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  • House Democrats lash out at Nancy Peolosi

    11/18/2014 10:51:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 65 replies
    Market Watch ^ | November 18 2014
    <p>The incoming House minority leader is about to be in the worst position with her caucus since the end of Democrats’ short-lived majority in 2010.</p> <p>That leader, Nancy Pelosi, will be unchallenged for the top House Democratic post on Tuesday during a closed-door party meeting, Politico reports. But after quietly grumbling about Pelosi since suffering devastating losses on Election Day, Democrats’ discontent with her is spilling out into the open. “They wiped the floor with us, so no, we’re not feeling good,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio. “We think clearly there was a lack of a coherent and compelling message. We believe that certainly our leadership worked hard, but there obviously was something lacking because we lost so many seats.”</p>
  • House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

    11/18/2014 10:08:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 11:31 AM EST | Alan Fram
    Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber. In a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, Pelosi was re-elected by voice vote in a race in which she faced no challenger. The California Democrat has been party leader in the chamber since 2003, including four years in which she was the first female House speaker. No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland and the party’s other top leaders also were re-elected without a challenge. …
  • Boehner Apparently Learned Well fr 'Best Friend' BHO How to Control Party Like Chicago Machine Boss

    11/17/2014 5:54:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The House Speaker scored another glorious victory over intra-party democracy with his secret meeting to ram-through the re-election of the whole existing Republican 'leadership' last week, including himself of course... The 'voice vote' conducted was a far more controlled -and apparently intimidating- atmosphere than last time (in the halls of Congress on the first day of the new session in January... where it's supposed to occur, out in the daylight for all see).  Boehner and his feckless, ineffective team were dubiously reelected with a 99% unanimous vote from the incoming congressional Republicans (even the Castros don't pull #s like that)...
  • Muslim Imam Allowed to Praise Allah on House Floor

    11/14/2014 8:30:38 PM PST · by kingattax · 63 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11-14-14 | Tim Brown
    The United States House of Representatives allowed a Muslim imam to give the opening prayer on Thursday morning, in which he praised Allah, the demonic god of Islam, who is the enemy of Christ and America. Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli of the Islamic Society of New Jersey was invited by Democrat Rep. Rush Holt (NJ). Chebli praised Allah as, "The most gracious, the most merciful" and then declared "Praise be to Allah, the cherisher, the sustainer of the world; the most gracious, the most merciful master of the day of judgment." He then went on to declare, "Thee do we...
  • House passes bill to fast-track Keystone XL oil pipeline

    11/14/2014 10:29:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/14/2014 | Jake Miller
    The House of Representatives passed a bill expediting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday, thrusting Congress back into the debate over a long-stalled project lauded by proponents as a job creator and reviled by foes as an environmental disaster. The bill passed by a margin of 252 to 161. This is the ninth time the House has passed such a bill on the pipeline. The Senate has planned a vote on a similar proposal next Tuesday. The long-simmering debate over the pipeline's construction reached a sudden boil earlier this week when a group of lawmakers, led...
  • Tim Moore makes his case for Speaker

    11/13/2014 9:04:36 AM PST · by personalaccts · 2 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | 11/13/14 | Brian Clifton
    Tim Moore makes his case for Speaker by Brant Clifton • November 13, 2014 • 3 Comments Snip20141112_4Next weekend, state House Republicans will be huddling to ID their picks for House and caucus leadership positions for the upcoming legislative session. With the departure of Thom Tillis for DC, all eyes are on the race for speaker. A crowd of legislators has big dreams about being the next speaker. But insiders tell me the race for speaker really boils down to two candidates: Leo Daughtry of Johnston County and Tim Moore of Cleveland County. Daughtry – a former Republican caucus leader...
  • Texas Rep Capriglione Angers Tea Party Group After Expressing Support for Speaker Straus

