There they go again: The House is debating another GOP bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Renewing a political fight from last year’s presidential campaign, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law.
Obama Criticizes GOP Budget Plan: ‘Goal Is Not To Chase A Balanced Budget Just For the Sake Of Balance’
President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates.
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he sees the need to bring illegal immigrants already in this country into legal status, and potentially allow some of them to eventually obtain citizenship — though not through any special pathway.
Weeks before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, White House aides were locking down a plan for the sales pitch that would follow during three days of travel focused on his main themes.
Celebration doesn’t seem to be high on the agenda as House Republicans, their majority renewed by the voters last fall, lay the groundwork for another challenge to President Barack Obama over federal spending.
House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert a “fiscal cliff” combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January and called on President Barack Obama to produce a new offer.
Stinging from double-digit election losses among female voters, House Republicans elected a woman to their top leadership team Wednesday in a tense test of gender politics and the clout of the GOP’s power brokers.
Several Republican lawmakers were formally asked about the details surrounding a drunken, nude late-night swim in Israel’s Sea of Galilee last summer. According to Politico, one of the participants – Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas – stripped and dove into the sea naked.
In his run for a second term, President Barack Obama had an opponent before he had an opponent: House Republicans. They shellacked him in the midterm elections, blocked much of his legislative agenda and pushed economic views that are wildly different from his.