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  • Hillary Clinton rips Benghazi probe, says GOP admitted it’s a ‘political partisan committee’

    10/05/2015 5:36:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday denounced the Congress’ Benghazi committee, seizing on controversial remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that she said proved the panel was political hit job aimed solely at her. Mrs. Clinton, who is scheduled to testify before the committee later this month, stopped short of backing calls by other top Democrats to shut down the committee, saying that is up to Congress. “Now that they have admitted that it is a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me, not trying to make our diplomats who serve in...
  • Kevin McCarthy Hands Over Election to Hillary (Sorry, Kevin, we need an adult as Speaker)

    10/05/2015 5:51:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/4/15 | k parker
    The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the pit of the stomach. How do you spell hmmmgrrrungh? What else is there to say about House Republicans' inability to get something right? And I say this with compassion, I really do. Because seriously? It's over. Done. Kaput. With Kevin McCarthy's recent response to the simplest question about GOP accomplishments in Congress, from the friendliest interviewer, Sean Hannity, a GOPer could hope for, the future may as well be called Democrat. Here's what McCarthy offered if...
  • Kevin McCarthy on Immigration: Potential House Speaker Supports 'Step-by-Step' Immigration Reform

    10/03/2015 9:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Latin Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican congressman for California's 23rd Congressional District, announced his bid to succeed Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House of Representatives. With Boehner resigning, calls have reemerged to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, but what has been McCarthy’s immigration record? First, in an email to colleagues, McCarthy, representing a congressional district where 35 percent of the population is Latino, announced his bid for the speakership. "We have made real progress towards shrinking an overgrown federal government and reforming our broken entitlement system," McCarthy wrote. "But our work is far from done. We...
  • Kevin McCarthy Makes John Boehner Look Like Ronald Reagan

    10/02/2015 5:32:14 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/1/15 | aq goldstein
    I saw House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's attempt to "clarify" his comments about how the Benghazi Select Committee affected Hillary Clinton's poll numbers to Brett Baier earlier this evening and I must say he does not inspire confidence. McCarthy makes John Boehner look like Ronald Reagan. Now I have no sympathy for Harry Reid who characterized McCarthy's comments as a "political witch hunt". Given Reid's attacks on the Senate floor against Mitt Romney and the Koch Brothers, it is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. But if Republicans are to offer a credible legislative program and...
  • Kevin McCarthy calls for no-fly zone over Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The man poised to be the next House speaker said Monday that the U.S. needs to assume a more aggressive posture around the world, saying the key to foreign policy is making it “painful” for countries to misbehave. Rep. Kevin McCarthy backed calls for a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone over Syria, saying it would boost the fight against the Islamic State rebels and also curtail the Syrian regime’s ability to strike its own citizens.
  • Pelosi: Benghazi probe’s focus on Clinton breaks ethics rules

    10/01/2015 9:26:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Democrats are trying to shut down the Benghazi investigative committee two weeks before the panel is scheduled to hear testimony, saying a top House Republican unwittingly exposed the political goals of the long-running probe. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who is the front-runner to be the next House Speaker, said in an interview this week that the committee, formed to probe the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans, has been worth it because it exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email practices. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that while the probe should be...
  • Kevin McCarthy: I’ll ‘fight to win’

    09/30/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | CNN, via
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pitching himself for the role of the next speaker of the House and says he’s the leader who will know how to pick his battles — and bring everyone to the table. McCarthy laid out his vision for the speakership Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead,” saying he wouldn’t shy away from a fight, but he wouldn’t enter one that was futile. “I’m willing to fight but I want to fight to win,” McCarthy said when asked about the call by some Republicans to force a government shutdown fight...
  • Kevin McCarthy: 'I think John Boehner deserves a B-' as speaker

    09/30/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he’d give John A. Boehner a grade of “B-” for the job he’s done as Speaker of the House. “I think John Boehner deserves a B-,” Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, said on Fox News’ “Hannity” program Tuesday evening. “Now look, you may disagree with me — he won a majority, we’ve got the highest margin we ever had before, we lowered the deficit … but you know what? There is a lot more.” He said the House has passed 300 bills this year that haven’t moved in the Senate.
  • Conservatives organize to 'Fire McCarthy'

