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  • A new rallying cry in the House: 'Remember the class of 2010'

    In a pitch that looks like a twist on the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo," someone on Capitol Hill Tuesday implored the class of 2010 to prevent their influence from waning.

  • Why Raul Labrador can't win his long-shot bid for a leadership post

    Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.

  • CFPB official wants to silence a whistleblower before he can talk to Congress

    A high-ranking Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official is attempting to silence a CFPB whistleblower before he testifies to a House subcommittee, a move that critics called rare and improper. An attorney for Liza Strong, the bureau's head of employee relations, on Tuesday demanded that...

  • Why Darrell Issa just asked the IRS to hand over a hard drive

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Tuesday issued a subpoena to the Internal Revenue Service, ordering the agency to turn over the hard drive they claim is responsible for wiping out two years of critical email communications. Issa has dramatically widened...

  • To stay in power, Kevin McCarthy must put conservatives ahead of K Street

    California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will likely win the election this week for House majority leader. Then he'll spend six months working to keep that job when House Republicans choose their leadership again, after the November elections.

  • Why talk radio host Laura Ingraham is clashing with Raul Labrador

    Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday warned Rep. Raul Labrador he is "squandering" an opportunity to win over conservative voters because of his support for increasing legal immigration. Labrador, R-Idaho, is running for House majority leader as an underdog conservative...

  • Andy McCarthy's 'Faithless Execution' about building a case to impeach Obama

    My good friend Andy McCarthy has another book out, Faithless Execution, which couldn't be timelier in view of the deplorable state of current events in America. Though I have been a consistent critic of President Obama's -- decrying his lawlessness and his disastrous and destructive policies...

  • Darrell Issa subpoenas IRS commissioner over lost Lois Lerner emails

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service to testify next week before Congress about a trove of lost emails that could contain evidence of a plan to targeted conservative groups. Issa, R-Calif., will...

  • Watchdog group wants Justice probe of Vance McAllister bribery claim

    A government watchdog group on Monday called on the Justice Department to investigate a claim by outgoing Rep. Vance McAllister that a House colleague accepted a $1,200 contribution in exchange for voting against legislation. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) also...

  • Raul Labrador presides over chaos at Idaho GOP convention

    Rep. Raul Labrador, the Idaho Republican running for House majority leader, presided over chaos at this weekend's state GOP convention in Moscow, which abruptly adjourned Saturday after he failed to broker an agreement between the party's warring factions.

  • The conservative who could be a dark horse in House leadership fight

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman is showing enough strength in the race for House majority whip that some Republicans monitoring the contest are predicting it could go to a second ballot.

  • The bafflingly simple reason Raul Labrador had trouble campaigning for majority leader this weekend

    As Rep. Raul Labrador launched his upstart bid for House Majority Leader on Friday, he ran into a big problem: He didn't have his colleagues' phone numbers. House Republican members and GOP aides, in interviews with the Washington Examiner over the weekend, said that the Idaho Republican has...

  • Here's how the next majority leader handled a similar job in the past

    If Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader in August as expected, it won't be the first time he's been in that kind of role. As a member of the California legislature, McCarthy was also a caucus leader. State Republicans who watched him in that job say he was a savant at cementing...

  • Wanted: 118 House Republicans with the courage to elect a real leader

    "The secret to happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage." Thucydides penned that 2,500 years ago, and the House Republicans should be thinking on that line -- especially this week. There are 234 Republicans in the House, who are about to elect a new leader. Are there at least...

  • Eric Cantor: 'I don't have any regrets'

    Just five days after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning defeat, the first sitting majority leader to go down to a primary challenger in history, the Virginia Republican denied that his loss had anything to do with being out of touch with voters in his district. Cantor said he didn't believe the...



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