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  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • Trump rips Paul Ryan, says 'shackles have been taken off me'

    10/11/2016 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump unleashed the fury of his Twitter account on his GOP critics Tuesday, accusing them of being fair-weather backers and insisting that he's better off without their "shackles," and he can now run the kind of campaign he wants. At first glance, though, the new Mr. Trump looked a lot like the old Mr. Trump -- with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Sen. John McCain targeted... "Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary," he said in another tweet. "They come at you from all sides. They don't know how to win -- I will teach them!"...
  • Clintons shell out $1.16M to buy house next door in Chappaqua

    09/23/2016 8:29:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    It’s not quite the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, but Bill and Hillary Clinton are expanding their Westchester spread by buying the house next door, The Post has learned. Modal Trigger Hillary and Bill ClintonPhoto: Getty Images The Clintons shelled out $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, 3,631-square-foot, ranch-style home set on 1.51 leafy acres on Old House Lane in Chappaqua. Westchester County land records and tax records from the town of New Castle — where Chappaqua is located — list William and Hillary Clinton as owners of the property. A source said the home could be used as a weekend...
  • GOP-led House panel finds former Clinton aide in contempt (Pagliano)

    09/22/2016 10:04:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 9-22-2016 | Matthew Daly
    A Republican-led House committee voted on Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress a former State Department employee who helped set up Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server. The employee's lawyer accused the panel of a "naked political agenda." The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the contempt resolution on a 19-15 party-line vote. The resolution states that Bryan Pagliano, the computer specialist tasked with establishing Clinton's server while she was secretary of state, did not comply with two subpoenas ordering him to appear before the panel. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's senior Democrat, bemoaned...
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp goes rogue

    09/20/2016 3:09:21 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 26 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/20/16 | Rachael Bade
    The ultra-conservative Kansas Republican took to the floor late Tuesday afternoon to force roll call votes on a series of noncontroversial bills being offered up by voice vote... Establishment-aligned outside groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Joe Rickett’s “Ending Spending” group poured more than a million into Huelskamp’s race to defeat him [in his primary]... Around the capitol, one of the big questions staff and lawmakers were debating was whether he would force the IRS impeachment issue later this week.
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server

    09/19/2016 3:26:03 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton´s email server

    09/19/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The HIll ^ | 9/19/16 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • Clinton IT specialist ignores subpoena for House hearing; other witnesses plead 5th

    09/13/2016 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/13/16
    The former State Department IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s private server ignored a subpoena to appear Tuesday before a House committee hearing, while other tech experts who helped maintain the system asserted their Fifth Amendment right not to testify – frustrating Republican lawmakers trying to dig deeper into the former secretary of state’s email setup. House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he’ll now consider a “full range of options” to address IT aide Bryan Pagliano’s “failure” to attend. “He should be here. … It is not optional,” Chaffetz said. “His attendance is required here.”
  • Congress passes bill letting 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, in face of veto threat

    09/09/2016 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | September 9, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Despite veto threats from President Obama, the House on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would allow the victims of 9/11 to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
  • Abolish the Senate. It’s the only way to rein in modern presidents.

    08/30/2016 7:37:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 154 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | John Bicknell
    With the prospect of a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton on the horizon, the growing trend toward the executive acting without the consent of Congress is troubling to all political stripes. Both parties claim to worry about a strong presidency, at least if the other party is in the White House. That trend has been exacerbated by President Obama, but it certainly didn’t start with him. With the exception of Calvin Coolidge, every president of the 20th and 21st centuries contributed to the problem. Many proposals to address the imperial presidency have been floated over the decades....
  • How Republicans in Congress Would Respond to Big-Spending Infrastructure Push

    08/29/2016 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Fresh after Congress and the White House scored the largest transportation spending package in a decade, both presidential candidates this year are proposing billions in funding to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. While both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—and the parties they represent—agree the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system, and ports are in need of repair, the new proposals invite familiar questions over how the spending would be paid for, and whether the federal government is the best provider to pay for it. Those questions, and the lack of a must-pass infrastructure initiative requiring Congress’ attention in 2017, mean that...
  • The Democrats are hacked AGAIN: The private phone number of EVERY House Democrat...

    08/12/2016 10:55:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/16 | Khaleda Rahman
    The Democrats are hacked AGAIN: The private phone number of EVERY house Democrat is posted online by 'Russian' hacker after leak of DNC emails and cyber attack on Hillary campaign **SNIP** The hacker also urged reporters to contact him through direct messages on Twitter. 'Dear journalists, you may send me a DM if you're interested in exclusive materials from the DCCC, which I have plenty of,' he wrote. 'Guccifer 2.0' also claimed the information stolen from the DCCC was 'even easier' to hack than more than 19,000 emails he hacked from the DNC and provided to WikiLeaks. The hacked emails...
  • House surrounded in search for officer's killer [San Diego]

    07/29/2016 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Hernandez and Lyndsay Winkley
    SAN DIEGO — A police officer used a bullhorn to urge a man named Marcos to come out of a house on Epsilon Street just west of 41st Street. The officer said, "We're not going anywhere. It has been a really long night. I'm worried about you. I haven't heard from you for a while. "I need to hear from you. You need to talk to me. Your sister ... is really scared. What should I tell her? It's not fair to have your sister so worried about you." Officers fired repeated gas bombs into the home, which had an...
  • US government released secret chapter from 9/11 report

    07/15/2016 11:20:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
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