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  • Congressional staffers boo Trump at unity baseball game

    06/15/2017 6:53:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    So much for defanging the poisonous debate in Washington. Dozens of congressional staffers erupted into boos, jeers and even vulgar gesticulations Thursday when President Trump appeared in a video at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Mr. Trump delivered a message of unity, but some fans in the stands weren’t having any of it. One man shouted an expletive at the video screen as Mr. Trump was telling the fans: “We are showing the world we will not be intimidated by threats.” The episode marred what had been a night celebrating those wounded in Wednesday’s murderous attack on GOP...
  • The President Must Get Congressional Approval Before Attacking Syria

    04/07/2017 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/30/13 | Donald J Trump
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  • DOJ sends wiretap materials to congressional investigators

    03/17/2017 2:29:06 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 100 replies
    Justice Department officials delivered materials to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Friday in connection to President Trump's claim that the Obama administration had his campaign headquarters wiretapped. "The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told CNN.
  • It's Time to Award Electoral College Votes by Congressional District

    09/19/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by ConquerWeMust · 51 replies
    American Family Association ^ | February 3, 2015 | Bryan Fisher
    The custom in the United States today is for Electoral College (EC) votes to be awarded state-by-state on a winner-take-all basis. A candidate who wins the popular vote in an individual state gets every one of its electoral votes. Although we are accustomed to thinking this is the only way it can be done, the method of awarding electoral votes is a matter for each state to decide. For example, two states (Nebraska and Maine) award electoral college votes by congressional district rather than by statewide popular vote. There is no reason for every other state in the nation not...
  • Congressional Anti-Israel Briefing Rescheduled off Capitol Grounds

    09/15/2016 3:52:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/15/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    A cancelled event advocating for economic boycotts of Israel has been rescheduled down the street from its original location in one of the House of Representatives office buildings, according to an invitation obtained Thursday by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The briefing, sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, is being billed as a "Capitol Hill event" about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but will be occurring at the United Methodist Building. TWS reported Monday that Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was listed as the anonymous sponsor of the event when it was scheduled to occur in...
  • The Treason of the Congressional Central America Caucus

    07/30/2016 4:07:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    To pick and choose which laws to follow, or to ignore the Constitutional authorities given to the federal government and to refuse to protect this nation against invasion is, in a word, irresponsible - and in some circles may be considered treasonous On the website of Norma Torres, a Democrat member of the United States Congress from Southern California, is an article bragging about the Congressional Central America Caucus meeting with Juan Orlando Hernandez, the President of Honduras. The purpose of the meeting is to followup regarding a letter signed by 77 other Members of Congress calling on President Obama...
  • Supreme Court case based in Md. could have wide impact

    09/07/2015 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 6, 2015 | By John Fritze
    A little-noticed lawsuit brought by a Maryland man challenging the state's contorted congressional districts will be heard this fall by the Supreme Court — where it has the potential to open a new line of constitutional attack for opponents of gerrymandering. Stephen M. Shapiro, a former federal worker from Bethesda, argues that the political map drawn by state Democrats after the 2010 census violated the First Amendment rights of Republicans by placing them in districts in which they were in the minority, marginalizing them based solely on their political views. The issue before the Supreme Court is whether a lower...
  • Sources: Clinton confidant who sent Libya memos paid $200G by Brock network

    06/19/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2015 | Judson Berger
    The Clinton confidant under scrutiny on Capitol Hill over detailed Libya memos he sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers earlier this week he has been pulling in $200,000 a year from Clinton ally David Brock's media operation, congressional sources tell FoxNews.com. The figure is far higher than initially reported. While the payments to Sidney Blumenthal may not reflect any apparent conflict of interest, his work with Brock's liberal advocacy and media groups was a focus of his high-profile deposition on Tuesday before the House Benghazi committee. Republicans' rationale for the questioning was that his financial and political...
  • New low in relations between Obama, congressional GOP

