Category Archives: House of Representatives

Speaker Race Could Hinge on Who Agrees to Change the Rules

By Lindsey McPherson of Roll Call House members have an ultimatum for those who covet the top spot: No changes, no gavel. Frustration has grown among rank-and-file members for years as leadership usurped decision-making power from committees. Lawmakers have pushed … Continue reading

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10 Democratic rising stars to keep an eye on in the post-Pelosi era

By Chris Cillizza of CNN Politics abhors a vacuum. So I reached out to a handful of the close observers of House Democratic politics and asked them for names of current members who could, should or will step into the … Continue reading

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After Crowley’s Defeat, Which Democrats Could Go Down Next?

By Simone Pathé of Roll Call After the shocking primary defeat Tuesday night of the first Democratic incumbent of the cycle, attention immediately shifted to Massachusetts Rep. Michael E. Capuano. The 10-term Democrat has been facing a primary challenge from … Continue reading

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GOP primaries may have made GOP loses in November more likely

In South Carolina’s primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford. In Virginia, Trump supporter wins and promises to wage a “vicious” campaign against Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. As predicted, President Donald Trump influenced yesterday’s primary elections, especially in South … Continue reading

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Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

By Scott Waldman, E&E News The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet. Those are some of the … Continue reading

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