The all-powerful Texas GOP has resorted to apologetics to explain the emergence of Democrat State Sen. Wendy Davis.
One survivor calls the legislation "one-sided, unfair and unnecessary."
Virginia held state elections for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates, and some local offices.
Shimkus and Kinzinger are only two of many Republicans who ahave already declared the enrollment of people in the health care exchanges a "failure."
Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.
A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.
At the current slow rate of economic recovery, it will take until 2020 to close the gap in the labor market, says a top economist.
Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.
Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.
House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.