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  • US government released secret chapter from 9/11 report

    07/15/2016 11:20:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING ... The U.S. government on Friday released a once-classified chapter from a congressional report on the 9/11 attacks that some lawmakers suggested raise questions of Saudi involvement.
  • Clyburn: Trump’s Law and Order Claim Was a ‘Dog Whistle’ to White Supremacists

    07/13/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    brietbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s claim of being “the law and order candidate” was a “dog whistle” to white supremacists. Clyburn said, “Mr. Trump needs to get serious about this issue and stop making light of it. No system is rigged against him because of his skin color. That’s what race is all about. We must be serious about that, have a conversation with each other about that and see what we can do to solve this problem. And not hide behind what may or may not have happened to you...
  • Congress July 6, 2016 - Another unconstitutional bill passed by House

    07/07/2016 3:42:10 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 26 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | July 7, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    ... Our Constitution specifies that no person shall be deprived of their life without due process. So the bill's provisions allowing abortions to be performed without any due process is on its face unconstitutional. The Supreme Court, in Roe opinion, opined that the unborn child is not a person. That's a legal fiction. When Roe opinion was written, it was commonly thought that before you or I became human, we went through various stages of biological development. "Ontogeny recapitulates Phylogeny" was the popular phrase taught to schoolchildren as scientific fact -- that we each start as a tadpole-like creature and...
  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representatives—but in the end, he just didn’t have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaign—one with heavy ethnic overtones—the Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • Rep. Charles Rangel endorses Keith Wright as his House successor while casting vote in Harlem

    06/28/2016 4:43:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Sit
    Nine candidates are vying for Rep. Charles Rangel's seat — a position he's held for nearly a half-century — but only one stood beside him as he cast his vote in Harlem on Tuesday. "For the first time in 46 years I couldn't find my name!" Rangel said as he stepped out of his polling site at Public School 175 on W. 134th St. "But I'm so glad I did find his name," he added, nodding towards Assemblyman Keith Wright, whom Rangel endorsed as his successor. New Yorkers in seven congressional districts in four boroughs — Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx...
  • The Democrats' Mob Rule In The House Of Representatives

    06/24/2016 3:52:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    House Democrats made complete fools of themselves with their sit-in temper tantrum this week. Shouting their demands for an immediate vote on gun control legislation – apparently their only “serious” answer to global Islamic jihad – the Democratic disrupters caused pandemonium on the House floor on Wednesday. They sought to paralyze House proceedings with shouts of “No bill, No break!” Representative Maxine Waters of California proclaimed, “I’m prepared to stand here until hell freezes over.” Civil rights hero Representative John Lewis of Georgia declared, “we have to occupy the floor of the House until there’s action.”
  • GOP Members Livid As Speaker Ryan Lets Democrats Stage a Sit-in

    06/22/2016 9:24:32 PM PDT · by detective · 167 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Members of the House Republican Conference are furious at Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) after they were forced to sidelines for more than nine hours while House Democrats staged a college-style sit-in in the House chamber to demand restrictions on gun rights. “Ryan was so weak, he just let them take over,” a Capitol Hill source told Breitbart News.
  • House Dems stage sit-in, shut down chamber over gun legislation

    06/22/2016 11:58:46 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 22, 2016 | Donovan Slack, and Deborah Barfield Berry
    Democratic lawmakers shut down the U.S. House Wednesday by staging a sit-in on the House floor to demand a vote on gun control legislation. Roughly 40 House lawmakers sat on the floor and refused to allow Republicans to take back control. They took turns talking about gun violence, said they wouldn't leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed a vote on measures to curb it, and chanted over and over "No bill, no break!" The House is scheduled to adjourn on Friday and be out of session until July 5.
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 169 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • Who will Replace Charles Rangel?

    06/20/2016 10:18:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    AM New York ^ | June 20, 2016 | Mark Chiusano
    Next week, Democratic voters in Harlem and upper Manhattan will do something they haven’t done in a long time: vote in a congressional election that doesn’t include Rep. Charles Rangel. After more than 40 years, the lion of Harlem is retiring. Without an incumbent, the race in the 13th Congressional District is more competitive than usual, though it's still taking place somewhat quietly. Traditionally low turnout even in competitive congressional races means that each vote carries extra weight. No matter who wins, Rangel’s replacement will mark a shift for a changing district. A change in representation for a changing district...
  • End of an era: Yes, Charlie Rangel will retire

