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  • Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

    04/21/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 4/21/14 | Matt Fuller
    An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois. Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is slated to join a number of prominent Illinois Republicans and CEOs on Tuesday to call on GOP leaders to pass a national immigration overhaul. Republican Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger are also scheduled to give video testimonials on the subject. The event is hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, and it’s being held at the prestigious Chicago Club in the heart of the Windy City. Among the guests...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Mocks People Who Lost Insurance: Suggests Dems Say 'Just Deal With That'

    04/20/2014 5:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 20, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    On the Sunday, April 20, Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, as host Harris-Perry chastised Democrats for not bragging about ObamaCare for the year's midterm elections, she at one point mocked Americans angry about having their health insurance plans cancelled, which she referred to as "crappy plans," as she lamented that Democrats are not boasting about ObamaCare or declaring, "Yeah, you can't keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!" Her mockery of the ObamaCare-induced insurance cancellations came as she compared Republicans to people who flip houses and brag about doing only a little work, as she characterized Democrats, by contrast,...
  • Secret Court Cases in Harry Reid's Backyard

    04/20/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 38 replies
    http://www.dailypaul.com/316806/secret-court-cases-in-harry-reids-backyard ^ | 04/14/2014 | http://www.dailypaul.com/316806/secret-court-cases-in-harry-reids-backyard
    Seems that in a few places around the country, including Las Vegas, there are SECRET COURT CASES going on.Some of the people involved are Jared Shafer (possibly tied to Harry Reid), Harry Reid, Sheldon Adelman, and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, among others.From the Las Vegas Review Journal -- As if written with invisible ink, dozens of lawsuits filed in Southern Nevada courts virtually have disappeared after judges decided they should be hidden from the public. Along with the dispute described in each lawsuit, also kept secret are the outcomes of each lawsuit, the name of the judge...
  • Train nearly takes out U.S. Senator [Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) during speech on train safety]

    04/19/2014 10:27:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ircHCzcg3WY
  • Pelosi assists in Holy Week ....foot-washing......ritual

    04/18/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 104 replies
    S.F. Gate ^ | April 18 2014 | Not Attributed
    To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • ANN COULTER ENDORSES CANTOR PRIMARY CHALLENGER DAVID BRAT

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...
  • Mark Warner touts bipartisan bona fides

    04/17/2014 3:49:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    WAKEFIELD, VA. — Few members of Sen. Mark Warner's (D-Va.) party could headline an event in rural Virginia where National Rifle Association stickers were in popular demand and two separate confederate groups had booths set up. But Warner, who faces a competitive reelection race this year because of a challenge from former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, isn't like most Democrats. The former governor received a warm reception from the crowd attending the Shad Planking, Virginia’s biggest annual political event, even when he gently ribbed those in attendance. “Looking at this crowd, I realize I am here as an...
  • Cantor says Obama ‘not sincere’ on immigration reform

    04/16/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2014
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said he had a phone call with President Barack Obama on the topic of immigration reform. It didn’t sound like it was a particularly friendly conversation. Cantor issued a statement saying, in part: The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a...
  • Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

    04/14/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 73 replies
    MyNews4.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | MyNews4.com
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."
  • BOMBSHELL REPORT: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch (freerepublic credited)

    04/11/2014 3:01:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 209 replies
    http://www.redflagnews.com ^ | april 11, 2014 | kit daniels
    The Bureau of Land Management, whose Director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations. Corrupt Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) working with the Chinese gov’t to take land from hard-working Americans. Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of...
  • Professor Hopes To Be Tea Party's David To Eric Cantor's Goliath

    04/14/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/13/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, is hoping to play the role of David to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Goliath in this June's Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. But he's got his work cut out for him. Although when he jumped in the race he said was hoping for financial backing from top players in the conservative world, that hasn't panned out yet. Brat has just $50,000 cash on hand, he said in an interview, a pittance compared to the $1.9 million Cantor had in the bank at the end of 2013. Still, Brat allies...
  • U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's Nevada desert plant (2012)