    09/30/2015 1:59:24 PM PDT · by lward99 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is not even Speaker of the House yet, but there is already a group ready to fire him. A group of prominent right-leaning organizations formed a coalition Wednesday dubbed "Fire Kevin McCarthy," pledging to remove the California Republican should he be chosen to replace John Boehner when he retires at the end of next month. "Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I'll admit he's a friendly guy," former Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in a statement announcing the formation of the coalition. "But we need a dramatic change in House leadership — we can't afford...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehner’s Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015… first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • McCarthy on How He Would Differ From Boehner: ‘I Won’t Be As Tanned’

    09/29/2015 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A reporter on Tuesday asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) how he would differ from John Boehner if McCarthy succeeds Boehner as House Speaker: “I won’t be as tanned,” McCarthy joked. “There’s a generational difference between us as well,” he added later. “I’m a little younger.” Speaking at a Republican leadership news conference on Capitol Hill, McCarthy praised Boehner as a “very good and decent man.” “We want to make sure that we’re closer to the people—that they feel this is their government, they’re in charge, and we serve them. Now, that’s not easy and it won’t change overnight....
  • Kevin McCarthy Declares Candidacy For Speaker Of The House

    09/28/2015 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), a California Republican, is running for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. “I have decided to run for Speaker of the House and graciously ask for your support,” McCarthy said in a statement.
  • No McCarthy! Who? Meadows? Labrador? Freeper input appreciated

    09/25/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    NA | 9/25/15 | Self
    Great news that Boner is resigning. I hear nonsense that McCarthy is next. That cannot happen. Mark Meadows did a lot to begin this back in August. He set the ball rolling. Does he want to be speaker? If so, we are obliged to support him. I remember Raul Labrador made noises that he would run for Speaker. Is he a good one to support if Meadows does not want the job? This post is to solicit informed input from Freepers who are much more knowledgeable than me. It cannot be McCarthy or we have just hit re-set.
  • Surprise Surprise, Kevin McCarthy Backs Amnesty (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:50:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/22/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    We have a president who has tied the hands of our border agents, granted administrative amnesty, encouraged a new flow of illegal immigration, and is now demanding comprehensive amnesty, citizenship, and benefits for all illegal immigrants. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican in the House, is responding to the President with overwhelming force. Watch out, Obama: The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX...
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy: 'Immigration Reform Is Going to Happen (2013)

    09/25/2015 11:45:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    CNS ^ | 11/25/13 | Susan Jones |
    Is immigration reform dead? "No, immigration reform is going to happen," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House Republican whip, told CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation."
  • House Majority Whip: Legalize undocumented immigrants (Kevin McCarthy in 2014)

    09/25/2015 11:37:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Baskersfield Now ^ | 1/22/14 | Jose Gaspar,
    Republican leaders, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, of Bakersfield, are calling for the first time to give legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The GOP leadership is in the process of drafting principles on immigration reform and will soon release a document that outlines the party's position on the politically sensitive and volatile issue. In a Tuesday evening interview with Eyewitness News, McCarthy said he is in favor of granting legal status to those undocumented immigrants who qualify. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief, I think it'll go with...
  • McCarthy backs path to legal status (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:29:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/22/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The third-ranking House Republican is offering support for a path to legal status that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants in the country to work and pay their taxes. In a new interview published late Tuesday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hinted that those contours of legal status may be included in the immigration principles that House GOP leaders are poised to soon release. “The principles aren’t combined or written out yet, but in my personal belief, I think you’ll go with legal status,” McCarthy told KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in Bakersfield, Calif. “That it will allow you to work...
  • EXCLUSIVE– Mark Levin Warns House Republicans: Do Not Support Kevin McCarthy For Speaker

