Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday was re-elected to his third term as Speaker of the House, despite a vigorous attempt to unseat him that led 25 Republicans to vote against Boehner — that’s more the twice the number of GOP members who voted against Boehner two years ago, and the most anyone alive has ever seen.
The 114th Congress is barely underway, but Randy Weber, R-Texas, says he’s already paying a price for making known his intentions to vote against another term in leadership for Speaker John A. Boehner.
Rep. Trey Gowdy missed his flight to Washington Tuesday morning, but said he would have voted to re-elect John Boehner as speaker, despite an effort underway by some conservative members to oust him.
If you’re genuinely surprised Boehner won the support of so many of his colleagues, remember that he raised $102 million in the past cycle to help elect House Republicans. He was there for many of them; undoubtedly many of them felt they should be there for him.
Today Boehner lackey Renee Elmers attacked Boehner challengers Rep. Gohmert and Rep. Yoho as media whores with no substance whatsoever:
As winter weather is hitting large swaths of the U.S., some cities are making children’s’ lives a little less fun by limiting or even banning sledding in public parks.
Alaska, North Dakota and Texas face a dramatic drop in revenue heading into 2015 because of plunging oil prices, which hit a six-year low Monday.
With gas prices around the country at lows not seen for years, America’s political class smells an opportunity: It must be time to raise the gas tax.
After six months of falling oil prices, investors are starting to worry that the prolonged slump is signaling a weaker global economy.
American motorists have a particularly good reason to celebrate the new year, with the average price of regular, unleaded gasoline ending 2014 near $2.30, according to federal data.
Watch out — as the new year approaches the powers-that-be always unleash a new hoard of laws, rules and regulations. Already, we’re seeing another Orwellian idea re-emerge from its musty cave: The notion that drivers should pay an additional tax (they’ll call it a fee) based on how many miles you drive.
This particular service, dubbed Sling TV and announced at CES today, comes from Dish. At launch, it will include TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Disney, ESPN, and ESPN2. In the future, they say, they’ll add other channels in the form off add-on packages for $5 each.
Although it may sound bizarre to some parents, the sheriff’s office has received several similar requests in the past. Undersheriff Noel Stephen said he has personally supervised approximately 12 spankings.
Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has sued the Justice Department over the hacking of her computers, officially accusing the Obama administration of illegal surveillance while she was reporting on administration scandals.
Red state economies based on energy extraction, agriculture and suburban sprawl may have lower wages, higher poverty rates and lower levels of education on average than those of blue states — but their residents also benefit from much lower costs of living. For a middle-class person , the American dream of a big house with a backyard and a couple of cars is much more achievable in low-tax Arizona than in deep-blue Massachusetts. As Jed Kolko, chief economist of Trulia, recently noted, housing costs almost twice as much in deep-blue markets ($227 per square foot) than in red markets ($119).
On Tuesday, 33 US senators elected in November will be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden — including 12 who are new to the chamber. The class includes 22 Republicans and 11 Democrats, a big reason why the GOP has a 54-46 majority in the Senate overall.