    04/14/2014 4:07:28 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    reuters ^ | WASHINGTON Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:06am EDT | By Marcus Stern
    Reid and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert. Reid has been one of the project's most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada. His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark...
  • Nevada ranch standoff could leave dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation

    04/13/2014 6:13:17 PM PDT · by maggief · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little as federal agents seized and then released cattle last week from the Bundy ranch, but there is little doubt that the highly charged episode was threatening to become a political headache for the Nevada Democrat. The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev.
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Beyond Clive Bundy: The Real Range War and Why We're Losing

    04/13/2014 9:18:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 31 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-13-2014 | MOTUS
    Hopefully your Saturday night and Palm Sunday morning activities have given you enough perspective to join me for a brief recap of the attempted federal land grab at the Bundy Ranch and the showdown at the NV Corral. You’ve undoubtedly heard the story by now of how the Bureau of Land Management attempted to evict Clive Bundy and his cows from the family’s centennial ranch (two second argument: tortoise trumps cows; because we said so). And now they’ve backed down, with an agreement that results in the slaughter of Bundy’s cows, for which he will receive half the proceeds. That’s,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 April 2014

    04/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 84 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 13th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): — Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Charles Boustany, R-La.; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Panel discussion on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Greg Walden, R-Ore.
  • True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat

    04/13/2014 6:37:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-13-14 | Kyle Becker
    Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment. Recently, it was discovered that Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings had a hand in the IRS targeting True the Vote. You might remember Cummings as the grandstanding Democrat who railed against Darrell Issa’s investigation of the scandal after a Congressional hearing with IRS official Lois Lerner had closed (and then implied that Issa was racist): Further making the situation ironic and unsightly for justice-avoiding Democrats is that emails show...
  • Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff

    04/13/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists.VideoAs a family in Clark County, Nev. continues to face an onslaught of heavily armed federal agents determined to kick them off of their ranch, reports have surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might be behind the entire ordeal. The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists. Despite attempting to silence protesters...
  • Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air

    04/13/2014 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C | 1998 | Arthur P. Hall, II
    Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air   By Arthur P. Hall, IIMr. Hall is director of research, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C "By liberty, I understand the power which every man has over his own actions, and his right to enjoy the fruit of his labor, art, and industry, as far as by it he hurts not the society, or any member of it, by taking from any member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys. The fruits of a man's honest industry are the just rewards of it, ascertained to...
  • The Democrat Center Folds

    04/13/2014 6:25:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-13-14 | Clarice Feldman
    Link only: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/04/democrat_center_folds.html
  • Harvey Whittemore Convicted Of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions To Harry Reid

    04/11/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/29/2013 | By SCOTT SONNER
    RENO, Nev. — A Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade was convicted Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Harvey Whittemore, 59, could face up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts tied to nearly $150,000 illegally funneled to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007. Later in the day, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks declared a mistrial on a count of lying...
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Sen. Pryor might yet have a fighting shot

    04/10/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT · by Kenny · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/14 | Jessica Taylor
    On paper, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) should be this cycle’s most endangered incumbent.But rumors of his political death might have been premature.Eight months from Election Day, the centrist Democrat is still neck and neck with or ahead of his GOP opponent in private and partisan polls. An independent poll this week showed Pryor up 3 points and a second on Thursday put him up 10 points, despite a sour national climate and $6 million in negative ads already spent against him.Armed with a top recruit in freshman Rep. Tom Cotton, Republicans thought this was the year they would finally take...
  • Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'

    04/09/2014 6:39:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/10/2014 | Steve Holland
    HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive U.S. Congress in modern history on Wednesday in a fund-raising speech that he used to try to energize Democrats to vote in November congressional elections.Obama blasted Republicans in the U.S. Senate for blocking a Democratic-supported bill earlier in the day aimed at addressing a gap in pay between male and female workers. Republicans argued that pay discrimination is already illegal.Obama also cited Republicans' refusal to agree to an immigration overhaul and an increase in the minimum wage as examples of what he called obstruction...
  • Sen. John McCain: Send Weapons To Ukraine

