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Letter: Support Wallner, Luneau
Support Wallner, LuneauI hope that voters will come out to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13. I would like to ask the voters in Ward 5 Concord or Merrimack District 10, which includes Hopkinton, to support state representatives Mary Jane Wallner and David Luneau in the...
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Democrats rally around vulnerable House member
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some of Kentucky's top Democrats have rallied around a vulnerable House member as he introduced a bill that would exempt some veterans groups from state property taxes. Chuck Tackett won a special election in March, a big win for Democrats in Republican-heavy Scott County. Tackett replaced ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives Kentucky Democratic Party Washington D.C. Speaker United States Republican Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
With light rail drama easing, Dayton revives special session
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is holding out hope that lawmakers can return for a special session. A tax relief package and $1 billion in public construction projects were the big prizes in a potential overtime session. But those talks fizzled out after months of negotiations as ...
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The Capitol restoration left Congress just as useless
The smell of fresh paint greeted lawmakers reacquainting themselves with their workplace. The Capitol has been returned to its former glory. If only they could do the same to Congress.
6 points by The Denver Post | United States House of Representatives United States Congress United States Senate The Washington Post Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner Resolution
Gingrich to fundraise for West Virginia GOP governor hopeful
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Newt Gingrich is heading to West Virginia to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bill Cole. The Cole campaign says Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker and presidential candidate, will be in Martinsburg for a Thursday evening fundraiser. Gingrich's appearance adds to the list of high-profile ...
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While discussing what Clinton's cough means about her health, Gingrich starts coughing
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump lays out his military spending plan Sept. 7, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short on how he'd pay for itTrump ends...
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Deal or no deal: Trump ready to cast blame
President Donald Trump likes winning.
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Trump on pending health care vote: 'We'll see what happens'
President Trump responded to questions about pending GOP health care legislation on March 24, saying, “We'll see what happens,” adding that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) should retain his post even if the bill fails.
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PHOTOS: Hindu prayer at the New Hampshire House
Veeramani Ranganathan of the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire in Nashua gave the opening prayer in front of the House of Representatives session Thursday. And State Rep. Latha Mangipudi of Nashua became the first legislator to wear an Indian sari during a session. Ranganathan spoke the prayer first in...
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Ryan on repealing Obamacare: Plan is 'proceeding'
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said that the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare was "proceeding." Ryan spoke briefly without taking questions from reporters, who shouted "do you have the votes?'
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Trump attempts a reset with a rally, new staff and a renewed fight with the media
Nearly a month into a presidency full of missteps, Donald Trump is poised to return Saturday to firmer ground outside of Washington, with a campaign rally planned here with thousands of adoring supporters who helped sweep him into the White House. The airport hangar event is the clearest indication...
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House GOP discusses Obamacare replacement ideas - but lacks ACA replacement
House Republicans came out of a highly anticipated meeting on health care Thursday morning with some new details on the options GOP leaders are considering to replace the Affordable Care Act, but not with the fully formed plan that those leaders and President Donald Trump have promised. The meeting...
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Immigration chief pledges to meet with Hispanic lawmakers after dispute
Doug G. WareFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Some key Hispanic lawmakers said they were kept out of an immigration meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday, an absence that Republicans say was a logistical result.
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New Mexico Democrats rally around tax plan to fix budget gap
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democrats in the New Mexico House of Representatives are rallying around a package of tax and revenue measures designed to shore up state finances and stave off spending cuts to education and Medicaid health care. State lawmakers including the speaker of the House of Representatives ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives New Mexico United States Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Legislatures Washington D.C. Maryland
House GOP discusses Obamacare replacement ideas — but doesn’t call them a plan
A highly anticipated conference meeting lays out options, but tough decisions lie ahead for Republican leaders determined to replace the Affordable Care Act.
100 points by The Washington Post | United States House Committee on Rules United States House of Representatives Tax credit Health care Tax deduction Barack Obama Republican Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
There's already a border wall; this is what life around it looks like
An ongoing project by Agence France-Presse has sent two photographers, one on either side of the border, traveling from California to Texas.
44 points by The Houston Chronicle | Donald Trump The Wall President President of the United States Speaker Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States Blues
Investigations into Russia to continue after Flynn's exit
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies and Congress will continue to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, even after President Donald Trump fired his national security adviser for providing inaccurate accounts of his contacts with the Russian ambassador last year.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States Vladimir Putin United States Senate Central Intelligence Agency United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Democratic Party
Flynn firing, report of Trump camp calls to Russian intelligence to keep probe alive
U.S. intelligence agencies and Congress will continue to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, even after President Donald Trump fired his national security adviser for providing inaccurate accounts of his contacts with the Russian ambassador last year. Democrats said...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | President of the United States Vladimir Putin United States Senate Central Intelligence Agency United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Democratic Party
Dems plan jobless system overhaul amid problems
The legislative package comes as a House Republican panel chairman plans hearings and a work group on the agency’s ills        
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House Democrats Fall for Fake Michael Flynn Twitter Feed
In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, House Democrats seized on Flynn’s own tweets in making their case that the Trump administration’s ties to Russia needed to be investigated. The problem, though, was that they were not his tweets. They came from a Twitter account that appeared to be official, but... Read more »
84 points by Variety | Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States Senate Nancy Pelosi Twitter United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Steny Hoyer Henry Waxman Democratic Party
Governor uses broad definition to claim $2B in cuts, savings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf promised $2 billion in cuts and savings in his new proposal to fix Pennsylvania state government's deficit-riddled finances, but his definition of cuts and savings is turning out to be a broad…
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Congressman carries jar of mosquitoes to House floor
Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) carried a jar of mosquitoes to the floor of the House of Representatives on Sept. 7, saying funding to prevent the spread of the Zika should be passed right away, and not be made a political issue.
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States House of Representatives Law Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Political spectrum Clerk of the United States House of Representatives United States Politics Bill Clinton
Oklahoma lawmaker accused of harassment submits resignation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who admitted asking a legislative aide to send him topless photos and accompany him to a strip club announced plans to resign on Saturday, two days after a special House committee recommended he…
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Paul Ryan continues fundraising blitz in 2017, transferring $3.4 million to elect House Republicans
The January haul shows that even in the age of President Trump, Ryan remains a prodigious fundraiser with deep ties to the GOP donor base.
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Gallup: Paul Ryan's favorability rating hits all-time high at 48 percent
Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all Americans have a favorable view of House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest ratings for the Wisconsin Republican to date, a Gallup poll found.
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Nancy Pelosi will probably beat Tim Ryan. But that doesn’t mean her job is secure.
Here are the factors that matter in fights for party leadership.
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Maine House Democrats ready to pick new leader
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Democrats are going to nominate the next speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. The House Democratic Caucus will gather at 10 a.m. Friday to nominate candidates for speaker. Legislators will formally vote for House speaker in December. Democratic Reps. Gay Grant and Sara Gideon, who ...
2 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives United States United States Senate Speaker of the United States House of Representatives President of the United States Republican Party Steny Hoyer Washington D.C.
Tim Ryan makes move for Nancy Pelosi's leadership seat: Ohio Politics Roundup
Tim Ryan makes the news again, but this time for something he's actually running for. The suburbs give us a couple weird political stories. And we break down the Electoral College, that crazy institution that no one really understands. Read more in today's Ohio Politics Roundup, brought to you today by Andrew J. Tobias. Run Ryan, Run: Tim Ryan is making his move. In a letter to his Democratic House colleagues on Thursday, the Youngstown-area congressman announced he is challenging longtime Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi for her leadership seat, cleveland.com's Sabrina Eaton writes. "I have spent countless hours meeting and talking to Members of our Caucus, and the consensus is clear," Ryan wrote. "What we are doing right now is not working. Under our current leadership, Democrats have been reduced to our smallest congressional minority since 1929. This should indicate to all of us that keeping our leadership team completely unchanged will simply lead to more disappointment in future elections." Deep thought: If Tim Ryan runs and wins, both House Democrats and House Republicans will be led by someone named Ryan. (The other is GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan.) That said: Tim Ryan's bid to unseat Pelosi is seen as a longshot, Eaton writes. Pelosi typically raises $100 million each two years for Democratic candidates, while Ryan's campaign committee and affiliated PAC gave just $40,000 during the last two-year cycle. However, it could help raise his profile for a future statewide run, which it always seems that Ryan is rumored to be considering. Cleveland.com's Henry J. Gomez broke it down. "Is it better to try and fail than to never try at all? For Ryan, given his reputation, the answer might be yes. Even if Ryan loses to Pelosi, don't count him out for 2018," Gomez wrote. Obamacare may remain through 2017: Cleveland.com's Stephen Koff raised the question Friday -- Should people signing up for insurance plans through 2017 be concerned that the Affordable Care Act may not make it that long? Koff asked the experts and concluded: "It'll be hard for Congress and Donald Trump, once he assumes the presidency Jan. 20, to change the law in a way that simply upends the contracts before 2017 is through." Read more here. Sounds legit: The newest Parma School Board member boasts some not-so-impressive credentials, according to cleveland.com's Emily Bamforth. "The struggling Parma school board has named Tiffin University administrator Michael Lewis as its newest appointee," Bamforth writes. "On his resume, Lewis lists a doctorate in divinity from Universal Life Church Monastery, an honorary degree listed on the church's website for $32.99." Oh, OK: "The degree was not a factor in Lewis's appointment, said school board President Karen Dendorfer." More weird stuff from the suburbs: A 33-year-old Brook Park councilwoman has been charged with shoplifting from a Target in North Olmsted, writes cleveland.com's Kaylee Remington. Julie Ann McCormick is accused of stealing more than $900 in merchandise from the store, according to North Olmsted Detective Sgt. Bob Wagner. Council President Jim Astorino declined to comment until he had a chance to speak to McCormick. Political police blotter continues: Cleveland.com's Adam Ferrise took a closer look at the fall of former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante, who was charged this week in a 56-count corruption indictment. Trumbull County Republican Party Chairman Randy Law, who saw a Republican presidential candidate win the heavily Democratic Trumbull County for the first time since 1972, knows a political opportunity when he sees one. "It's another black eye on the Mahoning Valley," Law said of Infante, a Democrat. "It's another reminder that we need new faces and names to clean this up." Civics lesson: People lately have had questions about the Electoral College. It must mean something weird happened in the election. It's true -- Hillary Clinton, who won 1.3 million more votes than Donald Trump, this year is poised to become just the fifth person to win the popular vote, but not the White House. I took a closer look at the history of the Electoral College, and tried to answer any questions you might have. Ohio Northern University political scientist Rob Alexander summed up the reason for the Electoral College's longevity: neither Republicans nor Democrats know if changing the system would put them at a disadvantage. "That uncertainty makes a lot of people uneasy," Alexander said. "Knowing the rules of the game the way they are now, candidates and campaigns know they can work within that framework." He also said -- save a new revelation about Trump -- the chances of faithless electors dumping Trump in favor of someone else are "very, very minimal." Democrats playing nice-ish with Trump? The New York Times' Jennifer Steinhauer published a revealing story on Thursday that detailed Senate Democrats' plans on dealing with Donald Trump. "On infrastructure spending, child tax credits, paid maternity leave and dismantling trade agreements, Democrats are looking for ways they can work with Mr. Trump and force Republican leaders to choose between their new president and their small-government, free-market principles," Steinhauer writes. "Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, elected Wednesday as the new Democratic minority leader, has spoken with Mr. Trump several times, and Democrats in coming weeks plan to announce populist economic and ethics initiatives they think Mr. Trump might like." The story quotes Ryan and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. It also sheds light on Brown's two public moves this week -- first calling for Trump to follow through on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and then calling for Trump to rescind his appointment of Breitbart News CEO Steven Bannon to a high-level White House position. Cleveland police union chief in more hot water: Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, has been suspended for six days without pay, reports Ferrise. The reason? "Loomis 'shouted vulgarities' at another officer, a family member," during an Oct. 16 incident at the police union hall, according to Ferrise. "A second internal charge accusing Loomis of fighting with and injuring the other officer was dismissed, according to city records." Loomis said he is appealing the discipline, and added: "This is an off-duty family matter. Out of respect for my daughter and granddaughter I will have no comment regarding the incident between my granddaughter's father and myself which led to this discipline."  Loomis is also under internal investigation for appearing at a Donald Trump rally in Akron wearing his dress uniform. A decision on that case has not been made. Get Battleground Briefing, our FREE politics newsletter, delivered to your inbox: Sign up here. Tips or links? Send here. Follow along on Twitter: @andrewjtobias
11 points by The Plain Dealer | President of the United States Republican Party United States Senate Chuck Schumer Democratic Party President Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives
Penacook Rep. Steve Shurtleff elected House Democratic leader
Democrats, who again are the minority party in the New Hampshire House, elected Penacook Rep. Steve Shurtleff as their leader in a closed-door meeting Thursday.Shurtleff said the group’s goals this session will be investing in infrastructure, moving forward on commuter rail and reauthorizing expande...
17 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States Senate Democratic Party Alaska Democracy Republican Party Barbara Boxer
Ohio's Ryan launches bid to take over Democrats' House leadership from Pelosi
Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi now has a challenger to contend with, in order to keep her Democratic leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives.
16 points by UPI | Democratic Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States United States House of Representatives Steny Hoyer Nancy Pelosi United Press International Republican Party
It’s time for Democrats to give Nancy Pelosi her walking papers
Lots of questions are being asked by chastened Democrats in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Here’s one they’re not asking enough, however: Why does Nancy Pelosi still have a job? After her pathetic nearly 14-year tenure as the most powerful Democrat in Congress, she’s poised to continue as House minority leader. It’s a travesty....
694 points by New York Post | Democratic Party California United States United States House of Representatives Barack Obama Speaker of the United States House of Representatives George W. Bush Joe Biden
Baltimore's Maggie McIntosh weighs runs for Maryland governor or comptroller
State Del. Maggie McIntosh of Baltimore, a veteran Democratic lawmaker, is weighing a run against Maryland's popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. McIntosh said Thursday she's considering a run for statewide office in 2018. She said she was inspired to act by Democrat Hillary Clinton's loss in the...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland United States Senate United States Washington D.C. United States House of Representatives Baltimore Democratic Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
5 thoughts as Tim Ryan takes on Nancy Pelosi
With Democrats down in the dumps in Ohio and beyond, there's a lot to unpack in U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's bid to unseat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. CLEVELAND, Ohio - With Democrats down in the dumps in Ohio and beyond, there's a lot to unpack in U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's bid to unseat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. 1. Let's start with the element of surprise. For those who have watched Ryan closely for years, there was heavy skepticism (all of it warranted) that the Youngstown-area Democrat would actually pull the trigger on this. Ryan, 43, has long enjoyed the attention and speculation that comes with being a relatively young and charismatic congressman. Ryan perpetually is a definite-maybe candidate for something, usually governor or senator. But in the end he always decides to play it safe - his seat is one of only four in Ohio drawn to favor Democrats - and stay right where he is. This year, though, Ryan's ambition seemed to grow. He made an early version of Hillary Clinton's shortlist for vice president. And he talked openly to one of his hometown newspapers about accepting a spot in Clinton's Cabinet, presuming she won last week's election. 2. But Donald Trump won. Key to the Republican businessman's victory were rural and working-class regions in Ohio and other industrial Midwest and Rust Belt states. In the Buckeye State, Trump won Trumbull County, which hadn't backed a Republican candidate for president since 1972, and lost a close race with Clinton in neighboring Mahoning County, another Democratic stronghold. Mahoning and Trumbull counties are at the heart of Ryan's congressional district. And at the heart of his pitch to replace Pelosi is the success he has had with blue-collar voters. "This is a big decision as to what the Democratic Party stands for and what the message is and who is the messenger to go into these areas," Ryan told RealClearPolitics on Wednesday, as he was still deciding whether to challenge Pelosi, who is seeking to keep her top post. Related story: Tim Ryan announces challenge to Nancy Pelosi 3. Ryan has worked closely with Pelosi. In interviews leading up to Thursday's announcement, Ryan walked a fine line by calling the former House speaker a "mentor" while questioning whether she was the right messenger for Democrats in the Trump era. Despite the polite tone, it was a little hard to believe this was the same Ryan who has earned some plum committee assignments by aligning with Pelosi. In 2007, for example, just as he began his third term, Ryan credited Pelosi for appointing him to the House Democratic Steering Committee, which helped him score a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee. It was clear then that Ryan was a rising star. 4. At some point, Ryan had to seek higher office. He was dangerously close to boy-who-cried-wolf territory in the way he kept people guessing about his political future. (To some observers, he might already have been past that point.) Say that Ryan, after openly ruminating about the minority leader job, decided to pass. The speculation then would have shifted - because with Ryan it always does - to the race for governor in 2018. But each time he considers a new office and then stays put, it makes it that much harder to believe that the next time will be any different. (And this time would have been worse, because there had been whispers that it was all a tactic to raise his profile.) Is it better to try and fail than to never try at all? For Ryan, given his reputation, the answer might be yes. Even if Ryan loses to Pelosi, don't count him out for 2018. If Ryan remains out of the 2018 picture, many Ohio Democrats are hoping that Richard Cordray, head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the state's former attorney general, will run. Other possibilities include former State Rep. Connie Pillich of the Cincinnati area and Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, who hails from Ryan's Mahoning Valley turf. 5. Let's also end with the element of surprise. Ryan was a young state senator in 2002 when he launched his improbable run for Congress. Jim Traficant, the longtime Youngstown-area congressman for whom Ryan once interned, was on his way to federal prison on bribery and racketeering charges. Tom Sawyer, a longtime congressman from Akron, was the early favorite to win the Democratic primary. People talked about Ryan's youth, his energy, and his army of sign-waving volunteers who planted themselves near busy intersections. But Ryan also had the support of union workers who were upset with Sawyer's vote in favor of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. And for Sawyer, this was a newly configured congressional district that included a bunch of new working-class voters who judged him largely on that vote. Ryan prevailed - and by a comfortable margin.
68 points by The Plain Dealer | Democratic Party Ohio Youngstown Ohio Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives George W. Bush Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Congress
House Democrat launches bid to unseat Pelosi as minority leader
WASHINGTON – Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan launched a challenge to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday in more fallout from the Democratic debacle on Election Day. “What we are doing right now is not working,” Ryan said in a statement. “Under our current leadership, Democrats have been reduced to our smallest congressional minority since 1929....
63 points by New York Post | United States House of Representatives Steny Hoyer Democratic Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi President of the United States Congressional Progressive Caucus Bill Clinton
Report: Gingrich: I will not be in the Cabinet
Well there’s one name you can stop speculating about.       
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Gingrich says he won't hold Cabinet post under Trump
"I want to be free to network across the whole system and look at what we have to do to succeed," Gingrich said.
2179 points by The Washington Post | Newt Gingrich Speaker of the United States House of Representatives President of the United States Republican Party United States House of Representatives Contract with America Republican Revolution Donald Trump
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan challenging Nancy Pelosi for House Dem leader
He is running to unseat her as the House Democratic leader.       
