This time, don't blame the Tea Party. Centrists and moderates were the ones who bucked leadership.
I never tire of all the pomp and circumstance, but there is one discordant note.
So far, any demonstration of Republicans' ability to govern seems like a lofty ambition unlikely to be realized.
It is a strong reminder to the Republicans who run the 114th Congress that they were elected to do more than go along to get along.
The GOP has failed to question the morality of a man who sits down with a white supremacist group.
The courage to take on a Speaker who controls all the levers of power is rare.
A new poll shows that Republican Speaker John Boehner is no favorite of Republican voters.
The lame-duck demonstrated what his speakership will be about for the next two years.
America bristles with new thinking and challenges to tradition.
What has Congress been doing for the last 21 months?