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  • 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
  • Kerry on U.S. Military Intervention in Syria: Some Arab Nations Have Offered to "Carry [the] Cost"

    09/04/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | September 4, 2013 | Kate Andrews
    Secretary of State John Kerry revealed that Arab countries were offering to bear all the financial costs of unseating President Assad if the United States took the lead on military action during Wednesday’s House hearing on the Obama Administration’s proposal for Syrian intervention. The hearing, held by the House Committee of Foreign Relations, hosted Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey to provide testimony on the Administration’s proposed resolution to use military force against the Assad Regime for its use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians....
  • The Weakened President

    09/04/2013 4:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 4, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Appearing in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday, President Obama apparently experienced a revelation. He acknowledged there are constitutional limits on his power, something he has heretofore mostly ignored while issuing executive orders, bypassing Congress on appointments and deciding which parts of the Affordable Care Act to follow and which to delay or ignore. The president will wait for Congress to reconvene on Sept. 9 and debate whether to grant him authority to attack Syria. It is uncertain whether he will get approval for what he says will be a limited -- and likely inconsequential -- strike. His indecisiveness...
  • Romanoff Under Fire Again for Sidestepping PAC Money Pledge ( CO 6th Congressional)

    08/10/2013 9:55:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | August 9, 2013
    DENVER – A liberal ally may have cheered Democrat congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff’s commitment to reject contributions from political action committees (PACs) and special interest groups, but the former state lawmaker appears to be sidestepping that pledge by accepting money from high-profile lobbyists and fundraising “bundlers.” T.Q. Houlton, a spokesman for the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), blasted Romanoff, who faced similar criticism during his unsuccessful 2010 bid for the U.S. Senate. “After a devastating electoral loss in the 2010 Senate primary, Romanoff is making it clear that he is just another washed up professional politician looking to make full-time...
  • Ex-congressional aide accused in beating of state rep in Dartmouth (hack Dems, Mass.)

    03/14/2013 12:33:34 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/13/13 | Matt Stout
    DARTMOUTH — A lawyer and former high-ranking Capitol Hill aide may face criminal charges after police say he left a state rep with a collapsed lung and possible broken ribs in a dust-up outside a youth basketball camp that apparently started over a state job. Dartmouth police say they’ve filed a criminal complaint in New Bedford District Court seeking a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon against David Oliveira, a former lobbyist and aide to the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and former U.S. Rep. John Olver. Oliveira, 44, pushed and “lunged” at state Rep. Christopher...
  • Vote Tuesday February 26th 6AM-7PM if you live 2nd District IL to replace 14 Dems, 4 RPubs

    02/25/2013 9:06:53 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 4 replies
    Illinois State Board Of Elections ^ | February 25, 2013 | Steelers6
    If you live in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday the 26th to replace felon resigned Rep Jesse, Jr. do you vote in Republican Primary with 4 Candidates left Eric Wallace, Lenny McCallister, Beverly Reid and Paul McKinney or do you vote in the Democrat Primary for former Congress woman Debbie Halvorson in a race with 14 candidates that includes convicted felon Mel Reynolds, Anthony Beale, Mayor Bloomturd’s gun grabbing choice Robin Kelly, Charles Rayburn, etc?
  • Awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District (vanity)

    11/21/2012 5:49:15 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 41 replies
    11/21/2012 | self
    I propose that we award Electoral Votes by Congressional District with the winner of each state receiving two additional EVs. As can be seen at the links below this change would negate the Liberals advantage in CA & NY (where more than Obama's ENTIRE pop vote margin came from in 2012) and would have resulted in McCain beating Obama in 2008 and Romney winning in 2012. Thoughts?
  • Top Obama aide to Congressional Democrats: ‘Go on offense' on taxes

    06/29/2012 3:45:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 29, 2012 | by Oliver Knox
    A top advisor to President Barack Obama urged Congressional Democrats on Friday to "go on offense" against Republicans on the issue of taxes and argued that the Supreme Court ruling upholding the incumbent's signature health care law should be the "clear and final" word on the issue. In a memo made public by the White House, David Plouffe accused Republicans of "trying to misrepresent" Obama's record on taxes. "We welcome this debate on middle class taxes, and we urge you to seize this opportunity to go on offense to illustrate how the President and Democrats in Congress are standing up...
  • Congressional Intelligence Leaders Say Taliban Has Grown In Strength Since 2010 Troop Surge