    02/25/2016 9:15:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a sad day inside the Beltway, as a fixture of the New York Democrats’ political machine makes it official: Charlie Rangel will retire at the end of the current term. According to The Hill, Charlie has finalized a decision he hinted at last year primarily because he wants to exit the public stage at the same time as Barack Obama. "I wanted so badly to complete the last year with President Obama,” the 85-year-old Democrat said during a radio interview with WCBS 880. “And even though they never gave him a fair opportunity to do all the things...
  • GOP OFFICE HOLDERS: If Trump is Kicked Out, we walk too, and YOU WILL LOSE (vanity)

    06/17/2016 5:39:26 PM PDT · by BobL · 66 replies
    (self) | June 17, 2016 | BobL (self)
    Given the rumors that are flying around about 'changing the rules' at the GOP convention so as to prevent Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee, I think some thought should be given to the potential collateral damage to the Republican Party's efforts in November. First, I'll state the obvious - if Trump is denied his position on the ballot in 2016, I simply will not vote for president - and I suspect that holds for many, probably a majority of Trump supporters. So Romney, Ryan, or whoever replaces him will simply have to find another pool of millions of...
  • Amid Process Battle, Conservatives Complain of GOP Financial Support of More Liberal Republicans

    06/13/2016 5:09:49 AM PDT · by milton23 · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/10/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    An LGBT measure threatening the House appropriations process has exposed old fault lines inside the Republican conference while also forging a pragmatic alliance between leadership and conservatives. The amendment introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., doomed an energy and water spending bill before Memorial Day—but only after 43 Republicans bucked the party line to vote for the measure before the underlying legislation failed.
  • GOP OFFICE HOLDERS: If Trump is Kicked Out, we walk too, and YOU WILL LOSE (vanity)

    06/11/2016 7:33:50 AM PDT · by BobL · 50 replies
    (self) | June 11, 2016 | BobL (self)
    Given the rumors that are flying around about 'changing the rules' at the GOP convention so as to prevent Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee, I think some thought should be given to the potential collateral damage to the Republican Party's efforts in November. First, I'll state the obvious - if Trump is denied his position on the ballot in 2016, I simply will not vote for president - and I suspect that holds for many, probably a majority of Trump supporters. So Romney, Ryan, or whoever replaces him will simply have to find another pool of millions of...
  • Poll: Dem candidate leads Mia Love by 6 points

    06/10/2016 6:51:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Freshman Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is trailing Democratic candidate and attorney Doug Owens by 6 points in a rematch for her targeted House seat, a new poll finds. Owens received support from 51 percent of likely voters compared to 45 percent for Love, according to the Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll conducted by SurveyUSA found. Four percent said they were undecided or supporting a third-party candidate. Love’s campaign questioned the poll’s unexpected results. "I don't believe the numbers to be honest with you," strategist Dave Hansen told The Salt Lake Tribune. "The numbers just do not make sense." Owens embraced...
  • House-Passed Debt Relief for Puerto Rico Splits Conservatives

    06/10/2016 5:34:48 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/10/2016 | Josh Siegel
    Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Dave Brat of Virginia were among the conservatives who voted against a bill to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis. (Photo: Willis Bretz for The Daily Signal) A bill establishing a legal framework for Puerto Rico to restructure its $72 billion debt load passed the House Thursday by a 297-127 vote after months of haggling between the Obama administration, Democrats, bondholders, unions, Puerto Rico officials—and conservatives. About the only thing conservatives agree on about legislation the House passed Thursday night providing rescue to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is that it’s not a bailout. “There are...
  • Meet the Republican Traitors Who Sacrificed Women’s Privacy by Supporting Obama’s Transgender Edicts

    05/27/2016 6:09:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2016 | Maggie Gallagher
    Will these social-conservative turncoats face real political consequences? I was up in the wee hours after midnight Thursday when Daniel Horowitz’s tweet crossed my radar: The GOP-controlled House had just voted in the dead of night to write into law Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors who “discriminate” against transgendered individuals. We all know now what that means: If you refuse to let anatomical males into your women’s dressing rooms, locker rooms, or bathrooms, you are just a bigoted hater, end of story. Just ask Representative Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.), who descended, Trumplike, to insults when challenged by a witness....
  • Battle Over LGBT Amendment Threatens to Stall Entire Appropriations Process

    05/27/2016 7:37:57 AM PDT · by milton23 · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Philip Wegmann
    An LGBT measure derailed a $37.5 billion House energy and water spending bill and now threatens to bring the entire appropriations process to a grinding halt in the House. The amendment from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., would codify a 2014 executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents characterize the Maloney amendment as a violation of conscience rights. They fear that the failed amendment could require federal contractors to provide special status to members of the LGBT community or lose their business with the federal government. With the support of...
  • 43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda

    05/26/2016 12:28:50 PM PDT · by milton23 · 51 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    On Wednesday night, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Whereas last week Congress voted to reject this proposal—known as the Maloney Amendment—last night they voted to ratify Obama’s 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. And, of course, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity, as we learned last week from Obama’s transgender directives....
  • John Boehner’s Coming Revenge?

