutdown has made the House increasingly vulnerable to a Dem...

Hey Politicians, It's The 21st Century. Time To Stop Being Sexist Idiots.

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

We're more than a decade into the 21st century, and politicians are apparently still having a hard time understanding that sexism just doesn't fly. As...

Senator Cruz Blows 'Sister Souljah Moment'

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

When Bill Clinton was campaigning for president in 1992, while speaking at a Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition event, he famously confronted an African American hip hop artist and political activist named Sister Souljah.

Immigration Splits GOP Interests

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's hope of running stronger presidential races by revamping immigration is about to hit a big hurdle: House Republic...

Senate To Vote On Violence Against Women Act

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

BY JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate took up the Violence Against Women Act Monday, seeking to remedy Congress' failure la...

GOP's High House Prospects Carry Hefty Price Tag

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — You can do a lot with a billion dollars – but still not change much. This Election Day, it's likely to produce another Republ...

GOP House Moves On Controversial Border Bill

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the Border Patrol to circumvent more than a dozen envir...

The Attack on the Environment Must Stop

Bob Deans | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Bob Deans

Since Republicans gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives following the 2010 elections, the body has waged the single worst legislative assault in history against the foundational safeguards we all depend on to protect our environment and health.

Political Scientist: Republicans Most Conservative They've Been In 100 Years

NPR | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

When President Obama recently complained to news media executives about their ostensibly even-handed "pox on both of your houses" coverage of the part...

A New Hostage Taken In Payroll Tax Fight

Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

A massive year-end spending deal hung in the balance late Monday as a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to use the package to win mo...

Hard Lessons!

Steven Weber | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Hey, right-wing corporate machine! Go ahead! Win the day! Cut health care! Abolish the FDA! Strip education! Let seniors "fend for themselves"!

Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

In the weeks before Standard & Poor's officially lowered its outlook on U.S. credit, Obama administration officials repeatedly attempted to convince t...

We Are Attacking the Victims of This Housing Crisis

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

What message is this Congress sending? If you are a distressed borrower or a relative who is in trouble or a neighbor in distress, the message of this House is tough luck. Worried about losing your house? Tough luck.

John Boehner, GOP Leaders Throw Down Gauntlet To Obama

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner pledged Wednesday that Republicans will use their new majority to seek a "smaller, less costl...

POLL: Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The polling firm Rasmussen is out with a relatively shocking poll given the results of yesterday's election. Here's the gist: Hold the celebration. M...

Republicans Win Control Of House

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans rolled up historic gains to seize control of the House on Tuesday, as voters disenchanted with the economy, President B...

Ryan Grim

How The GOP Plans To Run The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are preparing a series of changes to House rules aimed at reversing a long-running trend that has centralized power in...

Howard Fineman

Democrats Fearing The Worst

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Publicly, Democratic campaign officials are putting a brave face on predictions of House losses, with House Campaign Chairman Chri...

Arianna: Don't Overinterpret The Midterm Election Results (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Appearing as part of a roundtable on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Arianna warned against making the mistake of overinterpreting the results of Tuesday...

GOP Quietly Lays Plans For Boehner-Led House

Politico | Mike Allen & Jim Vandehei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans have held a series of private discussions to plot their first moves if they win the majority in November -- with plans to use spendi...

GOP House Takeover Spells Disaster for President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A GOP-run House will stall, dodge, and stymie every spending bill that Obama proposes. The GOP then will turn around and paint the administration as hostile, confrontational, ineffectual, and a promoter of gridlock.