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  • House GOP intensifies assault on Mueller probe

    01/06/2018 9:51:47 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/6/2018 | Katie Bo Williams
    House Republicans are intensifying a multipronged assault to chip away at special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. A vocal group of conservative members has for weeks blitzed the airwaves decrying bias in Mueller’s investigation and on Thursday, two prominent members called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down from the Department of Justice (DOJ) — a resignation that could clear the way for the special counsel’s dismissal. On Wednesday, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), secured the backing of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to enforce a swath of subpoenas...
  • A Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ In 2018? Not So Fast

    12/19/2017 4:47:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    A string of recent GOP defeats suggest a 'blue wave' in next year's midterms. It's a nice theory, but Democrats simply aren't up to the task. In the wake of Roy MooreÂ’s loss in AlabamaÂ’s special Senate election last week, together with a Republican loss in the Virginia governorÂ’s race last month, pundits are beginning to murmur that the GOP should brace for huge losses in the 2018 midterms. Democrats, weÂ’re told, are poised to take control of the Senate, the House of Representatives, at least five statehouses, and maybe even a half-dozen governorships. ItÂ’s going to be a blue...
  • House GOP says Trump wants spending bill through March

    11/17/2016 8:09:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2016 10:33 AM EST
    House Republicans leaders say President-elect Donald Trump wants a short-term spending bill to keep the government running through March of next year. […] Such a move would let the Republican-controlled government boost military spending while making deep cuts in domestic programs next year. …
  • Updated: Judge rules for House GOP in ObamaCare suit

    05/12/2016 9:32:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal judge on Thursday ruled for House Republicans in their lawsuit against the Obama administration over ObamaCare. In a major ruling, Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the administration does not have the power to spend money on "cost sharing reduction" payments to insurers without an appropriation from Congress. Collyer stayed her ruling so that the administration can appeal the decision.
  • House GOP likely to move ahead with budget plan

    03/14/2016 7:59:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:07 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Republicans controlling the House are pressing ahead with an annual fiscal measure despite hardening opposition from tea party conservatives over its endorsement of higher spending permitted by last year’s bipartisan budget and debt deal. Several GOP lawmakers exiting a Monday evening strategy session said House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price is expected to unveil a 10-year budget plan on Tuesday and hold a committee vote this week. The committee confirmed later Monday that it is moving ahead. […] Price, R-Ga., has worked hard to try to develop consensus but has so far been stymied by several dozen conservatives who continue...
  • Deal With It – We Conservatives Are Here To Stay

    10/26/2015 5:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Now is when the adults in the room are supposed to rise from their rocking chairs and send us uppity conservatives to our room without our supper. But instead, we’re going to stay right here and have another cheeseburger. And another beer. And there’s nothing you Chamber of Commerce-kissing, Obama-submitting moderates can do about it. When Paul Ryan was drafted for Speaker, who held the real power in that dynamic? Not Ryan – he knew he couldn’t say ‘No” because he would catch the blame if everything went to hell. No, the guys with the real power were the dreaded...
  • Rock bottom? Things could get worse for House GOP

    10/08/2015 6:39:35 PM PDT · by 100American · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 7:02 PM | BYRON YORK
    But Boehner's retirement announcement — like McCarthy, he sprung it on a surprised world — didn't resolve any of the conflicts inside the GOP conference. Many of that core 30-40 member group of the most assertive conservatives saw McCarthy as more of the same. And they realized, again, that if they voted as a bloc against leadership, McCarthy couldn't become speaker. And why should he asked the conservative rebels, who like everyone else watched as public approval of GOP leaders went down and down. "When 72 percent of Republican voters disapprove of the congressional leadership it's hard to simply promote...
  • House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    07/16/2014 12:47:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2014 6:46 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that’s engulfing the border and testing Washington’s ability to respond. The recommendations, to come from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner, will set up a clash with leading Democrats who oppose changing U.S. law to eliminate automatic immigration hearings for Central American kids and return them more quickly to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, where some areas are overrun by brutal gangs. With Democrats and the White House under...
  • Dems Trounce House GOP In Grass-Roots Donations

    07/12/2014 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Hostage · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mike Flynn
    The DCCC, the campaign arm for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, has raised $22 million more than the House GOP for the fall elections. That result is surprising enough, as Democrats' minority status gives them little political leverage in the House. More surprising, though, is that Democrats have raised almost three times as much money, $46 million v. $17 million, as Republicans from small-dollar grass roots donors. The political landscape and recent polling would suggest the opposite situation.
  • GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws

    05/29/2014 11:57:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 2:04 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department’s budget. The amendment by conservative GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California—the first state to legalize medical marijuana—came as almost half the states have legalized marijuana for medical uses, such as improving the appetites of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. …
  • Republicans block bill to renew expired tax breaks

