House members may have convened Tuesday to debate a Republican-led, just-for-show effort to repeal last year’s health care overhaul legislation.But many were also watching to see whether the recent massacre in Tucson that left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded would affe
House Republicans on Friday were amid their three-day legislative retreat at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and observers couldn't help but take note of how relatively low-key this year's affair is by comparison with last year's.Politico described some of the main differences:Last year, they opened the do
Members of the Republican National Committee are gathering in Washington (actually just outside the nation's capital at the massive Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just across the river in Maryland) to elect a new chair.As NPR's Don Gonyea reported on Morning Edition, RNC chai
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Texas Republican who first won election to the Senate in 1993, said Thursday she won't run for re-election in 2012.Texas's senior senator, the only woman so far to represent the Lone Star State in the Senate, told Dallas Morning News reporter Gromer Jeffers Jr.
House Republicans have rescheduled the vote to repeal the health care law to next week.The vote had initially been scheduled for this week. But the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz. which killed six and left Rep.