Republicans

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Factbox: U.S. House Republicans jockey for leadership posts

A handful of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are canvassing colleagues for support in an election for senior leadership positions next week. House Republicans began scrambling to move up the leadership ladder after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat this week prompted him to announce that he will step down from […]

Republicans call Obamacare subsidies a risk to taxpayers

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans sought to portray Obamacare subsidies for low-income families as a financial risk for taxpayers on Tuesday, a claim that could become a new avenue for campaign attacks on Democratic candidates this fall. At a hearing in the Republican-controlled U.S. House, witnesses from conservative groups said overpayments of […]

Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. "We have a congenital defect to not vote in midterm elections," he said at a fundraising reception for Democratic Senate candidates. "The midterm comes […]

California Republicans stress immigration support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. David Valadao says he's not worried that Congress' failure to pass immigration legislation will hurt his prospects for re-election to a district in California's agricultural heartland. Same goes for GOP Rep. Jeff Denham, who represents a neighboring district in the state's San Joaquin Valley. View full post on Congress News […]

Pelosi: Republicans ‘Driven To Their Wits’ End’ By Hillary’s ‘Strength, Popularity And Prestige’

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had an explanation for recent questions around presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health, claiming Republicans have been “driven to their wits’ end” by the former secretary of state’s “strength, popularity and prestige.” View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit Keystone vote

By Thomas Ferraro and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a nearly party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit a Keystone vote

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill supported by the White House. Senate Majority […]

Republicans name seven to U.S. House panel on Benghazi attacks

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives named seven lawmakers to a special committee on Friday to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks, but Democrats called the panel a stunt and were undecided on whether they would participate. Democrats say several committees have already investigated the Benghazi attacks exhaustively, without proving […]

Clinton, polls targeted as Republicans revive scandals

Republicans are reviving well-worn political scandals as they bid to seize control of Congress in mid-term elections while seeking to check Hillary Clinton's momentum towards a possible presidential bid in 2016. GOP leaders and strategists have steadily rolled out the plan in recent weeks, including the House voting to recommend the attorney general appoint a […]

Boehner Uses Whiny Voice to Mock Republicans Blocking Immigration Reform

In one brief, destined-for-virality clip, House Speaker John Boehner both undercut his main argument for delaying a vote on immigration and gave House Republicans another reason to vote against his leadership role in January. That's Boehner speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club in his home district near Cincinnati, Ohio. Here's the thing: Boehner […]