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  • Incoming House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican (left), talks with Majority Leader-elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy, California Republican. Mr. Scalise was seen as the choice of conservatives eager to install a voice of their own in the upper ranks of leadership. (Associated Press)

    Scalise takes conservative stances on spending issues, hawkish on energy

    During his four terms in Congress, Rep. Steve Scalise, the new No. 3 man in House leadership, has been a major backer of American energy production, frequently visiting offshore oil rigs to tout the benefits of drilling in the U.S.

  • Politics aside: Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor who will lead the inquiry, is respected by members of both parties. He says he will not use the Benghazi tragedy to raise money. (Associated Press)

    John Boehner picks fact-finders for Benghazi committee who appeal to big constituencies

    Democrats are still weighing whether to participate in the select committee on Benghazi, but House Speaker John A. Boehner has managed to check off most of his big constituencies in naming the seven Republican members.

  • United States Senator Ted Cruz-R from Texas speaks out against Obamacare at the Texas Public Policy Foundation morning keynote address Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a conservative conference in Austin Friday that President Barack Obama is lawless, dangerous and terrifying, providing the right-wing rhetoric to his base that makes him so popular in his home state.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ralph Barrera)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM

    Cruz hires ousted Republican Study Committee director

    Sen. Ted Cruz has hired the former executive director of Republican Study Committee to be a member of his inner circle months after he was ousted for allegedly undermining lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

  • ** FILE ** Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin pauses while organizing the start of an Election Day demonstration on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 2, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war

    The executive director of the House Republican Study Committee has been fired, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said the ouster is little more than the establishment GOP's latest attempt to drive out the strong conservative element from the party — especially since the replacement hails as an ally of House Speaker John Boehner.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    HAWKINS: Draconian copyright laws protect special interests

    With the swearing in of the 113th Congress, the media has been proclaiming the death of the Tea Party’s influence in Washington.

  • Incoming Chairman Steve Scalise. (Associated Press)

    GOP duo: Compromising principles not necessary to win

    Two top congressional conservatives rejected the notion Tuesday that they must compromise their principles to adapt to changing political winds, as both — the old and new chairmen of the House Republican Study Committee — said they will hold firm in the face of the Obama administration's agenda.

  • ** FILE ** Jim DeMint resigned from his U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina to take leadership at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Conservatives' next step

    Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Confident conservative Jordan: Stand ground on taxes

    Other Republicans may be worried about the campaign prospects of Mitt Romney but not Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the conservative caucus in the House, who said voters have made the decision to reject President Obama and replace him with the GOP nominee.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks June 1, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. In the background is House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: If Democrats ran the House

    November's battle for control of the White House may grab the most public attention, but the House of Representatives is arguably the more vital race. Republican control of the lower chamber since 2011 has slowed spending in Washington and blocked much of the big-government agenda. Losing the House would have significant consequences.

  • First lady Michelle Obama has given Family Circle a cookie recipe, as has Ann Romney, following a tradition going back to 1992.

    Inside the Beltway: Republican diagnosis on Obamacare

    Obamacare has a big date with destiny, drama and, oh yes, the Supreme Court on Thursday. The odds are good that Democrats will repeat their "false claim" that Republicans have no alternatives to President Obama's health care law. So says the Republican Study Committee, which intends to make its case not with a 2,700-page bill, but a 27-page summary. The terse outline showcases 200 pieces of health care legislation introduced in the past 18 months by members of the committee, chaired, incidentally, by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    TURNER: What's next? Step One after Obamacare

    Obamacare is on the rocks, and the heart of the law - the individual mandate - or the whole thing could be struck down by the Supreme Court. Whatever the court does, the voters could finish the job in November.

  • Rep. Paul D. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, touts his 2012 federal budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    MILLER: The five-year budget itch

    The House will vote Thursday on a spending blueprint for 2013. Members will choose from among five options this week, but only House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan has enough support to pass. Still, the House GOP's conservative wing wants to educate the public about fiscal responsibility by debating their second "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan.

  • ** FILE ** This file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, (left) and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. "Families and businesses have had to cut back, and they're demanding that Washington do the same," said Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the House conservative caucus. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Simplifying the jobs message

    The president drove to Washington's Key Bridge Wednesday to plead once more for higher taxes to pay for infrastructure stimulus. Infrastructure here, of course, means trains and transit, not roads and bridges. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) countered with an alternative jobs bill that focuses on fostering a healthy economic climate for the private sector.

  • ** FILE ** This file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, (left) and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. "Families and businesses have had to cut back, and they're demanding that Washington do the same," said Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the House conservative caucus. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Debt-limit clock ticking

    Moody's Investors Service added urgency to the congressional debate over the debt limit by threatening to downgrade the nation's credit rating unless a deal is struck in the coming weeks making a "substantive change in the debt trajectory." That was Thursday. On Monday, more than 100 of the most conservative Republicans in the House insisted such an agreement would have to be big.

  • President Obama is seen here during a meeting Tuesday with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

    House Republicans urge Obama to withdraw disclosure order

    More than 40 members of the conservative House Republican Study Committee have urged President Obama to withdraw a proposed executive order that would require applicants for federal contracts to disclose their political contributions.

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