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Texas Senator John Cornyn suggests the late-night announcement from Geneva is a Wag The Dog moment, aimed at saving the President from the messy Obamacare rollout.
A humbled city makes its pitch to the GOP.
The Obamacare rollout may be bad, but GOP lawmakers are united against repeating the same strategy that caused a government shutdown last month. Learning from their mistakes?
UPDATE: Harry Reid dropped the bomb. Maybe you heard about filibustering in the Senate and the threat of a “nuclear option,” and maybe you’re still a little bit confused about what it all means. Sit back and let the cast of Mean Girls walk you through the finer points.
The president tells Congress to ignore “the bloggers” and come together.
“I could have written this story from day one. If you follow the Cruz plan, you end up exactly where we are,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.
The video of an exchange between Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen and GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz over Republican rule changes spread like wildfire this weekend. GOP leaders are hanging on by their fingernails.
California Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he got his facts from Forbes and that it’s a “very small number.”
The Senate Majority Leader’s office Vined Republicans saying “I object” over and over and over.
Hours before shots were fired outside the Capitol, Jay Carney defended Obama for using “gun to the head” rhetoric throughout the shutdown debate — and pointed out that Ed Henry has used a similar metaphor.
Here’s the invitation. Update: Paul’s office says he’s not hoping for a solution to the shutdown, but a “ratcheting down” of rhetoric that’s become “too personal.” So far one Democrat has signed up. Update, Oct 8: Heinrich’s office says the Democrat never planned to attend and didn’t go.
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An RNC fundraiser brought the Republican Party’s most buzzed-about presidential prospects under one roof for an audition in front of elite donors. “They actually really like Rand.”
Democrats were fine with how powerful the federal government was once Obama took office, but more and more are starting to change their mind.
“They’re focused on trying to mess with me,” Obama said in Kansas City.
A small group of conservative Republicans have forced their leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor to toe the ideological line. “They could have and they should have come to us first,” tea party conservative Rep. John Fleming says.
The magazine asks the senator about GOP demographics, the Constitution, and Twitter feuds with fellow politicians — then asks Paul’s wife Kelley about his “notorious” sense of style.
Democrats like the government way more than Republicans do and Republicans like the oil and gas industry way more than Democrats do.
The Republican Party’s political arm in the Senate is trying to protect their incumbents while trying to avoid a conservative revolt. “Our job is simple: winning. So we reserve the right to do what it takes to win,” says Dayspring.
A preview of what the Republican congressman can expect at his town hall meeting tonight in North Carolina.
America Rising breaks an unwritten rule.
Public Policy Polling’s latest national survey shows no one’s doing well in Washington these days.
On Wednesday, Obama returns to the site of a 2005 economic speech in Illinois to make his pitch “that the American economy works best when it grows from the middle out, not the top down,” according to the White House. The speech was previewed in a White House video Sunday night.
The threat of looming conservative primary challenges has kept scores of Republicans away from compromising on immigration and other issues. But it’s a myth.
California freshman Mark Takano whips out the correction pen to give GOP immigration hardliners “an F.” Update: Republican calls Takano’s edits “everything Americans hate about Washington.”
Another round of Republican men talking abortion leads the party’s women to reach for the antacid.
“I am extremely disappointed that some of my Republican colleagues did not recognize a conservative movement toward market-based policy and solid welfare reform when they saw it,” Rep. Ted Yoho said.
Democrat pitcher Cedric Richmond shines again, while Rand Paul insists the NSA is stealing Republican signals.
After letting it play out in Congress, Obama goes big on immigration at what Republicans say is the worst possible time.