No House Speaker has ever been removed from office mid-Congress. One reason is that Speakers have the right to choose who will be recognized to make a motion from the floor. Without that recognition, a bid to remove a Speaker goes nowhere.
Did former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush impress the right-leaning crowd at CPAC, or did they boo him as a squishy RINO, a Republican-in-name-only? Or both?
One survey found that 48 percent of registered voters disapprove of Republicans' invitation to Netanyahu to address Congress without notifying Obama. But Netanyahu is now seen positively by 30 percent of US voters, up from just 24 percent last August, according to a WSJ/NBC poll.
Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in US history, has been a legislative force in her home state and the nation for a generation. In stepping down, she’ll create a huge political opening in a state where top-level positions are generally stable.
The GOP never really suffered any repercussions from the 2013 government shutdown. That's why it seems unlikely that voters are going to care about the events of February 2015 when Election Day rolls around next year.
Mitch McConnell is trying to put out a fire. Cruz tells us McConnell is putting out the fire all wrong, but won’t offer a better way to put it out. That’s not leadership.
Even when a party has a majority of seats in both chambers of Congress, it cannot effectively pass legislation – or even get its agenda to the floor of the Senate for a debate. That's not 'control.'
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans voting in favor.
A survey released Thursday shows that the former secretary of State overwhelmingly leads likely Iowa voters, signaling a vast improvement over her caucus performance in 2008.
'Gotcha questions' sometimes elicit memorable answers. That's why they're asked. But the more time reporters can spend interviewing a candidate, the less likely they are to be asked.
Let's say the obvious, which is that Trump will move to Maine and raise beets before he runs for president. It’s not happening, no way, no chance, let’s be real.
At this point, it seems unlikely that the pipeline will be approved before President Obama leaves office. Any congressional action will be blocked by a presidential veto, and the executive branch is likely to continue dragging its feet on the matter.