Progressive Caucus Seeks to Influence Race for New York Council Speaker The populist groundswell that swept Bill de Blasio to victory in the mayoral election is reshaping the City Council as well, with a cadre of fiercely liberal council members demanding a voice in choosing that body's next speaker. 11/18/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Boehner's office: GOP sending small group to Obama meeting Thursday, not full invited caucus WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner's office says a small group of House Republicans will meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday instead of the full caucus that the White House invited. Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said Wednesday that the ... 10/9/2013 - 8:46 am | View Link
National Party Women’s Caucus celebrates Women in Politics The National Party Women’s Caucus paid tribute to New Zealand’s first National Party Member of Parliament, Dame Hilda Ross, at an event held last night in her honour. The Party also holds a Memorial Fund in her name. “It is timely that we celebrate ... 09/18/2013 - 11:46 am | View Link
Grattan on Friday: Another week of agony for a dithering Labor caucus Julia Gillard likes to ham it up when she addresses the annual Parliamentary Press Gallery ball. She’s good at it too. So much so that Tony Abbott doesn’t even try to compete. At Wednesday night’s function, packed with jaded MPs, media, and lobbyists ... 06/20/2013 - 9:29 am | View Link
Party building at Dems' caucus So Saturday's caucuses were more about party building — attracting new faces to the party — than nominating Obama. "It's Democrats coming together to talk about how we move our nation forward," Wigley said. 04/14/2012 - 7:44 pm | View Link
U. S. consumers ramped up spending in November on cars, appliances and furniture and made more purchases online, signaling growing confidence in the economy at the start of the holiday shopping season.