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  • U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to retire later this year

    01/30/2016 11:09:42 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-16 | John Diedrich
    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced late Saturday he will not seek re-election. The former roofing contractor from Neenah issued a statement saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • U.S. top court rejects new challenge to Obamacare

    01/19/2016 7:39:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to Obamacare brought by an Iowa artist. The court turned away an appeal by Matt Sissel, who had asserted that the 2010 Affordable Care Act violated the U.S. Constitution's requirement that revenue-raising legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, not in the Senate, as the healthcare law did.
  • House Opens New Investigation Into Hillary Email Server

    01/16/2016 4:40:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-15-16 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Talk about a bad week. Poll numbers tanking, polling shows millennial ladies prefer Bernie, her attempts to connect with minority demographics flopping hard, 13 Hours hits theaters, resurrecting the Benghazi story, and now a second Congressional investigation. This latest investigation centers around the security of Hillary's home-brewed email server used during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman: Understanding these companies' roles in providing software and services to maintain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server is critical to improving government cybersecurity standards. A high profile...
  • Eight people taken to hospitals after police find suspicious substance at House building

    <p>Eight people were taken to area hospitals after a suspicious substance was found Friday morning in an office at the Longworth House Office Building, according to a D.C. fire department spokesman.</p> <p>The spokesman, Timothy Wilson, could not immediately describe the symptoms but said they were minor. He said fire crews evaluated 10 people and took eight to hospitals.</p>
  • FINAL (HOUSE) VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL (Omnibus Bill)

    12/18/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    clerk.House.Gov ^ | 18-Dec-2015 9:49 AM | House.Gov
    YEAS NAYS PRES NV REPUBLICAN 150 95 1 DEMOCRATIC 166 18 4 INDEPENDENT TOTALS 316 113 5
  • House Passes $1.15 Trillion Spending Bill: Here Is What's In It

    12/18/2015 9:36:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Moments ago, the House of Representatives just passed the $1.15 trillion spending bill that includes a $680 billion package of tax-break extensions, in a 316 to 113 vote, and will now move to the Senate, where its passage is likewise assured and will be signed by the president over the next few days. While there was clearly no risk of the Omnibus not passing, this particular portion of pork is relevant, because as Richard Breslow notes, "fiscal policy may begin to emerge from hibernation. The spending and tax bills Congress is in the process of passing today is something...
  • The House Will Consider End to Visa Waiver Program

    12/08/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    (TRUNEWS)-The House will consider action Tuesday on the U.S. visa waiver program that allows 40 % of foreign visitors to enter the U.S. effortlessly. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expects the bill to pass, due to bipartisan support, he told CNN. The program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days, when they meet certain requirements. Fox News has reported the program has allowed 20 million people from 38 countries to visit the U.S. The bill being voted on in the House will end visa-free visits from people who have...
  • U.S. House passes bill that would bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Sudan from entering the U.S.

    12/08/2015 2:41:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday (407 to 19) that would overhaul the federal visa waiver program and bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Sudan, or those who have visited those countries in the last five years, from traveling to the United States without a visa. Action on the proposal comes in response to the recent attacks in Paris from ISIS operatives, and the shooting in California by a couple that expressed support for the terror group on social media. "This will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
  • Paul Ryan Throws Down G.O.P. Gauntlet for 2016

    12/03/2015 4:14:59 PM PST · by MSSC6644 · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    "Our No. 1 goal for the next year is to put together a complete alternative to the left's agenda," Mr. Ryan said. . ."
  • Truth And Reconciliation:

    12/03/2015 3:03:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The Senate seems poised to pass a bill that will gut parts of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for a year. President Obama will most certainly veto this legislation, making this possible legislative victory a symbolic gesture. But it would represent some progress in Republican efforts to repeal the presidents' signature domestic achievement, which has been marred by failure. Just as Democrats used the process of reconciliation to pass Obamacare back in 2010, Republicans alluded to using it during their winter meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania in January. After months of wrangling over deadlines for the reconciliation process, the Senate agreed to start...
  • US Lawmaker Sees "Ample Evidence Of Turkey's Complicity In ISIS's Murderous Rampage"

    12/03/2015 12:19:40 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Tyler Durden
    At this point, it’s abundantly clear that the US is on the wrong side in the Mid-East. Washington has always resorted to covert operations and support for unsavory characters on the way to bringing about regime change in countries whose governments aren’t deemed conducive to American interests. That’s nothing new. Usually, however, there’s at least a semi-plausible argument to be made for why Washington feels the need to support one side over the other. In Syria, there’s no such argument.
  • Hypocrisy: will you house a Syrian refugee?

    12/01/2015 11:50:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/15
    For IN the NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident hits the streets of Washington Square Park in New York City to ask people: will you sign up to take a Syrian refugee into your home?
  • 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...
  • HOUSE BILL TO RESTRICT SYRIAN AND IRAQI REFUGEES PASSES .... 289 - 137

    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.
  • CONSERVATIVES RALLY AGAINST MAFIOSO-STYLE PAUL RYAN SPEAKERSHIP DEMANDS

    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...
  • MORE REPUBLICANS JOIN SPEAKERSHIP RACE AS PAUL RYANS NASCENT CAMPAIGN FALLS APART

    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...