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House Of Representatives

  1. vision 2020
    What Will Happen If There’s a Tie in the Electoral College?The House with each delegation casting one vote would elect the President, with Republicans likely to hold the advantage.
  2. racism
    Steve King’s Political Prospects May Be Fading, but His Party’s Racism Is NotKing is one of his party’s most flagrant bigots — but not by much.
  3. racism
    Steve King, Diamond, and Silk Deflect Racism Charges by Unveiling Racist BillThe white supremacist congressman and the black conservative YouTube personalities have a history.
  4. border wall
    House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto (So the Border Is an ‘Emergency’ Again)Congress already voted to block Trump’s emergency declaration. But the House lacked the two-thirds majority necessary to nullify his veto.
  5. ilhan omar
    Steve Scalise Delivers the GOP’s Most Cynical Ilhan Omar Rebuke YetScalise admitted to attending a white supremacist event in 2002. Now he is lecturing Americans about national security and anti-Semitism.
  6. racism
    Amid Racist Threats, Vermont’s Black Female State Representative Steps Down“The sacrifices were becoming too great,” Kiah Morris said.
  7. House Republicans Still Stuck on Doomed Immigration BillsThey are making one final, and probably futile, effort to pass a “compromise” measure. But it’d die in the Senate anyway.
  8. women in politics
    A Record Number of Women Are Running for the U.S. House of RepresentativesAnd the majority of them are Democrats.
  9. sexual harassment on capitol hill
    This Bill Would Make Congressmen Pay Their Own Sexual-Harassment SettlementsInstead of tax-payers.
  10. women in politics
    2018’s Record Number of Women Candidates Are Set to Blow Up Politics As UsualWhat’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over.
  11. Former Staffer Says Arizona Congressman Offered $5 Million to Carry His ChildRepresentative Trent Franks has resigned, effective immediately.
  12. power
    House of Representatives Will Now Also Require Anti–Sexual Harassment TrainingMore baby steps.
  13. sexual harrassment
    Conyers Steps Down As Ranking Democrat on House Judiciary CommitteeHe is continuing to deny the allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against him.
  14. Tracking the Most Competitive House Races in the 2018 MidtermsA dynamic, monthly breakdown of the most competitive districts
  15. better late than never
    Congress Will Now Have Mandatory Sexual-Harassment TrainingSpeaker Paul Ryan announced the policy on Tuesday.
  16. sexual harassment
    4 Female Lawmakers Say They’ve Been Harassed by Colleagues in Congress“It’s hostile and embarrasses, and therefore could take away a person’s power.”
  17. abortion access
    House Approves Republican Bill Banning Most Late-Term AbortionsThe Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has been endorsed by the Trump administration.
  18. Steve Scalise Returns to Congress 15 Weeks After Congressional Baseball Shooting“I’m definitely a living example that miracles really do happen,” Scalise said.
  19. Body-Slamming Congressman to Build Kids’ Wheelchairs for Community ServiceThe recently elected Greg Gianforte was sentenced to 40 hours for assaulting a reporter.
  20. House Approves $1.6 Billion for Border-Wall ConstructionBut the funding probably won’t make it through the Senate.
  21. aca
    GOP Congressman Overwhelmed by ACA-Supporting ConstituentsA Colorado Republican snuck out of his own event to dodge a group of constituents who came to challenge the repeal of Obamacare.
  22. It May Be Now or Never for a Democratic HouseWith Donald Trump at the top of the ballot, a historic Democratic wave could take the chamber.
  23. gun control
    Debbie Dingell Makes Personal Gun-Control PleaMichigan’s Debbie Dingell spoke during a Democratic sit-in to force a vote on gun-control legislation.
  24. If Trump Is Nominee, Can Dems Take the House?Until recently, the scenario was pretty much unimaginable.
  25. press pause
    House Passes Bill to Block RefugeesSince it still seems unlikely the bill will become law, it probably won’t do much else than that. 
  26. shmashmortion
    House Passes a Ban on Abortions After 20 WeeksThe bill would make it difficult for rape survivors to access abortion care.
  27. oh washington
    The U.S. Capitol Has a Waste ‘Containment Issue’Metaphor alert.
  28. government shutdown
    House Votes to Pay Furloughed Workers EventuallyWhenever this shutdown is over.
  29. que syria syria
    The House Is Very Skeptical on Syria So FarThe vote is not looking good for Obama.
  30. hurricane sandy
    The House Finally Passed the Sandy Aid BillThe $50.7 emergency bill is expected to pass the Senate.
  31. hurricane sandy
    House Republicans Get Around to Passing a Bit of Hurricane Sandy Aid They approved $9.7 billion in flood insurance for now.
  32. politics
    John Boehner Overcomes Protest Votes to Stay Speaker of the HouseAlso receiving votes: Allen West and Colin Powell.
  33. disasters
    Public Shaming of John Boehner Helping Sandy Aid Vote HappenOne will occur tomorrow and another later this month.
  34. politics
    All Boehner’s House Committee Chairs Are DudesSo much for the “year of the woman.”
  35. feminist press conferences
    Nancy Pelosi and House ‘Sisters’ Laugh at Luke RussertAnd it’s spectacular.
  36. 2012
    New York Is Now a Battleground State — in Fight for the House, at LeastProbably as close as we’ll come to seeing how the swing voters live.
  37. politics
    House Votes to Hold Eric Holder in ContemptSeventeen Democrats voted in favor, while others walked out.
  38. frankly speaking
    Boehner: ‘One in Three Chance We Lose Majority’Frankly, he’s just being frank.
  39. politics
    House Adjourns With Payroll Tax Cut Unresolved“The clock is ticking, time is running out.”
  40. politics
    Republicans Sticking Their Necks Out on Tax CutThey’re making life very difficult for their colleagues — even fellow Republicans.
  41. house of cards
    Democrats Give Darrell Issa the Credit of Trying to Take Him DownIs this even necessary?
  42. early and often
    GOP Plans to Use Derided ‘Demon Pass’ to Push Diminishing GoalsHarsh realities were faced, the status quo was embraced.
  43. tea time
    Michele Bachmann Drops Bid for Actual PowerShe realizes that her fellow Republicans in Congress had almost zero desire to vote her into the House leadership.
  44. subpoena envy
    New House Oversight Chairman Wants ‘Seven Hearings a Week Times 40 Weeks’White House staff, meet Republican congressman Darrell Issa. He likes subpoenas.
  45. election hangover
    Nancy Pelosi Is Running for House Minority LeaderUndaunted, this one.
  46. health carnage
    Health-Care Reform: What Changes Now, and What Will Change LaterSo what’s in this bill, anyway?
  47. health carnage
    Health Care Squeaks by in the HousePlan passes by just a few votes.
  48. health carnage
    House Expected to Vote on Health Care TonightPelosi says tonight’s the night.
  49. jets are a congress's best friend
    Congress to Buy Itself Some New JetsThis is the same Congress that’s always excoriating executives of companies bailed out by taxpayer dollars for using private jets.
  50. it just happened
    House.gov Has CrashedNot that we expected any reasonable explanations anytime soon, but it would be nice to be able to check.
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