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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during his weekly news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boehner: I ‘Feel Confident’ Republicans Will Re-Elect Me As House Speaker

John Boehner believes his party will stand behind him to be Speaker of the House once again following the 2014 midterm elections.

04/08/2014

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Rep To Run For Re-Election Despite Video Showing Him Kissing Staffer

Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he’s asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn’t his wife.

04/08/2014

Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the super-rich. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Like Campaign Donor Ruling, Dems Opposed

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the super-rich.

04/03/2014

Sarah Palin speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Palin Calls Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan A ‘Joke,’ ‘Definition Of Insanity’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is not a fan of Rep. Paul Ryan’s $5.1 trillion budget plan.

04/02/2014

General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Rep To GM CEO: ‘What You Just Answered Is Gobbledygook’

New CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company whose inattention to its customers helped land it in bankruptcy in 2009.

04/02/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the company's German subsidiary Opel in Ruesselsheim, on Jan. 27, 2014. (credit: DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

GM CEO: ‘I Cannot Tell You Why It Took Years For A Safety Defect To Be Announced’

General Motors’ new CEO and the head of the nation’s auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths.

04/01/2014

The world headquarters of General Motors in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

GM, Safety Agency Face Congress Over Recalls

If GM knew it had a problem, why wasn’t something done to fix it?

03/31/2014

Massive Snow Storm Slams DMV

Party of the Rich: In Congress, It’s the Democrats

Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It’s a label that has stuck for decades, and you’re hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.

03/31/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Uphill Battle To Retake Control Of House In Midterm Elections

Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

03/31/2014

Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea. (DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Backs Bill To Fund Cash-Strapped Ukraine

Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

03/28/2014

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