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  • The GOP Congress faces a 100-day test

    The GOP Congress faces a 100-day test
    The 100-day evaluation is a marker in U.S. politics — superficial sometimes, though often a leading indicator. By April 15, the tone and motivation of the new Republican Congress may be apparent. Those first 100 days won't make clear which...
  • Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler

     Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks. Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
  • GOP lawmaker calls speaking to white supremacist group a mistake

    GOP lawmaker calls speaking to white supremacist group a mistake
    In an effort to quell growing criticism, a leading House Republican said Tuesday that he regretted speaking to a white supremacist group more than a decade ago. “It was a mistake I regret, and I emphatically oppose the divisive racial and...
  • Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...
  • Wasserman Schultz chastises Republican leader

    Wasserman Schultz chastises Republican leader
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz started the political new year on Monday with dose of criticism for the top U.S. House Republican – and the Republicans defending him – who gave a speech to a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Embrace civil liberties, GOP

    Embrace civil liberties, GOP
    As is tradition, the New Year has sparked a wave of resolutions. As a declaration of our aspirations, resolutions help us plot a course to self-improvement for success and longer, healthier lives. In that vein, if the Republican Party hopes to...
  • Boehner inherits new opportunity as head of robust GOP House majority

    Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him. But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
  • Ebola scare is the latest issue to cloud midterm election debate

    Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
  • White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response

    With Americans' fears over random Ebola exposure fueled anew by scares on a cruise ship and a tour bus, the Obama administration moved Friday to fight accusations of incompetence from around Washington and on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm...