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Exclusive: ‘Make Wall St. Pay’ campaign debuts by occupying bank branch, House speaker’s office

A new campaign by a national network of activists kicked off Monday morning with a splash as it led hundreds of fed up homeowners in a series of protests that brought business to a halt at a major bank and the House speaker’s office. The National People’s Action network picked…

GOP leaders quash Republican’s effort to ban guns within 1,000 feet of lawmakers

The top two Republicans in the House of Representatives rejected gun control legislation soon after it was announced by a senior GOP congressman, effectively dooming its hopes for consideration. The bill, unveiled by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Tuesday, would have banned people from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of…

House GOP leader forsakes tea parties, takes earmark ban off the table

If you ask Republicans around the country, they’ll probably tell you that Tuesday’s election results were all about pushing back against excessive government spending. Problem is, they may have forgotten to elect anyone who’s actually planning on real budget cuts. Rep. John Boehner, presumptively the next Speaker of the House…

Republicans promise limited government

GOP vows push for limited government with new House majority; Obama searches for common ground Emboldened by a commanding House majority and Senate gains, Republican leaders vowed Wednesday to roll back the size of government and, in time, the nation’s sweeping health care law. President Barack Obama, reflective after his…

Obama spokesman says Democrats could lose House

White House spokesman says Democrats could lose House to the GOP without strong campaigns President Barack Obama’s party could lose its House majority in this fall’s elections, his spokesman said Sunday, perhaps trying to jolt Democratic voters with the specter of GOP lawmakers rolling back White House policies. “I think…

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