A conservative lawmaker launched a provocative but unlikely effort late Tuesday to oust House Speaker John Boehner from his job. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., introduced a resolution to declare the speakership vacant, citing a series of grievances against the Ohio Republican who has held the gavel since Republicans took control of the chamber following the 2010 election.
Rand Paul embarrassed Mitch McConnell a few months ago by forcing parts of the PATRIOT Act to expire on the Senate majority leader’s watch. But on Tuesday, McConnell rewarded his fellow Kentuckian by tapping him to help lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood.
When Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his presidential bid this month, supporters who visited his website could view photographs of him, peruse his announcement speech, and read about the Wisconsin Republican’s life and accomplishments.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.