Republicans are in a strong position to keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year as political analysts predict that Democrats will fall more than a dozen seats short of a majority in the Nov. 6 election.
U.S. Representative Joe Walsh, an Illinois Republican, talks about his reaction to billionaire Warren Buffett’s call to increase taxes for the wealthy. Walsh, speaking with Matt Miller and Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack,” also discusses the U.S. deficit and debt ceiling negotiations. (Source: Bloomberg)
Illinois Representative Joe Walsh rode a wave of economic anxiety to an upset win last November. Now, he’s trying not to get pulled under as voters concerned about a debt default turn a skeptical eye toward his service.
The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the core of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul in an opinion that held two surprises: Chief Justice John Roberts was the deciding vote, and his legal reasoning was unanticipated.
Vowing to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark 2010 health-care overhaul, congressional Republicans said they will try to use the Supreme Court’s decision today to their advantage in the November election.
Warren Buffett, the self-made billionaire and son of a former Republican congressman, has widened the rift with his father’s party by pressing for tax increases on the wealthy and reinforcing ties with President Barack Obama.
House Republican leaders have a delicate task as their members gather for an annual retreat: pulling together a caucus that shares in Congress’s low approval ratings and crafting a legislative agenda that unifies the party.