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U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee facebook shames federal regulations

- The Washington Times

Sen. Mike Lee and his staff wanted to show the public the amount of laws passed by Congress and signed by the President in comparison to the large number of regulations issued by unelected bureaucrats, so he took to social media to make his point.

In this photo taken Jan. 21, 2015, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Winners by far in last fall’s elections, Republicans now demand bipartisanship from President Barack Obama as their due and the voters’ desire. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner: ‘There’ve been a couple of stumbles’

- The Washington Times

House Speaker John A. Boehner acknowledged Tuesday he and his colleagues have stumbled over their agenda early in this new Congress after they had to nix votes this week on a border security bill that didn’t have enough support to pass.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist as he walks on stage during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rick Perry heading to South Carolina and Pennsylvania after Iowa

- The Washington Times

Fresh off a trip to Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to attend two public events in the first-in-the-south presidential primary state of South Carolina Tuesday before heading to Pennsylvania for a Republican party dinner Friday.

House panel backs new rules after nursing home scandal

- Associated Press

An Indiana House committee has endorsed tighter rules on the conduct of lawmakers in the wake of an ethics investigation of a top Republican who fought privately to defeat legislation that would have hurt his family's business.

In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court in New York.  Even after his arrest on federal corruption charges, Silver remains one of the most powerful politicians in New York.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Calls for ouster of New York Assembly speaker increase

- Associated Press

Control of the state Assembly hung in the balance Monday night as longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver fought to keep his grip on power amid mounting calls for his resignation following federal corruption charges.

Activists take first steps to recall Assembly Republicans

- Associated Press

A conservative activist and anti-tax firebrand has helped organize three political action committees with the goal of recalling Nevada Assembly Republicans that he says haven't come out strongly enough against the governor's proposed tax increases.