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  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/03/2015 10:50:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Breitboart Big Government ^ | 8-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • GOP CIVIL WAR EXPLODES IN FULL VIEW

    08/03/2015 4:13:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Breitbart News
    For a 56th birthday present to himself, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) (R-North Carolina) took perhaps the most aggressive step yet against the Republican Party’s establishment. It marked perhaps the most bombastic challenge to House Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s (R-OH) (R-Ohio) leadership, and another point at which long-simmering tensions within the Republican caucus have exploded out into the open.
  • JOHN BOEHNER EMBARRASSED: HIS WHIP TEAM COULDN’T FIND VOTES TO REELECT HIM SPEAKER LAST WEEK

    08/02/2015 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)74% ,” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions...
  • Obama signs short-term highway bill, faults Congress for inaction

    08/01/2015 8:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama signed a three-month highway bill Friday while chastising Congress for failing to approve long-term transportation funding and other legislative business before lawmakers’ summer vacation. “We can’t keep on funding transportation by the seat of our pants,” Mr. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s a bad way for the U.S. government to do business. I guarantee you that’s not how China, Germany and other countries around the world handle their infrastructure.”
  • Fired-Up Congressman Says What Needed To Be Said, Leaves Boehner In Shambles

    07/30/2015 5:54:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/ ^ | July 30,2015 | Christopher Agee
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  • House GOP to Senate: We’re not taking up your highway bill

    07/27/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Wong
    The House will not vote on a multi-year Senate highway bill that revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday. “We’re not taking up the Senate bill,” McCarthy declared to a roomful of reporters in his office. Instead, McCarthy urged the Senate to take up a short-term House-passed bill which extends federal highway funding for five months, without renewing the Ex-Im Bank charter. He called the House bill the “best option” for Congress before money for highways, bridges and mass transit runs out on Friday. McCarthy’s declaration is a blow not only to the Senate,...
  • I forget - which Party has control of the House and Senate?

    07/22/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/22/2015 | Keith Edwards
    When Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi ran the Congress, they did as they damn well pleased. They held up legislation they didn’t want debated or voted on, they changed the rules to suit the needs of the Democrat Party and they said and did whatever it took to move theirs and Obama’s liberal socialist agenda forward. You can call them bullies or even tyrannical, but one thing you can’t call them - spineless. So how is that Republican House and Senate majority working for the people that voted them in? Are they on-task putting the country back on the conservative...
  • THE FREEDOM INDEX: A Congressional Scorecard Based On The U. S. Constitution

    07/19/2015 4:04:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | July 20, 2015 Issue | Staff
    "The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution" rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The percentages below are cumulative scores based on key votes from 1999 through June 2015. Click on a senator's or representative's name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record. (See abysmal records at link)
  • House passes short-term highway fix; Congress’ plans still in flux before July 31 deadline

    07/16/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The House approved $8 billion in highway funding Wednesday to keep projects moving past a July 31 deadline and buy enough time to negotiate the long-term bill lawmakers really want. But the measure is now on a collision course with the Senate, where Republicans sketched out a more ambitious bill that would pump tens of billions of dollars in new funding in coming years. House GOP leaders said they would eventually like a six-year bill. But for now, they asked members to swallow hard and support a five-month extension through Dec. 18, saying negotiations on the bigger bill could take...
  • House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare

    06/25/2015 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/2015 | Mark Hensch
    A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges. “As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said. “That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said. Babin’s potential legislation would...
  • House Republicans Considering Impeachment of IRS Head over Stonewalling in Lois Lerner Investigation

    06/25/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Agency destroyed e-mails after telling Congress they couldn’t be found. House Republicans investigating the IRS’s targeting of tea-party groups are seriously considering an effort to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen or other agency employees for “culpable misdemeanors” pertaining to the destruction of e-mails written by Lois Lerner, the former official at the heart of the scandal. “We’ve briefed the leadership’s counsel, and I think that they’re open to it, but it’s the type of thing where this town is like, ‘oh, that’s not how we do things, it’s not really been used lately,’” a Republican member of the House Oversight...
  • Obama to heckler: 'You're in my house'

