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Steve Scalise Re-Elected To Congress In 2014 Midterms

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was re-elected to Congress in Louisiana's 1st congressional district on Tuesday. Scalise, who was elected House majority...

Steve Scalise Grows In Popularity As House Majority Whip

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Let's count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Repu...

Mike Huckabee Walks Back Comments On Obama Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) clarified his position on impeaching President Barack Obama on Saturday, saying that even though the president ...

House Border Fiasco Foreshadows Future Problems For GOP

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Midterm elections that will decide control of the Senate are three months away, and the 2016 presidential campaign will start in e...

After Border Bill Passage, Conservatives Crow About New House Leadership

TIME | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

By 10:15 p.m. local time Friday night, the gavel was struck and the House Republican celebration over, the chamber silent after hours of backslapping,...

Joe Scarborough Infuriated By GOP Response To Obama's Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

Joe Scarborough gave Republicans a brief lesson Monday on how to respond to questions about President Obama's impeachment. Scarborough's frustrat...

Zach Carter

New GOP Leader Won't Take Impeachment Off The Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) refused on Sunday to take impeaching President Barack Obama off the table if Obama ta...

Michael McAuliff

Congress' Leaders Showed Exactly How Broken They Are In Just 10 Minutes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legendary coach Tommy Lasorda liked to kick dirt on umpires every now and then, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) noted Wednesd...

Southern Conservative Named To House Leadership Post

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday rounded out their new leadership team with another Sout...

Kasey Varner

Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the sixth year running, Democrats beat their Republican colleagues in the annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Steve Scalise Wins Bid For House Majority Whip

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Thursday won his bid to become House majority whip. He replaces Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who was el...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Republicans Elect Kevin McCarthy To Replace Eric Cantor As Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their new majority leader on Thursday, a week after Rep. Eric Cantor said he w...

Jennifer Bendery

The Real Leadership Race House Republicans Are Contesting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his Republican primary election, setting off a mad dash for his job as House Majority Leade...

Race For Number 3 Spot In GOP Leadership Heats Up

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California appears likely to win election as House majority leader on Thursday when Republicans vote in the...

Family Feud: GOP Debates Next Move On Immigration

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Republicans wrestled inconclusively with the outlines of immigration legislation Thursday night, sharply divided over th...

'Not My Problem'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a Republican, freshman Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida cares about the Republican Party's image and fate. But what he especially cares...

Religious Right Will Cheer Tea Party Extremism at Values Voter Summit

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.

Don't Gamble With Our Children's Health

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

No one believes that children should be sick, live in pain, or go without preventive care like vaccinations and annual check-ups just because their parents have lost their job or simply can't afford health insurance.

Laura Bassett

GOP Bill Would Gut Children's Health Insurance Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

A House Republican proposal to defund the Affordable Care Act would also devastate a program that insured over 8 million moderate-income children this...

A New Test for Climate Change Deniers

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

It is clear that these climate change deniers are looking for any excuse to block steps to combat climate change and build a more sustainable energy future.

On Carbon Taxes and Competition

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The United States and China are talking different languages when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

Obamacare Delay Provides Fodder For Immigration Critics

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For many House conservatives, President Barack Obama's decision to delay a central provision of his health care law has emerged as ...

Scalise: Obama Should 'Greenlight The Keystone Pipeline'

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Steve Scalise, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, would like President Barack Obama to "greenlight the Keystone pipeline." "With one stro...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Obamacare Scare Tactics Take Ugly Turn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

On August 21, 2009, while the Congress was in the heat of the debate over the health care reform bill that would eventually become the Affordable Care...

Elise Foley

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...