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  • Culture Challenge of the Week: A House or a Home?

    04/03/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    My youngest is getting married in less than two months. Although we are deep in the midst of wedding plans and to-do lists, she still manages to spend a good chunk of time every day dreaming about her first home with her soon-to-be hubby. How will they decorate? How will they use their budget? How will they entertain guests? She is incredibly enthusiastic about it, too. You would think the endless list of things to think about would be exhausting, but instead, the wealth of possibilities gives her loads of energy. I think there is something important to learn from...
  • 80 Amish people pick up house and move it

    04/02/2014 6:40:24 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | March 31,2014 | Mission to Amish People
    GITTIN IT DONE!
  • House Passes Ukraine Aid/Russian Sanctions 385-23; Senate 98-2

    03/27/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    Senate.Gov ^ | 03-27-2014
    All 25 'no' votes in the House and Senate were from Republicans. House: ---- NAYS 23 ---http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll114.xml Amash Bentivolio Broun (GA) Campbell DesJarlais Duncan (TN) Gohmert Graves (GA) Graves (MO) Griffin (AR) Kingston Massie McAllister Mulvaney Rice (SC) Rohrabacher Rooney Sanford Stockman Weber (TX) Westmoreland Yoho Young (AK) Senate: ---- NAYS 2 --- Heller (NV) Paul (KY)
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Democrats' iPad protest of Darrell Issa on House floor is shut down

    03/14/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The Cummings/Issa feud is the showdown that keeps on giving. Democrats faced off with Republicans on the House floor, protesting GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's diss of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings last week. Cummings' colleagues stood on the House floor on Thursday, holding up tablets, iPhones and iPads with screen showing images of Issa shutting down Cummings during a committee hearing a week ago. But the show of solidarity was closed down, with the presiding officer, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), deeming the display of electronic devices a violation of house rules.
  • House ObamaCare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks (delay tax penalty for five years)

    03/14/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/14/14
    The Republican-run House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote was 238-181, with most House Democrats refusing to swallow what they called an Obamacare “poison pill,” a provision to delay for five years the tax penalty that most Americans must pay under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if they decline to sign up for insurance. **SNIP** Hundreds of thousands of doctors who participate in traditional Medicare face a 24 percent pay...
  • House to Vote on Bill to Stop ‘Imperial Presidency’ Next Week

    03/07/2014 7:43:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 6, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    McMorris Rodgers: ‘He may have his pen and his phone, but we have the Constitution’ House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) laid out their plans to counter President Barack Obama’s executive overreach, in a conference call Thursday. The House will continue its efforts to push back against the “imperial presidency” next week, by voting on additional legislation that would allow Congress to challenge executive moves in federal court. “Clearly President Obama has taken the über presidency to a whole new level,” McMorris Rodgers said. “While it’s not...
  • Will Michigan Taxpayers Being Paying For Ben Affleck's House?

    03/05/2014 7:29:31 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When Jennifer Garner told a Detroit radio station that she and her husband Ben Affleck would spend the summer in Detroit while Affleck was working on the Batman-Superman blockbuster, it made national news. MLive gushed: "If you love trying to track down celebrities in Detroit, then you'll want to be on the lookout in the coming months for one of Hollywood's biggest power couples." What wasn't reported is that Michigan taxpayers could pay part of the rent for the Hollywood power couple's stay in the state. Affleck has made $10 million or more eight times for acting in a movie,...
  • Video Footage of Arkansas Obamacare

    02/18/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 2 replies
    Funding for The Arkansas Private Option, a state version of the Obamacare Healthcare Exchange Program, was debated before the Arkansas Legislator on 02/18/14.This is footage of the Arkansas House of Representatives where the Private Option Funding failed by 5 votes. At least 75 votes are needed for funding to pass. More attempts to pass funding for the Private Option will take place. Several Representatives spoke out against the Private Option earlier today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xqkSBWwZlUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHidRgs8ofQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVdO2CZQpY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SrtqVmEYjoView, like, and share this footage to bypass the media bias on this issue.
  • House Democrats: It’s not about politics

    02/12/2014 6:31:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/14 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    **SNIP** Democrats were also pleased by Obama’s executive order raising the minimum wage for several hundred thousand federal workers, which plays into their drive to raise the wage nationally to $10.10 per hour. House Republicans are opposed to such a move. And Pelosi and her top lieutenants — many of whom played big roles in the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act — were very happy to hear that more one million Americans had signed up for state and federal health exchanges during January, bringing the total Obamacare sign ups to 3.3 million. So while most House Republicans believe...
  • 80 House Members Still Haven't Committed to Oppose Amnesty: Here's the Target List

