Path to 218: Why one political scientist is skeptical the House will get the votes to pass immigration reform
will lead a special meeting with House Republicans on Wednesday to discuss how the party will approach immigration reform. For more of the interview with Wong, and to learn about his method for mapping votes, check out this episode of Power Players.
House of Representatives moves to ban NSA's 'backdoor search' provision
Photograph: Alex Milan Tracy/NurPhoto/Corbis Surveillance reform gained new congressional momentum as the US House of Representatives unexpectedly and overwhelmingly endorsed stripping a major post-9/11 power from ... due July 2, is eagerly anticipated ...
Boehner vs Obama: What Will the House Challenge the President On?
(2) No private ... legislative power. The first thing to notice about this test, is that it will require the House of Representatives to identify the issue they plan to sue over, and affirmatively vote to sue Obama over that issue, before Boehner can ...
Powers: Bidding farewell to a town fixture
Republican voters have two choices for ... Claudia "Dolly" Powers, a Greenwich resident, is a former special education teacher who represented the town's 151st District for eight terms in the state House of Representatives.
White House reportedly considers sending special forces troops to Iraq
The Associated Press, citing three U.S. officials, reported early Tuesday that the White House was weighing the option. It's not clear how quickly the special forces could arrive ... that Syrian war planes struck two separate convoys belonging to the ...