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Recent articles by Mike:

Republican Rep. Marino of Pennsylvania to resign from Congress

Tom Marino, who was elected to a fifth term in November, said he will step down Jan. 23 and take a job in the private sector. → Read More

House Democratic leaders try to avert censure vote on Rep. Steve King

Top Democrats think censure of King’s racial remarks might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech. → Read More

Did Pelosi actually disinvite Trump from giving the SOTU address? Not exactly.

The House speaker's letter suggesting Trump postpone his speech, or deliver it in writing, sowed a bit of confusion. → Read More

House Republican leaders move to strip Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments over comments about white nationalism

“We will not be seating Steve King on any committees in the 116th Congress,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after a GOP Steering Committee meeting Monday night. The decision was unanimous. It must be ratified by all House Republicans. → Read More

‘We will be out for a long time’ unless Democrats budge, Trump says, as shutdown enters 4th week

Meanwhile, federal workers who have been forced to work without pay have started going to the courts to challenge the shutdown. → Read More

As Trump eyes a potential national emergency, Democrats see a possible lawsuit

‘An emergency cannot be whatever a president says an emergency is,’ said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), as Democrats take steps to defend against any declaration. → Read More

House votes to protect health-care law as Democrats put GOP on record

Wednesday’s vote was largely symbolic, but it was the first time that lawmakers were presented with a discrete measure dealing with a dominant issue in the midterm elections. → Read More

On Capitol Hill, prime-time speeches only pushed parties further apart

A few wondered aloud about the point of the dueling prime-time statements carried live by the television networks. ‘Nobody convinced anybody,’ tweeted Michigan Rep. Justin Amash. → Read More

Some freshmen say no paycheck during shutdown, but most lawmakers get paid

So far, the number of lawmakers going without paychecks is behind the pace set in the last extended shutdown, the 16-day partial shuttering in October 2013. → Read More

House Democrats unveil bill targeting Trump on tax returns and transparency

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others are set to unveil the ‘For the People Act’ on Capitol Hill Friday. → Read More

Pelosi reclaims speakership and secures place as most powerful woman in politics

The speaker will be the face of the Democratic opposition to the polarizing presidency of Donald Trump, and tensions were ever-present despite her talk of bipartisanship. → Read More

Pelosi fills role as Trump’s sparring partner, respecting the office but not the man

The Democrat is set to retake the speaker’s gavel Thursday after eight years in the minority. She faces off against a president unlike any she has seen in three decades in politics. → Read More

Liberal revolt threatens to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge

Two prominent liberals say they will oppose the leadership-proposed rules package over the inclusion of fiscal rules. → Read More

GOP congressman will support Democratic rules, says he may face ‘consequences’ for it

Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) praised incoming speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for including changes pushed by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in her rules package. → Read More

Federal government shutdown enters second week with no resolution in sight

Republican officials try to pin blame on Democrats, but they are not budging as GOP debates what exactly constitutes a border “wall.” → Read More

Rep. Meadows tells federal employees who won’t get paid during shutdown: You signed up for this

Members of Congress, on the other hand, continue to get paid during a government shutdown. → Read More

GOP leader McCarthy to Democratic freshmen: Meet with me!

The soon-to-be House minority leader said, "An in-person meeting will help break down any barriers of misperception and strengthen the foundation for a productive working relationship." → Read More

‘Her skills are real’: How Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion in bid for speaker

While dissident Democrats scrambled to find an alternative to Pelosi, the woman who has led the party for 16 years methodically worked to undermine the opposition. → Read More

Pelosi strikes deal with rebels, will step aside by 2022 to win speaker votes

The longtime House Democratic leader is now on track to claim the speaker’s gavel for second time on Jan. 3. → Read More

Pelosi on cusp of deal with Democratic rebels in her bid for House speaker

Three of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's opponents — Reps. Bill Foster (Ill.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.) and Linda T. Sánchez (Calif.) — met with her Tuesday afternoon. → Read More