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  • Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88

    03/16/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, has died at age 88, her office announced Thursday. “To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature. She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come," Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff, said in a statement. Slaughter had been hospitalized after suffering a concussion in her home, her office said earlier this week.
  • Take a tour of this 3D printed house at SXSW

    03/15/2018 8:24:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 47 replies
    kxan ^ | Mar. 15, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    Austin could soon be home to 3D printed houses, if one company showing its model at South By Southwest is able to work with the city to get approval. The home at SXSW is the first permitted 3D printed house in the country. The Austin-based startup ICON plans to print 100 homes in El Salvador next year, and wants the creations to be part of the solution for communities with major housing needs, according to Alex Le Roux, ICON CEO and one of the co-founders... It currently costs about $10,000 to print a 650-square-foot single story house using cement. The...
  • House Passes STOP School Violence Act With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

    03/14/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 14/3/18 | Christian Datoc
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the STOP School Violence Act with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday afternoon. Florida Reps. John Rutherford (R) and Ted Deutch (D) introduced the bill prior to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and Rutherford addressed the media following Wednesday’s vote. “The action that the House just took, I think, is an important first help forward in protecting our children, our teachers and other administrators within our schools,” Rutherford stated. “Because it’s going to not only harden the target through technology, but most importantly, I believe, it’s going to provide the tools and education needed...” “Violence at...
  • Democrats Release Tax Hike Plan

    03/09/2018 11:54:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/9/2018 | Ryan Ellis
    This week, Congressional Democrats released a detailed tax hike plan that they promised to implement if given majority control of the House and Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. So much for the crocodile tears about the deficit--Democrats want to raise taxes not to reduce the debt, but rather to spend that tax hike money on boondoggle projects. As you might expect, hold onto your wallets. Here are the details: Increase the top marginal income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. This nearly 3 percentage point increase in the top personal rate is not only a hike in...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 176 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • Democratic Party Activists Clash With Local Dems in California Primary

    03/06/2018 11:01:26 AM PST · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 6, 2018 | Susan Crabtree
    'Jungle primary,' vote splitting could hurt Dems in effort to take seat held by Issa Pressure from national Democratic groups and state activists to support their candidate of choice and force other Democratic contenders to drop out is producing a backlash in the contest to control the Southern California congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. The Democratic infighting over the preferred party choice to run has intensified in recent weeks, echoing clashes between Washington's Democratic establishment and progressive groups on the ground in Texas for the chance to take on GOP Rep. John Culberson. A Democratic candidate...
  • 120th House District Seat Goes Blue After 40 Years Of Republicans; Phil Young Wins Special Election

    02/28/2018 6:06:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Bolstered by an energized base of grassroots activists, Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday picked up a seat in the state House of Representatives that’s been held by Republicans for more than 40 years. Democrat Phil Young, a former member of the town council, beat Republican Bill Cabral in the race to represent the 120th district, which includes most of Stratford. The seat was open because Republican state Rep. Laura Hoydick was elected mayor, resulting in her resignation from the House in early January. Nick Balletto, the chairman of the Connecticut Democratic party, called the win “historic” and said it signifies that...
  • BREAKING: Democratic rebuttal to GOP House Intelligence memo released

    02/24/2018 1:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 204 replies ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    The Democratic rebuttal memo to the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses was released Saturday afternoon. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., acknowledged its release at his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at about 4 p.m. "It's just posted," he told American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, quipping that the committee website was probably already crashing due to high traffic. Democrats say their memo was written as a rebuttal to provide greater context to a Republican memo that was released earlier this month, which outlines abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department...
  • Gohmert Pushing to Subpoena Transcripts From FISA Court Hearings (VIDEO)

    02/04/2018 9:04:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 70 replies ^ | February 4, 2018
    Rep Gohmert appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the FISA abuse memo which was released Friday. Gohmert also revealed he is requesting the House Judiciary Committee subpoena the FISA court hearing transcripts. “I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee. He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four...
  • The Districts That Will Determine the Next House Majority

    02/02/2018 2:41:37 PM PST · by Az Joe · 17 replies
    Republicans 221 Democrats 195 Toss-Ups 19 In sketching out a potential path to a bare Democratic House majority of 218 seats out of 435, we found that in all likelihood the Democrats will need to win similar numbers of Republican-held seats won by Hillary Clinton as well as by Donald Trump in the last presidential election. Clinton-won districts are not enough on their own. Democrats should gain seats, but on the face of the seats currently available to flip, we’re unsure if they can net the 24 seats they need to win control.
  • BREAKING: House Intelligence Committee votes to release documents alleging missteps by the FBI

    01/29/2018 3:33:51 PM PST · by mandaladon · 151 replies
    WaPo ^ | 29 Jan 2018
    <p>The memo has become a flashpoint in the political battle surrounding efforts to understand the scope of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether any of Trump’s associates coordinated with the Kremlin.</p> <p>Republicans say the document shows the investigation may be tainted by political bias. Democrats call it a cynical attempt to undercut the work of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the law enforcement agencies behind him.</p>
  • BREAKING: House Intel Committee Voting On FISA Memo (LIVE FEED

    01/29/2018 3:17:24 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 244 replies
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  • House Intel meets Monday and could vote on memo release — is Jeff Sessions softening his stance?

