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  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11/02/2015 1:05:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | November 1, 2015 | Streiff
    POLITICO has an interesting piece this weekend which I can only think is an effort by the White House to cripple Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) efforts to achieve a rapprochement with conservatives in general and the Freedom Caucus (HFC) in particular. Titled Obama and Ryan: Covert collaborators, it is unique in being sourced entirely from White House sources. President Barack Obama and House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) haven't had a face-to-face meeting in more than two-and-a-half years. And despite Ryan's election this week and Obama's congratulatory call to him in advance of the vote, there still isn't one scheduled.But...
  • Paul Ryan on speakership: "I'm redesigning this job"

    11/01/2015 9:46:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    CBS -- Face the Nation ^ | 11-1-15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he's "redesigning" his leadership job. "I'm redesigning this job. I don't think it can work going forward like it's worked in the past. I can't pick up where John (Boehner) left off. It has to be done differently," Ryan said, referring to Rep. John Boehner's, R-Ohio, recently ended tenure as speaker. The House elected Ryan as speaker last Thursday and Boehner resigned from his leadership post and congressional seat. Ryan told host John Dickerson that he wasn't elected "dictator of the House" and...
  • Senate passes budget and debt deal, sends measure to Obama

    10/30/2015 1:43:31 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 October 2015 | Senate passes budget and debt deal, sends measure to Obama
    In a rare late-night session, the Senate gave final approval to an ambitious budget and debt deal early Friday, sending it to President Barack Obama to sign. The final vote on passage was 64-35, as Democrats joined forces with Republican defense hawks over the objections of GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, all of whom voted against the deal. The bill is aimed at averting a debt default, avoiding a partial government shutdown and setting spending priorities for the next two years. Earlier in Friday's session, the Senate voted 63-35 to end debate on the measure....
  • House approves two-year budget deal(Must be great, as not a single Dem voted against it)

    10/29/2015 7:57:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/28/15 | Deirdre Walsh, Ted Barrett and Tom LoBianco
    The House of Representatives voted 266-167 Wednesday to approve a budget deal that raises the nation's debt ceiling through March 2017, potentially avoiding a fiscal crisis that could have ensued if the nation defaulted on its loans. The measure amounts to one final package crafted by House Speaker John Boehner with other legislative leaders and President Barack Obama, as Boehner wraps up a tumultuous career leading the House and an even longer career in Congress. The deal also clears the plate for GOP speaker nominee Paul Ryan, who surprised some conservatives Wednesday when he announced he would support the measure....
  • Paul Ryan Is Elected House Speaker, Hoping to Manage Chaos

    10/29/2015 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 29, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin was elected the 62nd speaker of the House on Thursday, taking the gavel that he never sought to wield from John A. Boehner, who relinquished it under fire. But the personal jubilance and high expectations felt by Mr. Boehner, who was elected in a sweeping Republican takeover of the House in 2011, have been replaced with a grim recognition that Mr. Ryan's ascent stems not from electoral victory but rather the chaos in the ranks of his party's sizable majority. Mr. Ryan received 236 votes, a comfortable margin that included several of the hardline...
  • Departing Speaker Boehner Delievers Farewell Remarks

    10/29/2015 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    Oh Air Now.
  • Dem Whip says Ryan an "outstanding" choice for speaker

    10/28/2015 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Wednesday that he thinks Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would be an "outstanding" speaker of the House.
  • Ryan gets House GOP speaker nod

    10/28/2015 12:18:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    House Republicans formally nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker Wednesday, looking to him to help unify the party after a tumultuous period -- though defections in the ranks could preview some last-minute drama on the House floor.
  • GOP moves to impeach IRS chief

    10/27/2015 1:26:50 PM PDT · by mware · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/15 4:09 PM | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and 18 other Republicans on the committee introduced a resolution on Tuesday to start impeachment proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
  • Ryan On Budget Deal: "The Process Stinks"

