By Susan Ferrechio | 01/06/14 11:15 AM
The House this week will debate two Republican bills intended to highlight problems with the Obamacare website, including one measure that would require the government to notify users of security breaches and another that would require the administration to regularly report to Congress on the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/03/14 11:44 AM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's supporters believe he will have the votes to become the next speaker if John Boehner exits. He has cultivated relationships with members, raised $17 million for House campaigns and assembled an agenda aimed at appealing to 2014 voters. But that doesn't mean...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/03/14 11:44 AM
A year ago, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was viewed by the media and political pundits as overly ambitious, a man who would stick a shiv in the back of Speaker John Boehner if he thought it would hasten his ascension to Speaker of the House. But beginning in 2013, the Virginia Republican...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/31/13 05:57 AM
In September, President Obama had said that Syria had crossed the red line when it used chemical weapons on its own people. All eyes were on the president to see whether he would go ahead with military force or come to a diplomatic solution.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/30/13 05:16 AM
Public disapproval of the troubled health care law is on the rise, and people are suddenly paying attention to long-ignored Republican health care proposals that could replace Obamacare. But the GOP isn't ready for the spotlight.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/26/13 05:15 AM
In July, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa was in the spotlight as he chaired the hearings on the IRS investigation. His aggressive style of taking on government agencies brought about a lot of hit pieces in the media.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/25/13 07:46 AM
At the height of the government shutdown in October, Susan Ferrechio examined the push made by Tea Party leaders on the Hill to keep Republican leaders from caving.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/24/13 08:25 AM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week predicted that despite the troubled rollout, the health care law will eventually become a tremendously successful.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/20/13 02:20 PM
The Senate voted Friday to confirm President Obama's pick to head the beleaguered Internal Revenue Service, which has been under intense congressional scrutiny over its treatment of Tea Party groups seeking tax exempt status. John Koskinen was confirmed in a 59-36 vote, below the 60-vote...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/20/13 09:59 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized Friday after complaining earlier in the morning that he was "not feeling well," his aides told reporters. After conducting tests, doctors found no immediate medical problems with the 74-year-old Democrat from Nevada, but he will remain in the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/20/13 06:34 AM
Democrats worn down by the disastrous rollout of Obamacare are working to refocus Congress on an issue much more favorable to the Left: income disparity, including an extension of federal unemployment benefits and a higher minimum wage. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., flanked by other top Senate...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/18/13 07:36 PM
The Senate on Wednesday cleared a two-year, $1.014 trillion budget deal that prevents a government shutdown in January and brings greater fiscal stability to a federal government that has been lurching from crisis to crisis for years. President Obama said he is pleased with the passage of the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/17/13 11:15 AM
A two-year federal budget deal easily cleared a critical procedural hurdle in the Senate Tuesday morning, setting up likely passage of legislation that will help steer Congress away from another government shutdown in 2014. The Senate agreed to advance the deal on a 67-33 vote, a slightly...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/17/13 08:00 AM
The federal government this year made significant cuts to important services and programs while at the same time wasting $30 billion on frivolous expenditures like the "pillownauts" study NASA conducted to learn the effects of lying in bed all day, a new watchdog report shows.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/12/13 07:44 PM
There's been a political shift among House Republicans, and it helped the GOP pass a budget deal with overwhelming support that might have never seen the light of day earlier this year. In a 332-94 vote, the House approved a measure that would spend $1.014 trillion in 2014 and restore over the...
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