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  • Nine Stunning Admissions from Planned Parenthood’s “Nothing to See Here” Letter to Congress

    08/28/2015 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    redstate.com/ ^ | August 28th, 2015 | Matthew Clark (Diary)
    Planned Parenthood is on the ropes, reeling from months of being exposed for its sickeningly evil practice of selling the bodies of murdered babies for parts. In an attempt to deflect attention from its atrocities, it has sent the several congressional committees that have opened up federal investigations into Planned Parenthood’s practices a “nothing to see here” letter. Yet, even in its multiple deceptions and distortions, Planned Parenthood makes a number of stunning admissions about its abortion and baby harvesting practices. First, Planned Parenthood admits that “abortion” is a “core” service, meaning it is one that “every affiliate is required...
  • Planned Parenthood's letter to Congress (Link Basically)

    08/28/2015 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Planned Parenthood's file ^ | August 27, 2015 | Planned Parenthood
    Click on Link to view Planned Parenthood hot air to Congress. It's only 11 pages.
  • Can the Iran Deal Be Stopped? The Chance is Slim to None

    08/28/2015 6:16:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2015 | By Karin McQuillan
    I asked this question to Senator Cruz last week when he was in my town for a stump speech and fundraiser. The answer was as disappointing as it was swift: No. There are not enough Democrats willing to put love of country ahead of partisan politics. Donald Trump has not helped. He is sucking up all the media attention, and Iran is not important to him. In Trumps stump speeches, Iran is just one in a list of deals he could have done better. In the crucial few weeks leading up to the Iran vote, the Donald is helping to...
  • Boehner reportedly tells Colorado donors: Ted Cruz is a “jackass”

    08/27/2015 3:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Juicy, but I don’t know how scandalized we should be at learning that Boehner holds a view we all assumed he held in the first place. Next we’ll find out that Mitch McConnell thinks Cruz is a jackass too. This isn’t the first time he’s been accused of saying something privately to fundraisers that he wouldn’t dare dream of saying publicly. Remember when he allegedly told a bunch of donor-class amnesty fans that he was “hellbent” on passing comprehensive immigration reform in 2014? Two months later Dave Brat upset Eric Cantor in their House primary by running hard against illegal...
  • Iran is Buying Democrat Congress (They Already Bought Kerry, Clinton and Biden)

    08/27/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Karin McQuillan
    Frontpage Magazine has published a bombshell report that has been met with total silence by the media.  Daniel Greenfield’s piece is entitled “Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes.” Our politicians bought by Iran don’t just include a list of Senators and Congressmen about to vote on the Iran Deal.  Recipients of Iran’s largess for their campaigns include President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Both of Obama’s secretaries of state were involved in Iran Lobby cash controversies, as was his vice president and his former secretary of defense. Obama was also the beneficiary...
  • Congressional Republicans To Keep Organ Harvesting Alive and Babies Dead

    08/26/2015 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | August 25th, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    Congressional Republicans are coming up with every excuse imaginable to avoid having to defund Planned Parenthood. Right now they’re going with the “let’s investigate” card. They think that if they just probe deeply enough they’ll have enough ammunition to attack the Democrats. Yes, that would be the exact same Democrats who have seen the same videos everyone else has seen and decided it is no big deal. Conservatives in Congress are gearing up for a fight on this issue against their own leadership. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% in the Senate is convinced that a government shutdown by President Obama...
  • Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country' (Just Wow!)

    08/25/2015 7:04:42 PM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CNS ^ | August 25, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I am a proud American who believes that America has held – and still holds – a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries plus of existence. I believe that America has been a counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest, and admittedly, we have made a lot of mistakes. But on balance we have exerted a certain Pax Americana in the international affairs of mankind. It took a lot of old fashioned guts...
  • The D.C. Idiocracy: Remember The Really Dumb Kids In School? They're Now In Charge Of Your Life

    08/25/2015 4:35:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | John Hawkins
    How did our politicians get so stupid? When I say our politicians are stupid, I’m not talking about ideological differences, I’m talking about stupid in a turkey-is-drowning-while-it-looks-up-in-a-rainstorm kind of dumb. Of course, that’s a myth. Turkeys don’t actually drown themselves to death that way – but, can we say the same for Joe Biden, Barack Obama and John McCain? I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to the staffers who carry their umbrellas and remind them to look down during rainstorms. Now at first glance, saying that our politicians are stupid doesn’t seem to hold any water. After...
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • ‘Turtle’ McConnell, ‘Sharknado’ among Wikipedia edits from Congress (MiniTrue at work)

