Topic: Eric Cantor
House Speaker John Boehner is taking a sharp turn from former speaker Nancy Pelosi's command-and-control style. He's letting his new freshmen act more independently. The battle to cut spending while avoiding a government shutdown is the first test.
02/19/2011 04:11 pm
House amendments to cut the federal budget kept coming Friday, with Senate Democrats and the White House steeling for a fight. But Republicans say it's 'the House working its will.'
02/18/2011 09:19 pm
Egypt's street revolution represents a threat to the US and the capitalist system, some tea party icons say, while in the GOP establishment others see it as the spread of freedom to the Arab world.
02/09/2011 09:00 pm
Employers pay state and federal taxes to cover all those unemployment checks. But with unemployment at 9 percent, those taxes aren't enough, leaving some states in dire straits.
02/09/2011 06:31 pm
House Republican leadership wants to rein in the federal budget by $32 billion from current spending levels. But some of the rank-and-file want $100 billion in cuts – or more.
02/08/2011 08:43 pm
Tea party-backed GOP freshmen are eyeing the Pentagon – which remains the largest single spender of government dollars. Do they have the clout to target even cherished GOP priorities?
01/25/2011 07:28 pm
Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, plans to respond to Obama's State of the Union address on behalf of the tea party movement. The Michelle Bachmann response is not the official GOP rebuttal, but Republicans dismiss appearances of a divided party.
01/25/2011 12:26 pm
Though the House has repealed health-care reform, it won't be repealed by the Senate, meaning the effort is virtually dead. But House Republicans can still try to dismantle the law by other means.
01/19/2011 09:08 pm
As Republicans move to vote Wednesday to undo Obama's health-care reform bill, Democrats are posing a question to new House members: What would repeal mean to their constituents?
01/18/2011 09:35 pm
A call for 'thoughtful consideration' of repeal of Obama's health-care reform law may signal a more moderate tone to next week's debate than both sides in the House had anticipated.
01/14/2011 12:38 pm