More Susan Ferrechio Articles

  • House GOP picks Kevin McCarthy as majority leader

    House Republicans Tuesday voted to install their chief vote counter as the new majority leader, rejecting a more conservative but slightly less experienced opponent.

  • Obama tells Congress he can act on Iraq on his own

    President Obama told Congressional leaders he has no plans to send American troops into combat in Iraq, but that he does not need their approval for other military moves aimed at increasing security within the war-torn country. “I do not believe the President needs any further legislative...

  • Many House Republicans feel irrelevant, candidates say

    They may be in the majority, but many House Republicans feel irrelevant. That’s the problem both candidates for House majority leader promised to fix when they delivered their pitches to the rank and file at a closed door meeting. “I want every member to feel relevant again,” Rep. Raul...

  • Harry Reid: Redskins have to change name now

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the U.S. Patent Office for canceling the Redskins trademark and said team owner Daniel Snyder will have little choice now but to drop the name.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Why Harry Reid may revive a gun background check bill

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he may call for a vote on legislation toughening the laws on background checks for gun purchases following the fatal shooting of two police officers and a bystander in Las Vegas. Reid, a Nevada Democrat and a gun owner, said he had no expectation...

  • 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...

  • Here's what Raul Labrador told House Republicans a leadership race needed

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, on Monday night delivered a written appeal to fellow GOP House lawmakers, seeking their vote in Thursday's vote to elect a new majority leader. He told members that because of divisions within the GOP, “the race needs another voice.” Labrador, who took office...

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejects Redskins tickets, calls name 'a racial slur'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen he is “promoting a racial slur,” by retaining the team name. Reid sent a letter to Allen to reject his invitation to attend a Redskins game. Reid, whose state includes 27 Native American tribes,...

  • 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...

  • How Eric Cantor's loss leaves the GOP with an uncertain future

    Less than 24 hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got ambushed in a GOP primary, shell-shocked Republicans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. The Virginia Republican gave a short speech, saying he would give up his leadership post at the end of July. Then the man he was...

  • This Tea Party favorite just jumped in the race to replace Eric Cantor

    Second-term Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, plans to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the second most powerful House leadership position. Labrador just released a statement announcing his bid for House majority leader, saying he believes Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss on...

  • Pete Sessions drops bid for majority leader, assuring Kevin McCarthy victory

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California has a clear path to succeeding Eric Cantor in the No. 2 House leadership position, now that McCarthy's only opponent has dropped out. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, announced Thursday night he will no longer seek the job of majority leader, leaving McCarthy as...

  • Obama proposed big reforms to rein in loan costs in 2015 budget

    President Obama's expansion of the federal student loan forgiveness program used executive authority to force through an idea already included in his 2015 budget proposal. But the move so far excludes major reforms to the federal loan program that the administration had proposed in their...



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