    04/09/2014 8:04:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    [Caption:] U.S. Senator John McCain, center, speaks as Democratic Senator from the state of Connecticut, Chris Murphy, second left, and Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok [All Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" leader], stand around him during a Pro-European Union rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Sen. John McCain (R. Ariz.) advocated for sending arms to Ukraine Tuesday [link at URL] on Fox News. McCain acknowledged the arms would not likely enable Ukraine to defeat the Russians in open war, but emphasized it could improve the Ukrainian military's morale and ensure that the Russians would have "a real fight...
  • Report: Video shows Vance McAllister kissing staffer

    04/07/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Freshman GOP Rep. Vance McAllister (La.) - who ran as conservative Christian - has been caught on video in a romantic encounter with a woman believed to be on his congressional staff just before Christmas. The Ouachita Citizen, a newspaper based in West Monroe, La., posted a Dec. 23 surveillance video purportedly from inside McAllister’s district office in Monroe. The video shows McAllister kissing a woman identified by the newspaper as a congressional staffer for the first-term lawmaker. Federal payroll records show she is a part-time aide who began working for McAllister the day after he won his seat last...
  • Quinnipiac Poll VA: Virginia Blue For Warner, Clinton, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds;..

    03/27/2014 6:38:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff
    Virginia, considered a swing state, is swinging blue for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in his reelection drive this year and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Sen. Warner tops former White House aide Ed Gillespie, a possible Republican challenger, 46 - 31 percent, with 6 percent for Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Virginia voters say 49 - 36 percent that Warner deserves reelection. They approve 55 - 33 percent of the job he is doing and...
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • Al Franken Issues Dire Warning Over Palin Endorsement Of GOP Rival?

    04/08/2014 5:36:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is having a bit of a freak out out over Sarah Palin's endorsement on Thursday of state senator Julianne Ortman, the leading candidate to win the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Minnesota and challenge him in the November general election. On Monday, Senator Franken sent out a dire email warning of Palin's influence on the election. He also could not resist attacking the Koch brothers as well. "Sarah Palin is now involved in the race — she just endorsed the Republican who, according to the Koch-affiliated poll, is only three points down," he...
  • John Boehner Cries at Taco Bell Event

    04/08/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 67 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 4/8/14 | Nikki Schwab
    On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, started to sob at a Taco Bell event, but it wasn't because the salsa was too spicy. Boehner made a brief cameo at a gathering sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as the former gave the latter $30 million to help teens graduate from high school. (Taco Bell employs many teens, so that’s the connection.) “Some of you know how I am about these things,” Boehner said, choking back tears while praising the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “We need to...
  • Husband of Woman Caught Canoodling With Vance McAllister Says 'He Has Wrecked My Life'; Will Divorce

    04/08/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Heath Peacock, 34, the husband of Melissa Hixon Peacock, 33, who was caught on video canoodling with her boss, Vance McAllister, 40, a GOP congressman from Louisiana who touts his Christian faith, says the incident has "wrecked" his life and he and his wife who has since been fired are now heading for divorce. "I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I'm going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,"...
  • Should The UN Be Moved To A Neutral Location? Out Of The U.S., But With One Caveat...