    03/10/2015 5:00:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/10/15 | JULIE PACE and ERICA WERNER - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans have hit a new low. There has been little direct communication between Obama and the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill since Republicans took full control of Congress in January. Obama has threatened to veto more than a dozen Republican-backed bills. And House Speaker John Boehner infuriated the White House by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the administration first. But the dispute over Obama's high-stakes nuclear negotiations with Iran has put the relationship perhaps beyond repair. The president and his advisers are seething over...
  • Congressional Office of Michele Bachmann Robbed

    11/12/2014 10:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ky Sisson
    The congressional office of Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently had several items and cash stolen from her Washington D.C. office, according to a police report obtained by Townhall.Camera equipment with a retail value of $1,079 and $220 in cash vanished between Oct. 3 and 6 of 2014. Bachmann’s press secretary, Dan Kotman, declined questioning as to whether or not this incident is believed to be from a staffer or if these items were purchased with taxpayer money.Capitol Police have declined any comment about the case, citing an ongoing investigation. When asked if there are security cameras in Bachmann’s office, Lt. Kimberly...
  • U.S. Congressional Debate In California Hosted Entirely In Spanish

    10/06/2014 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/06/14
    A Saturday morning debate between Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) and his Democratic challenger, Amanda Renteria, was hosted in Spanish, the Fresno Bee reports.
  • AP Ridicules Congressional Support of Israel

    07/29/2014 3:25:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/29/14 | ohn Nolte
    Tuesday morning the Associated Press fired of a tweet mocking Congress over its support of Israel. "As much of the world watched Gaza war in horror, members of Congress fall over each other to support Israel."
  • Lois Lerner Again Takes the Fifth at Congressional Hearing

    03/05/2014 6:50:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    But There’s Not a Smidgen of Corruption. Today Former IRS official took the Fifth Amendment again during a House hearing on the IRS targeting scandal.
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • White House to Congressional Black Caucus: Obama's judicial nominees are diverse enough

    01/31/2014 4:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus believe that President Obama's judicial nominees represent "an appalling lack of diversity," but the top White House spokesman dismissed that accusation. "The president's commitment here and the approach he takes is fairly clear," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked during the press briefing about the CBC's objection to his latest nominations within the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "The president has had more African-American women confirmed to the federal court than any president in history," he noted, adding that he has appointed several black judges within the 11th Circuit,...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:09:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox Busness via Reuters ^ | 10-2-2013 | Reuters
    <p>President Barack Obama will meet the four top leaders of Congress at the White House on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reopen the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling, a White House official said.</p> <p>Obama will meet at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) with Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.</p>
  • Cruz Fires Back at ‘Anonymous Congressional Staffers’

    09/24/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/13 | staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized anonymous Republican Congressional staffers who allegedly provided Fox News host with Chris Wallace with “unsolicited research” to discredit the Texas senator’s doomed attempt at filibustering Obamacare Tuesday on the Senate floor: TED CRUZ: You know it’s quite interesting in the course of this debate there have been more than a few newspaper articles, more than a few attacks, from our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle and from our friends on the Republican side of the aisle. I’ve told my wife I now pick up the newspapers each day to learn what...
  • Grijalva, Barber Condemn $40 Billion Cut To Food Stamp Program

    09/20/2013 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    tucsonweekly.com ^ | September 20, 2013
    Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and CPC Whip Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) voted against the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, H.R. 3102, a Republican bill to drastically cut nutrition programs. .... “Some of my Republican colleagues want to cut food assistance for needy families instead of closing business tax loopholes as a way to save money,” said Rep. Grijalva. “There's a basic question of fairness and who our country looks out for here. If you think more corporate tax cuts are the answer, go ahead and say so,...
  • President Obama Cancels Congressional Picnic

    09/11/2013 7:09:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Caucus ^ | 9/11/13 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    He wooed Senate Republicans on a budget deal, tried to sweet-talk lawmakers from both parties to back him on a military strike against Syria, and is now hoping to reach an agreement that would keep the government from shutting down or defaulting on its debt. But when it comes to Congressional outreach, President Obama will only go so far. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill received a blast e-mail on Wednesday evening that was curt and blunt: Good evening, The 2013 Congressional Picnic has been cancelled. The president and Mrs. Obama look forward to welcoming members of Congress