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  • President Trump vs. Speaker Ryan: 38 Executive Actions to A Paltry 6 Bills Signed into Law

    03/25/2017 11:04:46 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    With the Obamacare bill being pulled by President Trump yesterday due to lack of votes, Speaker Ryan’s House has little or nothing to show for itself since the President’s Inauguration on January 20th. Compared to President Trump, Paul Ryan’s House of Representatives looks stagnant! The President has signed 38 game changing executive actions to six rather insignificant pieces of legislation signed into law since the President’s inauguration. Today, Ryan’s Republicans tried to scrape up the votes to pass a highly unpopular healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Eventually President Trump stepped in to pull the bill due to lack...
  • House ready to change healthcare bill after learning reconciliation rules might let them repeal more

    03/23/2017 9:43:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2017 | AllahPundit
    A good time to familiarize yourself with critical procedural rules in the other chamber while you’re trying to pass the most momentous bill of Trump’s presidency is obviously the night before you bring it to the floor, I think we can all agree. BREAK: House leadership now open to changes to the AHCA after learning new info about EHBs/the reconciliation process, per leadership aide— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 22, 2017 I mentioned the reconciliation problem in this morning’s post. The GOP’s dilemma, and the reason for the weird “three stage” repeal that Trump and Ryan keep mentioning, is that...
  • There May Be 22 House Republicans Ready to Sink the GOP Health Care Bill

    03/16/2017 10:54:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The legislation that House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump embraced to repeal and replace Obamacare was already being dogged by criticism from deeply conservative members in the House. But now it faces an emerging challenge: more moderate Republicans distancing themselves from the bill after the Congressional Budget Office concluded it would result in 24 million more people being uninsured than under the Affordable Care Act. Some senators are already suggesting this bill has little chance of passing in Congress’ upper chamber. But it may not get even there. An informal FiveThirtyEight count suggests two huge challenges for getting the...
  • House debates firing Public Safety director through budget (SC)

    03/14/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | SEANNA ADCOX
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Legislators are debating whether to fire the director of South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety through the state budget. A budget amendment proposed Tuesday would eliminate the director’s position and reduce the agency’s funding, effectively firing Leroy Smith. Democratic Rep. Russell Ott says that’s a decision for the governor.
  • Cotton: Obamacare Replacement Will Put the GOP House Majority at Risk

    03/12/2017 12:33:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2017 | by Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while discussing the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said he was “afraid if they vote for the bill, they’ll put the House majority at risk next year.” Cotton said, “As it’s written today, this bill cannot pass the Senate. I believe it would have adverse consequences for millions of Americans and wouldn’t deliver on our promises to reduce the cost of health insurance to Americans. I would say to my friends in the house of representatives, with whom I serve, do not walk the plank and vote for a...
  • Man arrested after jumping White House fence, claiming to be Trump’s friend

    03/11/2017 9:24:32 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 32 replies
    WTOP ^ | 3/11/17 | Lara Bonner
    “I am a friend of the President. I have an appointment.” These were the words a California man said to a U.S. Secret Service officer after jumping a fence and entering restricted White House grounds late Friday night, according to charging documents filed in filed in U.S. District Court. The man, who police identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran of Milpitas, California, was discovered in the restricted area of the White House when an officer approached him to ask him whether he was a pass-holder, police and court records said. That’s when Tran replied that he did not have a...
  • Suspect in House Democrat IT Scandal ALSO Had Access to Leaked DNC Emails

    03/10/2017 5:13:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in February that three brothers who managed office IT for government officials were relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives. One of the brothers has a criminal record. Bill Clinton with Imran Awan The three brothers funneled House data to an external server. Now this… Imran Awan possessed the password to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s ipad when DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks.
  • House Staffers In Security Probe Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash

    03/08/2017 10:22:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Days before U.S. Capitol Police told House members that three Pakistani brothers who ran their computer networks may have stolen congressional data, their stepmother called Fairfax County, Virginia police to say the Democratic staffers were keeping her from her husband’s deathbed. A relative described her situation as being held in captivity for months while the brothers schemed to take their father’s life insurance and other assets. The brothers — who as IT professionals for Congress could read House members’ emails — allegedly used wiretapping devices on their own stepmother and threatened to abduct loved ones in Pakistan if she didn’t...
  • House GOP releases plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    03/06/2017 3:13:27 PM PST · by gwjack · 118 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | Dan Mangan
    Congressional Republicans on Monday night released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare. Read the bill here.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Administration Secretly Wiretaps Journalists