    02/12/2014 6:58:26 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/12/14 | Kassandra D. Smith
    Proponents of the rule of law and advocates of American exceptionalism have complied a list of 80 Members of Congress who have not committed to oppose amnesty. The only way to get them to oppose amnesty or "legal status" for illegal aliens is to contact them and demand they back the rule of law and oppose the so-called immigration "reform" principles floated at the recent Republican retreat.To assist you in this effort, you can sign our letter to Congress or copy the letter and click the link to your Representative's "contact me" page (see the list below) to paste it...
  • Doctor Diagnoses Man's Mysterious Illness With Help From TV's "House"

    02/10/2014 11:13:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 7, 2014
    If you're unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you'd better hope your doctor watches the right television show. That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including fever, near blindness, near deafness, reflux and enlarged lymph nodes, which baffled doctors for months. All of the symptoms had appeared in the last year, after the man underwent a hip replacement to replace a faulty ceramic hip. The 55-year-old man was diagnosed only when he was referred to Dr. Juergen Schaefer, a fan of the U.S. television medical...
  • The GOP Should Use the Power of the Purse

    02/08/2014 9:25:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘The House should sharply reduce IRS funding until the agency is more responsive.” Well, I’d have omitted everything after “funding” but this was still an astute observation, offered at the conclusion of Thursday’s excellent Wall Street Journal editorial. I’m grateful to have smart guys on the team, even if slumming with us power-of-the-purse radicals may get them booted from the GOP’s “We’re only one-half of one-third” circle of submission. The editors were exercised over the revenue agency’s latest shenanigans, which include covering up its past shenanigans — the willful targeting of conservative groups in order to frustrate their opposition to...
  • White House on lockdown after man ´with two suspicious bags tried climbing over the fence´

    02/07/2014 1:50:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/7/14 | Meghan Keneally
    The White House has been put on lockdwon after an unidentified man was caught trying to jump the fence Friday afternoon. Secret Service officers apprehended the suspect and he is now in custody. The man was said to be carrying two large bags but the agency has not released any further information about the incident. They stressed to NBC News that they are not especially worried about the bags now that the man is in custody but they are following standard protocol. That included a call to Washington´s Metro Police Department´s Explosive Ordinance Division and they are said to be...
  • House GOP divided on debt ceiling (Whale of a fight, eh?)

    02/05/2014 6:23:23 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2014 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    After several days of talks with their members, House Republican leaders have not been able to identify a debt ceiling package that could pass with only GOP support, according to multiple senior aides. In fact, they’re nowhere close. (snip) In a closed meeting Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner urged Republicans to get their act together so they don’t have to pass a clean debt ceiling bill from the Senate. But several senior GOP aides and lawmakers say that scenario is looking more likely. Senior Senate Democratic sources are delighting in the House Republicans’ disorganization and say that the House should move...
  • Stockman, in NY for another Bitcoin event, skips more votes in House

    02/04/2014 7:15:34 AM PST · by Errant · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/4/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stockman missed two more House votes on Monday night, apparently to attend a bitcoin promotion event in New York City. The Clear Lake Republican has been a vocal advocate of the digital currency and was among the first federal candidates to invite donations by bitcoin, just before New Years. A campaign finance report that covers the period through Dec. 31 showed no such donations yet. Bitcoin Center NYC, an organization that promotes adoption of the “cryptocurrency,” announced that Stockman would be a guest of honor at a bitcoin auction Monday night at its headquarters in the...
  • Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid

    02/04/2014 6:34:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site.
  • Obama to huddle with House Dems (Photos allowed during the retreat?)

    02/01/2014 2:18:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will host House Democrats at the White House next Tuesday for a “roundtable discussion,” press secretary Jay Carney announced on Friday. Vice President Biden will also attend the event, the White House said. Earlier this month, Senate Democrats met at the White House for a pre-State of the Union discussion. The president and senior staff mingled with lawmakers for drinks and policy discussions. Obama will be meeting with Democrats from the upper chamber again on Wednesday, when he's scheduled to address their annual retreat at Nationals Park. The meetings come as the party gears up for what is...
  • Reasons for Conservative Optimism in 2014

    01/30/2014 5:24:09 PM PST · by Viennacon · 27 replies
    1/30/2014 | Me
    I detect an atmosphere of pessimism from conservatives going into 2014, and feel it is misplaced and a little foolish on our part to be feeling so low this year. The grassroots was the entire reason for success in 2010. It had nothing to do with Karl Rove and the GOPe. It was us, and while many will say capturing the House has done us no good, this isn't true. The House Republican caucus as of now is more conservative than it has ever been in modern memory. It may still be led by GOP establishmentarians like Boehner, but we...
  • Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