    06/24/2015 4:18:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/24/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama faced off with a heckler during a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month at the White House, telling the person “you’re in my house.” Obama was interrupted shortly after beginning his speech to the crowd by a person who repeatedly shouted the president’s name. “No, no, no , no. Listen, you’re in my house,” Obama told the person. “You’re not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this,” Obama said. But the heckler would not let up, despite Obama’s pleas, boos from the crowd and chants of “Obama! Obama!” The president became visibly irritated,...
  • Former White House Top Chef Missing After New Mexico Hiking Trip

    06/19/2015 11:04:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    abc ^ | 6/19/15 | BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    A former White House executive chef to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush has been reported missing in New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley after a planned hiking trip to the area last Saturday. Walter Scheib, 61, was reported missing by his girlfriend when he did not return home from a hiking trip last Saturday. Authorities discovered his vehicle on Tuesday, and have been combing 20 to 30 square miles of mountainous area for Schieb since Wednesday, according to Bob Rodgers, the search and resource officer leading the search for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. "The terrain is...
  • House votes to repeal ObamaCare tax (280-140 - 46 RATS vote yes)

    06/18/2015 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The House voted Thursday to repeal an ObamaCare tax on medical devices that is intended to generate billions of dollars for the law. The final vote was 280-140, with 46 Democrats voting in favor. Supporters of the bill say the 2.3 percent tax, which affects about 7,000 manufacturers nationwide, is holding back innovation on important devices like X-ray machines and ventilators. “Only in Washington would you impose a tax on life-saving medical technology and think you will actually reduce healthcare costs," said Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), the bill’s lead sponsor. The House first voted to repeal the tax passed in...
  • House Dems push DHS to end 'jail-like' family detention

    05/27/2015 3:42:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    House Democrats, backed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), are pushing hard for the Department of Homeland Security to end its program of holding illegal immigrant families in “jail-like” detention centers. “We believe your department has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and their children in custody,” said a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson signed by 135 lawmakers on Wednesday. In 2014, the DHS ramped up its practice of holding immigrant families in detention facilities amid an influx of 60,000 families arriving at the Mexican border. But lawmakers are...
  • Congressional Conservatives Grade GOP-Controlled House: 'C-Plus'

    05/14/2015 6:34:08 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | May 13, 2015 | RICK KLEIN and ALI DUKAKIS
    ... two leading congressional conservatives -- founding members of the House Freedom Caucus -- say the GOP’s current leadership leaves something to be desired. “It's been average,” Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, told “Power Players.” “I don't think we've done a great job of following the promises that we made. I think we've done some good things, and we've done some not so great things. But what's really lacking is a vision for the future of America.” In the interview, fellow Freedom Caucus chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, agreed with Labrador's grade for the accomplishments of the GOP-controlled House so far:...
  • Watch: Boehner Lashes Out At Reporter For "Stupid Question" On Amtrak

    05/14/2015 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday at his weekly press briefing, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) lashed out when a reporter asked if funding was an issue on the heels of this week’s tragic crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, killing 7 and injuring hundreds.
  • Notorious 'Animal House' fraternity at Dartmouth College loses its appeal for 'recognition' [tr]

    05/08/2015 12:14:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    AP ^ | May 8, 2015 | Staff
    Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie 'Animal House' to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a campus judiciary committee at the Ivy League school withdrew the fraternity's recognition as a student organization. That appeal has been denied and the decision to withdraw recognition stands, according to a statement the college provided to The Associated Press on Friday.
  • Silent protest, boycott greet Wiccan priestess at Iowa House

    04/10/2015 10:50:04 PM PDT · by Aliska · 34 replies
    korg.com ABC affiliate ^ | April 9, 2015 | James Q. Lynch and Rob Boshart
    DES MOINES — What would Jesus do? If he were a member of the Iowa Legislature, Rep. Rob Taylor believes he would peacefully protest the morning prayer by a Wiccan priestess. So the West Des Moines Republican turned his back Thursday and prayed silently as Cedar Rapids Cabot witch Deborah Maynard appealed to “god, goddess, universe, that which is greater than ourselves.” Many of his colleagues chose not to attend the daily prayer. But Taylor said that after praying over it, he decided the appropriate response would be to “be in the presence of a prayer, but peacefully protest.” Despite...
  • Is the White House trolling Netanyahu?