    11/11/2014 7:14:31 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/14 | Merrill Hope
    DALLAS, Texas -- A Texas State Representative, Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake), shocked Tea Party activists in Fort Worth Monday night, November 10, when he declared he would be supporting the current Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus, instead of the Tea Party favorite son, State Representative Scott Turner (R-Rockwall). The announcement came during the NE Tarrant Tea Party final meeting of 2014 as a pre-84th Texas legislative session panel discussion on the upcoming race for the Speakership in the Texas House. Many conservatives and Tea Party leaders across Texas are rallying around Turner. However, in front of over 200 Tarrant...
  • House to hold two more Ebola hearings

    11/11/2014 5:49:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system's readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus's spread. "The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
  • Pelosi loses support of House Democrats as she blames voters for election loses

    11/07/2014 5:49:57 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | 07 NOVEMBER 2014 | SCOTT PAULSON
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is said to be losing the strong support she has enjoyed among her Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. Yet, the 74-year-old politician powerhouse from California has made it well known to her fellow-Democratic lawmakers that she intends on keeping her position in Washington, D.C., as the House Minority Leader. As she expresses her desire to stay in power, Politico is reporting on Thursday that there are no Democrats preparing to challenge Pelosi publicly even though there are those who wish she would be replaced.
  • Who Are The Most INFURIATING Dem Representatives?

    11/07/2014 4:58:38 PM PST · by Viennacon · 79 replies
    Me | 11/7/2014 | Me
    A potential shortlist going off this last congressional period and the bizarre antics from the minority party, many of whom got acclaim for idiocy during congressional investigations into the IRS scandal among other things. CHARLIE RANGEL (NY-13) - Has been going overboard on the race card recently with insane accusations against Obama's opponents that almost reach James Clyburn levels of acclaim. Clearly angry Dems got their butts whooped, he's been indicted more times than I've had hot meals. GERRY CONNOLLY (VA-11) - He looks like a fool. He is a fool. He doesn't think the IRS did anything. A butterball...
  • How did the Tea Party do in the House?

    11/06/2014 12:00:49 AM PST · by Viennacon · 23 replies
    Me | 11/6/2014
    As an accompanying piece to my Midterm analysis located here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3223860/posts I wanted to maybe give some positive news to those real conservatives who, while happy the Dems have been kicked to the curb, are annoyed that the establishment seems to have 'won the day'. Yes, the establishment robbed us of many high profile primary races, with Mike Simpson hanging on in Idaho as the most liberal Republican of that delegation, Boehner stooge James Lankford winning the senate nod from Oklahoma, and of course the despicable ruination of Chris McDaniel in Mississippi to save the dribbling Cochran. But in the...
  • MY ULTIMATE MIDTERM ANALYSIS (Some Vanity)

    11/05/2014 7:28:41 PM PST · by Viennacon · 23 replies
    . ^ | 11/5/2014 | Me
    In the following post, I am going to go through what happened last night for those finding it hard to follow, perhaps because they don't know who is who etc. I will go systematically through the highlights and lowlights of the governor's races, US Senate races, US House races, and state legislature makeup, picking out the ones I was watching out for in particular. I will then state the big winners and losers of the night in general Finally, my opinion on where we should go next, how to improve on successes and not repeat failures. Without further ado, and...
  • Will Hurd upsets Pete Gallego in Texas Congressional District 23

    11/04/2014 10:45:56 PM PST · by Bevo · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON – National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden released the following statement today on Will Hurd’s victory in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District: “I congratulate Will Hurd on his hard-earned victory. Will ran a fantastic campaign that focused on the issues Texans care about. Will truly has dedicated his life to helping his country and this is yet another proud chapter. I’m honored to call him a friend and colleague.”
  • Dems Rush to Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

    10/30/2014 3:11:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 30, 2014 | Donna Cassata
    Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections. The once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama's native state of Hawaii and adopted state of Illinois all now pose stiff challenges to Democrats who are determined to limit their losses next Tuesday. Both parties agree the GOP will hold its House majority; the question is whether Republicans can gain enough seats to rival their post-World War II high water mark of 246. The...
  • Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents

    10/29/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    AP ^ | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections. The once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama's native state of Hawaii and adopted state of Illinois all now pose stiff challenges to Democrats who are determined to limit their losses next Tuesday. Both parties agree the GOP will hold its House majority; the question is whether Republicans can gain enough seats to rival their post-World War II high water mark...
  • For House GOP, a Wave … Or a Trickle?