    09/25/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-25-2015 | Julia Hahn
    Popular talk radio host and best-selling author Mark Levin is warning Republicans in Washington: don’t replace outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) with Rep. Kevin McCarthy. (R-CA) Levin’s a tirelessly warrior against Speaker Boehner and the Washington establishment. “Kevin McCarthy is Eric Cantor with ten less IQ points,” Levin declares in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. The radio star adds Republicans must learn their lesson and not repeat the mistakes they made following Eric Cantor’s historic fall from power—namely that Republicans must replace Boehner with a “principled conservative.” Levin explained that with the resounding defeat of the former-House...
  • [Kevin] McCarthy's feet getting held to fire: FLASHBACK TO 2003

    09/25/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 8 replies
    Bakersfield California via news archives ^ | November 15, 2003 | VIC POLLARD
    We told you so. That's what conservative Republican leaders in Bakersfield are saying about GOP Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy after reading media descriptions of him as a moderate on abortion and other social issues. They say that's not the way McCarthy described himself when he ran as a conservative in last year's primary election against Bakersfield Councilman Mike Maggard. They didn't believe McCarthy then, and they say his two faces are now being exposed. McCarthy says they're all wet. No matter what the media says about him, he insists he is a anti-abortion conservative on social issues and he has the...
  • New GOP Leader (Kevin McCarthy) Has Luck on His Side: LA TIMES 2003

    09/25/2015 10:02:27 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 17 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | Nov 3, 2003 | George Skelton
    . . . McCarthy started out working free for Thomas, but soon was put on the payroll. He stayed 15 years, becoming the congressman's chief of staff in the district, where the McCarthy family goes back four generations. His great-grandfather was a cattle rancher, grandfather a railroader and father a fire chief. McCarthy is the first Republican. He became national Young Republicans chairman, won a seat on the Kern Community College board and last year was elected to the Assembly. McCarthy leans to the middle. He supports most abortion rights, but opposes spending tax dollars on abortions. . .
  • House conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker

    09/25/2015 8:48:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015 | Scott Wong
    With Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) job in doubt, House conservatives have been holding internal talks about a new leadership coalition that could include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker and more conservative members occupying lower rungs on the leadership ladder.
  • [UK] Labour’s Vegan Farming Spokesman: Treat Meat Eaters Like Smokers, Meat Like Tobacco

    09/24/2015 11:20:31 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Labour’s vegan farming spokesman believes meat should be treated like tobacco with a public health campaign to stop it being eaten. Kerry McCarthy MP was recently named the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment of a vegan farming spokesman was always going to be controversial. Not only is McCarthy’s 20 year-long vegan lifestyle choice in potential conflict with a large section of Britain’s agricultural economy, she is a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports which seeks to ban countryside pursuits favoured by many farming communities.
  • Would-Be Boehner Successors Jockeying to Line Up Support

    09/17/2015 1:29:21 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 17, 2015 | Matt Fuller
    Talk of deposing John A. Boehner has reached such a crescendo that one frustrated House Republican stood up in a closed-door meeting Wednesday night and said she was tired of would-be leadership candidates contacting her about supporting them. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota told the GOP conference Wednesday she didn’t appreciate all the calls she’s received from potential leadership candidates asking for her vote, multiple members told CQ Roll Call. It’s that early jockeying that has a number of conservatives questioning whether the speaker can survive through the end of the year. Asked how Ohio Republican’s foes could actually...
  • CRY US A CONTAMINATED RIVER: EPA Chief Takes a Beating at Senate Hearings

    09/17/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 16, 2015
    It was a dirty river before, it’s a dirtier river now, we’re moving on. That sums up the attitude of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who testified before two Senate committees today. Democratic lawmakers made excuses for the agency while Republicans hammered at McCarthy to take responsibility for the rusty contaminated sludge her agency unleashed on the Animas River and across three states. ... Has anyone been fired for …? ... Colorado’s Sen. Cory Gardner attended both hearings, and drilled McCarthy on the agency’s appalling lack of telephone etiquette – downstream users weren’t notified until days after the incident. When Gardner...
  • Impeachment resolution filed for EPA head Gina McCarthy (It's about time someone did)