581 points by USA Today | United States House of Representatives Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi Democratic Party Steny Hoyer United States United States Congress Rahm Emanuel
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is challenging Pelosi for House Democratic leader
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, Ohio, is challenging Nancy Pelosi for Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives. WASHINGTON - Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan formally declared his candidacy for House Democratic Leader on Thursday, a day after incumbent Nancy Pelosi formally announced her own campaign. Here's the letter he sent his colleagues: Dear Democratic Colleague, Last Tuesday's election will forever be remembered as a major turning point for the United States of America. Like many Americans I was disheartened by the results, but I also realized that Democrats must not let this opportunity for change pass by without a fight. I have spent countless hours meeting and talking to Members of our Caucus, and the consensus is clear. What we are doing right now is not working. Under our current leadership, Democrats have been reduced to our smallest congressional minority since 1929. This should indicate to all of us that keeping our leadership team completely unchanged will simply lead to more disappointment in future elections. Over the last 18 years, Democrats have only been in the majority of the House of Representatives for two terms and last week's election results set us back even further. We have lost over 60 seats since 2010. We have the fewest Democrats in state and federal offices since Reconstruction.  At this time of fear and disillusionment, we owe it to our constituencies to listen and bring a new voice into leadership.  The American people need to know we understand that they elected us to fight for economic opportunity for all. We need to create America 2.0 --- a multicultural, progressive, and innovative country that fights every day for ordinary people. While having a position in Democratic Leadership has never been my life's ambition, after this election I believe we all need to re-evaluate our roles within the Caucus, the Democratic Party, and our country.  That is why I am announcing my run for Minority Leader of the Democratic Caucus and humbly request your support. In the days and weeks ahead, I will put forward policies and ideas to help us energize the diverse base of our party, and fight the intolerance and dangers that President-elect Trump represents. I expect the entire Caucus to hold me accountable. That is why if I am successful I will not serve again without the support of two-thirds of the Caucus. We need more voices at the Democratic Leadership table. Every member of our Caucus must play an important role in the future of our party and our country. Vote for me and I will dedicate all of my energy to lead us back into the majority. Our constituents deserve nothing less.  Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Tim Ryan
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Tim Ryan will challenge Pelosi for House Democratic leader
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Thursday launched his long shot challenge to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s reign atop the Democratic caucus, sending a letter to lawmakers telling them last week’s elections were a call to “bring a new voice into leadership.” The secret-ballot election will be held Nov. 30. Pelosi has already publicly claimed […]
907 points by The Washington Post | United States Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Steny Hoyer Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Leadership Nancy Pelosi Elections
Tim Ryan launches challenge to Nancy Pelosi's Democratic leadership post
The secret-ballot election, held Nov. 30, will test Pelosi's public declaration of victory Thursday when she said at a press conference that she has more than two-thirds support in the Democratic caucus.
907 points by The Washington Post | United States Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Steny Hoyer Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Leadership Nancy Pelosi Elections
More than 150 House members urge Trump to rescind Bannon appointment
More than 150 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon to a key White House post, a Rhode Island congressman announced Wednesday. The 169 US representatives — all Democrats — included the entire delegations from both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Read […]
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Ryan outlines early days of Trump presidency, says replacing health care law is critical
At a news conference at the Capitol on Nov. 17, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) outlined the basics of his economic plan, saying Congress will quickly move to replace the Affordable Care Act once Donald Trump is president.
-2 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress Washington D.C. United States House of Representatives United States Capitol Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Donald Trump Supreme Court of the United States United States Senate
The new yule log: Trump Tower elevator now livestreamed on C-SPAN
The ups and downs of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition to the White House are now being livestreamed.
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GOP ‘UNITY’ photo shows the white face of power
This monotone tweet was a very poorly photographed victory lap.
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Democrats eye Joe Crowley for House minority leader
WASHINGTON — Queens Rep. Joe Crowley is being urged by a group of rebellious House Democrats to challenge Nancy Pelosi for minority leader, sources said Thursday. The group wants to shake up the leadership following the Democratic rout on Election Day. A rep for Crowley, 54, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Crowley...
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Federal judge says seriously ill former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi can be released from
BOSTON (AP) - Federal judge says seriously ill former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi can be released from prison early.
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. President of the United States Massachusetts Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Lord Speaker House of Representatives of Thailand Deval Patrick United States Senate
Schumer new leader of Senate Democrats, Sanders & Warren on board
Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-New York) is the new Senate Minority Leader, while Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is the vice-chair of the conference, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is the new chair of outreach. Read Full Article at RT.com
1026 points by Russia Today | United States Senate Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Harry Reid President of the United States Mitch McConnell Robert Byrd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Jasper says he wants another term as House speaker, fires back at critics
Republican Shawn Jasper officially announced Tuesday he will seek another term as House Speaker, seeking to fend off the growing field of representatives seeking to replace him. Republicans won’t know whether they keep control of the 400-member chamber until after the November elections. But two can...
1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party United States United States Senate Republican Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner Alaska
Former Speaker John Boehner heads to K Street
Former House Speaker John Boehner joins law and lobby powerhouse Squire Patton Boggs.
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Courser, Gamrat sue state House, others
Both claim they were forced from office after it was reported they were having an affair.        
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