    01/30/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 134 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging...
  • GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS

    01/30/2014 5:10:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it's too important to wait. Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country does to the millions of unemployed Americans. What does it mean for the Republican Party?
  • Aide: Political Logic of Angering GOP Base Over Immigration So Close to Midterm Election "Baffling"

    01/25/2014 11:07:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "Do we really want to just give up the midterms like this?" If you thought the poorly-skippered GOP ship was already way, way out there -cast adrift far from what most anybody I know is calling for-  yet still expected them to at least 'play' conservative (and say stuff that actual conservatives like to hear) in the run-up to this year's 2014 midterms, you'd have been right on the first point... but wrong on the second. See, the RINO-corporatists that run the Republican Party today have dropped all pretense of giving a rat's ass what you think... they've actually come...
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...
  • Obama convenes college leaders on expanding access

    01/16/2014 7:56:26 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is bringing together university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each other to expand access to higher education.
  • House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

    01/15/2014 2:00:25 PM PST · by publius321 · 25 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. It now goes to the Senate, which is expected to
  • House panel to explore Internet sales tax

    01/12/2014 10:41:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/14 | Kate Tummarello
    House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte plans to hold a hearing in the first half of the year to explore online sales tax legislation, advocates say. Proponents of an Internet sales tax bill, such as major retailers, are holding out hope for action in the House in 2014 despite the opposition of many conservatives and the skeptical stance of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Supporters and opponents of online sales tax proposals are focusing their lobbying energy on Goodlatte (R-Va.), who has released a set of seven principles that an online sales tax bill would have to meet in order to be...
  • White House stops short of veto threats on House healthcare (ID theft) bills

    01/09/2014 5:45:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/09/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration stopped short Thursday of threatening to veto House bills to require officials to tell people if their personal data has been compromised through ObamaCare, and to require weekly reports on the health law's implementation. The White House said in two Statements of Administration Policy that it opposed both bills, one of which is set for a Friday vote in the House. Weekly reporting requirements on both enrollments and the operation of the HealthCare.gov website would require "unfunded, unprecedented, and unnecessary reporting requirements" on the health insurance exchanges, it said in one statement. "It would require the reporting...
  • Enlarging the House of Representatives

    01/07/2014 12:48:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | BRUCE BARTLETT
    Last week, I discussed the case for increasing the size of the California State Legislature and perhaps others as well. But the case for increasing the size of the House of Representatives is even stronger. The size of the House was one of the most hotly debated issues at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The delegates initially proposed a figure of 40,000 people per congressional district. But George Washington thought this number was too high and on the only occasion in which he addressed the convention he asked that it be reduced to 30,000. This change was agreed...
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 640

    12/12/2013 3:53:59 PM PST · by Gipper08 · 119 replies
    clerk of the House ^ | 12/12/2013 | Clerk of House
    Ayes Noes PRES NV Republican 169 62 1 Democratic 163 32 6 Independent TOTALS 332 94 7 ---- AYES 332 --- Aderholt Amodei Andrews Bachus Barber Barletta Barr Barrow (GA) Beatty Becerra Benishek Bera (CA) Bilirakis Bishop (NY) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Blumenauer Boehner Bonamici Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Braley (IA) Brooks (IN) Brownley (CA) Buchanan Bucshon Bustos Butterfield Calvert Camp Campbell Cantor Capito Capps Capuano Cárdenas Carney Carson (IN) Carter Cartwright Cassidy Castor (FL) Chaffetz Clark (MA) Clay Cleaver Clyburn Coble Cohen Cole Collins (GA) Collins (NY) Conaway Connolly Cook Cooper Costa Courtney Cramer Crenshaw Crowley Cuellar Culberson...
  • House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: No extremists on our side of the aisle

    12/10/2013 3:57:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/10/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    **SNIP** Asked by Kenneth G. Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot, whether there are any extremists in the Democratic ranks, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said no. “I don’t think there are any extremists in my party,” the Maryland Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mr. Langone expressed disbelief at the comment. “What more can I say,” he said. “The other guys are the bad guys, you are the good guys.”
  • House subcommittee: Obamacare’s $300 billion Medicare Advantage raid will hurt seniors next year