    04/08/2015 2:51:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/15 | Brian Hughes
    The White House appeared to mock Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on social media Wednesday, employing a cartoon bomb similar to an illustration used by Israel's leader to warn against a nuclear Iran.The image of the bomb, complete with a red line near the top, is virtually identical to that used by Netanyahu during a 2012 United Nations speech on the dangers of Tehran acquiring such a weapon."At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs," Netanyahu said in his address at the time. "And that is by placing a clear red...
  • BREAKING ON DRUDGE: RUSSIANS HACK WHITE HOUSE; STEAL INFO ON OBAMA SCHED

    04/07/2015 2:23:51 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 297 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | April 07, 2015 | DRUDGE
    Russian hackers who got into the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, U.S. officials say.
  • How 'House of Cards' Writer Beau Willimon Got the Inside Dirt on D.C. [Worked for 3 Dems]

    03/28/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/26/13 | Jordan Zakarin
    ...[Writer Beau] Willimon, then in his 20s, became one of many young people to devote themselves to Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s Beltway-assaulting run for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president... He was a student at Columbia in 1998, wilting in the New York heat while studying Greek classics at the uptown Ivy, when Carson -- coming off an internship with George Stephanopoulos -- tempted him with tales of his work on a Senate campaign. Congressman Chuck Schumer, a gregarious Democrat from Brooklyn, was a longshot in the party’s primary, but Stephanopolous assured Carson that he would win. Carson started out...
  • House Approves Balanced Budget Plan (edit)

    03/25/2015 4:08:03 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-25-2015 | ABC News
    Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.
  • ‘House of Cards’ president more popular than Obama

    03/23/2015 7:51:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Americans prefer the fictional commanders-in-chief found on television — even the corrupt or conniving ones such as “House of Cards’” Frank Underwood and “Scandal’s” Fitzgerald Grant — to President Obama, according to a new poll. A Reuters-Ipsos survey conducted this month finds while only 46 percent of those polled around the country have a favorable opinion of President Obama, a whopping 82 percent gave a positive rating to “The West Wing’s” President Josiah Barlet, played on the NBC show by Martin Sheen, and 89 percent approved of the job President David Palmer, played by Dennis Haysbert, did on Fox’s “24.”
  • VIDEO: Concerns Grow Over Large Crack Along Lake Whitney Cliff

    03/17/2015 11:32:12 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 85 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 03/17/15 | nbcdfw.com
    A giant fracture in a limestone cliff overlooking Lake Whitney is threatening another luxury home, less than a year after a mansion was burned to the ground before it could collapse and fall into the North Texas lake below.
  • White House: Obama Was Aware Of Clinton’s Email Address

    03/09/2015 11:41:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 3/9/15 | Katherine Miller
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama exchanged email with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her time in office and therefore through her personal email account. “The president was referring specifically to the arrangement associated with Secretary Clinton’s email,” Earnest said. “Yes, the president was aware of her email address; he traded emails with her. That shouldn’t be a surprise, that the president of the United States is going to trade emails with the secretary of sta
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    03/05/2015 4:48:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03.04.15 | 3:12 AM | JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family’s New York home. The subpoenas from the Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi demanded additional material from Clinton and others related to Libya, spokesman Jamal D. Ware said. The panel also instructed technology companies it did not identify to preserve any relevant documents in their possession.
  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/04/2015 7:54:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 4, 2015 | Fredösphere
    Instead of watching helplessly as our republic devolves into crown government, let’s distract ourselves with a counterfactual. What if senators were appointed by state legislatures for indefinite terms?The Senate was designed to preserve the federal nature of our system. Members of the House represent the people, but the Senators were to represent the states — really, state governments.Had this worked, the people would have benefited. (Sometimes, you win by grabbing all the power, but sometimes you win by ceding power to critical allies. The states were the people’s only allies in the War Against the Feds.) Unfortunately, senators came to...
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Congress sends ‘clean’ Homeland bill to Obama

