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Topic - David Schweikert
House Speaker John A. Boehner is facing increasing pressure as several rebellious Republicans hinted that they won't vote to re-elect him to run the chamber, and a conservative interest group announced a bid to recruit someone else to run against him for the speakership.
Washington is abuzz over whether House Speaker John A. Boehner is purging conservatives from positions of power within his caucus. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Republican leaders stripped plum committee assignments from four outspoken advocates of limited government.
House Republicans voiced displeasure with their leaders in a closed-door meeting Wednesday after some conservatives were kicked off plum committees this week in retaliation for bucking party leadership on big votes — and were met with warnings that others still could be punished.
Presidents Day is a holiday dedicated to commemorating George Washington, the father of our nation. Ironically, as we celebrate this moment, America is in danger of losing another remembrance for our first president: the $1 bill.
A Republican congressman is calling on President Obama to return royalties he received from the State Department's purchase of at least $70,000 in books authored by Mr. Obama since he took office.
Antsy for results, tea party supporters gathered for a weekend strategy summit say they're intent on making sure the Republicans they helped return to power last fall live up to promises to dramatically change course in Washington.
The Republican House leadership's realization that it's going to have to keep its pledge to trim $100 billion from the federal budget is proof that elections can matter. The GOP's fiscal hawks, especially those who joined the ranks after November's electoral blowout, balked at attempts to pass off a $40 billion cut as sufficient.
Rep. David Schweikert, Arizona Republican, warned that the next three months will go a long way in showing how serious GOP leaders are about getting the nation's fiscal house in order.
"In many ways, in 90 days, this is going to be the ultimate test in the relevancy of those we entrust with those leadership positions, and I believe there would be hell to pay if they squandered this," Mr. Schweikert said.