    04/08/2014 12:53:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 66 replies
    4/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The U.S. has already signaled that Iran's UN envoy pick is a no-go - and for VERY good reason. At the same time we are being entangled in these disputes; we do so and are to some degree continuing this because the UN is on U.S. grounds. The statement "get the U.S. out of the UN and the UN out of the U.S." has been oft-repeated...so here is a possible solution - with one caveat. The UN is moved to neutral territory (if at all possible), so we don't have to shell out a significant chunk for its operating expenses....
  • Hear: Russian ambassadors talk about next annexing parts of U.S., world

    04/06/2014 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/6/2014 | David Harding
    After Crimea, what next? In an unauthenticated audio, Ambassadors Chubarov and Sergei Bakharev laugh about taking over areas in Alaska, Venice, Scotland, Catalonia and Miami. Watch out, the Russians are coming! ... The pair...joke that Russia will take control of Alaska, Venice, Scotland and Catalonia, a region of Spain which wants a vote on independence, reports The Guardian {link at URL]... The recording has been posted on Youtube, reports The Guardian [link at URL] ...
  • John McCain Is the Least Popular Senator in the Country(PPP poll we can believe in)

    04/04/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 28 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 6, 2014 | Yuval Rosenberg
    Dem polls tells us about McCain popularity. Although this article doesn't tell us but Flake is also unpopular as well. Hopefully we will be able to take Flake out in 4 years and MCCain obviously isn't even going to try for reelection.
  • REPORT: TOP BOEHNER ALLIES DEPARTING CONGRESS

    04/03/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top allies are racing out the door to retirement, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Top Boehner allies that are retiring in 2014 include four committee chairmen: Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the Intelligence Committee, Buck McKeon (R-CA) of the Armed Services Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the Natural Resources Committee and Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee. One of Boehner closest friends, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), is retiring this year, and another—Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)—may lose his seat in a primary in Idaho against conservative Bryan Smith. “In a Capitol where accomplishments are...
  • Virginia Democrat: "Members of Congress Underpaid"

    04/04/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 43 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4-3-14 | Hannah Mess
    Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday. Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds members’ $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that...
  • Moran: Members Can’t Afford to Live Decently in D.C. (Audio) (exempt RAT wants a raise)

    04/04/2014 2:52:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/03/14 | Hannah Hess
    Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday. Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds member’s $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that...
  • Obama gives Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis

    04/01/2014 9:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2014 | Caroline May
    President Obama gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis during lunch Tuesday at the White House, according to an NBC News reporter. Carrie Dann @CarrieNBCNews Pelosi says she received a rosary blessed by Pope Francis from Obama at lunch today 12:24 PM - 1 Apr 2014 Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican for the first time last week. Pelosi, a Catholic, has been criticized for her support of abortion — a practice which she has called “sacred ground” — by other Catholics. Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that the California lawmaker...
  • Eric Cantor Earns An Opponent In Dave Brat

    03/31/2014 8:17:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Any limited government constitutional conservative who thinks that establishment Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-7) isn’t such a bad guy and might serve as a viable and more conservative alternative to Speaker John “Let’s Make A Deal” Boehner should take a look at who he is hanging out with this weekend. Cantor is heading to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida to speak to the "Main Street Advocacy" organization. Attending the event costs $5,000 a person. It is hosted by the Main Street Partnership, the progressive “Republican” group headed by former Representative Steve LaTourette of Ohio. We put the...
  • HARRY REID FUNDRAISING PITCH: SEND ME MONEY BECAUSE PALIN 'BERATED ME'

    03/31/2014 3:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/31/2014 | TONY LEE
    On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who is under fire for spending at least $31,000 in campaign funds to buy jewelry from his granddaughter, asked his supporters to send him campaign donations because former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin berated him. "Sarah Palin berated me for calling out the Koch Brothers in their attempt to buy control of the U.S. Senate," he writes in an e-mail sent a day before the end of the first fundraising quarter.
  • Lois Lerner could go to jail in contempt clash

    03/30/2014 8:54:52 AM PDT · by sgtyork · 90 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2014 | editorial board
    This may come as a shock to Lois Lerner, but the House of Representatives has the authority to jail her unless she changes her mind about refusing to answer questions about her role in the IRS scandal. Essentially, what is required for that to happen is for a House majority to vote for a motion holding her in contempt and House Speaker John Boehner to then direct the House sergeant at arms to arrest and confine her. Under the Constitution, the House can do that under its “inherent contempt” authority, which was initially exercised in 1795 during the First Congress...
  • GOP senator: Administration 'cooking the books' on ObamaCare enrollment

