| Mar 3, 2015
| 4:38 AM
It is hardly surprising that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress today has turned into a game of cheap political one-upmanship in Washington.
Not surprising, but embarrassing. In a lot of ways, it tells you why Congress is...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:06 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:57 AM
The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president."
That goal got a...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday about the dangers posed by Iran's nuclear program, he will have to overcome the deafening political static created by the circumstances of his invitation. Not only did House...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- One of this city's current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. His roughly four years in the post have been a nonstop struggle not only with the Democrat in the Oval Office but also...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:30 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu certainly has the freedom to speak; just not to a joint session of Congress of the United States, unless he is invited by the president of the United States. That is the law.
The president is the...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:04 AM
Congress needs to get its act together. I believe the American electorate last November gave the Republicans the power to govern.
Now, House Speaker John Boehner is preparing for a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown later this month, and...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 2:05 PM
House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said President Obama's request to Congress to authorize military operations against Islamic State isn't sufficient and that he will aim to strengthen it in the coming weeks.
“I don't believe that what the...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:00 PM
This week, House Speaker John Boehner railed against President Obama's objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and said, "Instead of listening to the people, the president is standing with a bunch of left-fringe extremists and...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:46 PM
After not one, not two but three unsuccessful attempts to get a Homeland Security bill through the Senate that also guts President Obama's immigration plan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday it's time for a new strategy.