    08/22/2015 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/15 11:10 AM EDT | Mario Trujillo
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not a turtle. Ian Ziering of “90210” was in the movie “Sharknado.” And Sapphire from the movie “Almost Famous” is a “Band Aid.” Those are among the anonymous edits to Wikipedia that have originated from IP addresses in Congress during the August recess, when lawmakers take their annual hiatus from Washington and life around the Capitol quiets down. Changes to Wikipedia from congressional IP addresses became a mini-controversy around this time last year, when more than 100 edits were made. […] The McConnell edit that came from Senate this month actually removed a prank...
  • From vacation, Obama complains Congress is on vacation

    08/22/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    investors.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Hi, everybody. Seven years after the worst economic crisis in generations, our economy continues to grow and create jobs. In fact, our businesses have created 13 million new jobs over the past five and a half years. But if we want to keep this momentum going — to make sure that working families feel like their hard work is being rewarded with a basic sense of security — then we all need to do our part.
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Obama Threatens Veto of Bill to Rein in Regulatory Regime

    08/20/2015 3:57:23 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/20/2015 | Alex Newman
    Congress has created a monster that is growing more dangerous to the U.S. economy, the Constitution, and the liberties of the American people with every passing day. Now, some lawmakers want to start reining in the regulatory monster with the REINS Act, if only slightly, by taking back some authorities over lawmaking that they were never authorized to give away to executive branch bureaucracies in the first place. But Obama, who last year threatened to rule America by decree with his “pen and phone” if Congress would not submit to his demands, wants none of it, and the White House...
  • Food labeling, Hollywood-style

    08/18/2015 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joanna Lidback
    The first clue that Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know what she was talking about on Capitol Hill earlier this month came with the first words she spoke: “I’m here as a mother.” Apparently, the actress thinks that any mom can show up in Washington and hold a press conference that attracts lawmakers and the media. Memo to Ms. Paltrow: The rest of us moms don’t have that celebrity power. We haven’t won Oscar awards, assumed glamorous roles in the “Iron Man” movies, or married (let alone divorced) rock stars. But Ms. Paltrow has done all of these things so, of course,...
  • Congress Investigates Obama Admin’s Connection to Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

    08/17/2015 3:18:24 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 15 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | AUG 17, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    One of the House committees looking into the scandal of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts is now looking into the Obama administration and whether there is any connection between it and the abortion giant. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was to know if the Obama administration, via the Department of Health and Human Services, provided any federal grants to Planned Parenthood that ultimately went to pay for the sales of aborted baby body parts and if they were used by Planned Parenthood to “support transactions involving fetal tissue.”
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

    08/16/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start putting the accord in place. While he probably would take some heavy criticism, this course would let him add the foreign policy breakthrough to his second-term list of accomplishments.
  • Congress guilty of fraud and conspiracy as members steal $77 million in illegal ObamaCare benefits

    08/15/2015 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/15/15 | Doug Book
    So eager were congressional Democrats to sign Barack Obama’s healthcare servitude plan into law that nary a one recognized the fact that passage would effectively end their top of the line, taxpayer funded health insurance coverage. And this would be just one of the unpleasant Affordable Care Act realities to take the legislation’s authors by surprise. For they would also lose some $10,000 in yearly premium assistance which had for decades been part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). “In effect, the Affordable Care Act gave members of Congress a $10,000 pay cut.” But that Washington lawmakers should...
  • Congress Accuses EPA Chief Of Lying, Mentions Criminal Prosecution

    08/14/2015 7:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/14/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    “Providing false or misleading testimony to Congress is a serious matter,” House Republicans wrote to McCarthy, accusing her of making false statements regarding EPA regulations and science.
  • Outsiders take over GOP

    08/12/2015 6:14:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/12/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Outsiders who have never before held political office are dominating the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Donald Trump is the GOP front-runner, while businesswoman Carly Fiorina is surging after a strong performance in last week’s debate. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is also showing strength, and is a candidate to watch in the Iowa caucuses, where he is outperforming former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Conservatives are thrilled with the developments. “This is a paradigm shift,” conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace told The Hill. “The base of the party is in open revolt. We’re watching a political party dissolve. It’s...
  • Exclusive — Carly Fiorina: If John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Don’t Produce ‘They Need to Step Aside’

    08/11/2015 3:44:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/11/15 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appears to offer initial support for a measure put forward by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would cost Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) the Speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives. Fiorina said it’s time for Boehner—and his counterpart on the other side of Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)—to produce results, or they should lose their jobs. Fiorina told Breitbart News: I’m frustrated. People worked incredibly hard–tens of thousands of activists across the country spent their time, energy, and money to win this historic majority in the House and a majority in...
  • Hillary Clinton to give her private email server to Justice

