In a radio interview, the Fox News host questions the House speaker’s commitment. “But do you want to risk the full faith and credit of the United States government over ObamaCare?” Boehner shoots back.
Motivational posters and bright-hued walls. “It’s simple until you make it complicated,” one poster reads.
Speaker John Boehner doesn’t want to approve anything hastily or with a minority of the Republican vote. But that doesn’t leave many options moving forward.
The Senate’s version of the measure passes with mostly Democratic support. First major policy bill in years heads to Obama’s desk.
Republican leaders have tried to get Rep. Justin Amash to tone down his Twitter feed. Not happening.
Can the 113th U.S. congress win back the hearts of America? Probably not, but here’s how our lawmakers can become a little more popular than head lice.
Speaker John Boehner puts down a conservative rebellion. An almost unheard of moment in the House: Republicans will rely on Democrats to make a deal.
With Rep. Tim Scott moving to the Senate, a special election for his seat is on the horizon.
The House minority leader blames DeMint after Senate Republicans block disabilities treaty. “Anyone who’s a party to that, I wish them well wherever they are going,” Pelosi says.
As Rep. JoAnn Emerson announces her retirement, the jockeying for her safely Republican seat begins. Missouri’s lieutenant governor emerges as a frontrunner.
“The expression ‘time is fleeting’ has never been more apropos than it is today,” Crowley says. Democrats sign a discharge petition to try to bring middle-class tax cuts to the floor.
Negotiations are back on. If they were ever actually off.
“It’s totally inadequate,” Cornyn says. GOP balks as administration aims to end congressional power control over the debt ceiling.
Little progress has been made in negotiations so far, as both sides seem content to play chicken for now.
“Good morning. I hope this isn’t a bummer.”
Still looking for a “balanced approach — without tax increases.
Presses for a compromise “without further delay.” Hopes lawmakers will agree on a framework at the White House tomorrow.
A triumph for the moderate arm of the House Republican Caucus.
The next Nancy Pelosi? With an eye on his future, Van Hollen hopes to protect Democrats from the fiscal cliff.
“I love you all very dearly, but I thought I’d tell my caucus first,” the House minority leader tells reporters. She promises to announce her plans Wednesday.
Supporters of the would-be House GOP conference chair say her “profile as a young woman” will give her an edge.
Likely incoming chief of House Republican campaign shop Greg Walden tells colleagues work must start “right away.”
Are House Republicans an immovable object? “The president has no interest in working with Republicans honestly,” complains a GOP aide.
Everything may be on the line during the Great Lame Duck Session of 2012. But that doesn’t mean anything will actually get done.
Redistricting and a national election push a House Republican to the center. “The Illinois Democrat.”
Half-million dollar ad campaign is part of last minute push by outside groups with six days left .
Democrat Howard Berman’s campaign releases new robocalls of colleagues calling Rep. Brad Sherman an “embarrassment.” Just when you thought Berman-Sherman couldn’t get uglier.
Infamous Washington D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff reveals how he kept hundreds of Bush-era congressional staffers in his pocket. (via thinkprogress.org)