    10/20/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 20, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, it’s still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority. Members of Congress and operatives alike note this is a toxic time for Democrats on the ballot that should result in huge losses for the president’s party. But a race-by-race evaluation of the House map shows Republicans are more likely in a position to pick up a net of around six seats this cycle. “After two successful cycles for House Republicans, the playing field...
  • Embattled House Democrats Turn Against Nancy Pelosi

    10/08/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | BY SHANE GOLDMACHER
    House Republicans have surprising new company in attacking Nancy Pelosi: her fellow House Democrats. Three Democrats running in GOP-leaning House districts have used late-stage television ads in a bid to distance themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats' House caucus—the same caucus they're fighting to join in 2015. "Here's what I believe: Congress is broken," says Gwen Graham, one of the Democratic Party's top recruits, in a recent TV ad as a photo of Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner flashes on the screen. "Both parties—Republican and Democrat—are to blame. And both need new leaders in Washington." In Georgia, Rep....
  • Embattled House Democrats Turn Against Nancy Pelosi

    10/08/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/08/14 | Shane Goldmacher
    House Republicans have surprising new company in attacking Nancy Pelosi: her fellow House Democrats. Three Democrats running in GOP-leaning House districts have used late-stage television ads in a bid to distance themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats' House caucus—the same caucus they're fighting to join in 2015. **SNIP** Pelosi's office declined to comment but did point to a recent Washington Poststory showing that she is the most popular of the four congressional leaders—a dubious honor the Post described as "being the least-hated leader in the most-hated institution in America."
  • Boehner: I Haven’t Spoken to Ted Cruz ‘Since He’s Been Elected’

    10/01/2014 2:55:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-1-14 | Tina Nguyen
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks to a lot of people in the course of doing his job, but for some reason, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) isn’t one of them, how very curious. “I’ve not talked to him since he’s been elected,” Boehner revealed in an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, and left it at that. Cruz was elected in 2012 and played a major role in recent events that threatened to derail Boehner’s agenda, like the times Cruz attempted to hijack down the federal government over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, border patrol, etc. Boehner didn’t elaborate further, according to...
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    For years, three House Democrats — West Virginia’s Nick Rahall, Georgia’s John Barrow and Minnesota’s Collin Peterson — have been survivors, defying political calculus to win term after term in solidly red Republican districts. They paddled through the 2010 GOP wave. They even overcame the flood of Mitt Romney’s double-digit margins of victory in each district in 2012. But 2014 could be their ultimate survival test. In an era of increasing polarization, Rahall, Peterson and Barrow are the three Democrats running for reelection who represent the most Republican districts in Congress. They’ve managed to hang on to their seats, even...
  • Doug Robinson For Kansas House

    09/27/2014 1:22:56 PM PDT · by Persevero · 9 replies
    self ^ | 9-27-14 | self
    A good old friend of mine is a viable candidate for the House in Kansas. I'd like to direct fellow FReepers to him and his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/DougForKansasHouse - I've known him since the 1980s - he's the real deal and worthy of your vote and support.
  • White House May Check Tourists Blocks Away

    09/22/2014 9:41:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 21, 2014 | Michael S. Schmidt
    The Secret Service is considering screening tourists and other visitors at checkpoints before they enter the public areas in front of the White House in response to the episode Friday in which a man with a knife managed to get through the front door of the president’s home after jumping over the fence on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to law enforcement officials. As part of the screening, the Secret Service would establish several checkpoints a few blocks from the White House, the officials said. The screening would likely be limited to bag checks and not include measures taken at airports by...
  • White House intruder identified as Army veteran

    09/21/2014 10:34:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/21/14 | josh lederman - associated press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and the Army said he had served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired. The military does not provide details about a soldier's disability due to privacy considerations. The Secret Service...
  • BATTLE IN THE STATES: NYT DOCUMENTS IMPENDING GOP TAKEOVER OF STATEHOUSES NATIONWIDE

