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  • 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.
  • Boehner: It hurts when critics call me 'spineless, or a squish'

    01/08/2015 3:38:26 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | January 8, 2015 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday displayed emotional candor rare for a national leader, acknowledging to reporters that it stings when critics call him "spineless" or a "squish." (snip) Boehner said: “During my years here when I voted, I had the eight most conservative voting record in the Congress. And, it does pain me to be described as spineless, or a squish. And, I tell you what pains me the most is when they describe me as the establishment. Now, I’m the most anti-establishment speaker we’ve ever had. Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me. Whose the...
  • GOP Tensions Escalate After Speaker Vote

    01/08/2015 3:27:46 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 156 replies
    The National Journal ^ | January 7, 2015 | DANIEL NEWHAUSER
    ank-and-file Republicans are fuming at what they see as the heavy-handed tactics of Republican leaders, one day after a divisive vote that narrowly handed Speaker John Boehner the gavel for another term. Members who opposed Boehner on the floor are frustrated that two rebels have already been stripped of committee assignments, while the speaker's allies, angered by an embarrassingly close vote that played out on national television, warn darkly of more punishment to come. And some conservatives who backed Boehner complain that they are now facing a different kind of retribution—from the Right. (snip) Retribution is not being enacted simply...
  • House Republican slams anti-Boehner movement hard. Like, really hard. (Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5)

    01/07/2015 7:31:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    The last time there was a speaker vote, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) didn't vote for John A. Boehner, protesting against the Ohio Republican by voting for no one. On Tuesday, he did vote for Boehner. And he had some not-so-nice things to say about the movement to try to defeat the top Republican. Below is his full statement, which is remarkably blunt and the kind of thing that is rarely seen from a member of Congress. (Seriously, it's worth reading the whole thing.)
  • Luke Russert: "For All The Talk" Boehner Follows Pelosi Mold

    01/07/2015 3:30:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Ian Hachett
    NBC News Capitol Hill Reporter Luke Russert declared that “for all the talk about restoring regular order, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) acts “similar” to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.
  • Glenn Beck Unloads on GOP Rep. for Voting for John Boehner in Fiery Radio Interview

    01/06/2015 5:49:00 PM PST · by Mozilla · 178 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1.6.15 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Tuesday tore into Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) over his decision to vote for John Boehner as speaker of the House, saying he believes Stewart — who has been his friend for years — is losing his soul. Beck asked the congressman whether it was Boehner’s decision to fund Obamacare, his support of the CRomnibus bill, or his decision to continually delay any action in opposing President Barack Obama’s agenda that garnered his support. Stewart said the allegations against Boehner aren’t true, and continued: “I think in the time we have here, we can’t go back and review...
  • Update: Boehner elected Speaker, loses 25 votes

    01/06/2015 10:45:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 271 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    If you took the over on 19 votes, you won! There were 25 defectors on the Speaker, a number tantalizingly close to the 29 they needed. But then, that makes sense:
  • House Session: The House convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress.

    01/06/2015 9:10:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 6, 2015 | House of Representatives
    House Session The House convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress.
  • Watch HouseLive

    01/06/2015 8:18:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | 2015-01-06 | U.S. House of Representatives
    Your Government in Action The Office of the Clerk gives you a front-row seat in the U.S. House of Representatives chambers. The Clerk’s HouseLive service allows you to watch streaming live and archived video feeds of House floor proceedings dating back to 2009.
  • RUSH: Caller: Gohmert Is the Man to Beat Boehner

    01/06/2015 6:41:10 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 60 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 05, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Paul. Great to have you, sir. Thank you for waiting and hello. CALLER: Yeah, great to speak with you, too, Rush. Most Republicans agree that Boehner has to go. He not only voted for the cromnibus that funded Obama's illegal activities until next October, he also negotiated behind closed doors and then threw it on the clerk's desk 48 hours before the vote so nobody else had a chance to see what was in it. So he's disgraced himself. He's got to go. The question is who should replace him.And two men...
  • Renee Elmers (R-NC-2) Attacks Boehner Challengers, Says They are Media Whores Without Substance

    01/06/2015 4:19:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    Today Boehner lackey Renee Elmers attacked Boehner challengers Rep. Gohmert and Rep. Yoho as media whores with no substance whatsoever: Monday on NewsMax TV’s “Midpoint,” Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) without naming names blasted members of Congress who have come out against House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in his bid for a third term as speaker. Ellmers said, “Those who are acting out right now though are getting some media attention. That is all it is. It’s media attention. These are folks that thrive on it. They are bad actors right now because they are acting as though they are going...
  • Speaker Boehner staves off dissenters (Another Purge in the Works!)

    01/06/2015 3:57:11 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 5, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Speaker John Boehner hopes Tuesday is the beginning of a new reality on Capitol Hill. For years, Boehner has had to stroke the egos of his House Republican Conference’s far-right fringe, the hardline conservatives who had an outsized voice in every legislative debate and often dragged the entire party with them, even when he implored them to ease up. Now, though, the Ohio Republican and his allies are confident he will win his third term as speaker on Tuesday without the dozen or so “Hell no!” conservatives who have seemingly stymied him at every turn. He will lose the support...
  • Disconnect 75% of GOP Voters Want Boehner/McConnell Out..

