House GOP Votes Paul Ryan 54th SpeakerPaul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos of Capitol Hill.
Boehner Exit Shocks Minnesota LawmakersA Minnesota Republican who was long aligned with departing House Speaker John Boehner says he's shocked and saddened by his decision to leave Congress. Rep. John Kline said Friday that Boehner will be missed in Washington and the Ohio congressman's resignation will leave a "tremendous void" in the House.
Talking Points: Obama's Tax Plan And The Middle ClassJust days before his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled a major tax proposal that calls for raising taxes on the wealthy and large financial firms.
Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone PipelineAs gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
Ex-House Members Seeking Comebacks In 2014Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats.
Rep. Bachmann: Nothing Will Come Of Ethics InquiryU.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she doesn't think anything will come of a House Ethics Committee inquiry into her presidential campaign. Bachmann spoke to reporters Tuesday at Minnesota's Capitol.
House Ethics Committee Investigating Rep. Michele BachmannThe House Ethics Committee is continuing an investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. The committee announced on Friday it had received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Congressional Ethics Office Investigating Rep. BachmannRep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
House Group Nearing Deal On Immigration BillA bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.
Back To Budgets, Ryan Returns To Comfortable TopicPaul Ryan is getting his groove back. A month after the GOP's presidential ticket lost an election, the party's vice presidential nominee finds himself comfortably back in his political wheelhouse on Capitol Hill.
Ryan Loses VP But Wins Re-Election In Wis.Paul Ryan came up short in his vice presidential bid, but he's sure to remain a key leader of the Republican Party when he returns to Washington and the congressional seat he easily retained Tuesday night.
Ryan's Challenger Campaigns Against ... No OneRob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a spotlight in Virginia talking about why he should be the next vice president.