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Mick Mulvaney

Boehner's Parting Gift: Two-Year Budget Deal Passes The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of negotiations between congressional leaders and the administration, the House passed a major budget deal Wednesday, effect...

Freedom Caucus Members Concede They Could Settle For Paul Ryan

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Leading hard-line conservatives in the House of Representatives said they could imagine a peaceful honeymoon with Paul Ryan if he becomes speaker of t...

28 Republican Men Threaten Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 28 House Republican lawmakers, all men, are pledging to do everything in their power to defund Planned Parenthood this fall, ...

South Carolina Congressman: Death Of 'Former Deskmate' Made Him Change His Mind On Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) revealed that the death of a former colleague in the Charleston church shooting helped him change his mind on removing the...

Laura Barron-Lopez

For GOP, First 100 Days Have Been A Learning Process | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 days into their new majority, congressional Republicans have had a harder time than they anticipated proving they're ready to...

Janet Yellen Gets the Need for Rising Wages. That's Why Republicans Are Out to Get Her.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

To get back to that level and maybe even surpass it, we need someone in charge at the Federal Reserve who understands that creating conditions that increase the purchasing power of American workers' paychecks is a part of her mandate. From what she's said and done so far, it appears Janet Yellen is exactly that kind of Fed chair.

Shahien Nasiripour

House Republicans Rebuke Federal Reserve For Highlighting Income Inequality | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

House Republicans on Wednesday accused Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen of political bias, suggesting the central banker took her cues from the Obam...

GOP Congressman Who Once Tried To Unseat John Boehner Blasts Colleagues For Trying To Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

Two years after he was one of a handful of Republicans who didn't back John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker of the House, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) see...

Mick Mulvaney Defeats Tom Adams In South Carolina Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R) defeated Democrat Tom Adams on Tuesday. Mulvaney represents South Carolina's 5th District. Below, more live updates on th...

NYT: Everybody Who's Anybody Wants to Bomb Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the country don't want the U.S. government to be running around the world, bombing other people's countries all the time, so the New York Times and its favored "critics" can go pound sand.

Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition to Help Veterans and Cut the Debt

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some people are under the impression that cutting unnecessary Pentagon spending is a non-starter with all Republicans, or almost all of them. But in the recent past, there has been a substantial group of Republicans in the House who were willing to vote to cut the Pentagon budget.

Arthur Delaney

Democrat Teams Up With Tea Party Republican On Bill To Help The Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tea party Republican and a Los Angeles Democrat are teaming up on legislation that would help unemployed people move to find work. ...

Amanda Terkel

Confused GOP Congressman Thought Debt Deal Funded African Warlord Joseph Kony | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) was one of the 144 House Republicans who voted against bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and r...

Paul Blumenthal

Conservative Shutdown Architects Host 1 Percent Fundraiser As Nation Hurtles Toward Catastrophe | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the federal government shut down and the economy hurtling toward the debt limit deadline of Oct. 17, the architects of the Republic...

GOP Rep.: Obama Acting Like My High School Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama reminded him of a girlfriend he had in high school after the president called t...

Tea Party Congressman Faces Tough Reaction

The Washington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

SUMTER, S.C. — Rep. Mick Mulvaney doesn’t want his name on any buildings....

Lawmakers Introduce Bill In Response To AP Phone Records Seizure

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Four members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday that would prevent agencies from obtaining phone records from American...

Luke Johnson

Top Senate Republican: 'We Will Raise The Debt Ceiling' | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Thursday that Congress will raise the debt ceiling, making him the latest in a series of...

Mark Sanford: Don't Call It A Comeback

The Hill | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) is hoping to accomplish what only a few years ago seemed unthinkable: making a triumphant return to electe...

Make Pentagon Savings Part of Budget Negotiations

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

The true foundation of our military power is not dollars or equipment, but the men and women of our armed forces. As retired four-star general and former secretary of state Colin Powell put it, the Pentagon's budget should not be considered "sacrosanct."

Tide Turning on Congress' Will to Cut Pentagon's Bloated Budget

Danielle Brian | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Danielle Brian

Groups as ideologically diverse as the Tea Party WDC, and the National Taxpayers Union, and CODEPINK, and Campaign for America's Future, joined the Project On Government Oversight in urging that sanity be restored to fiscal stewardship at the Pentagon.

For Barney Frank's Legacy: Pass the Mulvaney Amendment

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the House can vote to cut military spending now, that will make it more likely that military cuts can replace domestic cuts in the big deal.

Patrick Svitek

More Republican Candidates Buck Grover Norqust No-Tax Pledge | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) message for up-and-coming Republicans would have been considered political heresy just two years ago: You do...

Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

When he speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mick Mulvaney talks at just below an eighth-grade level, lower than any of his 534 c...

Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The sophistication of federal lawmakers' speech patterns is on the decline, with members of Congress now talking, on average, at the level of high sch...