The plummeting price of oil is giving the economies of Russia, Iran and Venezuela a strong smack upside the head.
The fledgling rebellion against electing John Boehner to a third term as House speaker gained momentum over the weekend, as nine conservative Republicans declared they intend to vote against the Ohio Republican when the House convenes on Tuesday.
Senate Republicans on Sunday, just hours from taking control of the chamber, suggested a willingness to work with President Obama on job growth and other key issues but also said he must meet them halfway.
Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert said Sunday that he will challenge House Speaker John Boehner for his post when Congress returns this week to Washington.
Congressional Republicans are not ruling out raising the gas tax to keep afloat the broke Highway Trust Fund.
The first black Republican woman elected to Congress has no reservations about Rep. Steve Scalise keeping his post as House majority whip in light of revelations that he once spoke to a white supremacist group.
President Obama will travel across the country next week to announce a series of executive actions and legislative proposals on the economy and education that the White House say will serve as a preview to his upcoming State of the Union address.
The resignation this week of New York GOP Rep. Michael Grimm has spawned a short list of potential Democratic and Republican candidates but no clear frontrunner for the open seat.
Republicans remain in charge of the House, but it won’t be the same Republicans leading many committees.
This year, the president’s State of the Union address will not merely be a one-night event.