    08/11/2015 4:41:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 134 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 8/11/15 | Elise Labott,
    Hillary Clinton has instructed her attorney to hand over her private email server and a thumb drive of all her work-related emails to the Justice Department in an effort to blunt an expanding probe into the use of a private email account. Clinton, now the Democratic presidential front-runner, "directed her team to give her email server that was used during her tenure as (Secretary of State) to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department," her spokesman, Nick Merrill, told CNN early Tuesday evening....
  • U.S.House & Senate Claim Only 45 Employees-Then Sign Up 12,359 on Obamacare Small-Business Exchange

    08/11/2015 5:43:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CNS ^ | August 10, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives certified that they had only 45 employees each in order to sign up for the District of Columbia’s Small Business Exchange. But 12,359 - or 86 percent of the exchange's enrollees - are members of Congress, congressional staff members, and their spouses and dependents, according to an appeal filed with the D.C. Court of Appeals by Judicial Watch. The public interest law firm announced Monday that it is appealing the February dismissal of its lawsuit challenging congressional participation in the Obamacare exchange even though the D.C. Exchange Act limits enrollment to small...
  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 94 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House in the Prairie," is running for the U.S. House out of Michigan. Gilbert, a Democrat who has lived in Livingston County since 2013, announced Monday that she is running for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester. "Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want," Gilbert said...
  • 2015 Town hall meeting with Jared Polis

    08/10/2015 1:37:02 AM PDT · by flamberge · 5 replies
    Direct Observation
    Town hall Meeting with Jared Polis (D-Colorado) The Congressman scheduled three public meetings on Saturday, August 8 during the 2015 Congressional recess. This particular meeting was the second of the day; held in Berthoud at the town community center, during the noon hour. Berthoud is a small town of about 5,700 residents, located just off the highway 287 corridor. The meeting space was set up for 30 seats. People arrived early and the Congressman was late – reportedly delayed at a train crossing. His advance staff was on site registering the attendees, and two pleasant young interns wandered about chatting...
  • WHY HAVE WE FORGOTTEN THAT CONGRESS IS THE KEY?

    08/09/2015 3:56:04 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 26 replies
    Vanity | 8 9 2015 | Dick Bachert
    I’ve long been amazed at this fascination with the quadrennial beauty contest known as the (cue the trumpet fanfare) “PRESIDENTIAL RACE.” The most important thing we can remember about all of this is that the Founders constructed the system to put – AND KEEP -- the KEYS TO THE FEDERAL CASH REGISTER IN CONGRESS! It is why they the CONGRESS is in Article ONE of the Constitution and the Executive in number TWO. The current Gang of 535 could bring this out-of-control government spending and the steady usurpation of our freedoms to a screeching halt tomorrow at noon -- IF...
  • Why Patent Reform Requires Legislation

    08/07/2015 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Having exhausted their grab bag of scare tactics, untruths, and misleading arguments, patent reform opponents seem finally to have grasped that their stalling is failing. One way or another, patent reform is going to happen. The only question is when and how. However, as a last ditch effort to stop what many of their most unethical members see as the legislative equivalent of a going out of business sign, they have resorted to a rather weak final argument. “Yes, patent reform is needed,” they admit sheepishly, “but not necessarily from Congress. Leave it up to the Courts; after all, they’re...
  • Mitch McConnell amid Planned Parenthood uproar: No more shutdowns

    08/05/2015 12:11:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2015 | AllahPundit
    There’s nothing like unilateral disarmament right before a big budget fight. Breathe easy, abortion warriors: If it’s a choice between yanking taxpayer money from an outfit that sells babies for parts and protecting a 2016 talking point that the new GOP majority is too mature for silly things like shutdowns, the latter wins every time. The only suspense now is what form the next exciting episode of Republican failure theater will take. Traditionally what would happen is that McConnell would attach the PP defunding bill to a budgetary continuing resolution, that resolution would then be filibustered by Senate Democrats...
  • Kerry: Congress rejecting Iran deal would be the ‘ultimate screwing’ . . . of the Ayatollah

