House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) have taken swift retribution against House members who dared to break ranks with “the team” on a rule vote for Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track). 275 more words
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WASHINGTON (KRON/AP) — The House derailed a high-profile White House-backed trade bill on Friday, in a stunning and humiliating defeat for President Obama inflicted by democratic California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party. 927 more words
CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in an alleged attempt to conceal large bank withdrawals, used to pay an individual for past “misconduct” on the part of the former veteran politician, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday. 424 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Talks will begin Tuesday between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in an effort to avoid a partial state government shutdown on July 1. 323 more words
(CBS) — They’re just a few words in a downstate paper. But consider them fighting words, even a declaration of war.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. 223 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week’s fatal Amtrak crash wasn’t caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it. 210 more words