    01/28/2018 2:46:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2018 | Byron York
    The House Intelligence Committee meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the Capitol. The meeting will give the committee its first opportunity to vote on the question of releasing the so-called "FISA abuse" memo that has captured Washington's attention in recent days. Since the GOP holds a 13 to 9 advantage on the committee, the overwhelming likelihood is that if there is a vote, the panel will decide, along party lines, to release the memo. At that point, House rules call for the committee to await a decision by the president on whether he supports or opposes release of the memo....
  • Top Dems (Feinstein, Schiff) call on Twitter, Facebook to investigate Russian bot campaign

    01/23/2018 9:24:50 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 3018 | Abi Breland
    Top-ranking Democrats in the House and the Senate are calling on Twitter and Facebook to launch investigations of potential Russian linked accounts pushing for the release of a controversial Congressional memo. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) and the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking that they “provide a public report to Congress and the American public by January 26” on the matter. Facebook confirmed its receipt of the letter. The memo in question was...
  • The Evidence Inside The “House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo

    01/19/2018 7:57:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 134 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 19, 2018 | sundance
    To understand the Four Page House Intelligence Memo at the heart of today’s FISA Abuse stories, it helps to understand why the memo is needed.  We wrote about the issue in a March 2017 outline called: “The Nunes Paradox”  – SEE HEREAs the year-long story has unfolded, there are two central components at the heart of the political corruption and weaponization of the DOJ and FBI:♦First, corruption within the DOJ and FBI that included their use of unlawful use of FISA-702 exploits; and ♦Second, how that intelligence information was extracted, passed along to those outside government, repackaged, and reconstituted into...
  • House Intelligence Committee Votes To Reveal “The Big Ugly”…

    01/18/2018 2:44:42 PM PST · by randita · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/18/18 | sundance
    The House Intelligence Committee voted today to allow all congressional members to view a summary report of classified documents behind the “Clinton Dossier”. As Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner: “At the committee’s meeting Thursday morning, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., offered a motion to allow all House members to review a brief report prepared by the Republican majority summarizing the panel’s investigation into what GOP members call “FISA abuse.””
  • Concrete tubes just over eight feet wide, with a bench that turns into a bed, could be your solution

    01/15/2018 4:19:51 PM PST · by mairdie · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2018 | Sara Malm
    A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space. It is the brainchild of architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture who designed the build as a possible solution to the lack of both space and affordable housing in Hong Kong.
  • Leaders of both parties are already assuming Speaker Pelosi; Dem house takeover is “baked in”

    01/14/2018 2:47:17 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 102 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | Mike Allen
    Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House. And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable. Show less Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders believes that a loss of the House is "baked in," and said top Republicans don't see a way to avoid it.
  • ANALYSIS: Republican strategists say Democrats virtually certain to win House in 2018

    01/14/2018 8:39:14 AM PST · by Hadean · 103 replies
    ABC ^ | Jan. 14, 2018 | Jonathan Karl
    Republican strategists have turned decidedly pessimistic about their prospects for the 2018 midterm elections. Prominent Republicans are now saying privately that Democrats are virtually certain to win control of the House of Representatives. As one senior Republican on Capitol Hill told ABC News, “If the election were held today, the House would be gone. Fortunately, the election is not today.” Another prominent Republican strategist working on the midterm elections went further, telling ABC News point-blank that Republicans will lose the House and that this prospect unlikely to change. “The only question is whether Democrats win narrowly by picking up 25...
  • Billionaire to Spend $30 Million on 2018 Elections. His Aim: Impeach Trump

    01/08/2018 3:11:10 PM PST · by Hadean · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 8, 2018 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic political donor, announced Monday that his advocacy group, NextGen America, will spend $30 million to help Democrats retake the House in 2018, with the aim of eventually impeaching President Trump. Mr. Steyer also announced that he would not run for Senate or governor in California, as had been speculated. Mr. Steyer, who was a major donor to President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, emerged as the largest single political donor of the 2014 midterm election. His group spent $74 million to back Democrats that year, and $87 million in the 2016 elections....