    08/05/2015 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Well we wouldn't want that... Let’s play a game. You are talking to someone and you want them to agree to something. You promise you can deliver the something, even though you know you can’t really deliver it without the cooperation of another party whose support you can’t guarantee. Doesn’t matter. You promise anyway. So the other party, somewhat wary of your trustworthiness, agrees. Now you have to go to that third party and get the cooperation you always knew you needed. If you don’t get it, your deal is going to fall apart and your negotiating counterpart is going...
  • As Dem Rep. Grayson runs for Senate seat, girlfriend reportedly runs for his

    08/03/2015 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2015
    Outspoken Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is leaving behind his House seat to run for one in the Senate, and his girlfriend reportedly is eyeing his old job. Ninth District Rep. Alan Grayson and Dr. Dena Minning have been dating for months, according to reports in Politico, the Orlando Sentinel and elsewhere. Shortly after Grayson announced his 2016 Senate bid a month ago, Minning filed paperwork with the FEC to run for his House seat. The development adds one more wrinkle to Grayson’s campaign storyline. Grayson, perhaps best known as the congressman who accused anti-ObamaCare Republicans of wanting people to...
  • Congress to vote on bill S-1881 to Defund Planned Parenthood today. Please Call you Senator!

    08/03/2015 4:17:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    www.congress.gov ^ | 8/03/15 | Blueyon
    Bill S-1881 "To prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America...." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Findings. Congress finds as follows:
  • JOHN BOEHNER EMBARRASSED: HIS WHIP TEAM COULDN’T FIND VOTES TO REELECT HIM SPEAKER LAST WEEK

    08/02/2015 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)74% ,” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions...
  • Sen. Graham moved up in Air Force Reserve ranks despite light duties

    08/02/2015 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02 Aug 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    Of all the candidates vying to become the nation’s next commander in chief, none has spent as much time in the military as Sen. Lindsey O. Graham. The South Carolina Republican retired from the Air Force this summer after a 33-year career, including two decades as a reservist while serving in Congress.Graham is running as a ­national-security hawk, calling himself a “battle-tested leader” with “a lifetime of military service.” Images of him wearing camouflage in the field are a common thread in his campaign.But a detailed examination of Graham’s military record — much of it obtained under the Freedom of...
  • Some in Congress wonder: Can the nation survive without Planned Parenthood?

    08/02/2015 5:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps we’d muddle through as a republic if the federal government stopped using Planned Parenthood as a contractor, but not everyone in Congress is convinced. As the Senate moves to debate whether to end federal subsidies for the abortion industry leader, Susan Collins wonders where women will go to get “women’s health services”: Republicans have seized on a series of controversial undercover videos that show officials at the abortion rights organization discussing the price of fetal tissue to argue that all federal funding should be cut off from Planned Parenthood.But even members of McConnell’s party have their doubts that...
  • Obama signs short-term highway bill, faults Congress for inaction

    08/01/2015 8:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama signed a three-month highway bill Friday while chastising Congress for failing to approve long-term transportation funding and other legislative business before lawmakers’ summer vacation. “We can’t keep on funding transportation by the seat of our pants,” Mr. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s a bad way for the U.S. government to do business. I guarantee you that’s not how China, Germany and other countries around the world handle their infrastructure.”
  • Rand Paul: Pro-Life Democrats Crucial to Defunding Planned Parenthood [Six Needed]

    08/01/2015 6:24:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08/01/2015
    Sen. Rand Paul says pro-life Democrats hold the key to passing legislation in the Senate that would completely defund Planned Parenthood. “There are several Democrats who say they are pro-life,” Paul tells The Daily Signal. “It’s not a guarantee that we get all the Republicans on this,” he adds. “The vast majority of Republicans will support this but we need a few Democrats. If we can get six Democrats and all the Republicans we can actually put this on the president’s desk.” Paul, along with Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; James Lankford, R-Okla.; and others are leading the charge after undercover...
  • California Dem: Obama can just ignore Congress if they kill the Iran deal

    08/01/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At least according to one California congressman, all of this debate in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal is much ado about nothing. If Congress wants to approve it (or if they fail to override the President’s expected veto) that’s fine. But if they shoot it down there’s really no need to worry. Barack Obama can just ignore them. Kerry Picket reports at the Daily Caller. California Rep. Brad Sherman warns that even if Congress were to override Barack Obama’s veto of the Iran deal, the president could still get the deal he wants.Sherman, a Democrat who serves on...
  • Can we impeach them all?

