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  • Vanity - Republican House Members, Paul Ryan must go!!!

    04/06/2017 4:06:31 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    Republican House Members, IMHO, Paul Ryan should be immediately fired as the Speaker of the House!!! There are at least four, clear, valid, reasons for such immediate action. - Does not support POTUS, Trump...never has!!! - Not an effective Speaker of the House (Weak, non-leader) - Failure to pass an "Obamacare" repeal/replace bill. - And the worst of all....failure to cancel the "Easter Holiday" recess for Congress to work on top priority legislation, which it appears, he could care less about!!! This clown, Paul Ryan and his House, leadership group have had over two years during his "Speaker" term to...
  • Legislation introduced to rein in warrantless cellphone seizures at U.S. border crossings

    04/05/2017 3:19:06 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Andrew Blake
    Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday in the House and Senate would address a recent uptick in cellphones being searched at the border by requiring Customs agents to obtain a warrant before scouring the digital devices of Americans attempting to reenter the country. Currently U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents can ask individuals to surrender their cellphones to be scrutinized at or near the nation’s border absent a warrant, seemingly skirting the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unlawful searches and seizures. The Protecting Data at the Border Act would take aim at the constitutional concerns raised for years by existing policy and require...
  • Legislation seeks to eliminate $1 Federal Reserve note, Lincoln cent

    03/31/2017 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    Coin World ^ | March 31, 2017 | Bill McAllister
    Advocates of abolishing the $1 Federal Reserve note are at it again, this time hoping that President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans will finally side with their three-pronged approach to revamping the nation’s currency system. Under S. 759, introduced March 29 by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the government would end production of the $1 Federal Reserve note, revise the composition of the 5-cent coin, and suspend production of 1-cent coins. While the draft legislation calls for an end to paper dollar notes and the cent, it is silent on dollar coin production. Backers of the legislation...
  • BREAKING: Muslims Furious After What Americans Just Did to Them in Montana

    03/27/2017 3:14:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies ^ | March 26, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – America is finally starting to fight back against the Muslim invasion, even if it is only one state at a time.Montana is spearheading legislation to keep Sharia Law from being implemented within its borders, this time FOR GOOD. Senate Bill 97, which was proposed by Sen. Keith Regier, prohibits state courts from using foreign laws, just advanced in the House with a 56-44 vote. (via Billings Gazette).It is truly astonishing how the Democrats have such little respect for our founding fathers, that they were able to muster up 44 votes to ensure the savage ideals of Sharia...
  • Congress ignores ability to strike Obamacare, preferring to entrench control

    03/20/2017 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Camouflaging legislation and foot-dragging in an attempt to distract our attention no longer works. We have to ask why republican leadership is making the delivery of the last gasps of a dying Obamacare so complicated Instant gratification (we all recognize that phrase) in modern culture is now being realized via the instant construction of a house (won’t go into energy consumption to produce the plastic materials), designer food or other “produced” items from 3D printers. “Instant” healthcare is just another take on the concept and government has been feeding the populace on the lie of its affordability for years now....
  • Senate/House Resolutions Look up

    02/15/2017 8:52:51 AM PST · by RedFox101 · 4 replies
    Anyone have a good site suggestion to look up current Senate/House Resolutions in progress? Thanks!
  • With Media Focused On Attacking Trump, Congress Quietly Passes Bill S211 To Reform Immigration

    02/27/2017 9:03:33 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | February 15, 2017 | Allison Hillman
    President Trump has been walking a difficult road since he entered office just under a month ago. Compared to what he is facing while in the White House, his “impossible” election looks simple. Every action he takes is scrutinized and criticized by liberals, the media, and even some Republicans. They have joined forces to try and make it impossible for President Trump to actually accomplish anything. They have had a fair amount of success and many of Trump’s actions are taking longer than they should to complete. While the world is focusing on the Commander-in-Chief, waiting to see how they...
  • Corrupt, Nonsensical Legislation Reintroduced (Illinois)

    02/03/2017 8:18:29 AM PST · by Maudeen · 6 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2/3/2017 | Laurie Higgins
    Equality Illinois, Illinois’ most prominent cheerleader for all things sexually deviant—especially doctrinaire and destructive legislation—is cheering the reintroduction of a bill that would make it even easier for gender-dysphoric persons to have their birth certificates legally falsified. House Bill 1785, the “Birth Certificate Designation Act,” . . . . . . . . .
  • How Republicans Can Overcome the Tyranny of the Anecdote

    01/18/2017 6:01:05 AM PST · by Oratam · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2017 | Merrie Spaeth
    While Republicans debate whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act outright or piecemeal, here are a few people they should meet: Paula, 52, a breast-cancer survivor; Namir, 35, with a rare tumor; Cameron, 44, who suffers from Parkinson’s; and Jason, 36, fighting a blood infection. They all received lifesaving treatment through ObamaCare; they, and others, will literally interpose their bodies in front of any attempt to reform or repeal it.
  • Obama scores the worst legislative record in history

    01/17/2017 5:49:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him. Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index. Blame for the...
  • FL: Open Carry Bill Introduced by New Judiciary Committee Chairman

    12/18/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Greg Steube was recently elected to the Florida Senate from the Florida House. In the same 2016 election where Donald Trump won Florida, one of the few Republican losses was Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla of Miami.  Portillia had been the face of opposition to open carry and campus carry in the Florida legislature.  Greg Steube has been a staunch Second Amendment, and open carry, supporter. Steube has been appointed to Portilla's former chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. That was where Portilla stymied open carry and campus carry legislation that had strong support. Stuebe recently introduced open carry...
  • Elizabeth Warren promises to introduce legislation to force Trump to divest from business empire

