| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:48 PM
In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.
The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:35 PM
House leaders and national medical groups are working to save a potentially historic deal to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors and head off a dramatic cut in physicians' fees slated to take effect next week.
The unusual bipartisan legislation was...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:46 PM
This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
After stumbling several times since taking control of Congress earlier this year, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:06 PM
The budget battle between President Obama and congressional Republicans isn't nearly as engaging as the one among Republicans themselves.
Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) once again is trying to lead a House majority with divergent goals -- splintered...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Ivory: Legal vs. illegal
The article "Bill would make ivory sale illegal without its records" on OrlandoSentinel.com on Feb. 15 highlights a potentially damaging piece of legislation. While the intentions behind the bill are clearly good natured —...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:37 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mia Love of Utah became the first black female Republican in Congress on Tuesday as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.
Love, the 39-year-old former mayor of Saratoga Springs, was...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:30 PM
President Obama's hope of closing out his second term with legacy-shaping achievements on the world stage has invited the same bitter congressional opposition that has long thwarted his domestic agenda, producing a new power struggle that challenges the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:32 AM
It is more than 50 years since Emily Post, the guru of etiquette, passed away. Has civility passed away with her? When Speaker of the House John Boehner referred to the president's legislation as "crap," I began to wonder.
In "The Promise," his best-...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 5:43 PM
Last week's drama in the House of Representatives, when Speaker John A. Boehner needed Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to rescue him from his own rebellious party, looked like a messy disaster for Republicans. But it could have been worse.
If the House...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 8:47 AM
That was quite a performance Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, courtesy of Speaker John Boehner in his continuing campaign to impede and discredit the presidency of Barack Obama.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:34 PM
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