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A Woman's Place is in the House... and Senate

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There aren't many women in the U.S. Congress. In fact we are nowhere near parity; less than 20 percent of our Representatives and Senators are women. Let's learn about some women who changed the face of politics in the U.S.

Boehner Plans To Run For Speaker Again

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

John Boehner said Monday he plans to seek reelection as House speaker after the 2014 midterm elections. Amid rampant speculation that he would giv...

John Boehner Is Not the First GOP House Leader to Experience Dissention Within His Own Party

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Boehner is not the first Republican house leader to run into trouble. A thumbnail sketch of some past Republican house speakers and minority leaders shows that most have had defections from within their ranks and had to struggle to maintain power.

Immigration, the GOP and Their Big Immigration Dilemma

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Come election time, neither Boehner, nor his party, can hide behind the Deporter-in-Chief's enforcement record.

Will Boehner Move On Immigration Reform?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There seems to be an interesting round of speculation taking place in Washington over whether Speaker John Boehner will move on immigration reform in the House next year, and (if so) when he would do so.

Boehner's Dark Secret: 'It's All About the Carrots'

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You won't believe what happened to me last night. POTUS finally invites me -- the goddamn Speaker of the House -- to this state dinner at the White House (big deal) and what does he do?

What Reid, Pelosi, and Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?

It's Who You Know

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week's edition stars those who know the Speaker of the House and the director of the Illinois State Lottery.

Boehner Hammers Last Nail in Republican Coffin

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

They ought to just change the name, really. Leave it as just the "Democrats" versus the "Tea Partiers" -- because the Republican Party of yore is nothing more than a corpse waiting for burial, at this point. John Boehner, in fact, just hammered the last nail in its coffin.

Rumors Surround Newt Gingrich as Possible Senate Candidate

Kevin Price | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Kevin Price

The program to put Gingrich in the U.S. Senate is a "national effort" and "is starting with a petition from thousands of Americans to draft Newt and serve as part of a grassroots effort to support his sought-for candidacy."

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...

Boehner's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whether a new immigration bill becomes law or not is now dependent on choices Boehner makes in the coming weeks. He has the ability of scuttling the entire process, should he choose, or to make immigration reform a reality. But no matter what he does, there are going to be some awfully upset Republicans after it is over.

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...

Obama: Let's Make Sure Pelosi Is Speaker Of The House Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama heaped praise on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wednesday during a San Francisco fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Camp...

Boehner Faces Own Challenges

CNN | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Washington (CNN) -- As speaker of the House, John Boehner faced battles on two fronts during his first term: fights with President Barack Obama on a s...

After Leaving Congress, Republican Sees Bad Signs For GOP

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) recently entered congressional retirement after the 112th Congress was gaveled to a close earlier this week, but...

Some Republicans Just Can't Quit Allen West

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is no longer a member of Congress, having lost his quest for a second term in November. But that didn't prevent some o...

Boehner Regains Speakership

Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has retained his top leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives after a vote by the new Cong...

Sumo Wrestling

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Yes, we now all seem to know that there is a real deadline with potentially serious consequences. However, as we approach that so-called 'cliff', we now hear some murmurs about "well maybe we have to go off the cliff -- a little bit? -- to test the waters." What is the matter with us?

Boehner's Options

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is John Boehner just worried about his leadership position? Is he really putting his own re-election as Speaker of the House before all else? Here are Boehner's major possible routes out of the fiscal cliff discussions, in chronological order.

If the U.S. Were Really a Democracy, John Boehner Would Be House MINORITY Leader

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nationwide, Democrats received more than a half million more votes for the House of Representatives than Republicans did. But despite getting fewer overall votes, Republicans captured 55 percent of the House seats.

From Behind the Counter: A Different View of the 47%

Diane Russell | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

I believe in an American Dream predicated on a system where everyone plays by the same rules, where the game isn't rigged to benefit the elite at the expense of the rest of us, and where a convenience store clerk can run for state office -- and win.

What's at Stake for Women 2012: An Interview With Nancy Pelosi

Martha Burk | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Martha Burk

"[Republicans] run against me because I'm effective. They came in massively against us because they feared what we were trying to do for women and men in the workplace -- and it has an impact."

Both Sides Of Aisle Concerned About Boehner's Leadership

rollcall.com | February 28, 2012 | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

With internally divisive fights over religion and the budget looming, Speaker John Boehner's leadership is showing increasing signs of wear and tear, ...

10 Things Nancy Pelosi Told Us This Morning

Posted 01.10.2012 | Women

We were so fortunate this morning to have Representative Nancy Pelosi stop by The Huffington Post office to speak to 30 or so female members of our ed...