    10/27/2015 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman and odds-on favorite to be next House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he was not happy with the process of the pending budget deal announced Monday night and negotiated by outgoing Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) with the White House.
  • Rush Limbaugh:House Freedom Caucus Did Bidding Of GOP Donors,Read Ordained Script

    10/23/2015 1:46:15 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Popular radio show host Rush Limbaugh is slamming the House Freedom Caucus for facilitating the donor-class push to anoint Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House.
  • Paul Ryan demands repeal of founding father Thomas Jefferson's rule

    10/23/2015 9:51:13 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10-21-15 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wants to repeal a rule put in place by the third President of the United States and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson before hed become Speaker of the House. According to Ryans spokesperson Brendan Buck, his demands included a change in the process for motion to vacate the chair.
  • House approves bill gutting ObamaCare, cutting Planned Parenthood

    10/23/2015 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday that would undo parts of ObamaCare and block federal funding to Planned Parenthood though it faces turbulence in the Senate, and a certain veto from President Obama should it reach his desk.
  • Gohmert Sticks To His Word And Supports Webster for Speaker of the House

    10/22/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Office of Congressman Louie Gohmert ^ | October 22, 2015 | Congressman Louie Gohmert
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the news that the majority of the Texas Republican Delegation endorsed Chairman Paul Ryan for Speaker: Since the beginning of this contested race for Speaker of the House, it has been my pledge to support Congressman Daniel Webster. Dan is the only person I am aware of who has ever been a Speaker anywhere and decentralized power to get it back in the hands of its members. Speaker Boehner is no longer going to be Speaker because he was too powerful, and I simply cannot vote for a candidate who...
  • Rep. Scott Perry [PA-4]: Here's why I joined the House Freedom Caucus

    10/22/2015 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | October 21, 2015 | Congressman Scott Perry
    The resignation of Speaker John Boehner has sparked a much-needed debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. You'd be hard-pressed to find any American conservative, liberal, independent or otherwise who thinks Washington is working effectively on their behalf. The people I serve tell me that they're sick of the status quo. I fight this battle every single day, and that means taking a stand and advocating for real change no matter how unpopular with the powers that be. The only thing Washington understands is having enough votes to make a difference; i.e., strength in numbers. After two...
  • Paul Ryan clears last hurdle.. Likely to be next speaker of the house

    10/21/2015 5:59:26 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 89 replies
    Mark Levin | self
    Just reported at the end of the show, the house conservatives have voted to support him. The fix is in.

    10/21/2015 3:15:54 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    ...Ryan is making no promises to do anything to advance a conservative agenda. He is demanding a Mafioso-style loyalty oath to his moderate agenda. He has promised nothing, nothing at all to advance the conservative cause. No wonder he has an F conservative rating. Hes demanding conservatives support him. No wonder Obama and Reid and Pelosi like him....
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • Romney on Ryan as Speaker: Id Hate to Lose Him as a Potential Presidential Contender

    10/18/2015 4:58:17 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, sounded off on the possibility of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Romneys 2012 running mate, as the next Speaker of the House. Romney told show host Jake Tapper Ryan as Speaker of the House would lessen the possibility he could make a future run for president. We need Paul in two spots at once, Romney said. You know, there havent been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so Id hate to lose him as a potential...
  • Confirmed, Again: Paul Ryan Is Not Running For Speaker Of The House

    10/14/2015 5:32:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    A spokesman for House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) confirms yet again that despite all the donor class and political establishment wooing, Ryan is not running to replace outgoing Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House.
  • Potential New (Conservative) House Speaker Marsha Blackburn: A GOOD Woman + a Great Communicator

    10/14/2015 1:56:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I do like her principles, from what I've seen -particularly on amnesty and PP- and she's a pretty skilled communicator too, comes across as sincere. Blackburn has a corp and entrepreneurial background so must have some experience with managing people before... YouTube
  • Here are the immigration positions of the candidates ... for the next House Speaker