    03/04/2017 1:15:51 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 4, 2017 | Admin.
    THE DEPARTMENT OF Justice secretly obtained phone records for reporters and editors who work for the Associated Press news agency, including records for the home phones and cell phones of individual journalists, according to the AP, in what the agency characterized as “serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.” The records, covering all of April and May 2012, were seized by the DoJ earlier this year and covered more than 20 separate phone lines. The records listed outgoing calls for both the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, as well as the general...
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: We're committed to 'very significant' tax reform by August recess

    02/25/2017 6:16:36 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he wants to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress' August recess, in what could prove a tough task as lawmakers work through a complex agenda. "We want to get this done by the August recess. We've been working closely with the leadership in the House and the Senate and we're looking at a combined plan," he told CNBC in his first television interview since assuming office. President Donald Trump has repeatedly made pledges for tax reform and regulatory cuts since he took office, creating optimism among business executives and investors. So...
  • Senate/House Resolutions Look up

    02/15/2017 8:52:51 AM PST · by RedFox101 · 4 replies
    Anyone have a good site suggestion to look up current Senate/House Resolutions in progress? Thanks!
  • Why Couldn’t Paul Ryan Be One Of The Good Guys?

    02/11/2017 3:40:34 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember when Paul Ryan set Trump up before he won the Presidential election? He told him he would meet with him at a gathering, but at the last minute he canceled, humiliating Trump? Trump had made some unbecoming comments which made many turn against him. However, in the political arena, that does not usually turn Presidential supporters against the candidate. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/07/ryan-mcconnell-silent-on-lewd-trump-video/?utm_term=.039da67ec1e0 Ryan calls off plans to campaign with Trump; GOP-ers rush to distance themselves. It was a bad beginning for Trump, and it was his own fault, but it also gave us a glimpse into the GOP and Paul Ryan’s...
  • Three Muslim IT Staffers Fired in Security Probe of House Intelligence Members

    02/06/2017 6:31:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • Owner Sues to Keep House Where Hitler Was Born

    02/01/2017 1:02:33 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 31, 2017 | Alison Smale
    BERLIN — The seemingly endless saga of the house in which Adolf Hitler was born has taken a new turn, with the owner challenging an Austrian law that allows the government to seize ownership and, possibly, demolish the property. The house in the town of Braunau, just across the Inn River from Bavaria, has been in limbo for decades. The Austrian government took over the main lease in 1972 in an effort to ensure that the property would not fall into the hands of someone seeking to glorify its link to a dark history. Hitler was born in the building...
  • Ivanka Trump Just Bought a Home in Washington, D.C., for $5.5 Million

    01/26/2017 10:38:35 AM PST · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/ ^ | January 4, 2017 | Marissa G. Muller
    Ivanka Trump has a new address, and it's in Washington, D.C. The daughter of president-elect Donald Trump will continue to play a role in his administration as she leaves her native New York for the nation's capital. Trump's new residence is situated in the city's Kalorama neighborhood, an area that will ring familiar to those who've followed the Obamas' next move—it's where the current First Family will be living after they move out of the White House. Incredibly, Trump will be living less than two blocks away, as Washington Fine Properties agent William F.X. Moody confirmed to The Washingtonian. While...
  • Trump’s WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights

    01/21/2017 9:52:58 PM PST · by catnipman · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/20/2017 | Justin Miller
    The minute Donald Trump was sworn into office, the White House’s web site changed—dramatically. WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its “issues” section after Donald Trump took the oath of office.
  • Little Or No Consequences for Detroit Land Bank Billing Scam

    01/12/2017 10:35:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Improprieties at the Detroit Land Bank Authority cost taxpayers over $824,000. Though they have been the subject of an audit and continue to be the focus of a federal criminal investigation, only one employee has experienced any consequences. That individual, a manager at a program overseeing the demolition of buildings in Detroit, was transferred to another job and took a pay cut of $15,000. The authority was created to package and sell abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties owned by the city. It receives federal funds meant for blight removal and is the subject of a federal investigation due to rising demolition...
  • Trump Takes Aim At House Republicans, And They Run For Cover

    01/03/2017 8:13:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    The Trump effect has landed forcefully on Capitol Hill. Less than two hours after President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans — in a tweet, of course — for trying to gut an ethics investigative unit on the first day of business in the new Congress, those plans lay in shambles in the Republican conference’s meeting room. The immediate outcome was to keep intact the independent Office of Congressional Ethics There was a broader outcome, too: The unruly Republican caucus that has wreaked havoc in the House for the entirety of Ryan’s tenure fell in line. And there were signs, judging...
  • The Problem with Representation

