House GOP Walks Out on Attempt to Call Up Senate Payroll Tax Deal

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 10:55 am

I haven’t seen Republicans mismanage the public relations of one of their schemes this badly in quite a while. Check out this scene on the House floor from today. During a pro forma session designed to block recess appointments (streams crossing), Steny Hoyer asks for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate two-month stopgap on [...]

Republicans Try to Paper Over Oathgate

By: Friday January 7, 2011 7:36 am

The failure of Pete Sessions and Mike Fitzpatrick to be legitimately sworn in, and yet vote on the floor, would have just been an embarrassing exchange if Sessions wasn’t also a member of the House Rules Committee. As it is, he was instrumental in bringing the rule for debate on the “Repeal the Godless Baby-Killing [...]