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.