Political Capital

Posts tagged: house


President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

Obama’s ‘Action’ State of the Union: Pre-Show

Updated at 6:49 through 8:38 pm EST “Let’s make this a year of action,” President Barack Obama is saying in his State of the Union address tonight. “That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber...

Read more »

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on March 12, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomber

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on March 12, 2013.

Cordray’s Offices ‘Not Some Palace’ — Bellagio on Steroids: Hensarling

Republicans who weren’t pleased about the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have even less reason to be happy as it builds a new home. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, had a...

Read more »

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama before U.S. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama before U.S. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

Michelle Obama’s ‘Firsts’ in SOTU Box

First lady Michelle Obama is hosting a bevy of “firsts” in her congressional box tonight at her husband’s State of the Union address. Among them will be Mary Barra, the new head of General Motors and the company’s first female...

Read more »





Tom Daschle, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, in Washington, D.C., in this March 20, 2012 file photo.

Photograph by Christopher Powers/Bloomberg

Tom Daschle, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, in Washington, D.C., in this March 20, 2012 file photo.

Obama Must Overcome ‘Lethargy’ in State of the Union: Daschle

Written with Michael Bender President Barack Obama must demonstrate passion that’s been lacking when he gives the annual State of the Union speech to Congress Tuesday night, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says. Obama’s remarks should reflect the “universal recognition” that income inequality...

Read more »

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right, before speaking to the media flanked by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), left, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), center, in Washington, DC.

Photograph by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right, before speaking to the media flanked by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), left, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), center, in Washington, DC.

California Capitol Pipeline to Congress

Updated at 12:55 pm EST No sooner had Rep. George Miller announced his retirement Jan. 13 than another California Democrat, state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, announced plans to succeed him. DeSaulnier’s interest is understandable. Miller has been in the House since...

Read more »