Mar 1, 2013 — In the end, President Obama and other Democrats had less leverage than Republicans because of a fundamental asymmetry: Large federal spending cuts alarmed Democrats; Republicans, not so much.
Feb 28, 2013 — The measure's reauthorization showed us again that as much as the two sides of the aisle in the House often can't seem to stand each other, they remain lashed together when it comes to issues that divide Republicans but unite Democrats.
May 3, 2012 — Obama administration officials, congressional Democrats and others have repeatedly charged Republicans with trying to strip money from women's health to pay to keep interest rates on some student loans from doubling. But as journalists, including NPR's own Julie Rovner, have pointed out, that doesn't appear to be true. Still, a MoveOn.org ad appearing Thursday repeats the charge.
Jul 19, 2011 — The Founders knew the U.S. House would sometimes be unruly, confused and contradictory, like the very citizens the lawmakers represented. So, one way to look at what's going on with House Republicans right now in the debt-ceiling crisis is that they're living up to the expectations the revolutionary generation had for Congress, at least the People's House.
Jul 14, 2011 — If a deal to boost the U.S. debt ceiling is reached between President Obama and congressional GOP leaders, more than likely it will require as many House Democrats' votes as possible to pass since any pact Obama would agree to is probably incapable of drawing much if any support from the House's Tea Party Republicans.So even they're in the minority, what the House's progressives think matters.
Jun 1, 2011 — Even 54 percent of conservatives polled said they were against the GOP Medicare plan. Needless to say, this is a very difficult survey to spin something positive out of if you're a House Republicans.
Jun 1, 2011 — It was a foregone conclusion that Wednesday's White House meeting between President Obama and House Republicans would result in no forward progress in addressing the nation's fiscal issues. Presidents don't negotiate with hundreds of lawmakers from the other party.
Apr 1, 2011 — Some critics of Congress might say that every day is April Fools Day in Washington. House Republicans and Democrats seemed intent on proving that Friday during a debate over a GOP bill that a top Republican suggested, wrongly, could become law with only the House passing it.
Feb 10, 2011 — House leaders have hit severe turbulence as some of their fellow Republicans refuse to go along with legislative initiatives being pushed by Speaker Boehner and his leadership team. Meanwhile, Democrats have little to no incentive to help the GOP leaders.
Jan 3, 2011 — As Republicans take over the House, no end to partisanship was in sight as anti-Obama action loomed. A vote to repeal the health-care overhaul law and probes of the Obama Administration all appeared in the offing.