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  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Almost $200 Million Donated to Representatives to Pass TPA

    06/27/2015 11:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies ^ | June 16, 2015 | Paola Casale
    Many think our government is for sale. However, by taking a look at the facts below provided by the Open Secrets, it is easy to understand where they are coming from. Looking back at Friday the 12th, the House voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the controversial bill that gives power to the executive branch to negotiate treaties. TPA limit’s Congress’ ability to better a trade deal by subjecting members of Congress to 90 days of reviewing the trade agreement, prohibiting any amendments on the implementing legislation, and giving them an up or down vote. TPA passed with a mere...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 4:49:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 3/6/15 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • Who Are The Most INFURIATING Dem Representatives?

    11/07/2014 4:58:38 PM PST · by Viennacon · 79 replies
    Me | 11/7/2014 | Me
    A potential shortlist going off this last congressional period and the bizarre antics from the minority party, many of whom got acclaim for idiocy during congressional investigations into the IRS scandal among other things. CHARLIE RANGEL (NY-13) - Has been going overboard on the race card recently with insane accusations against Obama's opponents that almost reach James Clyburn levels of acclaim. Clearly angry Dems got their butts whooped, he's been indicted more times than I've had hot meals. GERRY CONNOLLY (VA-11) - He looks like a fool. He is a fool. He doesn't think the IRS did anything. A butterball...
  • Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats [6 richest Congressional districts all voted Dem]

    03/31/2014 3:49:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. Of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California.
  • Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

    01/30/2014 5:37:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-29-14 | George F. Will
    Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereafter, ACA). Scott Pruitt and some kindred spirits might accelerate the ACA’s collapse by blocking another of the Obama administration’s lawless uses of the Internal Revenue Service. Pruitt was elected Oklahoma’s attorney general by promising to defend states’ prerogatives against federal encroachment, and today he and some properly litigious people elsewhere are defending a...
  • We Must Finish The Job

    12/28/2013 1:27:11 PM PST · by elteemike · 36 replies
    28 Dec 2013 | elteemike
    Time to REPEAL the 2013 Colorado Anti-Gun Laws... The Republicans will present bills to repeal HB 1224 Magazine Ban, HB 1228 Gun Tax, and HB 1229 Criminalizing Private Transfer of A Firearm the first week of the 2014 session, opening Jan 8, 2014... We worked hard to recall Sen. Morse and Sen. Giron, and Sen. Hudak left office to avoid being recalled...Now we must get these laws repealed... Show up at the Colorado State Capitol Jan 6, 7, and 8 (opening 2014 session, Wed.) and the rest of the week and coming weeks if necessary for The Freedom Rally outside...
  • Syria: Call Your Representatives - Phones are being answered on 2nd ring - Vanity

    09/06/2013 7:17:14 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 34 replies
    Self - Vanity | September 6, 2013 | Self
    Just called my two senators (Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker) and Representative (Steve Cohen). All phones were answered on the second ring. Please call your representatives voicing your concerns over Syrian conflict. Make sure you let them know that you know about the gas pipeline that Saudi Arabia and Qatar want to run through Syria and Assad won't let them. They want Obama to pimp our troops to do their fighting against Assad for the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. All three who answered said the senators and representative were concerned about the use of chemical weapons and conflict spreading...
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • One click: Send a letter supporting 2nd Amendment rights to ALL your elected reps

    02/24/2013 5:28:42 PM PST · by forty_years · 11 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. ^ | February 24, 2013 | Ruger
    Ruger has a site where you press a button and they will send a letter supporting 2nd Amendment rights to the President, Vice-President, your Senators, Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State-Level Elected Officials and State Attorney General. Please do it now. It's easy. ACT NOW!
  • Personal Contact

    02/29/2012 5:52:09 PM PST · by TexasSecede79366 · 17 replies
    In these days of facebook and twitter the one thing that drives a politician absolutely nuts is to actually talk to a human. Try it. You'll get hammered from hell by retarded interns but stand your ground. After all,that's what unlimited long distance is for.
  • Texas House of Representatives Seeking to Ban Current TSA Pat-Down (Big SIS POed)

