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House GOP Civil War Takes to the Airwaves

Just two days after House Speaker John A. Boehner stunned Washington by announcing he will leave Congress next month, two top members of his House Republican conference traded barbs in a remarkably public display of internal dissent on a Sunday network news show.

Boehner Sets Off Frenzy in Ohio for Replacement

Speaker John A. Boehner’s resignation announcement Friday kicked off not only a frenetic scramble in House leadership, but also a special election for his safe Republican seat in Ohio, which could invite more than a half-dozen contenders.

McCarthy Profile: Genial Party Loyalist Rose Quickly

Speaker John A. Boehner's resignation at the end of October makes his top deputy, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, the likeliest candidate to inherit the gavel. Boehner even offered his unqualified endorsement, saying the five-term lawmaker would be an "excellent" speaker.

K Street Crushed, Conservatives Elated over Boehner Departure

In a testament to the deep divide between the business and tea party wings of the Republican Party, the news of Speaker John A. Boehner's pending departure left K Street lobbyists reeling and conservative activists jubilant.

Ethical Woes Have Driven Speakers out of House

The forced removal of House speakers has little precedent throughout history. However, although a motion to vacate the speakership has only been made once before in the House (albeit unsuccessfully), several of the 53 speakers in history left their positions unceremoniously.

Rubio, Cruz Call for New Leadership Direction As Boehner Quits

Sen. Marco Rubio received boisterous applause and a standing ovation Friday when he informed a crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., that Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, will resign later this year. 

Potential Successors to Boehner in Ohio

Once House Speaker John A. Boehner resigns, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is required to set a special election to fill the vacancy. GOP operatives in Ohio predict the special election primary will be held concurrent with the already scheduled primary in March. 

Boehner Profile: Achievements and Pitfalls Mark Recent Years

Speaker John A. Boehner's stunning announcement Friday that he will resign from his House seat next month caps a 25-year career marked by legislative victories and intra-party conflicts. 

Boehner Quits; McCarthy Seen as Successor

Speaker John A. Boehner told fellow Republicans Friday morning he will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to members.

Path Toward 'Clean' Spending Stopgap Bill Emerges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday began laying the groundwork for the chamber to advance a “clean” continuing resolution in the coming days after Democrats and some Republicans banded together to block consideration of a stopgap with Planned Parenthood defunding language.

Pope Re-Introduces Americans to Dorothy Day

In his address to Congress, one of the four Americans Pope Francis chose as inspirational figures was a woman whom even many American Catholics today may not know.

Pope Francis Hails Immigrants at White House

Pope Francis needed less than a minute into his first public remarks on U.S. soil Wednesday to invoke the contributions of immigrants to building America, setting the stage for more to come when he addresses Congress.

With the Pope's Visit, Congress Has Opportunity to Think Big Again | Commentary

As our economy continues to recover and more Americans are getting back on their feet, many families are still struggling and worried about the future. Income inequality, poverty and hunger continue to be among the greatest challenges we face today and for too many families, these are holding them back from achieving their dreams.

Poll: Pope Francis Unlikely to Spur Climate Legislation

Americans largely regard Pope Francis as influential in world affairs, but few respondents in a new poll believe his speech to Congress this week will inspire lawmakers to move bills on climate change and immigration.

White House Appeals House Suit Over Health Spending

The Obama administration moved Monday to appeal a court decision this month that allows the House to pursue a lawsuit over the 2010 health care overhaul and the appropriations process.

Huelskamp Expects Abortion, 'Sanctity of Unborn' in Papal Address

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, an outspoken Kansas Republican who spent two years in a Catholic seminary, expects Pope Francis to address abortion and the “sanctity of the unborn” when he speaks to Congress on Thursday.

Upton Unsure of Reconciliation for Planned Parenthood Defunding

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton expressed uncertainty Thursday about whether budget reconciliation can be used to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the options that Republicans are considering to starve the family planning group of federal funds, appease unhappy conservatives and still avoid a government shutdown.

Exclusive: Pentagon No. 2 Warns of CR's 'Disastrous' Impact

The Pentagon is counting on Congress averting a painful government shutdown when the calendar turns to the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, but the Defense Department’s No. 2 civilian is not ruling out the possibility of a "disastrous" year-long continuing resolution to fund the military.

Vatican Eschews K Street But Has Ear of Congress

Pope Francis' arrival in the nation’s capital next week will spark plenty of lobbying, but the Holy See itself hasn’t converted to the rituals of K Street.

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