    01/03/2017 2:14:36 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | January 3rd 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As opposed to corruption of the US Senate, I’ve paid little attention over the course of this blog to the House of Representatives. The House isn’t involved with high profile treaties or appointments, and is far too infrequently involved with impeachments. Aside from hoping it doesn’t fall into democratic hands, it’s just sort of “there.” We dutifully vote every two years for the congressman of our choice, and that seems to be that. While few today give much thought to the topic of representation, it was high on the list of concerns during the Framing era. At the federal convention,...
  • TRUMP THUMPS HOUSE GOP

    01/03/2017 11:08:49 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It was probably never a good idea for House Republicans to use a procedural gimmick to change ethics rules. It was definitely foolish to do it as their first order of business in the new Congress. House Speaker Ryan told them so, but his lieutenants were not interested in optics as they prepared to clamp down on the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Two tweets from President-elect Trump, however, were enough. In a sharp turn, lawmakers dropped their gambit today. Trump was understandably miffed at the ham-fisted move by the new Congress to make disempowering watchdogs the first order of...
  • There Are Still Groups That Can Probe Alleged Crimes by Members of Congress

    01/03/2017 8:18:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2017 10:12 AM | by JIM GERAGHTY
    Yes, the House is weakening the powers of an independent entity that was authorized to investigate allegations of wrongdoing... But keep some perspective: the Office of Congressional Ethics had two powers: the first was to issue those public reports — giving the accused member of Congress bad publicity. The second was to refer their findings to the House Ethics Committee, which could implement a more serious punishment, like fines and formal reprimands by the full House. Under the old system, the referrals went to the House Ethics Committee, consisting of five Democrats and five Republicans. Under the new system, the...
  • Trump beats Obama engagement with Congress, say friend and foe

    01/02/2017 9:29:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/2/17 | Susan Crabtree
    President-elect Trump is taking a far more hands-on approach to working with Congress than his senator-turned-president predecessor. President Obama spent four years in the upper chamber, working closely with many colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but when voters sent him to the White House, he notoriously gave Capitol Hill the cold shoulder. Former congressional colleagues, even some of his biggest supporters, often described him as distant and aloof, a no-drama leadership style that eschewed President George W. Bush's chummy nicknaming of lawmakers who he cultivated with regular White House lunch and dinner invitations.
  • It's Time to Rein in Regulators

    12/31/2016 8:43:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Phil Kerpen
    I've written a book chapter and a lot of columns over the years on the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act ---- a profoundly simple, powerful bill that would require regulators and bureaucrats to get their most expensive rules approved by Congress before they could take effect ---- and we've never been closer to seeing it signed into law. The House is planning to take it up as one of the first orders of business in the new 115th Congress, and it is expected to pass, as it has in the House each of the last...
  • New Census Projections Show RI To Lose U.S. House Seat

    12/29/2016 5:01:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    RIPR ^ | December 21, 2016
    Rhode Island is likely to lose one of its two U.S. House seats after the 2020 U.S. Census, according to projections by reapportionment guru Kimball W. Brace, who has for many years helped Rhode Island lawmakers draw both state legislative and congressional districts
  • New stop-Trump plan: During a 90-second window on Jan. 3, Al Gore steals the House gavel; then . .

    12/20/2016 10:32:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's not over! I want to give this guy the benefit of the doubt that he’s kidding. I think he’s kidding, although he put an awful lot of thought into it for a guy who’s just punking everyone. Then again, do you doubt for a second that there are liberals will to embrace a plan like this without any sense of irony? Of course you don’t. To them, a Trump presidency is the end of days, and no blocking strategy - no matter how bizarre or implausible - is beyond consideration.
  • CIA can’t be bothered to brief House committee on ‘Russian hacking of election’

    12/15/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Too busy or something I guess it works like this at the Obama CIA: Whoever is in charge of blabbing “secret” intelligence assessments has only so much time, and he used it all up blabbing to the New York Times and the Washington Post. When a House committee wanted to know what was going on, well, you know, there’s only so much time in the day: The House Intelligence Committee abruptly canceled a briefing set for Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, after the CIA declined to provide a briefer for the session, Fox News is told.
  • Pelosi Clings to Power, to Her Party's Detriment

    12/14/2016 7:50:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    After the Republican avalanche of a victory in last month's elections, there was still more good news for the Grand Old Brand New Party courtesy of Nancy Pelosi. It seems she's eked out a narrow victory over a Democratic insurgency against her stultified leadership of the party in the House, a leadership that has been rusting for the past 14 years. If everything isn't coming up roses for the GOP, at least there are tulips covering the horizon the way daffodils do Wye Mountain every spring. And all Nancy Pelosi could say about her aforementioned "leadership" was the same thing...
  • Rep. Chris Collins Becomes Most Popular Member On House Floor