    05/19/2016 7:29:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Back when John Boehner was Speaker, he was the unpopular establishment figure fighting against a passionate Republican base that adhered strictly to conservative orthodoxy. Today, in a surprising turn of events, Boehner—who supports Donald Trump—finds himself in a more enviable position. Boehner has nothing to lose. He has no Speakership from which to be ousted. Meanwhile, many of his old adversaries—you know, the Ted Cruz  97% wing of the House GOP—suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of a passionate base that prizes Trumpian strength over ideological purity. The tables, it seems, have turned. Which brings us to this...
  • Google´s extraordinary access to Obama revealed as White House visitor logs show 128 meeting

    05/17/2016 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/16 | Geoff Earle
    When top White House officials want to know what Google executives are thinking, they don´t need to go near a computer – since company officials have been hovering at the White House about once a week through the course of the Obama administration, White House logs reveal. The tech giant´s top lobbyist, Johanna Shelton, has visited the White House a total of 128 times since President Obama got elected in 2009. (Snip) According the data, she visited more than the lobbyists for five other tech giants combined. In fact, she visited the White House 40 percent more often than her
  • The return of John Boehner

    05/16/2016 9:19:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    John Boehner is back. The former House speaker will spend late July and all of August on a cross-country bus trip raising money and campaigning for House Republicans, according to multiple sources familiar with his plans. The trip — on Boehner’s bus, dubbed “Freedom One” — will begin after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and end Labor Day weekend. Boehner has done these trips for years, but it is especially significant that the former speaker — who left Congress after being targeted by House conservatives — is spending his summer campaigning less than a year after leaving office.
  • Trump Picks Up Endorsements Of Nine House Chairmen

    05/14/2016 6:45:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 13, 2016
    Nine GOP committee chairmen lined up behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Friday, just a day after the billionaire businessmen met with key party leaders on Capitol Hill. In a statement released announcing the endorsement, the chairmen said that it was important for Republicans to unite around Trump since America cannot deal with another Democrat in the White House nor can Republicans to lose their hold on Congress. “Any other outcome is a danger to economic growth, puts our national security in peril, enshrines ObamaCare as the law of the land, entraps Americans in a cycle of poverty and dependence,...
  • House Bill Seeks To Prevent Islamic State Profiting From Stolen Antiques

    04/28/2016 6:04:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The Republican-led House of Representatives sent a bill authored by a Democrat to President Obama’s desk that would limit the ability of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to destroy cultural sites and profit from the selling of priceless antiques.
  • Wisc’s Most Important Election Wasn’t Yesterday’s Presidential Primary (Defeat Paul Ryan Primary!)

    04/07/2016 6:04:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/6/2016 | George Rasley
    If you believe, as we do, that it is time to break the Washington Cartel’s grip on the national Republican Party, and to nominate and elect a conservative outsider as President, yesterday’s Republican presidential primary was good news. But if you want to break the Washington Cartel’s grip on power, and its outsized influence over the Republican Party, yesterday’s presidential primary wasn’t the most important election. Paul RyanWisconsin’s most important election is the coming August 9 Republican Primary in which conservative entrepreneur Paul Nehlen is taking on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s Fist Congressional District. Yes, it...
  • Birth of a Wooden House.

    03/15/2016 3:27:45 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 8, 2016 | Jacob the Carpenter
    The sort of thing that makes you yearn for a simpler time. Take a moment to relax and admire this man's work. You're Welcome.
  • Kentucky House Up For Grabs? Been Dem since 1920!