    12/04/2013 11:05:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-5-2013 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare “raided” $300 billion for Medicare Advantage and seniors will begin feeling the cuts next year, according to an analysis Tuesday by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. Obamacare took $700 billion from Medicare and $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone for its own funding, according to the subcommittee. The cuts to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will “begin to be fully realized in the next year,” according to the subcommittee. “There was a promise made to seniors as well. The promise was that we’re going to use your Medicare dollars as a piggy bank to fund the Affordable Care Act,...
  • Post Obamacare Health Care Reform Working Its Way Through the House

    11/23/2013 9:34:02 AM PST · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 23, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    As the burning wreckage of Obamacare continues to fill the air with its toxicity, an alternative is already working its way through the House, courtesy of the conservative House Study Committee.
  • Report: Boehner told Radel not to resign

    11/21/2013 11:58:20 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republicans told Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) they didn’t want him to resign and would support him, according to Radel’s father. “He had a meeting with John Boehner and some of the Republicans,” Skip Radel told Ohio’s The Cincinnati Enquirer. “They told him they didn’t want him to resign, and they wanted to back him.” According to the report, Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, declined to comment on the father’s remarks. Steel stood by the statement his office issued Wednesday: “Members of Congress should be held to the highest standards, and the alleged crime will be...
  • Amazon.com: Alpha House Series Created by Garry Trudeau

    11/18/2013 6:49:49 AM PST · by hometoroost · 14 replies
    Synopsis: An Amazon Original series: They work in the Senate. They live in the house - Alpha House. Created by Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury, Tanner '88).
  • McDermott: I Haven’t Seen This Much Panic on the Floor Since 9/11

    11/15/2013 9:44:37 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 15, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D., Wash.) said “I haven’t seen this much panic on the [House] floor since 9/11″ in response to the House Republican proposal allowing insurers to offer healthcare plans scheduled to be cancelled under Obamacare Friday morning: JIM MCDERMOTT: Mr. Speaker, my mother used to say, patience is a virtue. I haven’t seen so much panic on this floor since 9/11.
  • Boehner: Only health care fix is to scrap law

    11/14/2013 9:39:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 11-14-2013
    House Speaker John Boehner says the only way to fix President Barack Obama's health care law is to scrap it entirely. Boehner says the law has forced health coverage to be canceled and the costs of premiums to rise. He says the Obama administration can't be trusted on the issue. The Ohio Republican spoke shortly before Obama planned to reveal his plan for letting insurance companies continue health coverage that they have been canceling for millions of Americans.
  • Senate Dems, house GOP team up on health plan fix (What will Harry Reid do?)

    11/09/2013 10:50:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    A rare bi-partisan move that would allow individual health insurance plans to remain in effect throughout 2014 was drafted by Mary Landrieu, D-La. and a similar measure was put forward by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. Recognizing the failure of Obamacare’s initial roll out, the unlikely move by Landrieu and Upton would allow individuals to forego the “forced” signup of the Affordable Care Act insurance until the kinks are worked out, hopefully by 2014.
  • The end of the Waffle House

    11/07/2013 2:22:07 PM PST · by virgil283 · 31 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Jessica Contrera
    "Regulars say goodbye to Bloomington's second oldest restaurant....That Wednesday in September, the owner didn’t know what to do with himself. The smell of frying oil, the same greasy perfume that had greeted customers for 46 years, wafted into his nose as he wandered past the vinyl booths. He sat down, then stood up again. Bud — everyone called him Bud — checked on the dwindling supply of breakfast sausage, peered into the nearly empty freezers, tried to explain to his regulars why it had to be this way........"
  • Jon Runyan Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2014

    11/06/2013 12:42:45 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 5 replies
    Runyan is a Republican from New Jersey. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Updated 10:51 a.m. | Rep. Jon Runyan, R-N.J., announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in the Garden State’s 3rd District, creating an unexpected opening in a competitive district for 2014.“After a great deal of thought and discussions with my family, I have decided not to seek re- election in 2014,” Runyan said in a statement. “Politics shouldn’t be a career and I never intended to make it one.”The two-term Republican is one of 17 members of the House GOP caucus to represent a district...
  • House to work 113 days in 2014

    10/31/2013 1:52:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/13 | GINGER GIBSON
    The House will return to work on Jan. 7 after the Christmas break, giving them seven working days in the new year before government funding runs out again. There are 16 scheduled days left in the current year, but few expect any measure to extend government funding to get rolling before the House departs for Christmas break on December 13. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the schedule for 2014 on Thursday, which lists 113 working days. The calendar includes the chamber’s usual August recess and another extended break in October when members traditionally return to their districts to campaign....
  • Roberts' Trojan Horse