    05/06/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | May 06, 2012 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    The leaders of the congressional committees said Sunday they believed that the Taliban had grown stronger since President Barack Obama sent 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The pessimistic report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., challenges Obama's own assessment last week in his visit to Kabul that the "tide had turned" and that "we broke the Taliban's momentum." Feinstein and Rogers told CNN's "State of the Union" they aren't so sure. The two recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the region where they met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. "President Karzai believes...
  • Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas

    03/01/2012 4:50:05 PM PST · by deport · 18 replies · 4+ views
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The federal court in San Antonio has ordered Texas to hold its primary elections on May 29, resolving for now one of the biggest issues in the state's redistricting battles. The three-judge panel issued the election schedule two days after releasing political maps for Texas to use in the 2012 election. Legal disputes over the maps for congressional and House districts have kept Texas from holding elections. In the primary schedule released Thursday, the filing period for candidates reopens Friday and closes March 9. While the court order clarifies the election schedule, some minority groups...
  • Justice official says congressional deadline for more Fast and Furious documents ‘impossible

    02/01/2012 8:32:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/12 | Sari Horwitz
    On the eve of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s appearance before Congress, a senior Justice Department official said the agency cannot meet the deadline Republican lawmakers have set to turn over more documents on the “Fast and Furious” gun operation or be held in contempt of Congress. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said that the Feb. 9 deadline to submit all documents on the botched gun operation set this week by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was “impossible to meet.”
  • Inside Look at Congressional Briefing on Islamization of America (Ep 10)

    12/21/2011 6:36:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/20/11 | patriotupdatereport
    Victoria Jackson gives an account of the briefing she attended at the House Office Longworth Building. The briefing was given by an ex-FBI agent. He showed pictures, names, dates, Islamic law books, Korans and Surahs. Victoria shares how the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our highest positions in government and how they are working with Hilary Clinton to get 'Islamophobia' punishable by law.
  • Obama Tells Advisers To Find How To Approve Stimulus Projects "Without Additional Congressional

    10/11/2011 5:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/11/11 | staff
    "Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done," President Obama said today to a "Jobs Council" meeting.
  • CBC’s Cleaver Admits: If Obama Wasn’t President, Black Caucus ‘Would Be Marching on the White House’

    09/20/2011 9:33:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | Sept 20 2011 | Bryan Preston
    What’s the most obvious difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” Rather than march...
  • Congressional Black Caucus' Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party,

    08/31/2011 1:11:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/31/11 | NakedEmperorNews1
    'This is WAR' Congressional Black Causes' Travels American Cities Using Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party, Says Tea Party Wants To Lynch Blacks, Calls for Bank Runs, Civil Unrest in Their Neighborhoods and Homes
  • Special Election in California 36 Polls close at 8PM PDT Tonight, Vote for Craig Huey (R)

    07/12/2011 5:05:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 33 replies
    Craig Huey for Congress ^ | July 12, 2011 | steelers6
    Get anyone you know who lives in the 36th district in California to vote for this guy.
  • Congressional Hearings on Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Possible

    07/08/2011 12:50:10 PM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Congressional Hearings on Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Possible Washington, DC -- The day after a national pro-life organization released a new comprehensive report showing the numerous abuses at Planned Parenthood abortion centers as reasons for a Congressional investigation, one top Republican says that's possible.
  • Sexual Assaults at the Veterans Affairs Ignored! (Yeah, this is really bad)

    06/27/2011 8:16:52 PM PDT · by JohnBrownUSA · 12 replies
    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs ^ | June 13, 2011 | House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    Preventing Sexual Assaults and Safety Incidents at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities: Opening Statement By Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle, Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Health, and a Representative in Congress from the State of New York: "Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a deeply troubling report entitled "VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Prevent Sexual Assaults and Other Safety Incidents." GAO found that between January 2007 and July 2010, nearly 300 sexual assault incidents, including 67 alleged rapes, were reported to VA police. Many of these alleged crimes were not reported to VA leadership officials or the VA Office...
  • Obama to host congressional picnic

