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Roskam: Republicans Cannot Be Led Unless Changes Are Made

Sept. 28, 2015

While most members running for leadership are scrambling to win over as many members as possible, Rep. Peter Roskam reports he hasn’t made a single phone call soliciting support.

Boehner Warns Fellow Republicans: 'Beware False Prophets'

Sept. 27, 2015

House Speaker John A. Boehner has a word of warning, straight out of the Bible, for fellow Republicans: “Beware false prophets.”

Boehner Quits; McCarthy Seen as Successor

Sept. 25, 2015

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.

Boehner Resignation Sets Off Chaotic Leadership Scramble (Video) (Updated)

Sept. 25, 2015

Updated: 9:51 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement he’s stepping down sets off a leadership scramble that, while not wholly unpredictable, puts Republicans in Congress at a crossroads: Will they continue down a similar path of leadership or choose an entirely new direction?

Pope Address Has Special Significance for John Lewis

Sept. 25, 2015

For many members, the pope’s address to Congress on Thursday was a historic moment. But for one member, in one moment, the joint meeting with Pope Francis had particular meaning.

Boehner Tries to Navigate Shutdown, Coup

Sept. 24, 2015

Less than a week away from a government shutdown, Speaker John A. Boehner seems to have two core goals: Keep the government open and hang on to his gavel in the process.

Former Rep. Howard Coble in Critical Condition

Sept. 23, 2015

Former Rep. Howard Coble is in critical condition, breathing with the aid of a ventilator, after complications from a skin cancer surgery, according to a Greensboro, N.C., news report.

Conservatives Consider Coalition Gambit to Depose Boehner

Sept. 22, 2015

An effort to take Speaker John A. Boehner’s gavel is running into a familiar problem — who would replace him? — and conservatives, this time, are at least entertaining the idea of an unlikely ally: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

A Conservative Who Thinks the Right's Gone Too Far

Sept. 18, 2015

In becoming the first Republican to drop out of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Tom McClintock sent a message to his now-former HFC colleagues saying he believes their organization has been a negative force.

Would-Be Boehner Successors Jockeying to Line Up Support

Sept. 17, 2015

Talk of deposing John A. Boehner has reached such a crescendo that one frustrated House Republican stood up in a closed-door meeting Wednesday night and said she was tired of would-be leadership candidates contacting her about supporting them.

House Freedom Caucus Loses Member Over Planned Parenthood

Sept. 16, 2015

At least one House Freedom Caucus member has had enough.

Let's Make a Deal on Appropriations? So Far, No.

Sept. 16, 2015

The end of the fiscal year is just two weeks away, but neither chamber has released an appropriations bill to fund the government past Sept. 30. Republican leaders, however, hope to remove a key barrier to getting agreement among their ranks.

Democrats Ding Republicans Over GE Jobs and Export-Import Bank

Sept. 15, 2015

Almost three months after the Export-Import Bank’s charter expired, Democrats and pro-business groups are ramping up a campaign to hit anti-Ex-Im Republicans where it hurts: In their districts.

House Leaders Keeping Options Open on Shutdown

Sept. 15, 2015

Two weeks away from a government shutdown, neither chamber has released a bill to fund the government past Sept. 30 — and it doesn’t seem like the House or the Senate are in much of a hurry.

Ahead of Planned Parenthood Battle, House to Vote on Abortion Bills (Video)

Sept. 14, 2015

As lawmakers return this week for some behind-the-scenes work on a continuing resolution — a measure that could be endangered by anti-abortion members insistent on defunding Planned Parenthood — House Republicans will put forward two bills to address the embattled group and potentially appease those conservatives.

House Republicans Say Obama Failed to Comply on Iran Deal

Sept. 10, 2015

A week before the Iran nuclear deal takes effect and just hours after Senate Democrats dealt the Iran disapproval resolution a major procedural blow, House Republicans adopted a resolution stating the Sept. 17 deadline is null and void.

Freedom Caucus to Oppose Any Spending Bill With Planned Parenthood Money

Sept. 10, 2015

Updated 6:33 p.m. | The House Freedom Caucus has spoken.

Conservatives Force Boehner to Rethink Iran (Updated)

Sept. 9, 2015

Updated 6:38 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner’s latest cave to conservatives may not portend well for this September. Or it’s a signal Boehner is listening to the House Republican Conference and could emerge from a busy month even stronger.

Freedom Caucus to Leadership: Delay Iran Vote

Sept. 8, 2015

House Freedom Caucus members are poised to demand Wednesday that Republican leaders delay a vote on an Iran disapproval resolution until the White House has revealed all “side deals” with Iran.

Conservative Reform Network Argues for Compromise

Sept. 8, 2015

Republicans face some challenges this fall, including government funding, a fight to defund Planned Parenthood, spending level negotiations, the debt ceiling — but an outside center-right group is telling conservatives these challenges can be opportunities, if lawmakers are realistic.

The 'Trump Phenomenon' and the Effort to Overthrow Boehner

Sept. 3, 2015

A day before the August recess, when Rep. Mark Meadows announced a legislative move to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel, few would have predicted that Donald Trump would be the summer’s biggest political story.

Papal Address Comes With Complications for Both Parties

Sept. 2, 2015

With his ongoing criticisms of hardline immigration policies and consistent warnings about climate change, Pope Francis’ address to Congress later this month is starting to look a little uncomfortable for Republicans — especially Catholics such as Speaker John A. Boehner, who invited the religious leader to speak.

Report: Hensarling's Ex-Im Bank Opposition Costs Dallas

Sept. 1, 2015

With the Export-Import Bank’s charter now expired for two months and counting, pro-Ex-Im businesses are putting new pressure on the House Republicans behind the effort to shut down the federal credit agency.

Iran Deal Puts Jewish Democrats in Spotlight

Aug. 28, 2015

With Senate Democrats getting closer to thwarting a GOP override vote on the Iran deal, and with House Democrats increasingly showing their own strength in upholding a presidential veto, one constituency remains a key focus in the public relations battle over the Iranian nuclear agreement: Jewish Democrats.

5 Members of Congress Who Could Endorse Trump

Aug. 27, 2015

Donald Trump may be polling far ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential field, but there’s one constituency that remains reluctant to support the insurgent candidate: Congress.

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