    09/13/2015 8:44:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/13/15 | t lifson
    It may ultimately be unsuccessful, but nonetheless it is a good thing that Arizona Representative Paul Gosar has filed articles of impeachment for Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA. A press release from his office notes that this: begins the impeachment process for Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after she committed perjury and made several false statements at multiple congressional hearings, and as a result, is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors: “For far too long, Congress has allowed unelected bureaucrats and executive branch officials to slowly bend and break the laws of this country...
  • House conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker

    09/15/2015 5:06:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/15/2015 | Scott Wong
     With Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) job in doubt, House conservatives have been holding internal talks about a new leadership coalition that could includvie Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker and more conservative members occupying lower rungs on the leadership ladder. The informal discussions among members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are preliminary and informal, multiple GOP lawmakers tell The Hill.
  • Congressman: EPA Sexual Predator ‘Fed A Steady Diet Of Interns’

    07/31/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz had some harsh words for EPA Chief Administrator Gina McCarthy during a hearing Wednesday regarding the agency’s handling of an employee who repeatedly sexually harassed interns. For the past couple of years, Republican lawmakers have been investigating reports of misconduct at the EPA from employees watching porn everyday while on the job to an agency employee who sexually harassed interns and was not reported to the authorities and continued to work at the agency for years. “This is a predator who was fed a steady diet of interns,” Chaffetz told McCarthy during the hearing. “The...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • 'Rogue law enforcement agency' inside EPA the subject of testimony today

    05/07/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 7, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The House Oversight Committee under Darrell Issa is slated to hear testimony today on another Obama administration cover-up. ... A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress. The assistant EPA inspector general for investigations, Patrick Sullivan, was expected to testify Wednesday before a House oversight committee ... The office of about 10 employees is overseen by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's office, and the inspector general's office is accusing it...
  • Joe McCarthy: Despicable or Prophetic?

    05/15/2015 10:28:49 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 36 replies
    The Center for Vision & Values ^ | May 15, 2015 | Paul G. Kengor
    A recent column I wrote on communism in Hollywood in the 1940s elicited strong reaction toward the person of Joe McCarthy. This was somewhat perplexing, given that McCarthy was not the front-and-center figure investigating Hollywood communism. Yet, it wasn’t surprising, given that any mention of the Stalinist sympathies of American communists prompts liberals into reflexive accusations of McCarthyism. For the record, the investigation of communism in Hollywood was led by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which (for most of its existence) was chaired by anti-communist Democrats. The first and last heads of HCUAA (commonly but incorrectly abbreviated as...
  • Hollywood Traitors Supported Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Allan Ryskind

    05/13/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May, 13, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Hard-core Communists in Hollywood, and by that I mean those with party cards and whose allegiance was to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, not the United States, made a major effort to take over the movie industry and nearly succeeded. The much-maligned House Un-American Activities Committee, as even liberal Hollywood historians Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund acknowledge, uncovered over 200 party members in Hollywood. My dad, Morrie Ryskind, one of the few outspoken anti-Communist screenwriters in Hollywood, said the number was closer to 300. They were part of a broad conspiracy of subversives who had penetrated America’s most critical...
  • Remembering Stan 3: The Anti-McCarthy Tripwire

    03/08/2015 8:45:19 PM PDT · by No One Special · 34 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Diana West
    Before I explain what it was like to become friends with the pre-eminent McCarthy scholar of our time, M. Stanton Evans, I'd like to point out some of the pitfalls of the territory, starting with the anti-McCarthy tripwire.This relic of the Cold War, circa 1950s, is used to bring down anyone even thinking about stepping out of line to reconsider the place of Sen. McCarthy in our nation's history (hell). The anti-McCarthy tripwire is the first trigger. Tripped once, maybe twice, it activates the anti-McCarthy force field, which I will get to below."You know that you are going to be...
  • The Benghazi Committee's Belated Interest in Hillary's Hidden E-mails

    03/08/2015 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/7/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Chairman Trey Gowdy knew about Clinton’s secret server six months ago, and that too is a scandal. In assessing the Benghazi select committee headed up by Chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), there are two possibilities, and they are not mutually exclusive: (1) The committee is just a Potemkin probe erected by the Republican establishment to get restive conservatives to pipe down, and (2) the committee is incompetent. The panel, of course, was commissioned by the Republican-controlled House to investigate the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack in which al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists killed Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and...
  • Obama EPA Chief Can’t Say Whether Climate Models Were False Or Not (but she want BILLIONS anyway)