    08/12/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/12/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Recess is in full force in Washington, D.C., as national lawmakers vacation around the country, but both political parties are fighting intense political battles on the ground in states nationwide as several statehouses are up for grabs in what’s shaping up to be a landslide pro-GOP election year. “Republicans, who had appeared to hit a high-water mark in control of statehouses in recent years, are seeking to pick off another half-dozen chambers this year, taking advantage of President Obama’s persistent unpopularity, anxiety about the economy, and a history of anemic turnout among Democrats in nonpresidential election years,” the New York...
  • Miracle in Sderot: Rocket Hits House, But No Injuries

    08/08/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/14 | Uzi Baruch
    A rocket fired from Gaza scored a direct hit on a house in the embattled Israeli city of Sderot - but miraculously no injuries were caused as the residents were out at the time. However significant damage was caused to the property itself, and police were called to deal with shrapnel from the rocket. Terrorists usually pack Gaza-made "Kassam" rockets with nails, ball bearings and other pieces of shrapnel to maximise the lethality of the missiles. Several other rockets fired at the same time landed in open areas, including one in the city of Ashkelon and another in the the...
  • Inside the Tiny House Movement where more and more Americans have rejected tradition for a simpler..

    08/05/2014 10:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2014 | David McCormack
    Once upon a time an American family’s home was their castle and the bigger the better, but growing concerns about meeting mortgage payments and the environmental impact of large houses has helped fuel a new movement of people who are happy to live small. The Tiny House Movement is a growing group of people who are happy to downsize the space that they live in and enjoy simplified lives as a result. While the average American home is around 2600 square feet, the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet.
  • Poll: Registered Voters Want A Republican House AND Senate

    08/03/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:58 AM 08/03/2014 | Katie Frates
    Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a majority of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate. Respondents were first asked if they thought Congress had been very productive, somewhat productive, somewhat unproductive or very unproductive. 50 percent of registered voters said they thought Congress had been very unproductive, with only 3 percent saying Congress had been very productive. Even though the 50 percent who think Congress was very unproductive are in part talking about the Republican House, they don’t want the...
  • When Nancy Pelosi Gets Owned on the House Floor, She Reacts in Unbelievable Way

    08/02/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 120 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8-2-14 | "Soopermexican"
    Normally, the Congressional votes are about as exciting as watching paint dry on growing grass, but when House Representative Tom Marino accused the Democrats of not being brave enough to pass immigration reform when they controlled the Congress, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi jumped up and came at the guy! Marino struck a nerve by pointing out that the Democrats owned the entire Congress and White House for two years and did nothing about illegal immigration. Nancy Pelosi then crept up on Marino and began taunting him. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said it best: “What is she doing?”...
  • House Delays Recess Until Border Bill Is Passed (Call/Email Your Rep to Oppose Boehner Bill)

    07/31/2014 2:29:35 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jul 2014 04:53 PM | Thompson/Reuters
    The U.S. House of Representatives will delay the start of a five-week recess in order to try to pass a funding bill dealing with an immigration crisis on the southwestern border, Republican lawmakers said on Thursday. The decision comes shortly after House Republicans revolted against their own party's $659 million spending bill, causing House Speaker John Boehner to cancel Thursday's scheduled vote on the measure. Republican lawmakers emerged from a closed-door meeting telling reporters of the decision and the goal of passing a bill on Friday. It was not yet clear if that bill would be identical to the one...
  • House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance

    07/30/2014 11:33:29 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-31-2014 | Byron York
    On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it -- a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort. Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants -- something Obama is widely thought...
  • Illegal Immigrants Demand Representation at White House Meetings

    07/29/2014 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants picketed the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings. “We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations,” said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action. Billing themselves “undocumented immigrant leaders,” the organizers said they will erect a picket line to symbolize their demand.
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Furious Over Scandals, House Guts IRS Budget, Blocks Performance Bonuses

