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Lawmakers to NFL: Change Redskins' Name, or Else

League faces threat to tax-exempt status

(Newser) - The Washington Redskins' name is facing a new attack, this time from two members of Congress. Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, who heads the Indian Affairs Committee, tells the New York Times that if the NFL doesn't take action, legislators will "definitely" review the league's tax-exempt status. "... More »

Congress to Redskins: Change Your Name

10 representatives send letter to owner, others

(Newser) - Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans. The representatives have sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx, and the other 31 NFL franchises, they said yesterday. The letter to... More »

GOP Moves In for Kill Over Sex Scandal

Pelosi hopes to limit damage

(Newser) - Collateral damage from a sex scandal linked to Florida congressman Tim Mahoney is spreading rapidly, and Republican leaders are hoping it could effect the presidential election, reports the Washington Post. GOP leaders are now demanding an investigation be broadened to include whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional Democrats... More »

GOP Honcho to Hill Hopefuls: Attack Us

Slam both parties and skip convention, lawmaker advises

(Newser) - A key GOP lawmaker has urged hopefuls seeking office to fire away—at their own party. Rep. Tom Cole advised fellow office-seekers yesterday to blast the GOP when needed, keep away from incumbents, and skip John McCain's nominating convention. “Don’t be afraid to say you are disappointed in... More »

GOP Worries Mount That Boehner Lacks 'Killer Instinct'

Signs point to ugly November, and House minority leader may well bear brunt

(Newser) - After three stunning special-election losses, Republicans foresee and ugly November—and John Boehner is taking the heat. The House minority leader refused to push aside National Republican Congressional Committee chair Tom Cole, and many worry it’s too late for the impassive Boehner to change the game anyway, Politico reports.... More »

$1M Embezzled From GOP

Former committee treasurer under scrutiny

(Newser) - One of the Republican Party's former top bureaucrats is suspected of embezzling up to $1 million from the party's campaign coffers, reports the Washington Post. The former National Republican Congressional Committee treasurer allegedly diverted money into his personal accounts for four years. The news is a tough hit for congressional... More »

Get Off 'Dead Asses' and Raise Cash, Rep. Tells GOP

Boehner decries efforts that have Republicans short of goals—and Dems

(Newser) - House Minority Leader John Boehner yesterday told Republican colleagues to get off their “dead asses” and raise money for the fall election, Politico reports. Ahead of a March 12 dinner, only 15 representatives have met fundraising goals, 42 members have failed—and 142 haven’t even set goals. The... More »

House GOP Steps Up for McCain

Republican leaders set aside doubts

(Newser) - The top three GOP leaders in the House embraced  frontrunner John McCain in a feel-good meeting with House colleagues yesterday aimed at settling lingering doubts about his candidacy. McCain also got three standing ovations, praise for his commitment, and only one question about immigration—the issue on which many of... More »

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