    01/05/2015 7:46:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | David Steinberg
    A national poll of GOP voters supervised by Caddell Associates, Pat Caddell’s outfit, presented the following findings yesterday regarding tomorrow’s full House vote for the speaker position: Only a quarter of GOP voters think [John] Boehner and [Mitch] McConnell should remain Speaker and Majority Leader. Three-fifths want someone new rather than Speaker Boehner and almost half want someone new rather than Leader McConnell. As of now this finding has received scant media attention. It deserves more. The Daily Signal broke Caddell’s poll but somewhat buried that lede; Drudge linked the Daily Signal article halfway down his site. Otherwise, I see...
  • Marlin Stutzman is issuing a public statement TOMORROW saying he voting against Boehner

    01/05/2015 4:12:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on Twitter: Jim Bridenstine just announced Marlin Stutzman is issuing a public statement TOMORROW saying he voting against Boehner Stutzman coming out against Boehner is MASSIVE. Takes this BIG TIME. Stutzman ran for House Majority Whip last summer
  • Remove The Crying Cheeto

    01/04/2015 1:35:25 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    Original Content | 1/4/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    John Boehner epitomizes all that is wrong with the Republican Establishment. Boehner has thwarted every plan to overturn or ameliorate the most heinous aspects of Obama's neo-tyrannical rule. These days, I like to call Boehner Crying Cheeto. That is because he is an odd orange- or yellow-color, and cries at the drop of a hat. Boehner started, seemingly, on the right track. He was helpful in engineering the Contract with America in 1994, which helped propel Newt Gingrich to the position of the Chairman of the House. He quickly turned, however, and was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to unseat...
  • Prospects for Immigration Reform

    Mark Krikorian and Frank Sharry talked about the prospects for immigration reform in the Republican-led 114th Congress, which would convene January 6, 2015, and the effect of President Obama’s executive action on the issue.
  • Gohmertforspeaker.com traffic through the roof

    01/04/2015 4:46:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on twitter: Sources close to the organized effort against Boehner tell @BreitbartNews that http://Gohmertforspeaker.com traffic through the roof.
  • More Republicans Say They Won’t Support Boehner For Speaker

    01/04/2015 4:51:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Alex Pappas
    week’s vote. The latest Republican to announce plans to oppose Boehner is Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who made public his intentions in a Sunday evening statement. “Trust is a series of promises kept; my vote for new leadership reflects a promise I made to voters when they elected me,” Gosar said. “I cannot stand beside the same leadership that has offered up bills too large to read, used parliamentary tricks to bring bills to the floor and has refused to take swift action against the president and his administration’s unconstitutional actions.” The official speaker’s election is set for Tuesday, when...
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s announcement Sunday that he’s officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title “Speaker Boehner Has Got to Go”: It’s time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We can’t accept a Speaker of the House who...
  • Gohmert Announces Run for speaker on Fox News (Vanity)

    01/04/2015 4:29:31 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Vanity | Jan 4, 2015 | Vanity
    Louie Gohmert just announced on Fox News he is running for speaker. No link as yet.
  • Sam Kass, Obama’s personal chef, is leaving the White House

    12/24/2014 10:38:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/08/14 | Leslie Larson
    Kass is departing at the end of the month to move to New York and closer to his new bride, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, the White House announced on Monday. Sam Kass, the first family’s personal chef and head of Michelle Obama's Let’s Move initiative, is leaving the White House. Kass is leaving at the end of the month to move to New York - closer to his new bride, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, the White House announced on Monday. Kass, 34, is a longtime friend of the Obamas.
  • House Dem: GOP Gave Dems ‘Virtually Everything’ We Wanted

    12/12/2014 8:22:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 11, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Retiring representative Jim Moran (D., Va.) says that Democrats got “virtually everything” they wanted in the cromnibus package that’s going to a vote in the House tonight, as he praised the bill in terms that could double as the conservative critique of the legislation. Moran says that “the Republicans are indicating they need 80 Democrats” and he’s frustrated that Democrats won’t provide the votes.
  • Budget Bill Passes the House!

    12/11/2014 7:06:03 PM PST · by Maceman · 59 replies
    The REPUBLICANS rescued it. Boehner and his crew, and those that voted for it, can go straight to Hell as far as I'm concerned.
  • House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

    12/12/2014 4:34:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:53am EST | David Lawder and Richard Cowan
    In the 219-206 vote, 67 Republicans rejected the spending bill, largely because it failed to take action to stop Obama's executive immigration order. But that was offset by 57 Democrats who voted in favor. Shortly after passage, both the House and Senate passed a 48-hour extension to allow the Senate more time to consider the measure. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said it would be debated on Friday.
  • Pelosi 'enormously disappointed' in Obama

