Domenico Montanaro

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4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved

Friday, October 09, 2015

Chaos ensued in the halls of Congress Thursday when Rep. Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly took himself out of the running to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.

The reason for the pandemonium and, yes, even tears: No one knows where this goes from here.

Here are the four likely ...


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws From Speaker Race

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned members of his own caucus Thursday by withdrawing from the race to be the next nominee for Speaker.


Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

Thursday, October 08, 2015

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the debt ceiling, raising wages and the new potential faces of the $10 bill.


Gun Politics Have Changed, Mostly Among Republicans

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

It's hard to deny that the NRA has won the gun debate over the past 20 years.

Despite mass shootings — and despite some 80 to 90 percent of Americans saying they are in favor of background checks — no legislation expanding on the 1993 Brady Bill has passed Congress.



Hillary Clinton Proposes Ways To Minimize Gun Violence

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

After last week's mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a gun-control platform. .


Arne Duncan Stepping Down As Education Secretary

Friday, October 02, 2015

Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET.

Arne Duncan will step down as President Obama's education secretary in December, a White House official confirms to NPR.

Obama has selected Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. to replace Duncan. King is a former New York State education commissioner. (President Obama is making ...


Ben Carson Jokes He Used To Throw Rocks At Cars Before Police 'Would Shoot You'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ben Carson, notably the only black man running for president, made a joke Wednesday afternoon about running away from the cops as a kid.

"Throwing rocks at cars, I really liked that," he said, describing his childhood. "Sometimes, the police would come, always in unmarked cars. And, they'd be chasing ...


A Warning To Both Parties On Planned Parenthood And Abortion

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Republicans are pushing to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding. The organization's popularity has held steady, highlighting a risk for the GOP. But there's danger for Democrats, too.


Twitter Is Reportedly Set To Remove 'Interim' From CEO Jack Dorsey's Title

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jack Dorsey, the Twitter co-founder who has led the company since June on an interim basis, will officially become the company's new CEO, according to reports. Dorsey is also the CEO of mobile payment company Square; it's uncertain whether he will try to hold both jobs.

Dorsey "is expected be ...


Kevin McCarthy Officially Running For House Speaker

Monday, September 28, 2015

The fight to replace John Boehner is on.

California Republican Kevin McCarthy announced Monday he is running to replace Boehner as House speaker.

"If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American ...


Congressman Steals Pope Francis' Water, Brags About It

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some people do drink holy water, hoping for a little extra help from above.

But no one steals the pope's.

That is, no one, except Rep. Bob Brady. The Pennsylvania Democrat, a Roman Catholic, apparently eyed the glass atop the lectern next to Pope Francis during his address to Congress. ...


Conservatives Rejoice Over Boehner Resignation, Say 'Pressure Was Working'

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's a new day, and it might not be the same again.

"My, oh my, what a wonderful day..." House Speaker John Boehner sang as he took to the podium in the Capitol Friday to announce his intention to resign as speaker of the House at the end of October.



The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis' Address To Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis speaks his mind, and he did that again in his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday morning. But, in the vein of the best Jesuit teachers, Francis praised America, its rich political history and its ideals before delicately delivering some things its political leaders might, ...


The 1 Passage You Need To Read To Understand Donald Trump's Appeal

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Donald Trump went and gave a speech Tuesday night on the deck of a battleship, the appropriately named USS Iowa. Reporters were expecting a policy speech. What followed was not that at all.

But that's really not the point.

Toward the end of the 13-minute speech, Trump said 178 words ...


Jeb Bush SuperPAC Going Up With $24 Million In TV Ads

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gentlemen, start your spending.

Jeb Bush and the superPAC supporting him have raised the most money of any campaign so far. And now, post-Labor Day, the superPAC is about to put that money to use.

Right to Rise superPAC, which has raised more than $100 million, is going up with ...


Scott Walker's Anti-Union Push May Not Prove So Easy As President

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

His candidacy has floundered, so the Wisconsin governor is going back to what made him a hero to Republicans — taking on labor unions. But his sweeping efforts will likely run into stiff resistance.


In Debate 2, Expect Trump To Be In The Crosshairs

Monday, September 14, 2015

Howard Dean didn't just go away in 2004. And it wasn't "The Scream" that did him in. Remember, that came in his speech after losing the Iowa caucuses.

It took Democratic candidates attacking him on the campaign trail and in debates to bring concerns about his record — and whether ...


Fact Check: Hillary Clinton's Email Defense Is A Mixed Bag

Friday, September 11, 2015

Five months have passed since we first fact checked Hillary Clinton's arguments defending her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. The controversy has not gone away, and the Clinton campaign, hoping for a post-Labor Day reset, is ramping up its defense.

It posted ...


Ciao, Bella: Trump, Italian Piazzas And Carly Fiorina's 'Face'

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Che faccia brutta!

Between catcalls and "Ciao, Bellas," it's a refrain heard in Italian piazzas in hushed, and sometimes not so hushed, side conversations between men scoping out women.

It's usually coupled with Shakespearean dramatization with one guy putting his hand to his stomach while he's bending over like he's ...


It's Been A Bad Summer For The Political Establishment

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Everyone should be on notice to look out for the unexpected this year in politics.

What usually happens might not be the case this time around.

The rise of anti-establishment candidates, non-prototypical politicians, like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson is evidence of a clear anti-establishment sentiment. As the ...