    07/16/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Tristyn Bloom
    The House voted to block performance bonuses for senior Internal Revenue Service executives Wednesday, The Hill reported. “Giving out bonuses is ludicrous and amounts to a slap in the face to the American public,” said Rep. Paul Gosar, who introduced the amendment. “They should not be given performance awards in the wake of one of the largest scandals in recent history.” The amendment passed by a vote of 282-138-1, with only Democrats voting against it. “To suggest and paint with a broad brush the whole IRS and say that everyone there at the senior level is not worthy of a
  • House and Senate in Different Lanes on Dwindling Highway Trust Fund

    07/14/2014 7:15:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/14/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – The federal Highway Trust Fund, which contributes to road building and maintenance projects across the country, is expected to run out of money in early August, leading some states to issue plans to halt construction in case the well runs dry. The House and Senate are considering dueling packages and have not reached an agreement on how to address the fund’s impending insolvency. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has advised governors that reimbursements may slow to a trickle if the chambers can’t agree in time. Foxx told the states his department “will continue to take every possible measure to...
  • White House says photo ops have some value, after all

    07/11/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/11/14 | Susan Crabtree
    The top White House spokesman on Friday tried to staunch a torrent of snarky commentary this week poking fun at President Obama´s assertion that he wasn´t interested in a border “photo op." Veteran CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller peppered White House press secretary Josh Earnest with questions about whether Obama really intended to eschew photo ops in general. “His view is that solving problems is most important, and solving problems is what somebody who´s exhibiting leadership is focused on,” Earnest said. “And that´s what the president was doing when he was in Dallas on Wednesday. It´s also what
  • Dallas County names three potential sites to house 2,000 undocumented kids

    07/04/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 04 July 2014 12:12 AM | MARC RAMIREZ, MATTHEW WATKINS and JULIE FANCHER
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins named three possible sites Thursday to house 2,000 immigrant children he expects to arrive this month, and reactions from residents in the potential areas ranged from miffed to supportive. The three sites — D.A. Hulcy Middle School in the Red Bird area, an alternative education building in Grand Prairie and a Parkland Memorial Hospital warehouse — are those the county thinks “are the most viable to accommodate the children,” Jenkins said. “I hope as we deal with the community and move forward, the community will keep in mind this is about compassion to children, and...
  • Republicans Circulate List of Top Female House Candidates

    07/01/2014 5:17:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The end of primary season is nigh, and Republicans are now optimistic their slate of House candidates will yield a net gain of female members in the conference after November. Republicans are now focusing their efforts on a specific slate of top female candidates with a strong chance of coming to Congress. On Tuesday morning, a top aide to Rep. Ann Wagner, a Missouri Republican and leading voice in the conference for women, emailed Capitol Hill colleagues and K Street allies to highlight these female candidates, according to an email obtained by CQ Roll Call. “As many of you know,...
  • Whiteface Vandalism of (Black) Republican Candidate’s Sign

    07/01/2014 12:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | JUNE 30, 2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Racist attack on GOP House challenger Glo Smith follows recent pattern of hate toward black Republicans.A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans. Glo Smith, who reports that she has also had a number of signs stolen, tells National Review Online she became aware of the racist defacement of an eight-foot-by-four-foot sign Tuesday. The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The vandal sprayed white paint over the face...
  • Will Rep. Charles Rangel, The "Lion Of Harlem", Be Dethroned By State Sen. Adriano Espaillat?

    06/20/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    gotnewswire.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Got News Wire
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Will U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel remain the “Lion King of Harlem” or will he lose his throne to one of a number of cubs who want to replace him?
  • Investigation of IRS Targeting [C-SPAN LIVE THREAD]

    06/20/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 152 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | June 20, 2014 | none
    Investigation of IRS Targeting Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
  • House GOP to vote on new leaders (Scalise wins Whip)

    06/19/2014 10:39:10 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    The Morning Advocate ^ | `9-June-2014 | by gregory roberts
    Washington — Some political campaigns are marathons, but for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, this one has been more of a sprint — and it ends Thursday afternoon when he finds out if he will take over the No. 3 spot in the ruling House Republican majority. That spot — majority whip — would represent the highest any Louisiana Republican has climbed in the U.S. House leadership (although one of his 1st Congressional District predecessors, Bob Livingston, came within an extramarital indiscretion of landing the top job of House speaker in 1998). The constituency for the leadership election is...
  • White House: No emails between White House, Lerner

