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  • Eric Cantor slams Obama for 'partisan messaging' on immigration reform

    Update: A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, has issued a response to Cantor's statement, included in the story below. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a highly critical statement Wednesday, slamming President Obama for what he called “partisan...

  • The '9 percent Congress' could revive the term limits movement

    A new Rasmussen Reports public opinion survey suggests that the time has never been better for the resurgence of a movement many in the national media have forgotten. That movement is term limits, which was thought to have been killed forever by a 1995 Supreme Court decision on a 5-4 vote that...

  • Most prefer random name out of phone book to current Congress

    Voter disgust with Congress has hit a new low, with just 9 percent wishing that the current House and Senate be re-elected and half of voters feeling that people picked randomly out of a telephone book would do better than the officeholders of today. Rasmussen Reports revealed in a Sunday poll...

  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...

  • VIDEO: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi discuss Republican spending plan

    On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Republican budget drafted by Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt...

  • Head of Louisiana GOP wants 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    The head of Louisiana's Republican Party is calling on “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister to resign. Roger F. Villere, Jr., chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, released a statement Thursday asking the GOP lawmaker to resign his congressional seat, citing “extreme...

  • Long-term unemployment benefit package sits in House limbo

    Senate-passed legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits has stalled in the House, as Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he won't move on the measure until Democrats and the Obama administration agree to include job-creating provisions. "They've not put forward anything with regard...

  • Louisiana GOP head calls on 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    Rep. Vance McAllister has tried to hold on to his House seat after a newspaper in his district on Monday published a video of him passionately embracing and kissing a staffer, earning the nickname "the kissing congressman." The Louisiana Republican apologized, begged forgiveness and promised...

  • House passes Paul Ryan's budget plan

    The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that promises to balance the budget by cutting Democratic-championed programs like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • John Boehner: Lawmaker seen kissing aide faces decision

    Boehner says he has spoken with Rep. Vance McAllister but won't share the details of their conversation. The Louisiana congressman's political future has been in doubt since he was caught on videotape kissing a senior aide.

  • House Republicans won't rule out arresting Lois Lerner if Justice Department doesn't

    House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner. The committee voted Wednesday to seek an investigation of...

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. Committee investigators say they have uncovered evidence that Lois Lerner...

  • VIDEO: House committee holds hearing in preventable Veterans Affairs deaths

    The House Committee on Veterans Affairs demanded answers Wednesday at a hearing on curbing the number of preventable deaths at Veterans Affairs facilities.



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