    03/03/2015 12:52:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Werner and David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
  • GOP: House to Vote Tuesday on Yearlong Bill to Fund Homeland Security Without Conditions

    03/03/2015 6:39:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 03/03/2015
    GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions.
  • FNC'S Tantaros: It Is Time To Ask The Question-Is This White House Anti-Semitic

    03/02/2015 1:02:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s “Outnumbered” on the Fox News Channel, co-host Andrea Tantaros raised the possibility of President Barack Obama and his administration are anti-Semitic due to their policy regarding Israel on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.
  • Pray For Netanyahu

    03/02/2015 5:20:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    I’m fasting Monday and praying for Benjamin Netanyahu’s success in his speech to Congress on Tuesday.
  • Rep. Tom Emmer lashes out at fellow Republicans (Fake Tea Party/MN)

    03/01/2015 6:02:20 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 29 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Allison Sherry
    WASHINGTON -- Mere weeks into his first term as a U.S. congressman, Republican Rep. Tom Emmer is challenging the right flank of his party. Just after midnight Saturday, Emmer issued a statement calling out Republican House colleagues who don't support fully funding the Department of Homeland Security because of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (snip) "I am disappointed that many of my colleagues chose to put the security of Americans at stake and waste time playing politics," said Emmer, who replaced Rep. Michele Bachmann in January. "Congress has a solemn responsibility. As a body, we should never hold...
  • Officials searching for missing house in Klamath Falls [OR]

    02/26/2015 1:25:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    kobi5.com ^ | 02-26-2015 | Staff
    Klamath Falls, Ore. --- A house is missing and deputies with the Klamath County sheriff's office are looking for it! Sheriff Frank Skrah made the announcement during a press conference around noon on Tuesday, February 24th, "We had a complete home stolen. This isn't a motor home, this isn't a mobile home and this is a 'home.'" When asked if the home was already on wheels Skrah responded, "No, it was not, it was on the foundation you see it on now." The 1,200 square foot home from the Sprague River area was reported missing on Tuesday. The home was...
  • Mathews: Netanyahu Started "Crapstorm" Should Apologize

    02/26/2015 5:05:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should apologize for the “crapstorm” he started regarding his speech before Congress.
  • Florida mom burns down home of convicted child-killer (truncated title)

    02/13/2015 10:50:05 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/13/15 | Jason Molinet
    The mother of a 7-year-old who was raped and murdered got some measure of payback by helping firefighters burn down the Orange Park, Fla., home once owned by the convicted killer. The man is now serving a life-sentence, and his residence, where the crime occurred, was torched as part of a training exercise for local firefighters.
  • Boehner: House will not support marriage during Supreme Court case

    02/10/2015 10:21:42 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/15 | Ben Johnson
    When the Supreme Court rules about whether to impose same-sex “marriage” on the entire nation, the House of Representatives will remain mum on the subject. House Speaker John Boehner confirmed that the Republican-controlled body will not weigh in on either side of the constitutional issue. “I don’t expect that we’re going to weigh in on this,” Boehner said at a press conference last Thursday. “The court will make its decision and that’s why they’re there, to be the highest court in the land.” The House's decision effectively abandons the legal field to federal institutions that support the redefinition of marriage....
  • House Freedom Caucus Looks to Be a Force — in Leadership and Lawmaking

    02/04/2015 8:32:11 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 4, 2015 | Matt Fuller
    The House Freedom Caucus is only a few weeks old, but some members say the new conservative faction is already pulling the House Republican Conference to the right. Before the HFC convened a single meeting, it so complicated the GOP debate on a proposed border security bill that leadership eventually had to pull the measure from the floor. But even more than a formalized “hell no” caucus that can thwart GOP leadership’s most moderate plans, the HFC could be a springboard for a new conservative leader — even if that’s not the group’s intention. (snip) It’s an early bit of...
  • House Freedom Caucus Looks to Be a Force — in Leadership and Lawmaking

