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  • 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 · 55 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:...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (California)

    05/13/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 7 replies
    California (Rest of the country is in separate threads, see links below) 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. California: Igor Birman, CAL-7, JUNE 3rd .... Sacramento County. DEM incumbent is Bera Endorsed by: Sen. Mike Lee,...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Mountain West)

    05/09/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 83 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MOUNTAIN WEST (Rest of the country is in separate threads and Pacific Coast coming later, see links below) 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. Nevada: NIGER INNIS, NEVADA-4, June 10th .... winner...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Midwest)

    05/09/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 54 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MIDWEST (NORTHEAST and SOUTH is in a separate thread and West coming later, see links below) 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. West Virginia: ALEX MOONEY, WEST VIRGINIA-2, May 13th .... Open...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 51 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH 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. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • BREAKING: House Will Vote Today on Lerner Contempt

    05/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/6/14 | Katie Pavlich
    The House of Representatives will vote today, Tuesday, at 5 pm on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Lerner was voted in contempt by the House Oversight Committee back in April after failing to answer questions from lawmakers. Many argue Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights last year because she made an opening statement declaring her innocence before claiming she wanted to remain silent.
  • Judge OKs decision to sell widow's home over $6.30 debt

    04/28/2014 2:22:17 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-28-2014 | Associated Press
    BEAVER, Pa. – A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled. The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti's request to reverse the September 2011 sale of her home outside Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania. "I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said. "For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."
  • House Dem predicts losses over O-Care ("it's going to hit the fan")

    04/18/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/14 | Elise Viebeck
    A House Democrat who voted against ObamaCare said the law is likely to sweep Republicans into office in November. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) had dire predictions for his party during a radio interview on Thursday. "We will lose seats in the House," Lynch told Boston Herald Radio. "I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from more experienced poll sets down there." He continued, "And I think we may lose the Senate. I think that's a possibility ... primarily because of healthcare." The comments pit Lynch against party chiefs like Rep. Nancy Pelosi...
  • House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

    04/17/2014 9:05:31 PM PDT · by mykroar · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/17/2014 | Laura Meckler
    WASHINGTON—Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: A House or a Home?

    04/03/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    My youngest is getting married in less than two months. Although we are deep in the midst of wedding plans and to-do lists, she still manages to spend a good chunk of time every day dreaming about her first home with her soon-to-be hubby. How will they decorate? How will they use their budget? How will they entertain guests? She is incredibly enthusiastic about it, too. You would think the endless list of things to think about would be exhausting, but instead, the wealth of possibilities gives her loads of energy. I think there is something important to learn from...
  • 80 Amish people pick up house and move it

    04/02/2014 6:40:24 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | March 31,2014 | Mission to Amish People
    GITTIN IT DONE!
  • House Passes Ukraine Aid/Russian Sanctions 385-23; Senate 98-2

    03/27/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    Senate.Gov ^ | 03-27-2014
    All 25 'no' votes in the House and Senate were from Republicans. House: ---- NAYS 23 ---http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll114.xml Amash Bentivolio Broun (GA) Campbell DesJarlais Duncan (TN) Gohmert Graves (GA) Graves (MO) Griffin (AR) Kingston Massie McAllister Mulvaney Rice (SC) Rohrabacher Rooney Sanford Stockman Weber (TX) Westmoreland Yoho Young (AK) Senate: ---- NAYS 2 --- Heller (NV) Paul (KY)
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Democrats' iPad protest of Darrell Issa on House floor is shut down

    03/14/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The Cummings/Issa feud is the showdown that keeps on giving. Democrats faced off with Republicans on the House floor, protesting GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's diss of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings last week. Cummings' colleagues stood on the House floor on Thursday, holding up tablets, iPhones and iPads with screen showing images of Issa shutting down Cummings during a committee hearing a week ago. But the show of solidarity was closed down, with the presiding officer, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), deeming the display of electronic devices a violation of house rules.
  • House ObamaCare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks (delay tax penalty for five years)

