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  • Dave Brat, right, is congratulated by Johnny Wetlaufer after Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)

    LAMBRO: How the pro-growth professor beat Cantor

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning defeat at the hands of a little-known, free-market economics professor is a hopeful reminder that sometimes the little guy can still beat City Hall.

  • Key Republicans say negotiations are at an impasse

    A weeklong impasse over the state budget in the Arizona House of Representatives deepened Wednesday when a group of Republicans pushing for more education and child welfare spending marched into the state Capital press room and declared they had broken off talks with GOP House leaders because of lack of progress.

  • Ohio Dems propose public record changes in budget

    Democratic state lawmakers are seeking to put their own touch on Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) midterm budget.

  • Okla.'s Shannon says he's running for US Senate

    Oklahoma's Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon told colleagues Tuesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated early by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn but remain speaker "for the time being."

  • House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan takes part in a San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, Thursday,  Jan. 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Ryan said House Republicans will tackle immigration reform in pieces rather than the Senate's comprehensive approach. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

    Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure.

  • House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters outside the White House on March 1, 2013, following a meeting with President Obama and Congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (Associated Press)

    Obama signs sequester order, blames Republicans over budget impasse

    President Obama signed an order Friday night to begin automatic budget cuts across most federal departments. The White House released a copy of the order at 8:31 p.m. Friday, directing federal agencies to reduce spending in various accounts by percentages calculated by the Office on Management and Budget.

  • Illustration: Obama budget by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Mount Obama

    President Obama thinks the debate over raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling isn't the place or the time to be discussing runaway spending.

  • Illustration: Republicans by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    FLEMING: GOP-controlled House has never raised taxes

    If some Republicans have their way, the party soon will make history for all the wrong reasons.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama will urge lawmakers to act on his economic to-do list

    Wielding a lengthy "to-do list" of economic proposals, President Obama is bringing the bipartisan congressional leadership to the White House on Wednesday to urge them to act on his proposals or risk being portrayed as a do-nothing Congress heading into November.

  • Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa maintained Wednesday that, despite the objections raised by Republicans and the trucking industry to the Obama administration's proposal to reduce the number of hours per day driven by truckers, it's possible to craft a rule that "creates jobs, protects American workers and saves money and lives." (Associated Press)

    Business groups slam bid to trim truckers' hours

    A proposed Obama administration rule to reduce the number of hours big-rig drivers can spend behind the wheel each day would hurt truckers while also driving up the cost of food, clothing and other products, industry leaders told a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

  • Illustration: Rubber stamp by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    EHRLICH: Facts pointing to Tea Party debt-deal win

    Many pundits interpreted the recently concluded debt-limit deal as a difficult yet significant victory for the Washington establishment. They point to widely reported Tea Party dissatisfaction with the endgame compromise as proof of their hypothesis. Minimal support for the deal from many of the most conservative GOP members only strengthens this conviction.

  • Inside Politics

    The leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate said Wednesday that any legislation increasing the government's ability to borrow more money to meet its obligations should contain a cap on how big the deficit can be in any given year.

  • Budget cuts too small for many conservatives

    They don't want to undermine the work of their congressional allies, but leading conservatives and Republican presidential hopefuls are already voicing their displeasure with the spending-cut and budget deals taking shape on Capitol Hill.

  • ** FILE ** An F-16 jet fighter flies over the NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers concerned about U.S. role in Libya

    Key congressional leaders on Sunday said President Obama must do a better job of defining the U.S. role in leading the coalition imposing a "no-fly zone" on Libya and how far the military is prepared to go to drive Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power.

  • Illustration: Planned Parenthood by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TERRY: Pro-life movement's Waterloo

    The moment of truth is coming for the pro-life movement. The battle over defunding Planned Parenthood will show if we are a politically viable force - with political power that is respected and feared - or simply a cute political bauble.

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