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Ensign Steps Down from GOP Leadership Post

By Paul Kane Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), a day after admitting an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer, has resigned his position within the GOP leadership. "He's accepted responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family and constituents. He offered, and I accepted, his resignation as chairman of the...

By Web Politics Editor  |  June 17, 2009; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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Pelosi Talks Taxes In a conference call on the economic stimulus package, which the House is expected to vote on tomorrow, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to questions about the cost of the legislation, priced at $825 billion. Issues, like food stamps and unemployment insurance, which affect so many people...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 27, 2009; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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GOP Leaders to Obama: We Have a (Stimulus) Plan House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio), Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.), Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), and Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) sent a letter to President Obama today, requesting that he sit down with...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 21, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP Leadership: Dear Obama... House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama last night summing up an economic plan to restore fiscal stability drafted by the House Republican Working Group. The letter to Obama came...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 16, 2009; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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