    03/07/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2015 | YouTube
    In budget discussions, Senator Jeff Sessions asks EPA head Gina McCarthy some simple questions about the climate hoax. She is unable to answer, but basically says, her facts matter and others do not.
  • Global Warming McCarthyites Are Even Targeting Believers

    02/26/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2015 | Kerry Jackson
    Here's what happens when a climate researcher doesn't fully conform to the global warming narrative: He becomes the target of a congressional inquisition.
  • Conservatives win border security battle

    01/28/2015 3:55:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Susan Ferrechio
    House Republicans have pulled a border security bill from floor consideration this week amid concerns by conservatives that the legislation is not tough enough. Republican leadership aides told the Washington Examiner that internal opposition was not behind their decision, but conservatives are claiming victory. “They knew they didn’t have the support for this bill,” one GOP lawmaker told the Washington Examiner, requesting anonymity. Republican leadership aides pointed to the weather forecast of 1-3 inches of snow in the Washington area, coupled with a blizzard forecast in the Northeast, that could make it difficult for many lawmakers to travel to Washington...
  • BUZZKILL: EPA Chief Jets to Aspen’s Winter X Games to Preach Global Warming

    01/26/2015 6:53:02 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 23, 2015
    EPA chief Gina McCarthy was harshing on everyone’s mellow up in Aspen Thursday going on about global warming and generally being a buzzkill. Not content just to catch the men’s snowboard superpipe, McCarthy used the Winter X Games as an excuse to lecture the liberal crony class on the benefits of investing in tank tops versus GORE-TEX. According to the Denver Business Journal: McCarthy was in Aspen to make the point that warmer temperatures caused by carbon pollution hurt the winter-sports industry, and to advocate for Obama administration policies to curb greenhouse gases. Apparently we can’t stress this enough because...
  • Charles C. Johnson's Exclusive: Boehner’s Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congre

    01/23/2015 7:30:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 90 replies ^ | 1/23/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    <p>Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since 2011.</p> <p>The affair is something of an open secret in Washington, D.C. Reporters at other publications, lobbyists, congressional staffers of both parties all know about it. One staffer for a congressman describes it as the “biggest open secret” in D.C. A lobbyist describes Ellmers as a “social climber who has ingratiated herself” with McCarthy.</p>
  • The Republican Congress Has a Mandate (Andrew McCarthy)

    01/15/2015 7:37:16 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Republican party’s conservative base has a major problem. In assessing the 2014 midterm elections, a tidal wave in which the base propelled the GOP to substantial majorities in both houses of Congress, conservatives are in full agreement with President Obama and completely at odds with Republican leadership. The president boldly declared that, while he was not on the ballot, his policies were. He could not have been more right. GOP leadership boldly declares that the election was a case of voters trusting Republicans with an opportunity to “prove we can govern” — to demonstrate that GOP lawmakers can work...
  • Exclusive: Boehner, McCarthy, Scalise to All Republicans on All Bills: Pass to Find

    01/05/2015 8:03:10 PM PST · by leapfrog0202 · 45 replies ^ | 1/5/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Two top deputies to Speaker John Boehner defended on his behalf the tactic of forcing members to vote on legislation they haven’t yet read in Monday evening’s more than two-hour-long conference meeting of Republican members, one of the members challenging Boehner for Speaker told Breitbart News exclusively. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), a candidate joining Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to challenge Boehner for Speaker on Tuesday, told Breitbart News that he stood up and offered in conference that Republicans should not vote on legislation without having 72 hours to read it at a minimum. But Yoho was met with fierce opposition...
  • (NJ) Washington Township woman loses bid to overturn McCarthy-era spying conviction

    12/04/2014 6:50:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    bergen record ^ | 12.4.14 | Aaron Morrison
    Viorel Florescu/staff photographer Retired Washington Township math teacher Miriam Moskowitz, 98, leaving federal court in New York City on Thursday with Caren Ponty, left, and her nephew Ira Moskowitz, after U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled against her petition to reverse her 1950 felony conviction related to atomic espionage. Miriam Moskowitz has been called a lot of things in her 98 years of life — feisty, aggressive and possessing a violent temper, among them. But the one label that bothers her most is spy for the former Soviet Union — a moniker given to her by the government.  That...
  • Labrador cries foul on his leaders (The GOP-E Strikes Back!)