    12/15/2016 10:27:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/15/2016 | Allan Smith
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts promised on Thursday that she, along with four other Democratic senators, will introduce legislation to force President-elect Donald Trump to divest entirely from his business empire. "Americans deserve to know that the president is doing what's best for the country — not using his office to do what's best for himself," she tweeted. "The only way for @realDonaldTrump to eliminate conflicts-of-interest is to divest his financial interests and place them in a blind trust." The Massachusetts Democrat wrote that Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland, Chris Coons of Delaware, Dick Durbin of Illinois, and Jeff Merkley...
  • The breakneck pace ahead for Congress

    11/25/2016 3:46:03 AM PST · by randita · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/16 | Chad Pergram
    The breakneck pace ahead for Congress By Chad Pergram Published November 24, 2016 So 2017 is probably going to be a lot like 1995 on Capitol Hill. Republicans in the House and Senate are practically exuberant that they now have control of both bodies of Congress and President-elect Trump coming into the White House. They have a chance to legislate and promulgate GOP and conservative policies which registered merely as “messaging bills” under President Obama. The election of Trump grants Republicans agency to truly legislate. Many Republicans in Congress have never served under a GOP President. Eight years of a...
  • Kevin McCarthy: We’re already laying groundwork for border wall legislation

    11/15/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress isn’t waiting for President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in to move on the issue of immigration, saying the wheels are in motion on prepping legislation needed to build Mr. Trump’s pledged U.S.-Mexico border wall. Mr. McCarthy said he has helped put a team in place “so when we’re sworn in … we are able to move the legislation needed to start building the wall.” Mr. McCarthy also said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said earlier this week that Chicago will always be a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants, should focus on the security of his...
  • How Republicans Could Overcome Filibusters by Senate Democrats

    11/12/2016 12:24:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    As Democrats strategize on how to stop conservative legislation from making its way to Donald Trump’s desk in the White House, Republicans have a little-known rule in their toolbox that would allow them to pass legislation, including a repeal of Obamacare, with a simple majority. Democrats were able to keep 48 seats in the Senate after Tuesday’s election, giving the party the power to filibuster legislation and effectively prevent conservative policies from being enacted. But Republicans can turn to a seldom-used Senate rule that would allow them to pass legislation by a simple majority vote—legislation that has a greater chance...
  • U.S. Lawmakers May Change September 11 Law After Rejecting Veto

    09/30/2016 6:17:40 AM PDT · by tekrat
    One America News Network ^ | 9/30/2016 | Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan
    During Hillary's time at State, Petraeus led US Central Command, then was director of the CIA -- so obviously most of the emails between himself and America's top diplomat would entail formal government business. The FBI discovered that Hillary's lawyers had unilaterally deleted roughly 1,000 of those messages, most of which were recovered through other means (this does not include any official emails Team Clinton managed to permanently destroy). Mrs. Clinton insisted repeatedly that she had turned over every single email "that could possibly be work-related," going so far as to over-share emails that were later deemed to be personal...
  • "Cajun Navy' Rescuers Eyed by Louisiana State Legislator for Regulation

    08/24/2016 8:18:17 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 66 replies
    KATC TV ^ | 08/24/2016 | Valerie Ponseti
    Amid the historic flooding many of the rescues in Acadiana, and across the state, are being credited to civilians. They call themselves the "Cajun Navy." The group started during Hurricane Katrina, when hundreds from Acadiana went to New Orleans with their boats to make rescues. "Between us all, we took out quite a bit of people," said Doug Bienvenue, a member of the group. Now the "Cajun Navy" is back, but the fleet is facing a few challenges. Bienvenue is an original member of the fleet, so when GoFundMe accounts and t-shirt sales started popping up throughout flood relief under...
  • California Legislative Spending Rampage Continues

    08/18/2016 7:24:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Katy Grimes
    If there is any doubt that this Democrat-controlled Legislature is on a spending rampage, take a look at the legislation below currently blowing through the Assembly and Senate All Democrat-authored bills AB 1770 (Asm. Luis Alejo) makes non-citizens who are in the U.S. legally eligible for the California Food Assistance Program. AB 1770 is on suspense. AB 1809 (Asm. Patty Lopez) eliminates the consideration of an individual’s assets as a condition of eligibility for CalWORKS. AB 1809 is currently being held in a committee. SB 1010 (Sen. Ed Hernández) requires health plans and insurers to report information about prescription drug...
  • Postal Reform Bill Doesn't Address USPS Problems

    07/27/2016 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Despite a packed legislative agenda and shortened calendar, postal reform legislation has advanced in Congress. Both of the Senate bills shepherded by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., have stalled, but the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2016” passed unanimously through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform barely a month after it was introduced.The legislation, offered by Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and others, includes a variety of measures members hope will shore up the Postal Service’s financial position. Unfortunately, the legislation fails to address either the financial situation or the need for the Postal Service...
  • The Assault Weapons Ban Is A Stupid Idea Pushed By Stupid People

    06/15/2016 12:31:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/13/16 | Sean Davis
    It happens like clock work: as soon as there’s a mere whisper of a terrorist attack or a mass shooting, the usual suspects kick in to high gear. Their destination is always the same: a faraway land where a so-called assault weapons ban magically eliminates not only guns but also prevents guns from walking of their own volition, without need of human agency, into crowded places and killing people. The reaction after the terrorist attack in Orlando, in which a radical Islamist who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered at least 49 people in a packed night club, was as predictable...