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  • Boehner's restive Republican caucus hinders bid to build legacy

    WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote. It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
  • Keystone debate to test waters of new Senate

    WASHINGTON Sen. Mitch McConnell has waited years for the moment he'll take the reins of a dysfunctional chamber and try and show Republicans can govern. He'll face tests right off the bat from how to handle the filibuster rules changes that have...
  • Hatch's well-worn gavel to shape deals in Republican-led Senate

    WASHINGTON Orrin Hatch has been here before. And he was here before that. And before that. The Republicans are taking over the U.S. Senate again, and just as in 1981, 1995 and 2003, the lawyer from Utah will have a central role, this time as chairman...
  • New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate

    New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate. A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In...
  • House Re-Elects Boehner As Speaker Over Tea Party Opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) —The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions. The Ohio Republican garnered the votes of 216 GOP lawmakers as...
  • Boehner reelected as Speaker, but control over GOP majority precarious

    John A. Boehner secured a third term as House Speaker on Tuesday, overcoming a brazen revolt by GOP conservatives to oust him but renewing questions about his hold over the chamber’s often rambunctious majority. A total of 24 rank-and-file...
  • Newhouse goes to work as Washington state's newest congressman

    WASHINGTON Joining 57 other freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse took the oath of office on Tuesday, becoming Washington state's newest congressman and already showing signs of mastering the lingo of his new...
  • What new Republican Congress can learn from Bill Clinton

    The following editorial was posted by Bloomberg News on Tuesday, Jan. 6 It is premature, if not naive, to say that the new Congress, which started Tuesday, heralds a new era of bipartisanship. Better for U.S. Republicans, with a firmer hold on the...
  • Re-elected speaker, Boehner says Obama should back GOP bills on energy, jobs

    Newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner says he wants President Barack Obama to back Republican bills on energy and jobs as a way to break the partisan logjam that has stalled legislation in recent years. In prepared remarks, the Ohio Republican also...
  • Capitol Hill Californians will push for drought legislation again

    WASHINGTON Another year, another California water fight. This week, as the 114th Congress commences, lawmakers prepare to revive anti-drought proposals that divided the state last year. Tactics and strategies are still being crafted and the outcome is...
  • A strategy for 'responsible' Republicans to do some good

    With Republican majorities in both houses, the new Congress should begin by focusing on traditional GOP priorities: improving the nation's sagging infrastructure, reforming an unwieldy tax code and finding ways to boost middle-class opportunity. When...