More House of Representatives Articles

  • Head of conservative caucus holds lead in race for House whip

    Rep. Steve Scalise entered the home stretch of the three-way race for House majority whip in the lead, as his main competitor, Rep. Peter Roskam, shifted to a second-ballot strategy. Less than 24 hours before Thursday's scheduled 2 p.m. vote, Scalise, the Republican Study Committee chairman,...

  • The underdog in the House majority whip race says he has 50 backers

    Ensconced in a makeshift war room on Capitol Hill, Rep. Marlin Stutzman is burning up the phones with calls to fellow House Republicans, hoping for an upset in his dark horse bid to become the next majority whip. The Indiana Republican is the underdog in a three-way race with House Majority...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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