Iowa GOP congressman won't seek re-election
December 17th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
4 months ago

Iowa GOP congressman won't seek re-election

(CNN) – The rule of threes was validated on Tuesday when Iowa Republican Rep. Tom Latham announced he would not seek re-election to his House seat in 2014.

Earlier in the day, Virginia GOP Rep. Frank Wolf and Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson also said they would not run again.
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Democratic retirement gives GOP prime House pickup opportunity
December 17th, 2013
03:30 PM ET
4 months ago

Democratic retirement gives GOP prime House pickup opportunity

Updated 4:12 p.m., 12/17/13

(CNN) – In an apparent major setback for House Democrats, longtime Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year.

"I take the role of representative seriously and intend to conclude this chapter of my service to our state in the same way I have always approached my job," Matheson wrote in a posting on his Facebook page.
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GOP congressman's retirement could put key district in play
December 17th, 2013
02:16 PM ET
4 months ago

GOP congressman's retirement could put key district in play

Update 3:53 p.m., 12/17/2013

Washington (CNN) – Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2014, setting up a competitive race to replace him in the suburbs and exurbs outside Washington, D.C.

Wolf, first elected in 1980 and the dean of the Virginia delegation, said in a written statement that he was grateful to his constituents for his 34 years of service in Congress, but he's decided to focus on other efforts.
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U.S. Rep. Trey Radel faces House ethics probe
December 16th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
4 months ago

U.S. Rep. Trey Radel faces House ethics probe

(CNN) - The House Ethics Committee will investigate U.S. Rep. Trey Radel after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession last month.

The freshman Florida Republican previously announced he would take a leave of absence and entered a drug treatment facility after he admitted buying cocaine from an undercover agent.
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Don't expect Boehner to totally change his tune
December 13th, 2013
07:31 PM ET
4 months ago

Don't expect Boehner to totally change his tune

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner may have stood up to conservative arm-twisters and embraced bipartisanship in moving a budget agreement through the House, but insiders don't see it as the start of a sea change on Capitol Hill.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is one who was pragmatic about Boehner's new and strident public tone this week toward several influential conservative groups that have questioned his leadership and blasted the compromise budget plan approved Thursday.

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House GOP leaders want to remove threat of shutdown
December 3rd, 2013
07:11 PM ET
5 months ago

House GOP leaders want to remove threat of shutdown

Washington (CNN) - House Republican leaders would offer a short-term spending bill to remove any threat of a government shutdown in January if congressional budget negotiators fail to reach a deal before lawmakers recess for the holidays, multiple sources said.

Several House GOP members told leaders at a weekly closed-door meeting on Tuesday they are worried about going home at end of next week with a January 15 deadline looming for Congress to approve another government spending bill.

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Boehner rejects 'do nothing' label for this Congress
December 3rd, 2013
01:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner rejects 'do nothing' label for this Congress

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner rejected the label that this is a "do nothing" session of Congress, telling reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill, "we've done our work."

Boehner pointed the finger at the Democratic-led Senate for holding up legislation. "When you look at the number of bills passed by the House and the paltry number of bills passed by the Senate, you can see where the problem is."
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Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner
Top House Dem regrets using 'Obamacare' to describe health care law
December 3rd, 2013
12:48 PM ET
5 months ago

Top House Dem regrets using 'Obamacare' to describe health care law

Washington (CNN) – As the White House begins a series of events over the next few weeks to highlight the benefits of the new health care law, the number two House Democrat said the President's signature domestic achievement doesn't need to be rebranded, but he regrets referring to the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare."

"I wish I hadn't' called it Obamacare before because that has politicized it and has been used by Republicans as a pejorative term," Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, told reporters on Tuesday.
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Filed under: Congress • Obamacare • Steny Hoyer
John Boehner, king of the turkey brine?
November 26th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
5 months ago

John Boehner, king of the turkey brine?

Washington (CNN) - Move over Martha Stewart - House Speaker John Boehner boasts his recipe for brining turkey is the key to a delicious Thanksgiving feast.

The Speaker is spending the holiday with his wife, Debbie, their two daughters and their husbands at his home in West Chester, Ohio.

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House GOP leader becomes only Member of Congress to give birth three times in office
November 25th, 2013
03:39 PM ET
5 months ago

House GOP leader becomes only Member of Congress to give birth three times in office

Washington (CNN) – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking House GOP leader, delivered a baby girl on Sunday, becoming the only Member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers posted an announcement on Twitter, along with an Instagram picture of her holding her new daughter with the message, "Welcome Brynn Catherine! (Born at 6:19 am on Nov. 24, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz.) Nothing compares to the miracle of bringing a new life into the world. She's beautiful and seems to be taking it all in stride. Our hearts are full."
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