    12/12/2014 1:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    In a rare break from President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted the White House on Thursday for putting its weight behind the $1.1 trillion government funding package. In a speech decrying the “cromnibus” on the House floor, Pelosi, the minority leader, noted that Republican defections have given the Democrats significant leverage in the debate and wondered why the White House wouldn't use that power to fight the conservative policy riders that have sparked the Democrats' outcry. “I'm enormously disappointed that the White House feels that the only way they can get a bill is to go along with this,”...
  • Waters warns House Dems against intimidation as Obama chief of staff arrives

    12/11/2014 4:19:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The fight over the “cromnibus” began as an internecine battle within the Republican Party — which is nothing new for the GOP on Capitol Hill when it comes to budgets. Over the past few hours, though, it’s turned into a civil war among Democrats, especially between progressives in Congress and the White House. Barack Obama spent the afternoon on the phone attempting to whip enough House Democrats to vote for the bill, while Nancy Pelosi declared herself opposed to the bill and whipped her caucus to stand firm. As noted in an update in the earlier post, Obama sent his...
  • Obama's Constitutional Crisis: What Should the House Do?

    12/11/2014 11:04:36 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 11, 2014 | Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)
    The constitutional issues involving President Barack Obama's executive orders on amnesty far transcend the issue of illegal immigration. The president’s action strikes at the very heart of our separation of powers. The Constitution reserves to Congress alone the power to enact and alter law, and charges the president with the responsibility to faithfully execute those laws. If the president can seize legislative power in this manner and then boast to an audience that he himself has changed the law, then the separation of powers becomes meaningless, and our constitutional Republic will have crossed a very bright line that separates a...
  • House Chooses New Cold War With Russia (Lunatic Column)

    12/09/2014 3:43:42 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Last week the US House voted overwhelmingly in favor of an anti-Russia resolution so full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from chilliest era of the Cold War. Ironically, much of the bill condemns Russia for doing exactly what the US government has been doing for years in Syria and Ukraine. For example, one of the reasons to condemn Russia in the resolution is the claim that Russia is imposing economic sanctions on Ukraine. But how many rounds of sanctions has US government imposed on Russia for much of the past year? I guess sanctions are only bad...
  • Trey Gowdy slams immigration hack for suggesting Republican motives are racist

    12/04/2014 5:26:42 PM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 03, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Trey Gowdy sets immigration hack Marielena Hincapie straight after she suggests race is the reason why Republicans oppose Obama’s immigration executive order. Watch the video
  • GOP lawmakers, Benghazi survivors fume over 'garbage' House report

    12/03/2014 7:42:49 PM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 03, 2014 | Adam Housley By Adam Housley
    A recent report by a GOP-led committee that was seen as going easy on the Obama administration's Benghazi response is drawing stinging complaints from a number of Republicans on the panel, as well as survivors of the attack. Some GOP members on the House Intelligence Committee grumble that the final product "might as well have been written by the minority," while other House Republicans say they are frustrated with the committee's decision to release a report with so many "holes." Several lawmakers point their fingers at the committee's chairman, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Some members who disagreed with the findings...
  • House Looks To Undo Obama Amnesty

    12/03/2014 8:18:05 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 8 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/2/2014 | Greg Corombos
    House Republicans are launching a two-headed strategy to stop President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that will both reject the president’s actions with legislation while simultaneously targeting funding for their enforcement. Timing is essential in this strategy. Current funding for government operations is set to expire Dec. 11. GOP leaders plan to move both parts of this strategy well before that deadline. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., is spearheading the effort to strike down the executive orders. His bill, H.R 5759, is known as the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Brings "Hands Up! Don't Shoot" To The House Floor

    12/02/2014 10:02:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking on the House floor, members of the Congressional Black Caucus used the “Hands up! Don’t Shoot” gesture popular with Ferguson protesters reacting to the shooting of Michael Brown. “Hands up, don't shoot,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence.”
  • Lawmakers make 'hands up' gesture on House floor

    12/02/2014 4:46:35 AM PST · by mykroar · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/2/14 | Lucy McCalmont
    Several lawmakers took to the House floor Monday evening to make the “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gesture to protest the police shooting of the unarmed Ferguson teen, Michael Brown. “Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.” Jeffries added that people are fed up with injustice, a broken criminal...
  • CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November Porker of the Month

    11/28/2014 8:09:14 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | November 2014 | Citizens Against Government Waste
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) its November Porker of the Month for his second unsuccessful attempt to convince his fellow Republican lawmakers that it would be a good idea to restore earmarks. During a closed-door meeting on November 14, 2014, by a vote of 145-67, House Republicans rebuffed Rep. Roger’s effort to earmark projects for “state, locality, public utility or other public entities.” Rep. Rogers was also named CAGW’s Porker of the Month in April 2012, after his first failed attempt to end the earmark ban on March 30, 2012. Rep....
  • ‘Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House’ Just Satire; No Tyler Jackson Case

    11/27/2014 4:43:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | Staff Writer
    A protester in Ferguson, Missouri accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store. According to a report in the Ferguson Post-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground. “It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something,” he told the newspaper. Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done. He then tried to put out the...
  • 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.