A $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy sailed through the House on Friday with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, just two days after Republican officials in New York and New Jersey exploded in outrage after a much larger relief bill failed to come up for a vote before the end of […]

Washington (CNN) – Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some conservatives over his handling of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. There were a few scattered votes for other names – defeated Rep. Allen West, the tea party favorite from […]

On the "Laura Ingraham Show" on Thursday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hooded sweatshirt on the House floor, calling the act "immature gimmickry...that does not have any place, especially on the House floor and, really, in the United States." Rush was removed from the House floor on Wednesday morning for violating the chamber's dress code. At the time, he was wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin, a teenager who was shot and killed last month in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, the local resident who shot Martin, told police he was suspicious of the teen in part because he was wearing a hoodie. Zimmerman said he acted in self defense and has not been arrested.

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. "Racial profiling has to stop," Rush said as he peeled off his suit jacket to reveal a hoodie underneath, at which point he pulled the hood over his head and replaced his glasses with sunglasses. "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum."

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich is now officially in the race for the 9th District seat. Kucinich turned in his papers Wednesday. He had represented the 10th District, but with the re-districting, it will now be the 9th District. Kucinich has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997. […]