    05/15/2011 11:18:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    TSA Blog ^ | 5-14-2011 | none stated
    What's our take on the Texas House of Representatives voting to ban the current TSA pat-down? Well, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article. VI. Clause 2) prevents states from regulating the federal government. We wish we lived in a world where you could just walk on a plane with no security screening, but that just isn't the case unfortunately. Aviation security agencies worldwide have been using pat-downs long before TSA was created to prevent dangerous items from getting onto airplanes. The pat-down is a highly effective tool to resolve certain alarms and keep these dangerous items off of...
  • Obama may have to produce birth certificate if he wants to run for President in 2012

    01/26/2011 1:00:14 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6:26 PM on 26th January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama may have to produce his birth certificate if he wants to run for the White House in 2012, it emerged today. Arizona Republican Judy Burges has introduced a bill which requires candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office. The proposal needs only 16 votes in the Senate to pass into law and just 31 votes to clear the House of Representatives.
  • Sessions never sworn-in; could affect health repeal bill timing

    01/06/2011 3:49:28 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 6, 2011 | Shawna Thomas and Domenico Montanaro
    Three would-be members of Congress were never sworn in yesterday, including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, which could have an impact on when the health care repeal bill is brought to the floor. The Texas Republican is a member of the Rules Committee, which has been engrossed all day in debating how to bring the health-care repeal bill to the floor. Debate on the bill is supposed to begin tomorrow, and it is supposed to be voted on Wednesday. But the news that Sessions -- who participated in debate and votes today in committee -- wasn't sworn in...
  • Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them

    11/17/2010 1:11:27 PM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/10 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Migration from high-tax states to states with lower taxes and less government spending will dramatically alter the composition of future Congresses, according to a study by Americans for Tax Reform Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent. By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be...
  • Entering Final Week, The GOP Has A Death Grip On The House (90% Probability)

    10/24/2010 4:55:30 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 10-24-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Entering Final Week, The GOP Has A Death Grip On The House Joe Weisenthal Oct. 24, 2010, 6:52 PM According to InTrade, odds of the GOP taking over the house are now a staggering 90%. However, it's not all roses for the Republicans: The Democrats are still over 50% to hold the Senate. Christine O'Donnell's odds are down to 6%. In California, Barbara Boxer is at 75% to hold off Carly Fiorina. One huge scalp though: Harry Reid is just over 40% to hold his Senate seat[snip]
  • Hollywood Fundraiser For Rahm Emanuel

    10/22/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ...five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4 fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor. Rahm, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois' 5th Congressional District (2003-2009), resigned as President Obama's White House Chief Of Staff on October 1 to throw his hat into the mayoral race following the retirement of Richard M. Daley whose last name more or less owned that political office the way most families would takeover the dining table. The Hollywood fundraiser will be held...
  • Who are the 81 Socialists in Congress?

    07/31/2010 12:30:44 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 17 replies · 3+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | July 31, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    ***Chilling summary and history of Socialists aka 'Progressives.' This is a good one to save on your computer for future reference. The facts are irrefutable, and so this is a valuable resource. (Hat tip - Charlotte)
  • FBI investigating "final call to Islam" emails sent to Kansas legislators by Dallas-area Muslim

    03/26/2010 3:50:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 926+ views
    The Jawa Report - blog ^ | March 26, 2010 12:24 AM | Posted By Barbarossa
    SNIPPET: "Kamal explicitly states that this was his "final call": This is perhaps my last email to Senators, House of Representatives/Delegates/Assembly and Staff Members of United States of America unless compelled by any people. A former FBI counter-terrorism agent who was asked to analyze Kamal's emails stated: This is a significant danger because of the requirement in Islam to invite ("Dawah" in Islam) non-Muslims to Islam prior to an attack ("Jihad" in Islam). It is my professional opinion that this direct Dawah to the entire Kansas legislature and the emphasis that Monday's email is Javid Kamal's "final" email inviting them...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMPUTABILITY, 01-18-10

    01/18/2010 9:59:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 222+ views ^ | 01-18-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IMPUTABILITY The moral responsibility for one's human actions. A person is accountable to God only for his or her deliberate actions. They are acts performed with knowledge of what one is doing and with the consent of the will. In order to gauge the accountability of a particular action, one must consider the degree of deliberateness involved. If a person's knowledge of the nature of the act or his or her consent is diminished, the imputability will be lessened. Catholic moral theology recognizes six chief hindrances to full imputability: ignorance, fear, passion, habits, violence, and mental...