    02/04/2015 5:04:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 2/4/15 | Matt Fuller
    The House Freedom Caucus is only a few weeks old, but some members say the new conservative faction is already pulling the House Republican Conference to the right. Before the HFC convened a single meeting, it so complicated the GOP debate on a proposed border security bill that leadership eventually had to pull the measure from the floor. But even more than a formalized “hell no” caucus that can thwart GOP leadership’s most moderate plans, the HFC could be a springboard for a new conservative leader — even if that’s not the group’s intention. “I don’t look for any springboards,”...
  • House Passes Bill to Completely Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    01/22/2015 10:37:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The House today approved legislation that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions that ensures abortions are not directly funded in any federal governmental program or department. The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support abortions. The House voted 242-179 for the bill with 239 Republicans and three Democrats voting to ban taxpayer funding of abortions under HR7 while 178 Democrats and...
  • House votes to overturn Obama immigration actions, bill heads to Senate

    01/14/2015 9:49:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/14/2015
    House Republicans voted Wednesday to overturn President Obama's immigration actions from last November -- and to unravel a directive from 2012 affecting immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children -- sending the bill to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate. The House voted 236-191 to approve the legislation, which funds the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year to the tune of $40 billion. But as part of that bill, Republicans added provisions to gut the president's immigration directives. Despite deep Democratic opposition, the House voted 237-190 on an amendment to undo executive...
  • Conservative Revolt Splits House GOP Group [new RSC!]

    01/13/2015 10:40:31 AM PST · by mrsmith · 102 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 13, 2015 | Daniel Newhauser
    ...The new group, which does not yet have a name, is being de-facto led by former RSC Chairman Jim Jordan, although the formal leadership structure could change. It will also include Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who lost an election to become the chairman last year, disappointing many conservatives. The other founders are Reps. Justin Amash, Ron DeSantis, John Fleming, Scott Garrett, Raul Labrador, Mark Meadows, and Matt Salmon. Most but not all of those members are expected to renounce their RSC memberships, along with other members who will join the group. Many of the members will meet Tuesday evening with Sen....
  • Can a rebrand make Republicans raise the gas tax?

    01/13/2015 2:11:14 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    PRI.org ^ | January 12, 2015 | PRI
    Gas prices are the lowest they've been in five years — a welcome relief for many drivers. But now that fuel prices are falling, some lawmakers are talking in a serious way about raising the gas tax — Republican lawmakers. The debate is at an early stage, and it’s fair to say House conservatives will hate the idea. But a few powerful GOP senators are signaling they're open to the idea. Even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out. “Some Republicans in the Senate are speaking up,” says Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's...
  • BREAKING: House to vote on 20-week abortion ban Jan 22: Roe anniversary, date of March for Life

    01/12/2015 1:47:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 1.12.2015 | Jill Stanek
    From Politico this morning, in an article entitled, “GOP hopes it’s cracked the abortion code: Republicans unite around a push to ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy”: … GOP leaders plan to vote on a federal 20-week abortion ban on Jan. 22. That’s the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and falls on the same day as the March for Life…. In the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) opted to tie the upcoming vote to the March for Life event after meeting with leading anti-abortion groups and Republicans who have long been vocal opponents of abortion. McCarthy...
  • HOUSE APPROVES KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

    01/09/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-9-15 | Cristina Marcos/ Laura Barron-Lopez
    The House on Friday passed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline hours after a Nebraska court ruled in favor of the proposed route. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to be approves. The White House has warned President Obama would veto the legislation. Passage fell largely along party lines, 266-153, with 28 Democrats joining nearly all Republicans in favor. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) voted "present." That is short of the necessary two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. The vote marked the 10th time the House has voted to authorize the...
  • Alan Grayson: Republicans Are " The White Christian Party"

    01/09/2015 3:25:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Breitbart News
    For a five-month period that ends this week, every single elected Republican in Congress was a white Christian. Let me repeat that: every elected GOP Member of the House and Senate was a white Christian.