    03/14/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/14/14
    The Republican-run House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote was 238-181, with most House Democrats refusing to swallow what they called an Obamacare “poison pill,” a provision to delay for five years the tax penalty that most Americans must pay under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if they decline to sign up for insurance. **SNIP** Hundreds of thousands of doctors who participate in traditional Medicare face a 24 percent pay...
  • House to Vote on Bill to Stop ‘Imperial Presidency’ Next Week

    03/07/2014 7:43:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 6, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    McMorris Rodgers: ‘He may have his pen and his phone, but we have the Constitution’ House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) laid out their plans to counter President Barack Obama’s executive overreach, in a conference call Thursday. The House will continue its efforts to push back against the “imperial presidency” next week, by voting on additional legislation that would allow Congress to challenge executive moves in federal court. “Clearly President Obama has taken the über presidency to a whole new level,” McMorris Rodgers said. “While it’s not...
  • Will Michigan Taxpayers Being Paying For Ben Affleck's House?

    03/05/2014 7:29:31 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When Jennifer Garner told a Detroit radio station that she and her husband Ben Affleck would spend the summer in Detroit while Affleck was working on the Batman-Superman blockbuster, it made national news. MLive gushed: "If you love trying to track down celebrities in Detroit, then you'll want to be on the lookout in the coming months for one of Hollywood's biggest power couples." What wasn't reported is that Michigan taxpayers could pay part of the rent for the Hollywood power couple's stay in the state. Affleck has made $10 million or more eight times for acting in a movie,...
  • Video Footage of Arkansas Obamacare

    02/18/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 2 replies
    Funding for The Arkansas Private Option, a state version of the Obamacare Healthcare Exchange Program, was debated before the Arkansas Legislator on 02/18/14.This is footage of the Arkansas House of Representatives where the Private Option Funding failed by 5 votes. At least 75 votes are needed for funding to pass. More attempts to pass funding for the Private Option will take place. Several Representatives spoke out against the Private Option earlier today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xqkSBWwZlUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHidRgs8ofQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVdO2CZQpY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SrtqVmEYjoView, like, and share this footage to bypass the media bias on this issue.
  • House Democrats: It’s not about politics

    02/12/2014 6:31:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/14 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    **SNIP** Democrats were also pleased by Obama’s executive order raising the minimum wage for several hundred thousand federal workers, which plays into their drive to raise the wage nationally to $10.10 per hour. House Republicans are opposed to such a move. And Pelosi and her top lieutenants — many of whom played big roles in the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act — were very happy to hear that more one million Americans had signed up for state and federal health exchanges during January, bringing the total Obamacare sign ups to 3.3 million. So while most House Republicans believe...
  • 80 House Members Still Haven't Committed to Oppose Amnesty: Here's the Target List

    02/12/2014 6:58:26 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/12/14 | Kassandra D. Smith
    Proponents of the rule of law and advocates of American exceptionalism have complied a list of 80 Members of Congress who have not committed to oppose amnesty. The only way to get them to oppose amnesty or "legal status" for illegal aliens is to contact them and demand they back the rule of law and oppose the so-called immigration "reform" principles floated at the recent Republican retreat.To assist you in this effort, you can sign our letter to Congress or copy the letter and click the link to your Representative's "contact me" page (see the list below) to paste it...
  • Doctor Diagnoses Man's Mysterious Illness With Help From TV's "House"

    02/10/2014 11:13:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 7, 2014
    If you're unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you'd better hope your doctor watches the right television show. That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including fever, near blindness, near deafness, reflux and enlarged lymph nodes, which baffled doctors for months. All of the symptoms had appeared in the last year, after the man underwent a hip replacement to replace a faulty ceramic hip. The 55-year-old man was diagnosed only when he was referred to Dr. Juergen Schaefer, a fan of the U.S. television medical...
  • The GOP Should Use the Power of the Purse

