Tom Cole

For Congress in 2015, GOP upheaval overshadows legislating
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For Congress in 2015, GOP upheaval overshadows legislating

By ALAN FRAM It was the first year of Barack Obama’s two presidential terms when the GOP ran both the House and Senate. That meant a blend of compromise and…

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McCarthy announces candidacy for House speaker
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McCarthy announces candidacy for House speaker

By LAURIE KELLMAN House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is officially declaring his candidacy for House speaker to replace John Boehner. Boehner announced his resignation on Friday under pressure from conservatives.…

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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department
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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Minority…

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GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble
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GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble

By ALAN FRAM In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding…

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