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Congress To Pass Bill To Stop Cut To Medicare Doctors

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, Congress stepped Monday to finalize legislation to prevent doctors who treat Medicare patients from bein...

Eugene Mulero

Tea Party Congressman Says He's Unsure Boehner Will Run For Speaker Again | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner is unlikely to run for House speaker again next Congress, Rep. Matt Salmon, a tea party Republican from Arizona, suggested ...

John Boehner Knows Exactly What You Think His Name Sounds Like

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cracked a joke Thursday that signaled he knows exactly how many people think his name is pronounced. When a rep...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Michael McAuliff

Dems Warn Obama They'll Kill His Big Trade Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's international trade agenda is dead in the water if he doesn't do a better job engaging with Democrats in Congre...

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013 | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...

With Seven Workdays Left, House Committee Holds Hearing On Space Aliens

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

With only seven workdays left between now and the end of the first session of the 113th Congress, a full House committee has found time to hold a hear...

The House Drug Testing Rule Nobody Knows About

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) October arrest on a charge of cocaine possession made headlines on Tuesday when Politico broke the story. Hours later, ...

Retreat Hell!

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Even with the defeat, the tea party folks are not about to relent. They're not going to suddenly see the light and start working with people who hold divergent views to get things done. They weren't sent to Washington to get things done. They were sent to stop things from getting done.

'F**k you, RINO!!!' John Boehner Should Probably Avoid His Facebook Page For Awhile

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner posted a note on his Facebook page Wednesday explaining his decision to allow a House vote to reopen the gove...

President Obama Might Ask Who Benefits From U.S. Debt Default

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Most of the financial press has focused on how awful a technical default would be, and who is upset. But our leaders might ask a different question. Who are the reprobates that are cheering for the possibility of a technical default on the U.S.? Who stands to gain?

Inner State Crumbles United States

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Suna Senman

America is striving to build a more peacefully prosperous society by digging into the foundation of our ground structure. Health care is a part of tha...

Sam Stein

Republican Rep Acknowledges That Harry Reid Compromised On Shutdown Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s become a common House Republican talking point that Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama could end the shutdown of the gov...

Michael McAuliff

Here's How Democrats Have Compromised | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have not done a good job explaining how they have compromised in the government shutdown fight, insisting they will not negoti...

Amanda Terkel

If House Republicans Love Ted Cruz So Much, Maybe They Should Give Him The Speakership | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) could be the next speaker of the House. On Friday, the National Review reported that a group of conservative ...

Boehner Video Slams Obama For Refusing To Negotiate

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) isn't happy that President Barack Obama is willing to compromise with the Russian leader, but won't negotiate with...

Pelosi Makes Big Confession On Being House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told National Journal she's not looking to fill the role of House Speaker again anytime soon. When as...

The Future of the Senate

Carl Pope | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Carl Pope

The history of how the filibuster has been used in American history shows it to be a tool heavily weighted towards reactionary minorities, short-sighted isolationists, and those who oppose a strong national government.

House Democrats Face GOP Roadblock To Immigration

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hispanics, blacks, Asians and women who together stand as the majority in the House Democratic caucus publicly disparage Republicans' pi...

House Republicans Claim God Told Them To Spare John Boehner

Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government was spared from going over the fiscal cliff earlier this year because God spoke to a group of Republicans and told them not to tur...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi's Blunt Insult Of John Boehner | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not only is House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a weak leader, but if he were a woman, people would be calling him "the weakest speaker ...

Dem Senator: Sequestration Has A 'Silver Lining'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said in an interview on CNN's "Starting Point" that there is a "silver lining" to sequestration. "Th...

Renewing Our Vision for America's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

What is needed is a new and fresh vision for change from our nation's leaders -- at all levels. And child advocates across this country must redouble their efforts to demand change and progress at the local, state, and national levels.

John Boehner Sets Date For State Of The Union Address

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Friday formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the a...