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  • House Financial Service Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, is a vocal opponent of the Export-Import bank, calling its reauthorization a "bad idea" and expressing doubts over the bank's self-reported operating profit. (Associated Press)

    Ex-Im Bank under fire at contentious House hearing

    With the fate of the U.S. Export-Import Bank possibly hanging in the balance, a key House Republican stepped up his attack on the bank, saying it was actually hurting small business and giving undue subsidies to large corporations during an occasionally contentious daylong hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

  • **FILE** In this photo from Aug. 1, 2011, House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (center), Texas Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on the debt deal agreement. (Associated Press)

    New motto: Jeb Hensarling discovers the 'Main Street competitive economy'

    It is a delicate maneuver to appear available for a major job on Capitol Hill without compromising civility. Such is the case of Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who has declared on at least three occasions that he's not angling for the post of Speaker of the House, but if it, uh, just happens to come up this fall, the Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee has not quite shut the door.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman is among the military veterans in Congress who will gather Wednesday for a patriotic salute to the nation's vets. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: One for the vets

    Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee plus Reps. Michele Bachmann, Don Young, Joseph Heck, Ralph Hall, Sam Johnson and Mike Coffman are among the lawmakers who will step forward to salute military veterans Wednesday evening. Many are vets themselves.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Democrats tell Republicans: Take down debt clock

    Democrats opposed a Republican-backed move to mount a real-time national debt clock during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, according to one media report.

  • The U.S. Capitol building is seen Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Washington. The six Democrats and six Republicans on the supercommittee, as it's familiarly called, have until next Wednesday, Nov. 23, to come together on a deficit reduction plan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Deficit panel down; time almost up

    The congressional deficit-reduction committee appeared on the brink of failure late Sunday, as Democrats and Republicans offered little chance that a deal could be reached in time for a Monday night deadline and spent the day blaming the other party for the impasse.

  • Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    LAMBRO: Taking a stab at deficit reduction standoff

    Sen. Pat Toomey, the GOP's fiercest anti-tax warrior, stunned the supercommittee when he proposed raising taxes to break the impasse over cutting the government's monster debt.

  • **FILE** Rep. Chris Van Hollen (The Washington Times)

    Dems say dropping automatic cuts would be a mistake

    Democrats are pushing back against talk of dropping the automatic spending cuts should the deficit-reduction supercommittee fail to meet its goals, in a major game of chicken on Capitol Hill.

  • House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, speaks Nov. 15, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill as House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (left), California Republican, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, look on. (Associated Press)

    Boehner calls GOP deficit plan a 'fair offer'

    The top Republican in the House says a recent proposal by GOP members of a special deficit committee is a "fair offer" despite criticism from conservatives who say it breaks the party's pledge on taxes.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling is working with 11 others to "put forth legislation that actually addresses our long-term structural debt." (Associated Press)

    Deadlocked deficit panel weighs Plan B

    With the congressional deficit reduction committee locked in a stalemate as it enters its final 10 days before a critical deadline, members have hinted that they may be willing to punt and consider fallback plans.

  • GOP co-chair: Debt talks a 'roller coaster ride'

    The Republican co-chair of a committee in charge of slashing the nation's deficit on Sunday called deliberations a "roller coaster ride" and gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel's Thanksgiving deadline.

  • OPPOSING VIEW: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, will present his party's counterpoints to the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

    Ryan's star rising with Obama rebuttal

    Moments after President Obama concludes his State of the Union address from the imposing podium of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, Rep. Paul D. Ryan will deliver the GOP's answering speech from the House Budget Committee's hearing room, across the street in one of the House office buildings.

  • Political Scene

    A "tea party" favorite is dropping her bid for a leadership position in the upcoming Republican-controlled House.

  • House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, is making no promises of leadership posts to "tea party" favorites. (Associated Press)

    GOP girds for fight to make good on promises to voters

    Republican leaders pledged their willingness Sunday to go head to head with President Obama and Senate Democrats to fulfill election promises to cut government and improve the economy, but were circumspect about the importance of the "tea party" and whether the candidates it backed will have House leadership roles.

  • Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio chats with ABC anchor Diane Sawyer in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Mr. Boehner is unlikely to be challenged for the position of House speaker. (Associated Press)

    Republicans spar for leadership jobs

    Campaign season isn't over for everyone on Capitol Hill, as House Republicans — fresh off their historic takeover of the chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections — now turn their attention to electing leaders within their caucus.

  • Illustration: Fedzilla derby

    NUGENT: The Fedzilla destructo derby rages on

    If Fedzilla were to overhaul the automobile industry like it proposes to overhaul Wall Street, I'm convinced it would demand the automobile industry produce cars without steering wheels.

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