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Trump’s Small Business Pick Defended Wrestling Empire Against Teen Sex Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump has touted Linda McMahon’s former company, World Wrestling Entertainment, as evidence that she is prepar...

Reluctant Republicans Edge Closer To Taking Zika Action. Sort Of.

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The threat posed by the spreading Zika virus has been alarming health officials across the Americas since last year. Republicans in Cong...

Watch Republicans Get Giddy Over Bernie Sanders' Iowa Surge

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like early state Democratic voters aren’t the only ones feeling the Bern. On Tuesday, Republican leaders here took a certain ...

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 ...

House GOP Searches For A Way To Avert Government Shutdown While Still Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leadership convened a rare conference meeting Wednesday night to craft a united plan to avoid a government shutdown whi...

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Native Children Are Facing A 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing To Address It. | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

Robert Looks Twice grew up in a trailer with his grandmother, uncle and eight cousins on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Looks Twic...

Michael McAuliff

Why The Obamacare Doomsday Cult Can't Admit It's Wrong | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the 1950s, the psychologist Leon Festinger became fascinated by a Chicago woman pseudonymously named Marian Keech, who convinced hers...

GOP Congressman Says Democrats Are The People Who Talk Most About Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) on Wednesday adamantly denied that Republican leaders are considering impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama. ...

Tom Cole Wins Re-Election In 2014 Oklahoma Midterms

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Rep. Tom Cole defeated Democrat Bert Smith in Tuesday's midterm election. The two were facing off to represent Oklahoma's 4th District. ...

Republican Congressman Tom Cole: Obama Is 'Commendably Cautious' On Syria

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said in a Friday interview that President Barack Obama has been "commendably cautious" in dealing with the Islamic State. "...

GOP Admits It's Hypocritical To Sue Obama Yet Urge Him To Act Alone On Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

A pair of House Republicans admitted on Friday that it made little sense to sue President Barack Obama over executive overreach and, at the same time,...

Igor Bobic

House Republicans' New Majority Leader Has A Thin Legislative Resume | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their next majority leader on Thursday. In his new role, McCarthy will be re...

Lawmakers Pressure NFL Commissioner To Change Offensive Team Name

The New York Times | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

Two members of Congress plan to send a strongly worded letter to the commissioner of the National Football League on Monday urging him to support chan...

Tom Cole To Outside Groups: 'You Are Welcome To Come, But You Ought To Look At Your Track Record'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an inte...

Winning the Shutdown Battle Wasn't Enough: Democrats Must Stand United to Win the Budget Fight

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The big question for Democrats is this: What kind of deal is worse than the sequester, which Paul Ryan has said is the Republicans' fallback position. In other words, what would make Democrats throw up their hands and say: "You want it? You got it." -- and mean it?

Chief GOP Budget Negotiator Backs Raising Revenue

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, one of the key Republican negotiators on a possible budget deal, said Friday that he would support raising revenue and more of...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Scrambling To Get Deal Done Before Senate Swoops In | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans appeared to be angling Friday to negotiate over reopening the government and easing budget sequestration, as well as m...

Michael McAuliff

Government Shutdown Heads For Collision With Debt Limit | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The resolution of the government shutdown appeared headed for a showdown over the fast-approaching national debt limit Thursday as Democ...

Dem Warns GOP Rep Against 'Weaponizing The Debt Ceiling'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Amid a debt limit standoff that includes stiff demands from House Republicans, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday that he's wil...

GOP Rep States The Obvious On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

On the same day that the House voted for a 42nd time to repeal Obamcaare, comments emerged from one GOP rep about the difficulty his party faces in re...

GOP Civil War: House Republicans Have Already Started to Break

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?

GOP Rep Sees 'A Big Difference' Between Benghazi, Watergate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

While fellow Republicans are making comparisons to Watergate and even calling for impeachment, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) declined to back that spin on t...

Eric Cantor Unveils Plan To Redirect Public Campaign Funds To Pediatric Research

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has announced plans to introduce a bill that would redirect federal funds to pediatric research at the Natio...

Sequester But a Scalpel for Bloated Military Budget

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The fact that government devotes too much to Social Security is no argument for spending too much on the military. With the threat of runaway deficits, debts, and interest payments, the U.S. cannot afford any budget sacred cows.

Can Eric Cantor Redeem The Republican Party?

The New Yorker | RYAN LIZZA | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has often shown a willingness to compromise, but for more than two years he has been stymied by a small and un...