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  • Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88

    03/16/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, has died at age 88, her office announced Thursday. “To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature. She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come," Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff, said in a statement. Slaughter had been hospitalized after suffering a concussion in her home, her office said earlier this week.
  • Maxine Waters basks in glow of “Impeach 45” chant

    02/25/2018 4:01:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    California’s Democrats had their annual convention this week, working to figure out precisely what their agenda will be going forward. There are currently some serious schisms between the hard left and the more traditional elements of the party so they clearly have a lot of work to do. But all the policy talk went out the window when their featured speaker, Congresswoman Maxine Waters took that stage. The event quickly turned into an anti-Trump rally complete with chants and calls to figuratively drag President Trump out of the White House by force. (The Hill) Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has...
  • A Viewer's Guide to the Midterm Elections

    12/28/2017 7:06:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, | Scott Rasmussen
    Forget the Super Bowl! For millions of Americans, the biggest spectator sport of 2018 will be the midterm elections. The political winds currently favor the Democrats, but it's impossible to know how strong they'll be blowing come November. Five key races can give casual fans a good sense of what to expect. In the Senate, the races to watch will be held in Nevada, Indiana and Missouri. Nevada's Dean Heller is the only Republican seeking re-election in a state won by Hillary Clinton. Indiana's Joe Donnelly and Missouri's Claire McCaskill are Democrats fighting to keep their job in states that...
  • Another Major Democratic Email Scandal the News Media Is Ignoring

    02/24/2017 9:08:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    In the midst of allegations of Russian ties to the Trump administration and in the aftermath of the hacking of Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee emails, there is a new email scandal involving Democratic House members that could amount to a covert effort by foreign actors to penetrate the House of Representatives' computer system.According to the Daily Caller, three brothers who managed information technology (IT) for Democratic House members – Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan – were suspended on February 2, 2017 for serious misconduct, including accessing the computer accounts of House members without their knowledge and stealing equipment...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

    02/04/2017 12:58:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 291 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-17 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis.
  • State Dept. Official: 'Cliche' Term 'Lone Wolf' Partly 'Created by the Media'

    07/13/2016 3:57:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A State Department official today blamed the media for perpetuating the "cliche" term "lone wolf" to describe terrorists carrying out attacks on their own. At a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting to review government efforts to stem the influence of ISIS online, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel said the terror group was targeting "places with unhappy youth," unemployed sympathizers and the mentally ill. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) emphasized that "when we say 'lone wolf,' these folks that are engaged in this cause of theirs, that attack Americans, that attack all around the...
  • Gowdy Tries to Get Martin Shkreli to Talk by Invoking Wu-Tang Clan

    02/05/2016 6:07:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli refused to answer any questions during a congressional hearing on Thursday, drawing the ire of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers.Shkreli was arrested in December 2015 on securities fraud charges.Shkreli, 32, is the founder and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG. He has been widely criticized for raising the price of the lifesaving drug Daraprim more than 5,000 percent."Shkreli essentially ran his company like a Ponzi scheme where he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company," Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said at a press conference in December.According...
  • Despite Threats, Obamacare Still Winning

    12/18/2015 4:30:42 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | December 18, 2015 22:56 GMT | Not Listed
    Another year gone. Another year of the Affordable Care Act's opponents moving further from - not closer to - getting their way on health care. How so? This week's omnibus deal, which was approved Friday by the U.S. House and Senate, provided a clear view once again of the uphill climb Republicans face in repealing Obamacare. The omnibus negotiations never included talk of repeal, because that's a non-starter among Democrats and the White House. Instead, Republicans were left to chip away at the health law they hate. They did so by postponing two important Obamacare taxes - the Cadillac tax...
  • Mike Allen (Politico): White House Would Like Paul Ryan as Speaker

    10/12/2015 7:30:44 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Brietbart NN ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Politico’s Mike Allen thinks President Barack Obama likes the idea of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% for Speaker. The White House would like that idea,” Allen said during an interview with Laura Ingraham on her radio show today. “Because they would like one more win … what they’ve always told me is that they admire Paul Ryan for being a substantive, smart guy.” Speaking to business leaders in Washington D.C. last month, Obama acknowledged that his administration was working with Ryan to negotiate some level of tax reform, even though Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)50% disagreed. “To his credit,...
  • 187 House Members Vote for Baby Homicide

    09/19/2015 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2015 | Michael Brown
    On Friday the House voted 241-187 to defund Planned Parenthood, and shortly after we posted this news on our Facebook page a man named Domingo commented: “How appropriate: 187 voted against defunding. 187 is the police code for homicide.” This is beyond ironic. Let’s remember that this was not a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and to ban abortion on demand. This was not even a vote to ban late term abortions or, more extreme still, a vote to guarantee medical care for babies that survived abortion attempts. This was as basic as it comes: a bill to defund...
  • Nearly All House Republicans, Two Dozen Dems Vote Against Iran Deal Approval