    03/08/2016 12:10:10 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 33 replies
    AP ^ | March 08, 2016 | Adam Beam
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The fate of the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats is in the hands of a few thousand Kentucky voters in four House districts scattered throughout the state. Those voters will choose four state representatives Tuesday in a series of special elections created by resignations and two strategic appointments by new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Democrats have 50 members and Republicans 46 in the Kentucky House of Representatives, where Democrats have held the majority for nearly a century. A Republican sweep would mean Democrats would not control the chamber for the first...
  • House Panel investigates the truth about research on baby body parts

    03/03/2016 12:47:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 3, 2016 | Susan Michelle
    While one corner of Washington, DC was focused on the Supreme Court and its first major abortion case in years, not far down the road, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives was hearing its own abortion-related arguments. The Panel was formed as a result of last summer’s Planned Parenthood exposé videos from the Center for Medical Progress. These videos revealed a market for the buying and selling of the parts of aborted babies. Chaired by Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), the Panel is currently investigating the practice of procuring fetal body parts and the bioethical implications. An initial press release...
  • House Speaker Ryan: Trump tapping into voter anger

    02/23/2016 5:49:00 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 52 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday the rise of Donald Trump can be explained by voters being fed-up that America is on the wrong track. Ryan blamed the progressive policies of President Barack Obama. "You have conservatives, like myself, ... who are very upset about the direction of the country," Ryan told "Squawk Box" on CNBC. "You have people in America panicked because they have economic anxiety." As House speaker, Ryan is not supporting any one candidate as the nomination contests continue. "There's nothing we can do about what's going on in the presidential election and what the outcome of...
  • Texas House District 121 Race Heats Up

    02/22/2016 8:21:30 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 16 replies
    KSAT.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Paul Venema
    SAN ANTONIO - Before an address to a Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, State Rep. and House Speaker Joe Straus discussed his record that he said included cutting taxes and promoting job growth. When asked about challenger Jeff Judson's suggestions in his advertising that Straus represents special interests, Straus said, "A smear campaign isn't going to work in the district that I represent, and it's not going to work across the state." "People know that Texas Republican legislators have done very, very well in recent years," he added. Greeting voters at an early voting site in the district, Judson...
  • House Democrat: U.S. Muslims Are Being Radicalized by Politicians Calling for Border Control

    02/09/2016 2:20:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/16 | Alana Goodman
    Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth said on Monday that politicians are contributing to the rise of Islamic terrorists in the United States by calling for stricter immigration laws. Duckworth singled out her Republican opponent, Sen. Mark Kirk, and presidential candidate Donald Trump, as two politicians who are allegedly “play[ing] right into ISIS’s hands” and aiding the radicalization of Muslims in the United States during an interview with the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Duckworth made the comments while discussing two Iraqi refugees in Texas and California who were recently arrested on terror related charges. “In the case of those...
  • U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to retire later this year

    01/30/2016 11:09:42 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-16 | John Diedrich
    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced late Saturday he will not seek re-election. The former roofing contractor from Neenah issued a statement saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • U.S. top court rejects new challenge to Obamacare

    01/19/2016 7:39:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to Obamacare brought by an Iowa artist. The court turned away an appeal by Matt Sissel, who had asserted that the 2010 Affordable Care Act violated the U.S. Constitution's requirement that revenue-raising legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, not in the Senate, as the healthcare law did.
  • House Opens New Investigation Into Hillary Email Server

    01/16/2016 4:40:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-15-16 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Talk about a bad week. Poll numbers tanking, polling shows millennial ladies prefer Bernie, her attempts to connect with minority demographics flopping hard, 13 Hours hits theaters, resurrecting the Benghazi story, and now a second Congressional investigation. This latest investigation centers around the security of Hillary's home-brewed email server used during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman: Understanding these companies' roles in providing software and services to maintain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server is critical to improving government cybersecurity standards. A high profile...
  • Eight people taken to hospitals after police find suspicious substance at House building

    <p>Eight people were taken to area hospitals after a suspicious substance was found Friday morning in an office at the Longworth House Office Building, according to a D.C. fire department spokesman.</p> <p>The spokesman, Timothy Wilson, could not immediately describe the symptoms but said they were minor. He said fire crews evaluated 10 people and took eight to hospitals.</p>
  • FINAL (HOUSE) VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL (Omnibus Bill)

    12/18/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    clerk.House.Gov ^ | 18-Dec-2015 9:49 AM | House.Gov
    YEAS NAYS PRES NV REPUBLICAN 150 95 1 DEMOCRATIC 166 18 4 INDEPENDENT TOTALS 316 113 5
  • House Passes $1.15 Trillion Spending Bill: Here Is What's In It