    12/02/2016 9:26:41 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    “ He’s having fun with it,” said the aide, who recalled how much the House “Trump caucus” has grown from five or six members when Collins first launched it to another meeting this week where 50 members appeared who had never been there before. (Snip) A few Democrats have also slipped Collins their resumes as well. “I think there are a handful of Democrats that are interested in working in the administration. As we’ve seen Donald Trump is being very strategic with whom those Democrats are. They’re senators in very Republican states...”
  • House Warns Obama, Passes New Law That Prevents Him from Pushing Through Last Minute Rule

    11/19/2016 6:03:15 PM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 11-19-16 | John S. Roberts
    Full headline: BOOM! House Warns Obama, Passes New Law That Prevents Him from Pushing Through Last Minute Rules And Regulations President Obama has about 2 months of being president left. He knows his time is running out and he also knows he hasn’t really accomplished much. It’s crunch time and we often see presidents try to cram parts of their agenda into these last few months. Remember Bill Clinton’s infamous pardon of Marc Rich? House Republicans made a big move this week to try and prevent any last-minute funny business from the president. From Breitbart: The House of Representatives passed...
  • House votes 419-1 to extend Iran sanctions

    11/16/2016 5:33:48 PM PST · by ConfidentConservative · 43 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/15/16 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to extend an Iran sanctions law for another 10 years...
  • Exclusive – Rep. Huelskamp: Speaker Ryan Does Not Have 218 Votes

    11/11/2016 5:01:26 PM PST · by maggief · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    The chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus and one of the first men to come out against Speaker John A. Boehner told Breitbart News that he does not think Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) has the votes to keep his gavel. “I just don’t think he has the votes,” said Rep. Timothy A. Huelskamp (R.-Kansas), who lost his primary Aug. 2 and returns to private life after this session of Congress. Huelskamp said he is concerned that the House Republican leadership is in a hurry to, first, get itself rubber-stamped inside the conference and then to proceed with an...
  • GOP Lawmakers Will Vote Next Week for Speaker (Lou Dobbs Outs Lame Duck Betrayal by Ryan..at 1:18)

    11/10/2016 5:22:03 AM PST · by xzins · 110 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbwyjtV-oKc Lou Dobbs calls out the House for a surprise vote for House Leadership next week in lame duck session. Rep Collins says in interview with Dobbs that the Republicans called to 'get leadership elected starting Monday'.
  • Vanity. Also a sweeper in house and senate..

    11/09/2016 2:25:59 AM PST · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 12 replies
    Bubba Gump Shrimp | nov 9, 2016 | Bubba Gump Shrimp
    Vanity: I'm watching the TV now, flipping about, and at first they were down right depressed about Trump winning, but I'm getting a second helping of sweetness as they are now starting to touch on the fact that the R's swept the House and Senate too. I thought they were all going on about how Trump was going to throw both the house and senate? YUUUUGE day for America.
  • Republicans retain control of the House: NBC News projections

    Republicans will maintain control of the House of Representatives, NBC News now projects. The GOP is seen taking 235 seats to the Democrats' 200, according to NBC's House Model. Republicans were widely expected to hold the House and create a policy buffer in a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Some believed the Democrats could have a chance to seize control of the chamber amid the peak of Donald Trump's woes in early October, but those chances looked to vanish as the presidential race tightened.
  • RNC Finds Roger Clinton Living in House Owned by Former Bill Clinton Adviser

    10/01/2016 8:53:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Republican National Committee wants to know why Bill Clinton’s former adviser purchased the house in California that Bill Clinton’s black sheep half-brother Roger lives in. An RNC memo from chief strategist Sean Spicer spells out the mystery: Justin Cooper owns an almost $900,000 home in the lush hills of an upscale Los Angeles suburb. But interestingly enough, he doesn’t live there. Roger Clinton does. Cooper is Bill Clinton’s body man turned wheeler-dealer. He’s gone from making a modest salary working in the White House to setting up an LLC just to buy a home for the president’s brother to...
  • Early voting is fundamentally unfair and undermines fair elections

    11/01/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 1, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    With the revelation that the FBI is re-opening its investigation into Hillary’s emails and Trump on the rise because he is keeping his mouth shut, many are wondering if Trump could pull off a major come-from-behind victory. The problem is even if his positive trajectory continues through Election Day, it might already be too late for him. Hillary might have already banked an insurmountable lead prior to the authentic Election Day set by Congress since 1845. According to the New York Times, with eight days until official Election Day, over 22 million people had already voted early. Some estimate that...
  • John Boehner told the House "Never criticize the first female speaker" (Nancy Pelosi)!

