Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems

Republicans have made attacks on high-profile Democratic women a key part of their strategy for holding onto congressional majorities.The GOP aims to cast rank-and-file Democrats as puppets of Minority Leader Nancy…

Republicans become entangled by family feuds over politics

Thanksgiving dinner could get awkward for some political families this year.Bobby Goodlatte, the son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), raised eyebrows over the weekend when he announced that he had donated to…

Freedom Caucus ponders weakened future in minority

If Democrats wipe out the House GOP’s majority in this fall’s midterms, they could also severely weaken a group that has repeatedly been a thorn in their side: the conservative House Freedom Caucus.Life in the mino…

McCarthy’s path to Speaker gets more complicated

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) path to the Speakership just got a little more complicated.Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, threw his hat into …

House passes measure demanding DOJ documents

The House on Thursday passed a messaging measure demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) hand over sensitive documents, in the process delivering a final warning shot to senior o…

Immigration overhaul on life support in the House

House GOP leaders will push ahead with a vote Wednesday on their compromise immigration bill, making one last effort to pass the measure even as key lawmakers express pessimism they have any shot of success.Lead ne…

Trump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration

President Trump on Friday may have doomed the chances for a House GOP immigration bill after urging Republican lawmakers to abandon the compromise effort they have been working on for weeks.The legislation was alre…

Trump rips media for not covering ‘permanent separations’ by undocumented immigrants

House postpones vote on compromise immigration bill

GOP leaders have struggled to secure 218 votes for the measure.

Trump says he won’t sign GOP’s compromise immigration bill

President Trump on Friday said that he would not sign the House GOP’s compromise immigration bill, delivering a major blow to Republican leadership’s plans.”I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one,” Trump s…

Republicans seek Plan B on midterm messaging

Republicans are working on a backup plan in case the GOP tax law does not turn out to be a strong selling point for their party in this year’s midterm elections.While the booming economy is expected to be a core pi…

Paul Ryan: Gowdy’s statement contradicting Trump on spying claims is ‘accurate’

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday pushed back against President Trump’s “spygate” claims, siding with Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) defense of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia.”Chairman G…

Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt

“That’s the card that’s being played right now,” one lawmaker told The Hill.

Key House chairman floats changes to immigration bill

GOP leaders are grappling with an insurgent effort by centrist Republicans to force a series of immigration votes on the House floor.

GOP seeks immigration deal within next 24 hours

Key GOP lawmakers seeking to craft a way forward on immigration say their goal is to come up with a deal within the next 24 hours that would end a revolt by Republican centrists demanding votes on legislation to protect “…

Leaders warn Republicans against forcing immigration vote

Leaders said the effort would effectively hand over power to the Democrats.

Ryan, GOP scramble to win support for controversial farm bill

Republican leaders are scrambling to lock down enough votes for the GOP farm bill, with members still divided over the measure’s sugar support program and work requirements for food stamps.The legislation, a top pr…

Younger lawmakers ignite new push for term limits

“People are hungry for a new generation of leadership in Washington, D.C.,” Rep. Mike Gallagher said.

Ryan backs down on House chaplain resignation

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has backed down on his controversial decision to dismiss the House chaplain, saying he will let Father Patrick Conroy stay on through the rest of his term.Ryan said in a statement …

Ryan backs down on House chaplain resignation

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has backed down on his controversial decision to dismiss the House chaplain, saying he will let Father Patrick Conroy stay on through the rest of his term.Ryan said in a statement …