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Boehner to Rep. Sullivan: ‘Keep your damn mouth shut!’

Boehner to Rep. Sullivan: ‘Keep your damn mouth shut!’

Speaker of the House John Boehner called Oklahoma Congressman John Sullivan on the carpet last week after the often mouthy representative suggested shooting some U.S. senators if they didn’t vote…

Bachmann drops out, Perry stays…for now

Bachmann drops out, Perry stays…for now

After a night of disappointments for Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann in the Iowa caucuses, it looked like Perry was ready to quit but Bachmann would…

Perry ready to quit but Bachmann may prolong the misery

Perry ready to quit but Bachmann may prolong the misery

Texas Governor Rick Perry left Iowa after a disappointing fifth place finish in the GOP caucuses Tuesday night and headed not to the next primary contest in New Hampshire but…

As a Congressman, Ron Paul’s record is lackluster at best

As a Congressman, Ron Paul’s record is lackluster at best

Ron Paul sponsored 620 bills as a Congressman from Texas. One became law — H.R. 2121, which authorized sale of the old U.S. Customs House in Galveston, Tex. Most of…

Congress passes two-month tax deal; Obama signs it into law

Congress passes two-month tax deal; Obama signs it into law

In the end, the long-debated, often-delayed, more often gridlocked budget deal came down to a couple of voice votes in the near-empty chambers of the House and Senate, approving a…

Congress gives Americans a tax hike for Christmas

Congress gives Americans a tax hike for Christmas

Congress heads home for Christmas but the holiday gift it left for Americans is an almost-certain tax hike for the new year. As predicted by the tea party-controlled Speaker, House…

Boehner says ‘nada’ to tax cut deal

Boehner says ‘nada’ to tax cut deal

Speaker John Boehner, facing a rebellion from Republicans over the two-month payroll tax cut  compromise, appeared ready Sunday to sink the deal when the measure reaches the House Monday. The…

Democrats back down on pipeline, agree to tax cut deal

Democrats back down on pipeline, agree to tax cut deal

House and Senate negotiators took the easy way out Friday, cutting a deal that extends payroll tax cuts for only two months. Democrats, eager for a deal and wanting to…

Funding deal reached to avoid government shutdown

Funding deal reached to avoid government shutdown

House and Senate negotiators reached a last-minute deal late Thursday to fund the U.S.government through September 30 of next year — staving off a government shutdown that would have started…

Gridlock brings another threat of government shutdown

Gridlock brings another threat of government shutdown

Capitol Hill gridlock once again threatens the day-to-day operations of government as Republicans and Democrats tangle over unemployment benefits, Social Security taxes and the use of earmarks to benefit campaign…

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