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Igor Bobic

House Republicans' New Majority Leader Has A Thin Legislative Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Zach Carter

This Rising GOP Star May Undercut His Own Crusade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Jeb Hensarling walked into the Lehrman auditorium at the Heritage Foundation in late May, it was ostensibly to give a speech o...

Raul Labrador Pleads For GOP Support In Race To Replace Eric Cantor

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders have "failed to bridge the divide" with Republicans outside Washington, conservative Rep. Raul Labrador said Mon...

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...

Jon Ward

Raul Labrador To Run for House Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Line Up To Replace Eric Cantor As Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said they're shocked and saddened by Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) Tuesday night defeat in Virginia's Republican primary ...

Eric Cantor Continues to Drag His Feet on Immigration Reform

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 06.09.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

You have talked about creating jobs and strengthening the economy, Leader Cantor. You once highlighted the need for reform. Yet lately you have done nothing but make excuses or ignore the issue. It's lazy. It's irresponsible. It has to stop.

Cantor's Immigration Obstructionalism

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Eric Cantor, in an attempt to stay in the good graces of his base, has abdicated all responsibility to govern and has towed the tea party line to avoid a tough primary or losing his No. 2 position in the House.

Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.

Republican Majority Would be all Trick and No Treat

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The Republican Party could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next Tuesday's midterm elections for the first time since losing pow...

McConnell Keeps Polite Distance From Reid in Nevada Senate Campaign

Roll Call | David M. Drucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is working hard to elect more Republicans to the Senate and hasn't ruled out personally targeting incumbent Democrats....

Can Harry Reid Deliver?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Given that Harry Reid's Senate is not exactly known for moving with blinding speed, one has to wonder whether Harry Reid can deliver on some of these big issues before the midterm elections or not.

Chuck Schumer: Next Senate Majority Leader?

The Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now, with confidant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) hanging on to his seat by a thread, the Brooklynite is nearing the goal line of his long ...

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...

Jack Reed Rejects Joe Sestak's Endorsement For Majority Leader Job

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jack Reed appreciates the sort of bizarre endorsement he received for majority leader from the man trying to unseat one of his colleagues, but sa...

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

Sam Stein

Momentum Builds For Dodd Run At Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the political season reaches its Iowa caucus climax, momentum is building for Sen. Chris Dodd to parlay his presidential campaign into a bid to cha...