    05/15/2014 11:40:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 5:41 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Senate Republicans blocked a bill Thursday that would renew more than 50 expired tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals. The bill has widespread bipartisan support, but Republicans were unhappy because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wouldn’t agree to vote on GOP amendments. A similar dispute derailed an energy bill earlier this week. […] Republican amendments included making some of the tax cuts permanent while adding others, including the repeal of a medical device tax that helps fund President Barack Obama’s health care law. …
  • House GOP tax plan runs into Senate GOP resistance

    02/25/2014 1:11:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 25, 2014 3:52 PM EST | Stephen Ohlemacher
    House Republicans haven’t even officially unveiled their massive plan to overhaul the tax code and the top Republican in the Senate is already pronouncing it dead. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday he sees no hope for enacting tax overhaul legislation this year. He blamed Democrats for trying to use the issue to raise revenue by $1 trillion. McConnell said the object of overhauling the tax code should be making the nation more competitive, not raising more money for the government. McConnell’s remarks came a day before the Republican chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee,...

    10/21/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT · by onyx · 56 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 21 Oct 2013, 6:31 AM PDT | by KERRY PICKET
    Many conservatives on Capitol Hill find themselves left out in the cold by the current leadership when it comes to receiving campaign donations from leadership PACs. CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an investigative report on Sunday by Steve Kroft who interviewed Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer which revealed how politicians on the hill abuse their leadership PACs by spending lavishly on themselves. However, when it comes to applying PAC money for its original proposed use of campaign contributions, some members can be downright stingy with their PAC donations.The Center for Responsive Politics reported in...
  • The House GOP Voted 11 Times To Reopen The Government

    10/15/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 15, 2013 - 2:09 pm | Matt Vespa
    As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the Republicans DID compromise to avoid a shutdown. They were going to keep the government open, but asked that Obamacare be delayed. Yes, even Planned Parenthood would get their annual funding from the government. Senate Democrats under Harry Reid said no. … Given how the president’s approval rating has sunk to historic lows, this shutdown gives Obama a way to re-energize his stalled legislative agenda. He wasted the most precious moments of his second term on a gun control push that was never going to pass, and he was stuck in neutral until the...
  • Obama Rejects Key Part of Latest House GOP Proposal

    10/11/2013 5:28:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 11 Oct 2013 07:27 PM | Todd Beamon
    President Barack Obama on Friday rejected a critical part of the House Republicans’ latest proposal to extend the federal debt ceiling, which linked a short-term increase to further negotiations on the budget, White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “It is our view that we cannot have a situation where the debt ceiling is extended as part of a budget negotiation process for only six weeks, which would put us right back in the same position that we’re in now,” Carney told reporters in a briefing at the White House. “A proposal that puts a debt-ceiling increase at only six weeks,...
  • Could The GOP Actually Be About To Beat Obama?

    09/23/2013 3:14:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have to admit that the Congressional GOP’s Obamacare defunding strategy has me a little nervous – mostly because it just might work. When the GOP does something clever, I start looking for the other three horsemen of the apocalypse. Designing a strategy starts with understanding the ends you seek. Sure, the memo has gone out about the GOP’s “civil war” and how the GOP is “crazy,” but it seems that the party has a realistic end state in mind. It’s not to stop Obamacare today, or even next year, but in 2017 when we can actually drive a stake...
  • House Republicans Advocate Path, Not Pathway, To Citizenship

    09/02/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | Septiembre 01, 2013
    A central question Congress is wrestling with over the current proposed immigration legislation is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship. And surprisingly, the answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is “yes,” just as long as it’s not the “special” path advocated by Democrats and passed by the Senate. … Many House Republicans say people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas should not be rewarded with a special, tailor-made solution that awards them a prize of American citizenship, especially when millions are waiting...
  • House GOP plans anti-Washington push in August

    08/05/2013 6:09:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2013 3:48 AM EDT | Charles Babington
    House Republicans will take a carefully orchestrated, staunchly anti-Washington campaign to voters this month, blaming President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for Americans’ unhappiness with government. “Every day I serve in Congress, I work to fight Washington,” says a suggested op-ed in a richly detailed “planning kit” distributed to all 234 House Republicans ahead of the August recess. Running against Washington is an old strategy. Ronald Reagan summarized it only minutes after being sworn in as president in January 1981. “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem,” he told the country. “Government is the...
  • House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration

    07/23/2013 1:46:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2013 4:09 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn’t enough.The dismissive reaction to the GOP proposal to offer eventual citizenship to some immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children underscored the difficulties of finding any compromise in the Republican-led House on the politically explosive issue of immigration. That left prospects cloudy for one of President Barack Obama’s top second-term priorities. Congress is preparing to break for a month-long summer recess at the end of next week...
  • House GOP to slash environmental, arts funding (o noes)

    07/22/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2013 4:22 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration. The $24 billion spending measure would gut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency with a one-third cut and cuts the National Endowments for the Arts by almost half. Overall, the measure funding the Interior Department, EPA, national parks and federal firefighting efforts is cut by 19 percent below funding approved in March. It takes a more modest approach to the national parks with...