By Benjamin Siegel

Jul 31, 2014 1:49pm

7 Fabulous Congressional Perks Eric Cantor Will Have to Give Up

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is  leaving behind one of Washington’s most powerful titles this week as Congress goes on recess, meaning he will have to cope with the loss of many of the advantages that come with being the No. 2 Republican in… Read More »

By Noah Weiland

Jul 31, 2014 11:17am

‘Hispandering’: Is DC’s Newest Buzzword Offensive?

Washington has never been short of political jargon. The “conversation,” the “narrative,” “filibuster,” and even “sequester” have all seeped into everyday language. But a new word has arrived on the scene, and it’s causing a stir. “Hispandering,” a portmanteau of “Hispanic” and “pandering,” is a… Read More »

Jul 31, 2014 9:04am

Homeward Bound

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s JEFF ZELENY: As Congress races to finish its paltry to-do list before leaving town for five weeks, there’s a feeling of unease among wise lawmakers in both parties. They’ve had all summer to address critical hot-button issues… Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 7:35pm

Boehner v. Obama: House Approves Resolution to Sue President

In a partisan vote that marks a new escalation in the Republican confrontation with President Obama, the House of Representatives approved a resolution to authorize Speaker John Boehner to initiate litigation against the president. Five Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic Caucus in opposition to the… Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 4:18pm

Senators Cross Aisle on Bill to Curb College Sexual Assault

In a rare show of bipartisanship, a group of Republican and Democratic senators today introduced a bill to curb sexual assaults on college campuses. “If you are a young woman and you attend school, the odds jump that you will be sexually assaulted at school,… Read More »

By Ryan Struyk

Jul 30, 2014 2:18pm

Impeach the President? History Isn’t on GOP’s Side

They say that history repeats itself, but when it comes to impeachment, Republicans may have learned their lesson the first time. Speaker John Boehner insisted Tuesday that Republicans had “no plans to impeach the president,” calling talk of removing President Obama from office “a scam… Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 1:59pm

Former IRS Official Calls Conservatives ‘Crazies’ and Worse in Newly Released Emails

Former IRS senior official Lois Lerner apparently believed conservatives were “a–holes” and “crazies,” according to emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee today. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Michigan, released a redacted email exchange from… Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 1:26pm

President Obama Scolds Congress: Stop ‘Hatin’ All the Time’

With just two days left until Congress goes on vacation, President Obama today urged lawmakers to get to work and “stop just hatin’ all the time.” “We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Obama… Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 11:11am

US, FIFA Should ‘Reconsider’ Holding Next World Cup in Russia, Sen. McCain Says

Sen. John McCain and a leading Democratic senator are calling on American and international soccer officials to reconsider the decision to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia, casting it as a way to leverage power against Vladimir Putin in a way he’s sure to… Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 8:57am

So Sue Him

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s JEFF ZELENY: The House of Representatives takes its final step today to approve its lawsuit against President Obama, opening a rare legal gambit of the legislative branch trying to sue the executive branch. No, Speaker Boehner told… Read More »