    06/18/2014 7:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/1/8/14 | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it has found no emails between any person in the executive office of the president and a top Internal Revenue Service official who has been connected to the improper scrutiny of political groups. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the White House searched for all communications between the former IRS official, Lois Lerner, and executive office personnel. "We found zero emails," he said.</p>
  • Raul Labrador Majority Leader?

    06/14/2014 5:03:36 AM PDT · by taildragger · 30 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 6/14/2014 | taildragger
    Go to the link it is only 42 seconds. The Interview is on running on Hugh 24 / 7 and apparently Mark Levin had him on as well last night. Busy day on this end, Freepers please help with links etc to add to this Posting! Thanks!
  • White House threatens to veto House ag spending bill

    06/12/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | June 11, 2014 | Mary Soukup
    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to consider the fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, the White House threatened to veto the legislation due to opposition related to funding provisions related to school nutrition programs, potatoes in the Women, Infants and Children program and other policy issues.This is the first veto threat from the White House for fiscal year 2015 spending bills.“The bill undermines key investments in financial oversight, injects political decision-making into science-based nutrition standards, and includes objectionable language riders,” said the official Statement of Administration Policy. “If the President were presented with H.R. 4800, his senior advisors...
  • What establishment candidates can learn from Cantor's defeat

    06/11/2014 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Fund
    Eric Cantor’s loss is historic. No sitting House majority leader has lost an election since the office was created in 1899. While Cantor’s loss was a stunning surprise, the warning signals were around for a while: 1. Cantor managed to muddle his message on immigration. His direct-mail pieces claimed he was foursquare against amnesty.
  • Hagel expected to defend Bergdahl swap before House committee Wednesday

    06/11/2014 2:46:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/14
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to defend the prisoner exchange that lead to the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he testifies before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told The Associated Press that Hagel will explain to the committee that the Obama administration had a "very small, fleeting opportunity" to secure Bergdahl's release. Bergdahl was freed on May 31 after being held captive by the Taliban for almost five full years. Kirby's description of a small window for the agreement meshed with comments by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who told...
  • White House: Immigration Didn’t Sink Cantor

    06/10/2014 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/10/14 | Joel Gehrke
    A spokesman for President Obama rushed to assure House Republicans that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) didn’t actually lose because of his gestures toward Democrats on immigration reform. “Cantor’s problem wasn’t his position on immigration reform, it was his lack of a position,” Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer tweeted, citing the success of Senator Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.). “Graham wrote and passed a bill and is winning big.” Cantor’s campaign sent out direct mail pieces ahead of the election maintaining that he was ”stopping the Obama-Reid plan to give illegal aliens amnesty,” but challenger Dave Brat accused him of supporting
  • What Cantor's Defeat Means (vanity)

    06/10/2014 7:38:32 PM PDT · by BobL · 59 replies
    (self) | June 10, 2014 | BobL (self)
    First - You have to fight your battles one at a time. We needed to STOP the Republicans on their Amnesty roll this session of Congress (first). We likely did that by defeating Cantor. Think about it - the Republican leadership taps a low level House Republican from Manville Arkansas (for example) who's been on the fence about Amnesty. They say to him: "We REALLY need your vote here to pass Amnesty and we know you're considering it. Well, House elections are every two years, so it won't be long before his next Primary. He knows that a vote for...
  • House panel to investigate deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl

    06/09/2014 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | 6/9/14
    WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration's swap of an American prisoner held for five years for five Taliban leaders that caused a political firestorm over the lack of congressional notification and fears the high-level Taliban could return to the Afghanistan battlefield. "We ought to look at the price," Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the panel, told reporters after administration officials held a tense 90-minute, closed-door briefing for House Democrats and Republicans. Officials from the White House, State and Defense departments and the intelligence community defended the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...