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The Caucus: Cheney Hoping for R.N.C. Shakeup

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will host a fund-raiser for Maria Cino, a former Bush administration official, who is running for Republican Party chair. Read more……

The Caucus: House Ethics Committee Suspends Two Lawyers

The House ethics committee placed two of its attorneys on leave for reported problems with their handling of the investigation of Representative Maxine Waters. Read more……

Addition for House: Female restroom

John Boehner is tearing down the Parliamentarians’ office to build a new female restroom. Read more……

Boehner excoriates Democrats

He accuses them of ‘political games.” Read more……

The Caucus: Candidates for R.N.C. Chair Make Their Pitches

Four candidates seeking to lead the Republican National Committee delivered their pitches at an open forum on Wednesday. Read more……

FiveThirtyEight: Will the Big East and T.C.U. Live Happily Ever After?

Examining the future of the Big East conference through the lens of the past. Read more……

U.S. won’t allow drilling in Atlantic, off Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Wednesday reversed its decision to allow drilling in Atlantic coast waters and offshore Florida, moving cautiously in the wake of BP’s massive oil…

Hopes for cooperation quickly dashed

The idea of a bipartisan tax-cut bargain evaporates before lunchtime on Wednesday. Read more……

Obama says confident on getting tax cut deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama expressed confidence on Wednesday that Democrats and Republicans would be able to break a political deadlock and reach a deal on soon-to-expire Bush-era tax…

Michelle’s nutrition bill derailed

House Republicans use a procedural gambit on bill. Read more……