    07/31/2015 5:24:56 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 13 replies
    www. patriotmash.com ^ | 7/28/15 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The people of this country, those who have worked hard all their life, who have built a family, and a future have for several decades watched as the truths we were brought up on have tumbled around their feet. Hard work, honesty. Respect, a willingness to discuss differences have all fallen away. There is at the present time an elite that does not pay attention to the governed. The feeling in politics now is that we work for them, and they do not need the consent of governed to tell us how to live our live. From the Supreme Court...
  • Car crashes into U.S. Capitol barricade

    07/31/2015 6:43:52 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    WJLA 7 ^ | July 31 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A car has crashed into the South Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police. The driver, who is the only occupant of the car, is in custody. Police say the car did not enter the secure perimeter.
  • Breaking News: Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid bill

    07/30/2015 11:59:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds.
  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Lois Lerner Used Instant-Messaging System Because It Didn’t Save Her Messages

    07/29/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-29-15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used an instant-messaging system that did not automatically save the messages they sent, according to newly released emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner loved the agency’s “Office Communication Server” (OCS) specifically because it left no record of her messages during the period in which her department was targeting conservative and tea party groups. “I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so...
  • U. S. Rep. Fattah (Dem - Philly) indicted, allegedly took illegal $1 million loan (etc.)

    07/29/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Brennan and Jeremy Roebuck
    U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges "involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests" of them all, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. [Snip] They include accepting a $1 million illegal loan for Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral campaign from a "wealthy supporter" and then repaying some of it using "charitable and federal grant funds" that passed through a non-profit founded and controlled by Fattah, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The indictment also accuses Fattah of seeking a $15 million federal grant for a political consultant in order...
  • Pollard Should Pull a McCain...

    07/28/2015 3:38:37 PM PDT · by O6ret · 5 replies
    28 July 2015
    ...and refuse to be released until the US Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal.
  • EXPOSED: Iran Can Cancel Nuke Deal At Any Time With Just 35 Days Notice

    07/28/2015 2:43:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Pat Dollard/Infidel Alie?
    Excerpted from The Hill: Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of the Iran nuclear agreement dropped into my inbox. Scrolling down to page 19, I checked out Paragraph 36. I suggest you do the same. Plenty of provisions in the Vienna agreement will get attention in the coming weeks, but Paragraph 36 may be the most important of all. Paragraph 36 tells us when and how the agreement might end. Both friend and foe have touted this deal as “historic” and promised (or moaned) that its provisions will stay in place for the long term. But in practice, this is not...
  • Why Congress Won’t Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 12:17:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    In case you had any hopes of Congress ever defunding Planned Parenthood (PP/PPFA) in the wake of investigative videos showing senior employees haggling over selling baby body parts obtained during abortions, please let me dash them right now. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters late last week he wants “facts first” before voting to defund Planned Parenthood, even though many of his members want him to act on temporary defunding bills that both chambers of Congress saw introduced last week. Via The Hill: “‘I think they’re awful,’ Boehner said about the videos. ‘That’s why the Energy and Commerce Committee...
  • Obama set veto record!!! well, no, actually he doesn't.

    07/28/2015 9:19:26 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies
    vanity ^ | 7/28/2015 | freeAtlanta
      Summary of Bills Vetoed, 1789-present Additional information about veto power and procedure can be found on the Vetoes page. President (Years) Coinciding Congresses Vetoes Regular Pocket Total Overridden Barack H. Obama (2009-present) 114-111 4  0  4  0  George W. Bush (2001-2009) 110-107 12  0  12  4  William J. Clinton (1993-2001) 106-103 36  1  37  2  George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) 1 102-101 29  15  44  1  Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) 2 100-97 39  39  78  9  Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) 96-95 13  18  31  2  Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977) 94-93 48  18  66  12  Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) 93-91 26 ...
  • Cruz: 'McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding'

    07/27/2015 3:42:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 07/27/2015 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON – Just days after publicly calling the majority leader a liar on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has upped the stakes in his war on GOP brass by accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood.In a statement that mentioned “gruesome videos of senior officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the selling of body parts of unborn children,” Cruz blasted McConnell for blocking an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to defund the abortion provider.“These videos are horrifying, and yet it saddens me greatly that the Republican leader...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats’ Spouses from Countries that Don’t Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature — Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • Mike Lee aide’s email rankles Mitch McConnell

    07/27/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/27/15 | Manu Raju
    With tensions rising within his conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell summoned Republicans for a closed-door meeting Monday night for what was expected to be a fraught session. The meeting is expected to focus, in part, on a private email an aide to Sen. Mike Lee sent to conservative activists saying that a complicated Obamacare repeal procedural vote “should be scored” against any senator who opposes it. That means that it would be a counted as a mark against them among conservatives in their next election. Lee wants to invoke a rare Senate procedure in order to pass a repeal...