Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean characterizes the tea party as 'almost entirely over 55 and white.' He says tea partyers are driven by the economy but also discomfort about the nation's demographic changes.
As Speaker John Boehner takes up his gavel Wednesday, his agenda and leadership style will come under almost immediate scrutiny. The challenge: to govern and not to obstruct.
2011 predictions from tax policy experts at TaxVox include lots of chest thumping and growling from Washington, but no substantive legislation.
Now that the Republican party holds a majority in the US House they are likely to become more results-oriented in the lead up to 2012. The 'party of no' may even become the party of compromise and results.
The food safety law aims to secure the farm-to-table food chain. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up funding, saying the food supply is already '99.999 percent safe.'
The US House of Representatives rewrites its own internal rules every two years, and House Republicans are proposing sweeping rules changes to limit the cost and scope of government, increase openness, and make it easier to cut taxes. The rules package will face a vote when the new Congress convenes on Jan. 5. It typically passes on a party-line vote without amendment. These new rules include:
The House GOP bill to repeal the new health-care reforms would reset laws of the land to last March, before Obama signed the measure. It also calls on Republicans to craft own reform plan.
Congressional Republicans say they won't raise the debt ceiling until spending is changed. That's not a principled stand, it's a threat against America honoring its word.
Michael Steele faces strong opposition in his bid to be reelected as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). At a debate Monday, his four opponents accused him of mismanagement.
Are conservatives most passionate where they are least libertarian?