    12/18/2015 9:36:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Moments ago, the House of Representatives just passed the $1.15 trillion spending bill that includes a $680 billion package of tax-break extensions, in a 316 to 113 vote, and will now move to the Senate, where its passage is likewise assured and will be signed by the president over the next few days. While there was clearly no risk of the Omnibus not passing, this particular portion of pork is relevant, because as Richard Breslow notes, "fiscal policy may begin to emerge from hibernation. The spending and tax bills Congress is in the process of passing today is something...
  • The House Will Consider End to Visa Waiver Program

    12/08/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    (TRUNEWS)-The House will consider action Tuesday on the U.S. visa waiver program that allows 40 % of foreign visitors to enter the U.S. effortlessly. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expects the bill to pass, due to bipartisan support, he told CNN. The program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days, when they meet certain requirements. Fox News has reported the program has allowed 20 million people from 38 countries to visit the U.S. The bill being voted on in the House will end visa-free visits from people who have...
  • U.S. House passes bill that would bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Sudan from entering the U.S.

    12/08/2015 2:41:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday (407 to 19) that would overhaul the federal visa waiver program and bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Sudan, or those who have visited those countries in the last five years, from traveling to the United States without a visa. Action on the proposal comes in response to the recent attacks in Paris from ISIS operatives, and the shooting in California by a couple that expressed support for the terror group on social media. "This will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
  • Paul Ryan Throws Down G.O.P. Gauntlet for 2016

    12/03/2015 4:14:59 PM PST · by MSSC6644 · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    "Our No. 1 goal for the next year is to put together a complete alternative to the left's agenda," Mr. Ryan said. . ."
  • Truth And Reconciliation:

    12/03/2015 3:03:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The Senate seems poised to pass a bill that will gut parts of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for a year. President Obama will most certainly veto this legislation, making this possible legislative victory a symbolic gesture. But it would represent some progress in Republican efforts to repeal the presidents' signature domestic achievement, which has been marred by failure. Just as Democrats used the process of reconciliation to pass Obamacare back in 2010, Republicans alluded to using it during their winter meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania in January. After months of wrangling over deadlines for the reconciliation process, the Senate agreed to start...
  • US Lawmaker Sees "Ample Evidence Of Turkey's Complicity In ISIS's Murderous Rampage"

    12/03/2015 12:19:40 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Tyler Durden
    At this point, it’s abundantly clear that the US is on the wrong side in the Mid-East. Washington has always resorted to covert operations and support for unsavory characters on the way to bringing about regime change in countries whose governments aren’t deemed conducive to American interests. That’s nothing new. Usually, however, there’s at least a semi-plausible argument to be made for why Washington feels the need to support one side over the other. In Syria, there’s no such argument.
  • Hypocrisy: will you house a Syrian refugee?

    12/01/2015 11:50:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/15
    For IN the NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident hits the streets of Washington Square Park in New York City to ask people: will you sign up to take a Syrian refugee into your home?
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • House Votes To Scrutiny On Syrain And Iraqi Refugee Screening Process

    11/19/2015 2:16:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, a bill to beef up security measures for admitting refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States, in a vote 289 to 137 on Thursday. Only two Republicans voted against the bill, while 47 Democrats joined the majority in voting to pass the legislation.
  • BREAKING: House Just Stuck It To Obama With Hugely Defiant Vote – 47 Dems Joined In

    11/19/2015 1:43:52 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 99 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11-19-15 | Jack Davis
    The House of Representatives Thursday defied President Obama’s threat of a veto and voted, 289-137, to impose new screening requirements on Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. The bill was supported by 47 Democrats. Only two Republicans opposed it. The House plan would bar any refugees from Syria or Iraq from entering the United States until the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence certify that each one is not dangerous. “If our law enforcement and our intelligence community cannot verify that each and every person is not a security threat, then they...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • HOUSE BILL TO RESTRICT SYRIAN AND IRAQI REFUGEES PASSES .... 289 - 137

    11/19/2015 11:01:27 AM PST · by knarf · 84 replies
    CSPAN ^ | November 19, 2015 | KNARF
    Obama's veto tested
  • Lawmaker: Trey Gowdy to leave the House after 2016

    11/17/2015 10:08:47 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2015 | Washington Examiner
    Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said Wednesday morning that Tea Party favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., won't run for a fourth term, and instead plans to retire at the end of the current Congress to return to his home state. "Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and God bless him for that," Fleming said on C-SPAN. When asked if that's what Gowdy has told other Republicans, Fleming confirmed it. "At the end of his term, yes," he said. "He plans to go back home, and he wants to finish his work on the Benghazi special committee. But he loves...