    10/19/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT · by LS · 81 replies
    self | 10/19/2013 | LS
    Few people are as unpopular on the right at Chief Justice John Roberts. He is viewed as having legitimized Obamacare. But did he? My understanding of the "leiu" (the law, according to Inspector Clouseau) is that for a suit to have merit there must first be a harm. Keep that in mind. Matt Sissel currently has a suit against Health and Human Services on appeal claiming that Obamacare, since it was ruled a "tax," in fact violates the Constitution's origination clause that all tax bills must originate in the House. According to Andrew Kostler at the Heritage Foundation, the concept...
  • House Stenographer Says Holy Spirit Moved Her to Shout, 'God Will Not Be Mocked'

    10/18/2013 7:10:24 AM PDT · by Errant · 162 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 18 October, 2013 | Gina Meeks
    A stenographer from the House of Representatives was forcibly removed from the floor Wednesday evening during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling after an odd outburst. Dianne Reidy, 48, made her way to the Speaker’s Chair while the vote was taking place, “ranting about God, Free Masons and the inability of the nation to serve two members,” The Washington Times reports. “Praise be to God,” she said. “He will not be mocked, He will not be mocked. Don’t touch me. He will not be mocked.” She was also heard saying in an audio...
  • Stenographer Hauled From House Floor

    10/16/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/13 | Betsy Woodruff
    The government shutdown ended on a surreal and chilling note. Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator...
  • Tea Party Disdains DC Oligarchy, Slams Senate Deal

    10/16/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 19 replies
    http://www.teapartypatriots.org/ ^ | 10-16-2013 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Urges House Not to Accept Deal and Receive Nothing in Return WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Tea Party Patriots today blasted the deal by Senate Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “The Ruling Elites in Washington, D.C. have completely abandoned the American people,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. “The deal cut in the Senate does NOT protect the American people from this unfair and unworkable law.’ “The Senate deal is a complete sellout. Speaker Boehner and the House should stand firm and reject this deal to reign in the Executive branch’s power before it is too...
  • Senate leaders announce deal to end shutdown and avoid default (Boehner to cave)

    10/16/2013 11:31:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/16/2013 | Michael O'Brien
    On the brink of a national default, the leaders of the Senate struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government and extend its power to borrow money. The House appeared ready to go along — and end, at least for now, the crisis in Washington. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor at midday that his party and Republicans had found their way to a compromise to “provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs” and avert financial disaster. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, offered his blessing: “This is far less than many...
  • Bridge Burning and Bridge Building

    10/16/2013 11:27:13 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 9 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 10-16-2013 | Erick Erickson
    House Republicans have signaled they are giving up. They’ll merge their ideas with Mitch McConnell’s ideas. The result will be a funded government, raised debt ceiling, and nothing done with Obamacare. Throughout this fight, Harry Reid has outsmarted Mitch McConnell. Repeatedly, Reid used the Senate’s rules to toss aside numerous proposals from the House while McConnell looked on not knowing how to fight back. Reid knows how to beat McConnell. If Reid fights hard, McConnell backs down and tries to blame others. McConnell’s lieutenants attack Ted Cruz so “the Leader” can deflect from his own legislative impotence. And he continually...
  • Boehner To Allow Vote On Senate Surrender To Obama - Washington Redskins Name Changed

    10/16/2013 10:10:49 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 22 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/16/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Despite no evidence in financial markets of a default, House Speaker John Boehner (RINO-OH) will bring the Senate clean Continuing Resolution (CR) to The House floor for a vote. The endless spending and debt growth in Washington DC will continue now that the Senate has turned over the power of pursestrings to The President (once House Republicans agree). Obamacare was already a tremendous transfer of power and control to the Executive Branch, and now capitulating to President Obama gives the Executive Branch overwhelming power and control. In order to honor our career politicians in Congress and the Administration, the Washington...
  • Senator: Deal to avoid default and open government

    10/16/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Alan Fram,Donna Cassata
    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to speed its approval.
  • [VANITY] House to vote on Senate plan??

    10/16/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    self | 16 October 2013 | self
    OK, please educate me here-- How can this even be happening, constitutionally, when all fiscal bills MUST ORIGINATE in the House?
  • Boehner Eyes House Vote on Senate Bill

    10/16/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 65 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | October 16, 2013 | Billy House
    The speaker is considering a vote on the Senate-brokered deal, even if conservatives object. Speaker John Boehner is considering letting the House take the initial vote Wednesday on a Senate-prepared bill to lift the debt ceiling and restart funding for the shuttered federal government--apparently even if House conservatives object. If they do object, it would mean Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats could become critical to its passage.