    02/08/2014 9:25:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘The House should sharply reduce IRS funding until the agency is more responsive.” Well, I’d have omitted everything after “funding” but this was still an astute observation, offered at the conclusion of Thursday’s excellent Wall Street Journal editorial. I’m grateful to have smart guys on the team, even if slumming with us power-of-the-purse radicals may get them booted from the GOP’s “We’re only one-half of one-third” circle of submission. The editors were exercised over the revenue agency’s latest shenanigans, which include covering up its past shenanigans — the willful targeting of conservative groups in order to frustrate their opposition to...
  • White House on lockdown after man ´with two suspicious bags tried climbing over the fence´

    02/07/2014 1:50:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/7/14 | Meghan Keneally
    The White House has been put on lockdwon after an unidentified man was caught trying to jump the fence Friday afternoon. Secret Service officers apprehended the suspect and he is now in custody. The man was said to be carrying two large bags but the agency has not released any further information about the incident. They stressed to NBC News that they are not especially worried about the bags now that the man is in custody but they are following standard protocol. That included a call to Washington´s Metro Police Department´s Explosive Ordinance Division and they are said to be...
  • House GOP divided on debt ceiling (Whale of a fight, eh?)

    02/05/2014 6:23:23 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2014 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    After several days of talks with their members, House Republican leaders have not been able to identify a debt ceiling package that could pass with only GOP support, according to multiple senior aides. In fact, they’re nowhere close. (snip) In a closed meeting Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner urged Republicans to get their act together so they don’t have to pass a clean debt ceiling bill from the Senate. But several senior GOP aides and lawmakers say that scenario is looking more likely. Senior Senate Democratic sources are delighting in the House Republicans’ disorganization and say that the House should move...
  • Stockman, in NY for another Bitcoin event, skips more votes in House

    02/04/2014 7:15:34 AM PST · by Errant · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/4/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stockman missed two more House votes on Monday night, apparently to attend a bitcoin promotion event in New York City. The Clear Lake Republican has been a vocal advocate of the digital currency and was among the first federal candidates to invite donations by bitcoin, just before New Years. A campaign finance report that covers the period through Dec. 31 showed no such donations yet. Bitcoin Center NYC, an organization that promotes adoption of the “cryptocurrency,” announced that Stockman would be a guest of honor at a bitcoin auction Monday night at its headquarters in the...
  • Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid

    02/04/2014 6:34:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site.
  • Obama to huddle with House Dems (Photos allowed during the retreat?)

    02/01/2014 2:18:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will host House Democrats at the White House next Tuesday for a “roundtable discussion,” press secretary Jay Carney announced on Friday. Vice President Biden will also attend the event, the White House said. Earlier this month, Senate Democrats met at the White House for a pre-State of the Union discussion. The president and senior staff mingled with lawmakers for drinks and policy discussions. Obama will be meeting with Democrats from the upper chamber again on Wednesday, when he's scheduled to address their annual retreat at Nationals Park. The meetings come as the party gears up for what is...
  • Reasons for Conservative Optimism in 2014

    01/30/2014 5:24:09 PM PST · by Viennacon · 27 replies
    1/30/2014 | Me
    I detect an atmosphere of pessimism from conservatives going into 2014, and feel it is misplaced and a little foolish on our part to be feeling so low this year. The grassroots was the entire reason for success in 2010. It had nothing to do with Karl Rove and the GOPe. It was us, and while many will say capturing the House has done us no good, this isn't true. The House Republican caucus as of now is more conservative than it has ever been in modern memory. It may still be led by GOP establishmentarians like Boehner, but we...
  • Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

    01/30/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 134 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging...
  • GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS

    01/30/2014 5:10:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it's too important to wait. Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country does to the millions of unemployed Americans. What does it mean for the Republican Party?
  • Aide: Political Logic of Angering GOP Base Over Immigration So Close to Midterm Election "Baffling"

    01/25/2014 11:07:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "Do we really want to just give up the midterms like this?" If you thought the poorly-skippered GOP ship was already way, way out there -cast adrift far from what most anybody I know is calling for-  yet still expected them to at least 'play' conservative (and say stuff that actual conservatives like to hear) in the run-up to this year's 2014 midterms, you'd have been right on the first point... but wrong on the second. See, the RINO-corporatists that run the Republican Party today have dropped all pretense of giving a rat's ass what you think... they've actually come...
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...