    06/15/2011 6:50:56 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 20 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 6/15/2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and the first lady are having members of Congress over to the White House this evening for a picnic. It will be held on the South Lawn. Vice President Joe Biden will also be there. Earlier in the day, the president will get his daily briefing. In the afternoon he and the vice president will meet in the Oval Office with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is resigning the end of this month.
  • State Department Faces Congressional Scrutiny Over Internet Freedom Funding

    04/11/2011 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 4/11/11 | Rob Bluey
    The ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants to know why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sitting on millions of dollars in taxpayer money rather than shifting it to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for anti-censorship work in China and other repressive regimes. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) wrote to Clinton on Friday after learning the BBG has yet to receive funding from the State Department. The BBG, which oversees government-sponsored international broadcasting, would like to use the money to ensure its content is accessible. The so-called Great Firewall of China, for example, is a hurdle for Voice...
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls, Congressional Leaders Bash Obamacare

    03/23/2011 8:22:43 AM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies ^ | March 23, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    GOP Presidential Hopefuls, Congressional Leaders Bash Obamacare Washington, DC -- Three likely Republican presidential hopefuls bashed Obamacare one the day of its one-year anniversary -- joining pro-life advocates who hope the courts overturn the pro-abortion law or Congress repeals it. House Republican leaders joined them.
  • White House reassures congressional aides: Er, we’re not at war with Libya

    03/22/2011 4:31:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/22/11 | Allahpundit
    If you say so, champ. Aides in attendance said the administration didn’t shed much new light on the situation. “You learn more by having read the paper,” one said… When asked, White House officials told congressional aides that the United States is not at war with Libya, sources told POLITICO. In addition, administration officials emphasized that the president plans to hand over control to the coalition and that the actions taken by the president are in compliance with the War Powers Act. This is aimed, I assume, at blunting Lugar’s demand for a declaration of war, but you don’t even...
  • Under high congressional pressure, U.S. vetoes controversial Israel resolution

    02/18/2011 3:32:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/11 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. vetoed a controversial Palestinian Authority resolution at the United Nations Security Council as pressure on the administration mounted in the House. A letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to stand up against the resolution condemning Israel quickly racked up signatures in the House on Friday. Reps. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) circulated the letter, which had been signed by at least 110 members, making the rounds beginning Thursday afternoon and again later on Friday. The members responded to reports that a presidential statement condemning Israeli settlements could be
  • GOP agenda may mean more in 2012 than now (Not acceptable, DEFUND NOW!)

    01/03/2011 9:01:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/3/2011 | By LARRY MARGASAK/AP
    Even if the next two years end in congressional gridlock, Republicans hope to build a record that demonstrates to voters in 2012 that they can get it right. The GOP is promising to use the new Congress that convenes Wednesday to cut spending, roll back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and prevent unelected bureaucrats from expanding the government's role in society through regulations that tell people what they must or can't do. Passing their top priorities may be easier in the House, where Republicans hold a 241-194 majority. It will be harder in the Senate where Democrats still hold...
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Under Attack by Congress: Why?

    11/27/2010 9:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    BV Black Spin ^ | 11/26/10 | Boyce Watkins
    The Congressional Black Caucus Under Attack by Congress: Why?By Boyce Watkins, PhD on Nov 26th 2010 10:38AM Last week, I found myself speaking about Rep. Charlie Rangel more than ever before. In case you haven't noticed, the future of the seasoned lawmaker has come into question in light of investigations alleging him to be involved in a slew of ethical violations. Sunday, I had a conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson on the air regarding exactly what's going on with Rangel and his political career. Then Monday, Rev. Al Sharpton and I talked about the broader scenario as it relates to...
  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 39%

    For the second week in a row, Republicans hold a five-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, November 21, 2010. This is the smallest gap between the two parties since the beginning of October. New Rasmussen Reports polling finds that 44% of Likely Voters nationwide would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 39% prefer the Democrat.
  • Two Congressional Republicans to Refuse (federally subsidized) Government Health Care

    11/18/2010 3:39:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/18/10
    Two Congressional Republicans to Refuse Government Health CareNov 18 2010, 5:06 PM ET Pursuant to Republican Congressman-elect Andy Harris's unfortunate (for Republicans) and easily capitalized upon (for Democrats) incredulity that his government-funded health coverage will take a month to kick in, Democrat Joe Crowley has been goading Republicans on the question of whether or not they'll accept federally subsidized health care after campaigning, for months on end, against Democratic health care reforms, often referring to it as a "government takeover" of the U.S. health care system. Crowley has circulated a letter to his Democratic colleagues, to be sent to House...
  • Rep.-elect West plans to join Congressional Black Caucus

