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Boehner Says House Will 'Follow Regular Order'

The House will reconvene Monday with little sense of how the dynamics will play out in the quest to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year, but Speaker John A. Boehner said he intends to follow “regular order.”

How an Obscure Rule Could Give Boehner a Way Out of DHS Mess (Updated)

Updated 5:57 p.m. | A provision tucked deep in the House rule book could provide a way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything.

House Averts Shutdown of DHS for 1 Week (Video)

Just two hours before the Department of Homeland Security was set to run out of funding, the House delivered a bill to float the agency for one more week.

House GOP Fails to Advance 3-Week DHS Funding Bill (Updated) (Video)

Updated 6:13 p.m. | House Republicans fell short of votes needed to advance a three-week bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security Friday evening, 203-224.

Atlantic Drilling Back on Table After Spill Delay

President Barack Obama first put Atlantic drilling on the table in March 2010, as part of a strategy to bring more Republicans to the negotiating table for a comprehensive climate change bill in the Senate.

Maryland, Virginia Members Disagree on Atlantic Oil Drilling

The Obama administration’s recent proposal to lease oil and gas drilling in a swath of the Atlantic Ocean generated the expected mix of cheers and jeers on Capitol Hill, but local reaction was mostly divided along state borders rather than party affiliations.

With Conservative Opposition, DHS Funding Vote Looks Tight

Amid dissension in the conservative ranks, House GOP leaders are furiously whipping the Department of Homeland Security funding bill in an attempt to get it to the Senate with hardly any help from Democrats.

Hell Bent for (Patriotic) Leather

Entrepreneur Sylvia Noster has made it her mission to make celebrating the Constitution more fashionable.

Pelosi: Democrats Won't Help GOP Pass 3-Week DHS Funding Bill (Video)

“Ineptitude,” “staggering failure of leadership” and “amateur hour.”

CPAC Campaign Boot Camp Trains GOP to Catch Up

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Amethyst Archer probably wasn’t the targeted audience for the campaign boot camp held on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference, but the presenters made it clear the right needs all the help it can get in 2016 and beyond.

Senate Votes on Full DHS Funding, With House Set to Punt (Updated)

Updated 12:39 p.m. | The Senate did its best to wrap up the current year’s funding debate, even as the House is opting for another punt.

Activist Toques Scour Capitol Hill for Food Aid

Just under a dozen renowned hospitality professionals looked to carve up both chambers of Congress, pressing their respective lawmakers to support the realignment of outdated global assistance provisions.

House GOP Faces Another Whip Test on DHS Punt

When in doubt, punt. That’s the latest plan from House Republicans, but even trying to pass a tried-and-true congressional maneuver might be a tall order for the GOP’s fractured conference.

Jim Inhofe Throws a Snowball (Video)

Sometimes you just can’t resist the urge to start a snowball fight.

GOP Leadership Floats 3 More Weeks of DHS Funding (Video)

House Republican leadership plans to move forward with another stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security, in a move sure to draw additional criticism from Democrats.

Some Democrats May Skip It, but Netanyahu Speech Is Still a Hot Ticket

Dozens of House Democrats are planning to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on March 3, and they’re hoping their absence will send a strong signal.

Fire Boehner? Mia Love Says Maybe McConnell Needs the Boot

Amid new speculation that John A. Boehner’s speakership somehow hangs in the balance as Republicans struggle with the Department of Homeland Security funding standoff, freshman Rep. Mia Love said maybe it’s Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who should be worried.

Overheard: Kirk Says Give House GOP a Straw

“I think the feeling of most people is it’s a fight that we should have not fought. As a governing party, we’ve got to fund DHS and say to the House, ‘Here’s a straw so you can suck it up.'”

Ex-House Candidate Will Take Top Role in Likely Clinton Campaign

Amanda Renteria, the former Capitol Hill aide who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2014, is poised to be named the national political director of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s likely presidential campaign, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.

A Kiss for Luck? DHS Funding Falls Back to Boehner

Things are getting weird in the House.

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