    03/30/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday that the Obama administration was “cooking the books” on enrollment figures for ObamaCare. ADVERTISEMENT Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Barrasso said he wasn’t persuaded by statistics that said that more than six million people had signed up for insurance under the healthcare law.
  • US Rep. Mike Rogers Of Michigan Won’t Seek Re-Election

    03/28/2014 4:23:33 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 81 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | March 28, 2014 | CBSdetroit
    DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has been a prominent voice as President Barack Obama attempts to overhaul U.S. surveillance, said Friday that he won’t seek re-election after his term ends this year.
  • John Boehner and Eric Cantor are Committing Political Suicide; Details Here:

    03/30/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Jennifer Burke
    Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is offering his support to a PAC whose mission is to destroy the Tea Party and other conservatives within the Republican Party. Joining him in this effort are Eric Cantor and 26 other members of the GOP. These Republican leaders will attend a swanky $5,000 per person event at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island in Florida. The PAC in question is the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC founded by RINO Leader Steve LaTourette from Boehner’s state of Ohio. The PAC claims that it seeks party unity and has the following as its...
  • House Passes Ukraine Aid/Russian Sanctions 385-23; Senate 98-2

    03/27/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    Senate.Gov ^ | 03-27-2014
    All 25 'no' votes in the House and Senate were from Republicans. House: ---- NAYS 23 ---http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll114.xml Amash Bentivolio Broun (GA) Campbell DesJarlais Duncan (TN) Gohmert Graves (GA) Graves (MO) Griffin (AR) Kingston Massie McAllister Mulvaney Rice (SC) Rohrabacher Rooney Sanford Stockman Weber (TX) Westmoreland Yoho Young (AK) Senate: ---- NAYS 2 --- Heller (NV) Paul (KY)
  • Democrat Sen. Warner leading in Virginia, but not because of ObamaCare

    03/27/2014 6:37:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The race for Virginia Democrat Mark Warner’s Senate seat isn’t nearly as competitive as those for some of his purple-to-redder-state colleagues currently in hot water, and according to a Quinnipiac poll released today, Warner holds a solid 15-point lead over likely Republican challenger Ed Gillespie — but I think it’s safe to say that his lead isn’t because Virginia voters just adore ObamaCare: Warner is favored by 46 percent of voters as he seeks a second term, compared with 31 percent for Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. Libertarian Robert Sarvis...
  • New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear (LOL!)

    03/27/2014 3:17:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-27-2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    March 27, 2014 New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear By Alexandra Jaffe Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, is working to make sure McConnell is forever linked with the wrong team in the state’s bitter basketball rivalry with Duke University. Bevin is debuting a new ad during Friday’s Kentucky versus Louisville basketball game that features a cutout of the Senate minority leader bedecked in a blue Duke jersey. It’s a reference to a McConnell campaign video launched earlier this week that mistakenly featured a shot of Duke’s 2010 championship team celebrating their win — a...
  • House GOP Will Attend a Secret Island Meeting on How to Crush Conservatives

    03/27/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT · by drypowder · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Erick Erickson reported that Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and 25 other Congress members will fly to Amelia Island next weekend to meet with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton – only the best for these sorts. Steve LaTourette, liberal Republican and former congressman, is the face of the group and a good friend of Boehner’s.
  • Kentucky's Sen. Mitch McConnell: Go Duke Basketball!

    03/26/2014 5:49:28 AM PDT · by SterlingSilver · 12 replies
    The News & Record - Greensboro Ky - Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2014 3:32 pm | Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Sen. Mitch McConnell's latest campaign video hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass — and Duke basketball? The campaign was scrambling this morning to remove an online video that features a split-second clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship. The mistake comes as the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky prepares for the biggest game of the year. Kentucky and Louisville face off in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night.