    11/07/2010 9:34:28 AM PST · by BfloGuy · 52 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said he plans to join the Congressional Black Caucus next year. West, one of two black Republicans elected to Congress in Tuesday's election, said he plans to join the Democratic-dominated bloc, to challenge, in West word's, the CBC's "monolithic voice." "I plan on joining, I'm not gonna ask for permission or whatever, I'm gonna find out when they meet and I will be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and I think I meet all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this 'monolithic voice' that continues to talk about victimization...
  • Obama's Czars won't miss a beat in destroying the country

    11/03/2010 8:04:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    pure vanity | 11/3/10
    Yes, it was a great victory last night in the Congressional elections. Today, Obama will slink into his inner chambers and rage at Americans who threw wooden shoes into the gears of his congress. But do not be fooled. Obama has installed a stealth government of pinch-lipped, sneering, condescending toadies as his Czars to continue destroying the United States from their unelected "agencies." Don't like cap and trade? Tough. The EPA will mandate it. Like your firearms collection? Too bad. The FDA will judge them a "health hazard" and the AG will deem them a "childrens' consumer hazard" (hey; they...
  • Boxer Resurrects Indian Tribe Deemed Defunct 40 Years Ago, Son Profits $8 Million Off It

    11/01/2010 8:19:12 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/10 08:55 AM ET | Rick Manning
    Boxer Resurrects Indian Tribe Deemed Defunct 40 Years Ago, Son Profits $8 Million Off It (p)It doesn't get more corrupt than this.... For the past 10 years Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has been playing a game that would make Jack Abramoff blush, a game that can best be described using the language of “Get Smart’s” Maxwell Smart as “the ole family-profiting-off-of-the-Indian-tribe-that-you-created trick.” Here’s the story. In 1998, Lynn Woolsey introduced legislation reinstating an Indian tribe in the wine country of Northern California that had been declared defunct by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1958. None of the Indians of...
  • Hollywood Fundraiser For Rahm Emanuel

    10/22/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ...five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4 fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor. Rahm, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois' 5th Congressional District (2003-2009), resigned as President Obama's White House Chief Of Staff on October 1 to throw his hat into the mayoral race following the retirement of Richard M. Daley whose last name more or less owned that political office the way most families would takeover the dining table. The Hollywood fundraiser will be held...
  • Pro-Life 2010 Congressional Election Guide

    10/18/2010 8:35:38 AM PDT · by julieee ^ | October 18, 2010 | Steven Ertelt Pro-Life 2010 Congressional Election Guide is pleased to present you with this comprehensive pro-life voting guide for the 2010 congressional elections. The guide contains a list of both national and state-by-state information linking to you endorsements and voting information from pro-life and pro-family groups.
  • Rochester(Mn) Congressional Debate Canceled[Tim Walz D-Mn, Declined to Participate]

    09/16/2010 3:30:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 10 replies
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | September 14, 2010 | Post-Bulletin Company
    A 1st Congressional District debate slated for Monday has been canceled since DFL Congressman Tim Walz declined to participate. The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and the Post-Bulletin had partnered to sponsor the debate. Chamber president John Wade said it did not make sense to hold the debate even though the three other candidates — Republican Randy Demmer, IP candidate Steven Wilson and independent Lars Johnson — had planned to attend.
  • NC Republican primary candidate unloads on Pope and Church in 2005 magazine column

    06/18/2010 7:00:47 PM PDT · by wide meadow · 8 replies · 472+ views
    Raleigh Metro Magazine ^ | May 2005 | Bernie Reeves
    VATICAN RAG Just the week before, thousands of another sort of fan, ecstatic true believers in the Roman Catholic church, cheered and cried in joy after a convocation of the College of Cardinals basically ran a fait accompli right by them and elected a German Pope to replace John Paul II. It was a spin-doctor set-up too, a brazen transfer of power to a pre-ordained candidate, suffused in the pomp and circumstance of smoke, bells, ermines and jewels, providing bread and circuses to disguise the machinations of a very slick curia. Obviously the dead Pope made it clear he had...