    10/13/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 24 replies
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | Oct. 13th 2015 | Chris Chmielenski
    When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for House Speaker, it opened it up to a new field of Republican Representatives being touted for the position. Most of the media's attention has been on former Vice Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Ryan has even earned the endorsement of amnesty advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez! Ryan's position on immigration is fairly straightforward; he supports work permits and legal status for illegal aliens and he supports massive increases in legal immigration. NumbersUSA is not making endorsements on who the next House Speaker should be. And we know...
  • Conservative Activists Target Paul Ryan

    10/13/2015 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | October 13, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) hasnt yet agreed to take the speakers gavel, and some conservative activists want to keep it that way.
  • 'Speaker Marsha Blackburn' Probably the Way to Go...

    10/13/2015 3:15:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    WithunacceptablecandidatesKevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan nowsmushed-up in our wheelwell, America's resurgent right rolls-on, retaining effective veto power over the Republican Party's choice of new leader in the US House as we all now contemplate wiser, far more palatable candidates. Darrell Issaalways gave me high hopes with all his investigations- inquiries which never seem to result in nailing the bad guys to the wall. Isn't that a microcosm of today's weak-kneed Gee-Oh-Pee establishment? Lot of noise, but noeffective challenge whatsoever? Alas, we need a dragon-slayer in the Speaker's seat, and Rep. Issa seems to lack the charisma and ability to punch-it-into-the-enzone...
  • Ryan and Reconciliation Is a Powerful Combination

    10/12/2015 8:33:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10-11-15 | Lawrence Kudlow
    As of this writing, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan has not decided whether to run for speaker. He has been bombarded by all the Republican factions. Even Mitt Romney says the Wisconsinite can unify the Republican conference and take ON the job. I applaud Ryans leadership and policy skills and think he would make a good speaker But theres a backstory to the current chaos of the GOP conference and the withdrawal of Kevin McCarthy from the speakership race. The GOP leadership in the House and Senate has failed to pass legislation to repeal the Obama agenda and...

    10/11/2015 3:42:52 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    ..Marsha has heard from a lot of people who are encouraging her to run, Blackburn spokesman Mike Reynard told Breitbart News on Friday. Right now she is listening and having conversations with her colleagues about what is the best way to unite our conference moving forward. ...Blackburn, who would if elected be the first female GOP Speaker of the House ever, will be joining Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Ch. 125 on Sunday evening to discuss this topic in greater depth... ...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Rep. Blackburn Should Run for House Speaker, Says ACUs Daniel Schneider

    10/09/2015 3:25:48 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) should put her name in the race to become the next Speaker of the House, says the American Conservative Unions executive director, Daniel Schneider. Blackburn is the most conservative woman in all of Congress. She has a lifetime ACU rating of 96 that puts her in a solid A camp. Year-in and year-out she is consistently been a solid performer, Schneider said. I would hope she would run, Schneider told Breitbart News Thursday afternoon. Schneiders statements came Thursday, shortly after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • Mark Cuban to run for House speaker? It's possible

    10/09/2015 10:00:43 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 45 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/9/2015 | Fred Imbert | @foimbert
    Mark Cuban for House speaker? The billionaire impresario said in a tweet he may run for the House's top spot. Cuban certainly can try. The House website says: "Although the Constitution does not require the Speaker to be a Member of the House, all Speakers have been Members." In McCarthy's wake, who could be speaker? Cuban floated the idea after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, suddenly withdrew from the race Thursday, leaving two members officially running: Reps. Daniel Webster of Florida and Jason Chaffetz of Utah. Webster announced his candidacy in a video on Monday. "As speaker of...
  • Dem Rep.Gutierrez: "Speaker" Paul Ryan "Would Be Good" For GOP,House,Country

    10/09/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutirrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesnt want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the extreme Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities.
  • Issa Hints At House Speaker Bid,Downplays Chaffetz Run For Spot