    10/31/2016 3:28:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the Sean Hannity show, today, 31 October, 2016, Sean had Congressman Louie Gohmert on as a guest.  They were discussing the election, and possible results from the finding of hundreds of thousands of emails connected to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on at least one computer, and perhaps other devices belonging to Anthony Weiner and Abedin Huma, a close and intimate associate of Hillary. The emails were found when a computer was searched as part of a child sex crimes investigation involving Weiner. Congressman Gohmert casually threw away this line to Sean Hannity at about 14:48 Pacific...
  • House Committee Vows to Pursue Hillary's Private Emails

    10/21/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/2016 | John Gizzi
    Rep. Lamar Smith is pushing ahead in his committee's effort to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. On Thursday, Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, announced that he is going to hold the Platte River Networks, which set up and maintained Clinton’s server, in contempt of Congress when lawmakers return to Washington following the November election. “Platte River continues to obstruct our committee’s investigation into the possible misuse security of former Secretary Clinton’s private e-mail server,” Smith told a packed press conference on Capitol Hill."
  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • Trump rips Paul Ryan, says 'shackles have been taken off me'

    10/11/2016 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump unleashed the fury of his Twitter account on his GOP critics Tuesday, accusing them of being fair-weather backers and insisting that he's better off without their "shackles," and he can now run the kind of campaign he wants. At first glance, though, the new Mr. Trump looked a lot like the old Mr. Trump -- with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Sen. John McCain targeted... "Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary," he said in another tweet. "They come at you from all sides. They don't know how to win -- I will teach them!"...
  • Clintons shell out $1.16M to buy house next door in Chappaqua

    09/23/2016 8:29:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    It’s not quite the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, but Bill and Hillary Clinton are expanding their Westchester spread by buying the house next door, The Post has learned. Modal Trigger Hillary and Bill ClintonPhoto: Getty Images The Clintons shelled out $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, 3,631-square-foot, ranch-style home set on 1.51 leafy acres on Old House Lane in Chappaqua. Westchester County land records and tax records from the town of New Castle — where Chappaqua is located — list William and Hillary Clinton as owners of the property. A source said the home could be used as a weekend...
  • GOP-led House panel finds former Clinton aide in contempt (Pagliano)

    09/22/2016 10:04:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 9-22-2016 | Matthew Daly
    A Republican-led House committee voted on Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress a former State Department employee who helped set up Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server. The employee's lawyer accused the panel of a "naked political agenda." The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the contempt resolution on a 19-15 party-line vote. The resolution states that Bryan Pagliano, the computer specialist tasked with establishing Clinton's server while she was secretary of state, did not comply with two subpoenas ordering him to appear before the panel. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's senior Democrat, bemoaned...
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp goes rogue

    09/20/2016 3:09:21 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 26 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/20/16 | Rachael Bade
    The ultra-conservative Kansas Republican took to the floor late Tuesday afternoon to force roll call votes on a series of noncontroversial bills being offered up by voice vote... Establishment-aligned outside groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Joe Rickett’s “Ending Spending” group poured more than a million into Huelskamp’s race to defeat him [in his primary]... Around the capitol, one of the big questions staff and lawmakers were debating was whether he would force the IRS impeachment issue later this week.
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server

    09/19/2016 3:26:03 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton´s email server

    09/19/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The HIll ^ | 9/19/16 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • Clinton IT specialist ignores subpoena for House hearing; other witnesses plead 5th

    09/13/2016 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/13/16
    The former State Department IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s private server ignored a subpoena to appear Tuesday before a House committee hearing, while other tech experts who helped maintain the system asserted their Fifth Amendment right not to testify – frustrating Republican lawmakers trying to dig deeper into the former secretary of state’s email setup. House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he’ll now consider a “full range of options” to address IT aide Bryan Pagliano’s “failure” to attend. “He should be here. … It is not optional,” Chaffetz said. “His attendance is required here.”
  • Congress passes bill letting 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, in face of veto threat

    09/09/2016 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Despite veto threats from President Obama, the House on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would allow the victims of 9/11 to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
  • Abolish the Senate. It’s the only way to rein in modern presidents.

    08/30/2016 7:37:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 154 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | John Bicknell
    With the prospect of a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton on the horizon, the growing trend toward the executive acting without the consent of Congress is troubling to all political stripes. Both parties claim to worry about a strong presidency, at least if the other party is in the White House. That trend has been exacerbated by President Obama, but it certainly didn’t start with him. With the exception of Calvin Coolidge, every president of the 20th and 21st centuries contributed to the problem. Many proposals to address the imperial presidency have been floated over the decades....