    09/11/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a vote of 269-162, the House of Representatives rejected the approval of the White House’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Every Republican except one voted against it, while they managed to get 25 Democrats on board as well. House votes 269-162 with one Present against approving the Iran nuclear deal pic.twitter.com/cluWKTroPQ— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 11, 2015 Today's vote may prove to be just a temporary setback for the Obama administration. Thursday night, the Senate voted to reject a GOP-led disapproval resolution. Even if it had passed, the president has enough votes to use his veto power. Several House members have...
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 192 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Oh Dear: The Liberal Hysteria Over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Bill Has Begun

    03/29/2015 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Earlier this week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a religious freedom bill that some think is discriminatory, and could lead to businesses being allowed to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers.  The governor soon found himself under siege by nearly 3,000 angry protestors, according to The Hill. The publication also reported businesses voicing their opposition to the measure, with Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeting his “disgust” over law. Yelp proposed that businesses boycott the state, and said it had cancelled all of its travel there. Angie’s List’s CEO said he plans to cancel a $40 million expansion to their headquarters in Indianapolis, cannibalizing 1,000...
  • Oh Look, Senate Democrats Now Causing Abortion Ruckus Over House Medicare Deal

    03/21/2015 5:42:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    What is it with this party? Senate Democrats have really personified the “you shall not pass” war cry for anything abortion-related as of late. First, they’re filibustering what was an extremely bipartisan bill to combat human trafficking until their staffs missed the non-controversial Hyde Amendment language, which was added as a rider (standard operating procedure for most spending bills) to the law. Democrats knew this language was going to be in the law because Republicans told them months in advance. Heck, Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) aide found the language, but failed to inform the senator before the bill went to the judiciary committee...
  • McSally (R) Wins Recount in Arizona CD-2, Officially Delared Winner

    12/17/2014 9:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Martha McSally (R) has been officially declared the winner in Arizona's second congressional district by a razor-thin 167-vote margin over incumbent Rep. Ron Barber (D). This was the final race of the 2014 election that was yet to be decided, as Arizona law mandates a recount if an election is decided by fewer than 200 votes.Member-elect McSally released the following statement thanking everyone who worked on her campaign and the people of southern Arizona: "We're grateful to everyone who devoted their time and resources, especially during the extended vote and recount processes, to get us over the finish line," said...
  • UPDATE: Border Security Bill Fails in Senate, Passes in House

    08/01/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Amanda Muńoz
    Update - 8:50 p.m. ET: House passes H.R. 5230 with 223 yeas, 189 nays. $694 million was approved by the House for border security. Members are currently debating H.R. 5272, which would limit the President's ability to implement and expand his Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program to children involved in the border crisis. Update - 9:05 p.m. ET: Next vote series in the House expected to start within half hour. We now expect our next vote series between 9:25-9:40 p.m. — Republican Cloakroom (@RepCloakroom) August 2, 2014 Update - 9:30 p.m. ET: GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers...
  • All Senate -- All the Time

    06/26/2014 4:40:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's an off-year election, and the White House is securely in the Democratic camp for two more years. That means the focus is turning instead to down-ballot races. In the House of Representatives, all 435 members are up for reelection. The current split is 233 Republicans, 199 Democrats and three vacancies, and the House is projected to remain a Republican stronghold. While there might be some momentary excitement on the individual race level (i.e., the recent primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor in Virginia), the real excitement concerns the Senate, where power could shift. Of the 100 Senate seats,...
  • Obama’s Immigration Games Must Be Stopped By The House

    06/25/2014 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bob Barr
    One might think the websites of various federal agencies tasked with protecting America’s borders would be information resources about how the Obama Administration is handling the now crisis-level situation at the border. Curiously, however, the “newsroom” sections of websites for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Health and Human Services post no information about the Administration’s current policies or plans for dealing with the “surge” of illegal immigrants flooding across our border with Mexico. The reason for this deafening silence is clear to anyone following the Administration’s confusing and frequently contradictory...
  • Bill would force members of Congress to fly coach

    05/18/2014 11:11:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    WATE.com ^ | May 15, 2014
    Members of Congress fly across the country continually for business, but a new bill would keep them from spending taxpayer money on first-class seats. The "If Our Military Has to Fly Coach Then So Should Congress Act" was recently introduced by Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.), with his colleagues Reps. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.). The bill is aimed at cutting "waste, fraud and abuse," according to a statement by Rep. Gosar. "Members of Congress should not be using taxpayers' hard-earned money to buy luxury airline seats. If members of our military can't fly first...
  • Could NY-23 Dem candiate have (gasp) lied about GOP cyberattack?

    03/01/2014 7:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is actually an update to a story which first broke last October and it takes place in upstate New York’s 23rd congressional district, currently represented by Republican Tom Reed. Democrat hopeful Martha Robertson is seeking to unseat Reed and has run into some tough sledding in terms of attracting donors and broad support. But last fall she appeared to have hit upon an idea to generate some sympathy (and cash) when she sent out the following fundraising e-mail. (Revealed by Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.) Clearly that’s a pretty serious charge, and if either the Reed campaign or the...