Republicans, sensing they have a shot at winning the House seat from New York City vacated by disgraced former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner for the first time since the 1920s, are taking the unusual step of spending campaign money in the heavily Democratic district.
The fundraising arms for Democratic and Republican members of Congress don't agree on much, except when it comes to all the big donations they've gotten over the years from jailed financier R. Allen Stanford.
House Republicans called Tuesday for repealing a panel created by the new health care law they say will lead to rationing - highlighting a controversy they hope to use against Democrats in next year's elections.
The hot new question in the Republican primary is whether Rep. Michele Bachmann, a three-term congresswoman who has rapidly leapfrogged from legislative back-bencher to tea party superstar, now can make the jump from the U.S. House to the White House — a gap that hasn't been cleared since 1880.
Since announcing his presidential campaign early this month, Mitt Romney has spent his time slipping the jabs of his GOP rivals while barnstorming the country for cash — casting his eye beyond the daily news cycle and toward winning the early contests next year.
Republicans have called on several House Democrats to return "tainted" campaign money they've received from embattled Rep. Anthony D. Weiner in an attempt to link the New Yorker's damaged reputation to others in his party.
The House GOP's agenda has tilted so far right that it's creating opportunities for Democrats to try to reclaim seats they lost just a few months ago, said Ann Kirkpatrick, the first former member of Congress to announce that she would seek a rematch in 2012.
The 168 members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) will be voting tomorrow to elect a new chairman. Most Republicans don't even know about this election, but its importance cannot be overstated. The outcome will have much to do with whether a Republican president is elected in 2012.
The chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is emerging as one of the top prizes of the new Congress, and a collection of powerful House GOP members already are angling for the post.