Monday Jun 17
WZVN-TV Fort Myers
The Republican Party's hope of running stronger presidential races by revamping immigration is about to hit a big hurdle: House Republicans.
Monday Jun 17
Boehner reportedly will apply the Hastert Rule to immigration reform
The Washington Examiner reports that Speaker Boehner will not bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Durant Daily Democrat
Okla. Rep. files bill for native veterans memorial
Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin said his bill would amend existing law to allow the National Museum of the American Indian to build the memorial on the museum's grounds on the National Mall.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Oklahoma Rep. files native veterans memorial bill
Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin says his bill would amend existing law to allow the National Museum of the American Indian to build the memorial on the museum's grounds on the National Mall.
Why Can't House GOP Leaders Stand Up to Radical Members of Their Party?
When I first came to Washington in 1969, one of the first members of Congress I met and talked to was George Mahon, a courtly, laconic conservative Southern Democrat who happened to be chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Supreme Court rules Texas can't have Oklahoma's water
In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court shot down the Dallas-Fort Worth area's attempt to get water from Oklahoma.
'Hastert Rule' Pushed by Insurgent Republicans
An insurgent group of House Republicans is pushing to codify the "Hastert rule" to only allow bills with majority GOP support to come to the floor.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Betty McCollum leads charge to rid NFL of 'demeaning' Redskins team name
Goodell to McCollum: "Neither in intent nor use was the name ever meant to denigrate Native Americans or offend any group."
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Mindful of Previous Defeat, Cantor Pushes Bill to Increase Pediatric Research
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his staff are working behind the scenes to avoid another embarrassment this month when they bring to the floor a bill that would increase funding for pediatric research.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Little Green Footballs
Life With Gohmert! Gov. Christie's 'Bromance' With Obama
That Republican Texas Congressmoron is trying hard for the executive spot in the loony Tea Party caucus , and here's another zany episode of Life With Gohmert, as Louie unleashes his strange smarmy wrath on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie! "Think about it, if he had just up and appointed a Republican replacement as he's authorized to do, do you ... (more)
Tue Jun 04, 2013
The House's fighting factions - Showdown Over Military Sexual...
Paul Kane writes on A1 of the Washington Post: "On New Year's Day, in a cramped room in the Capitol basement, House Republican leaders faced an angry caucus.
Stars and Stripes
No furloughs for storm-displaced Tinker AFB civilians
The U.S. Air Force invoked the Alternate Safe Haven Authorities to except Tinker Air Force Base civilian personnel from furloughs if their homes were destroyed or declared uninhabitable due to recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Amidst feuding, GOP turns off the un-old and the non-white
"There's really been no movement," said Karlyn Bowman, who studies public opinion at the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Minn. Dem Among Group Urging NFL To Change Redskins' Name
A Minnesota Democrat is among 10 members of Congress urging the National Football League and the Washington Redskins to change the team's name.
Cantor Balancing Research Priorities, Fiscal Concerns
Cantor is expected to introduce legislation later this month that would increase medical researching funding by shifting taxpayer money from funds for presidential elections and conventions.
East Texas Review
Oklahoma's Biblical irony
There's an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma's latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
National unity in order when disaster relief is needed
The Issue: Hurricane Sandy relief foes from Oklahoma may face difficult questions after a deadly tornado in their state.
Fri May 31, 2013
Gridlock Is Good for Washington (D.C., That Is) | Hawkings Here
The coming month is when Congress traditionally signals how much it plans to micromanage the annual affairs of the nation's capital.
National Public Radio
Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Hot Topic In Oklahoma
When Congress voted on federal relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey early this year, five of the seven Oklahoma representatives and senators voted no.
The White House
West Wing Week: 05/31/13 or 'Greetings from Asbury Park'
This week, the President spoke to the graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy, traveled to Oklahoma and New Jersey to highlight recovery efforts, and honored Memorial Day with the First Lady at Arlington National Cemetery.