    10/09/2015 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Fridays Morning Joe on MSNBC, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) discussed the state of the House Speakers race in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthys (R-CA) announcement that he was no longer running for the spot, which is soon to be vacated by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).
  • Louie Gohmert: Boehner Postponed Speaker Vote Like Any Good Dictator Would

    10/08/2015 9:57:46 PM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Louie Gohmert blasted John Boehner for his decision to postpone the Republicans vote for the next House speaker, saying he acted like any good dictator would because he wants to choose his own successor. It actually pointed to the reason we need a new speaker, and that is because its like he feels he has to pick a successor, like any good dictator would, the Texas Republican said in comments to TheBlaze Thursday night after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly took himself out of the running as GOP members gathered for the secret-ballot vote. But this is not...
  • Gingrich open to return to Speakership

    10/08/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 162 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/8/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speakers gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans. The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes.
  • Shep Smith: Freedom Caucus "Demands" Washington Grind To Halt, Wants "Disarray"

    10/08/2015 3:32:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    The Fox News Channels Shepard Smith Reporting host Shepard Smith argued the Freedom Caucus demands Washington grind to a halt and wants disarray while discussing House Majority Leader Representative Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulling out of the race to become House speaker on Wednesday.
  • Boehner: I Will Serve as Speaker Until The House Votes to Elect a New Speaker

    10/08/2015 3:31:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/8/15 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Following House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys (R.-Calif.) surprise announcement today that he was withdrawing from the contest to become the next speaker of the House, incumbent House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) issued a statement saying that he would remain as speaker until a new speaker is elected. Boehner indicated that he was confident that would be in the coming weeks. However, Boehner did not announce a date on which the House would hold a vote to elect a new speaker. After Leader McCarthys announcement, members of the House Republican Conference will not vote today for a new cpeaker,...
  • Josh Earnest: Next Speaker Needs To "Tame The Forces" Of "Extreme Ideologues"

    10/08/2015 1:53:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday, commenting on the news that House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has dropped out of the race to become speaker, press secretary Josh Earnest said the next speaker will have to, tame the forces of the extreme ideologues in the Republican Party.
  • Republican Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October, 8, 2015 | Staff
    REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be the good. In my view it's come time to marginalize those members who doesn't want to be part of the governing majority. I've said for some time that in order to pass anything out of the House we need to assemble a bipartisan coalition whether it's on the continuing resolution, the debt ceiling, we will have to assemble a bipartisan coalition. That's the reality...
  • John Boehner exit: Anyone can run for House speaker, even you

    10/08/2015 9:52:47 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 29 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Septmeber 25, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Who can replace Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced Friday hes quitting? Almost anyone. Maybe even you. This isnt a comment on the job Representative Boehner has or has not done in his role as leader of his legislative chamber. Its meant to illustrate a little-known fact: Under the Constitution, the speaker does not have to be a member of the House. He or she doesnt have to be an elected lawmaker or government official. The speaker can be an ordinary, private citizen. In fact, there really are not any legal restrictions on qualifications for that office. The...
  • McCarthy drops out!

    10/08/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    Former Congressman Charles Brownson, Indianapolis Republican, used to say, I never quarrel with a man who buys ink by the barrel. Maybe McCarthy should not mess with conservative bloggers who have 1's and 0's by the barrel. Sniff.
  • Just Heard From Mark Steyn That Kevin McCarthy Has Dropped Out of Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by murron · 15 replies
    Mark Steyn | Myself
    I have no more information. Just heard it on the radio.
  • MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.

    10/08/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/08/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Jake Sherman ‏@JakeSherman 10m10 minutes ago MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.
  • Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 268 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
  • Breaking-WMAL McCarthy drops bid for speaker

    10/08/2015 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 12 replies
    WMAL Radion in Washington DC just announced Rep. Kevin McCarthy has dropped his bid for Speaker of the House
  • McCarthy is OUT!

    10/08/2015 9:32:22 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 30 replies
    free republic ^ | 10/8/15 | jdsteel
    Now THIS is getting interesting!!!!!