    11/19/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Scott Wong
    Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador accused House GOP leaders Tuesday of pulling strings to help Rep. Bill Flores win the election to head the Republican Study Committee, underscoring tensions between Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) team and the right. Labrador (R-Idaho) said GOP leaders mounted a whipping operation that included phone calls to help Flores (R-Texas) upset Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a Tea Party favorite, on the second ballot in the race for RSC chairman.
  • Why Communism Dominates in the West

    11/03/2014 5:26:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 4 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Red Herrings" is a brilliant historical article by Andrew C. McCarthy that explains one of the most important reasons of the current dominance of the Left in the West (and more than that). It's a review and a defence of Diana West's book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , which was published last year and provoked much controversy, as you can gauge from the review itself. The way Joe McCarthy has been treated in America reminds me a bit of the way Enoch Powell has been treated in Britain: both were...
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Union Workers Protest Obama's EPA Regs: 'Don’t Even Mention His Name'

    10/09/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Ali Meyer & Craig Millward
    ( - The United Mine Workers of America held a rally Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to protest Environmental Protection Agency regulations that they claim would destroy the nation’s coal industry and coal-related jobs while doing nothing to address climate change. On Tuesday, current and retired workers convened at Freedom Plaza, then marched to EPA offices to protest EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, part of President Obama’s larger climate-change agenda, which aims to cut carbon pollution by imposing state-by-state emissions standards and fines for failure to meet those standards. asked protesters, “If you could tell President Obama anything about these...
  • Steve Scalise Is Your New House Majority Whip. Here’s Why He Can Rule Forever.

    10/01/2014 1:53:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Weigel
    What's the opposite of a "political earthquake"? If the primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor drained D.C.'s supply of dramatic analogies, the snap leadership election surprised almost no one. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the party's occasionally competent whip, easily took Cantor's old job after a furtive conservative challenge from Rep. Raul Labrador. And Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana conservative who had been leading the Republican Study Committee, nabbed McCarthy's job in one ballot. (SNIP) Why? Simple: There are three states where party primaries have been replaced by jungle primaries, followed by runoffs between the top two finishers. After John Boehner, the...
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Senate Hopeful Wants EPA Administrator to Visit Montana Coal Town

    07/26/2014 10:33:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rod Kackley
    Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) invites — no, Daines demands — Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency visit the town of Colstrip, Mont., to see for herself the impact of her agency’s Clean Power Plan on that community. So far, he has not received her RSVP. This time next year, he could have a lot more pull with the EPA. Daines could be forgiven if he is doing some early packing. He can’t be too worried about winning the November Senate election. Rasmussen Reports gives him an 18-point lead among Montana voters in his bid to replace Sen....
  • EPA chief McCarthy, critics spar at Senate hearing over new rules

    07/23/2014 10:56:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014
    EPA chief Gina McCarthy issued a strong defense of controversial proposed new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, telling a packed Senate hearing Wednesday the agency talked to all sides in the debate before issuing its draft recommendations. “This is the most respectful rule at the federal level that I have ever been involved in,” the Environmental Protection Agency administrator told the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, citing what she said was the flexibility given to the states to design their own plans to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. But Republicans and many in...
  • Illegals crisis brings surprise 'patrol' to border

    06/16/2014 8:33:10 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    On the leadership race in the House to find a replacement for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his primary election last week, King stressed a pledge he made that he would not vote for any member of Congress who supports amnesty. King accused House Speaker John Boehner of attempting to engineer the leadership vote to replace Cantor in favor of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, an establishment GOP leader in Washington that King identified as part of the problem, not the solution. “Boehner gave McCarthy a full day to organize before the rest of us in the GOP...