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Boehner's Dark Secret: 'It's All About the Carrots'

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You won't believe what happened to me last night. POTUS finally invites me -- the goddamn Speaker of the House -- to this state dinner at the White House (big deal) and what does he do?

Perry Challenges Top Democrat To Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to a public debate next week in a...

House Republicans Defend Reduced Schedule

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will be in session less than one out of every three days next year, a slight decline from past years. House Republicans say th...

Why Nancy Pelosi Should Be Benched

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

Even though she did a terrific job as leader of the House Democrats, and even though she made history as the first woman Speaker, it's finally time for Pelosi to lay down a sacrifice bunt instead of swinging for the fences.

The Progressive Case for Steny Hoyer as Minority Whip

Darcy Burner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darcy Burner

Let us suppose that you're not satisfied with the progress that was made on progressive priorities over the last two years, and you want another bite ...

Lucia Graves

Steny Hoyer Mocks 'Speaker Boehner' And His Agenda: It's 'Not Going To Happen' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday of House Minority Leader John Boehner's aspirations to be the next speaker of the House: It's ...

Reply to Michael Swartz

Andrew Gall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Gall

Michael Swartz, a writer for the Baltimore Examiner, recently wrote up a response to my offer to drop out the race if Hoyer pushes H.R. 1826 (Fair Elections Now) through the House.

Health Care Deadline: Congress, White House Disagree On A Date

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) expressed optimism about the future of health care reform while taking questions from reporters on Tuesday...

Steny Hoyer: Massa Claims 'Absurd' And 'Absolutely Untrue'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) blasted claims made on Sunday by now-retired New York Congressman Eric Massa alleging that he was "forced ou...

House Democrats Propose $50 Billion For Jobs-Boosting Projects

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Responding to calls among rank-and-file Democrats for more infrastructure spending, House leaders Tuesday unveiled a plan to add al...

Halftime At The Healthcare Reform Superbowl

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A football locker room. Hundreds of Democrats are sitting on benches, to hear Coach's halftime pep talk in the Health Care Reform Superbowl. Some appear exhausted, some appear battered.

Congress Poised To Penalize Iran If Diplomatic Talks Show Signs Of Faltering

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to act swiftly on new penalties against Iran if international talks on Tehran's nuclear program show signs of fa...

Steny Hoyer: There's No Consensus On Health Care Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says House Democrats are struggling to reach consensus on overhauling health care, a divide that ...

Ryan Grim

Hoyer Wants To Shame AIG Into Returning Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are looking at "all options" to recoup the bonus payments made to AIG executives, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told...

Harry Reid Promises Republicans He'll Never Call Their Bluff

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.

Hoyer: GOP Can't Write Half Of Every Bill

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Thursday dismissed Republican complaints about not being able to "write exactly half of every bill" as a ...