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Republicans Happy To Have Trump Distract The Press As They Move Their Agenda

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s first two whirlwind weeks in office have left congressional Republicans gasping over questions of crowd size...

How Paul Ryan Won Over Every House Republican (Except For One)

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In October 2015, with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) vowing that he would restore regular order and give members more control over the House, ...

Barney Frank Came Back To Congress And Ran Circles Around Everyone

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Barney Frank isn’t in Congress anymore. But you wouldn’t have known it if you’d seen him in a Tuesday House hearing, where he evi...

Republicans Are Truly, Madly, Deeply Obsessed With Queer People

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If anything is clear about House Republicans, it's that they spend a lot of time thinking about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender p...

House Conservatives Say No To Republican Budget

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Monday night they would not support the federal budget deal proposed by House Republican leaders...

House Conservatives Claim Democrats Have Failed Black Communities

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a monthly Conversations with Conservatives panel with reporters on Thursday, some Republican congressmen chastised their party fo...

Conservatives, Long Used To Bashing The Speaker, Praise Paul Ryan

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's speakership is only a few weeks old, but conservatives are already saying the Wisconsin Republican has changed Congress...

Freedom Caucus Chairman Says They Would 'Look Favorably' On Paul Ryan For Speaker

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

As many Republicans urge Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to make a bid for House speaker, some hardline conservatives say he's been too willing to compromise ...

As Shutdown Looms, Push To Link Planned Parenthood With Spending Fight Gains Steam In House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An effort to block any funding measure that contains money for Planned Parenthood is gaining steam among the House conservative caucus. ...

Congressman Raul Labrador Wins Re-Election In Idaho

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday from the state's 1st District Tuesday, defeating Democrat Shirley Ringo. Labrador ...

Sam Levine

Conservative House Members Reject Sarah Palin's Call For Impeachment | Sam Levine | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the staunchest conservatives in the House of Representatives said Tuesday they will not push for President Barack Obama's impeac...

State Republicans Face Turmoil As Party Hits 'Rock Bottom'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

The Idaho Republican running for House majority leader had to adjourn the state GOP convention on Saturday without accomplishing much of anything, aft...

Friday Talking Points -- Selenofriggatriskaidekaphobics Unite!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iraq is self-destructing. This led the Wall Street Journal to call for a few airstrikes and some American paratroopers to fix the problem, because we all know how well that turned out the last time, right?

Jon Ward

Raul Labrador To Run for House Majority Leader | Jon Ward | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A two-term Republican congressman from Idaho with a track record of challenging the House Republican leadership said Friday he would run for the No. 2...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman Criticizes Own Party Over Bowe Bergdahl Response | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) chastised some members of his party Tuesday for their reaction to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying...

Dave Jamieson

Tea Party Rep: Fast-Food Workers Shouldn't Ask For Higher Wages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said he doesn't support an increase in the federal m...

The Latino Face of the GOP's Immigration Reform Blockade

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

More broadly, for Latinos across this country, immigration reform is a touchstone issue, and has become less about the impact to their own families and more a proxy for how they're treated -- respected -- in the U.S.

GOP's High Risk 2014 Election Gamble: Blocking Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Will Republican leaders wrest control from the tea party and pass immigration reform, or will they set down the path of a spectacular defeat in the 2014 election?

Jason Linkins

Raul Labrador Castigates Media: 'We Have Never Asked For A Full Repeal Of Obamacare' | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Earlier Wednesday, at a monthly meeting of conservative House Republicans and reporters in the Rayburn House Office Building, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Id...

Hispanic Congressman Angers Latino Voters By Opposing Path To Citizenship

PRI | Jason Margolis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Advocates of immigration reform are now targeting Republican members of Congress they hope to sway, to revive the prospects for passage. And a key Ida...

Republican Gives Gloomy Prognosis For Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) told Univision this week that immigration reform is growing increasingly less likely to pass this year -- or next -- as ...

Friday Talking Points -- The Corpse-Like Stench Of Washington's Giant Misshapen Penis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.

Elise Foley

GOP Rep Blasts Steve King, Blames Media For Covering His Comments | Elise Foley | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) went after the media on Wednesday for its coverage of remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), saying reporter...

Jon Ward

Raul Labrador Playing Crucial Role In Immigration Fight, With An Eye On Higher Office | Jon Ward | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Raul Labrador has a thing for microphones. Supporters and critics alike describe the Idaho Republican congressman as a self-confide...

'I Know More Than You Do'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) sparred with former Priorities USA Action advisor Bill Burton on the issue of immigration on Wednesday. Appearing on ...