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  • Mark Sanford, Deemed Insufficiently Loyal To Trump, Just Lost An Election For The First Time Ever

    06/12/2018 9:25:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 12, 2018 | Alexis Levinson
    A highly publicized extramarital affair didn’t end Mark Sanford’s political career. Nor did the revelation, less than a month before a 2013 special election for Congress, that he had to go to court because his ex-wife had accused him of trespassing. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s decision to cut off funding to him that year was also not a fatal blow. He won his next elections. Then came Donald Trump. Sanford has been one of the president’s most vocal Republican critics in Congress, and Republican primary voters punished him for it. Sanford lost Tuesday night to Katie Arrington, a state...
  • Disgraced Dem Conyers endorsed son for his own seat – but he didn't qualify

    05/21/2018 12:34:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Democrat John Conyers’ bedside wish for his son to take his Michigan House seat, after being forced from Congress over a sexual misconduct scandal, likely won’t come true -- now that the younger Conyers reportedly has failed to qualify for the ballot. The Wayne County Clerk Office’s elections staff said last week that John Conyers III, the ex-congressman’s son, was ineligible because he didn’t submit enough valid signatures on his application to run in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary, according to local reports. The review was launched after a challenge from another Conyers family member. Clerk Cathy Garrett was expected...
  • Republican Reynolds Wins Special Election in Alabama

    03/27/2018 6:50:45 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/27/18 | Scott Presler
    Just saw this on Twitter: #ThePersistence ‏ Verified account @ScottPresler 13m13 minutes ago VICTORY: Congratulations to Rex Reynolds on his win in Alabama's 21st House District! This is a district that Doug Jones won with 55% of the vote. Thank you to everyone who voted. #AL21 #HD21 21 replies 176 retweets 405 likes
  • Congress clears bill to end government shutdown

    01/22/2018 3:18:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2018 | Cristina Marcos
    The House cleared legislation on Monday to end the three-day government shutdown, sending it to President Trump for his signature. Lawmakers voted 266-150 to reopen the federal government and extend funding through Feb. 8, as well as provide money for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. A government shutdown went into effect early Saturday morning after most Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans blocked a House-passed temporary spending bill that would have lasted through Feb. 16. Democrats had pledged not to vote for a spending measure unless lawmakers had an agreement on how to ensure protections...
  • RI is now within 157 residents of losing a US House seat, expert warns

    12/20/2017 6:02:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    wpri ^ | December 20. 2017
    R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island is now just 157 residents away from losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House, which would give the state a single vote there for the first time since George Washington was president, according to an analysis of newly released population data. Kimball Brace, the reapportionment expert who has been involved in drawing legislative and congressional districts in Rhode Island since the early 1980s, ran the numbers Wednesday after the U.S. Census Bureau announced Rhode Island had added about 2,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017.
  • Conyers stepping aside as ranking Dem on House Judiciary Committee

    11/26/2017 9:57:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky & Olivia Beavers
    Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) announced he is stepping aside as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. “After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters," he said in a statement on Sunday. “I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward...
  • Weekly Update: JW Forces FBI to Admit to New Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Docs

    10/14/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 13, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    FBI Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents A Spy Ring in the U.S. House of Representatives? Sanctuary Cities Released Illegals with Assault, Drug, and Weapon Charges FBI Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents Who is running the store at the FBI!? First the FBI told us it had no documents related to the infamous tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. But now the FBI just told us that the FBI located 30 pages of documents related to the June 27, 2016, meeting, and it proposes that it produce...
  • Democratic Congressman: Trump Has ‘An Uncontrollable Personal Need to Pour Disgusting Liquids on…’

    10/13/2017 2:59:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 13, 2017 | Staff
    1 min. video of nut Brad Sherman at link. (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Brad Sherman (D.-Calif.) said in a speech on the House floor on Thursday that President Donald Trump has “an uncontrollable person need to pour disgusting liquids on anything associated with President Obama.” In July, Rep. Sherman filed articles of impeachment against President Trump—that have gone nowhere in the House—and last week put out a press release entitled “The Case for Impeaching Donald J. Trump.” In his speech on the House floor, which was televised on C-SPAN and reported in the Congressional Record , Sherman did not specify exactly...
  • House passes budget to begin Obamacare repeal

    01/13/2017 12:46:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Nine Republicans balk at risky ‘repeal-and-replace’ strategyThe House passed a 2017 budget Friday that lays the groundwork for dismantling Obamacare, brushing aside intra-GOP anxiety and defiant Democrats to launch the repeal-and-replace strategy staked out by President-elect Donald Trump. Nine Republicans balked at the politically thorny plan — the budget doesn’t balance, and the party hasn’t coalesced around a health bill of its own. But their defections weren’t nearly enough to tilt the 227-198 vote, which imposes a Jan. 27 deadline for crafting legislation that guts the Affordable Care Act. “The ‘Unaffordable’ Care Act will soon be history!” Mr. Trump posted...
  • Top Trump Advisers Cheer As Democrats Keep Nancy Pelosi As House leader

    11/30/2016 11:44:04 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    BI ^ | 11-30-2016 | Pamela Engel
    Pamela EngelNovember 30, 2016 Top-level members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team celebrated Democrats choosing to keep Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader, a decision that came after bruising losses for the party in this year's general election. Pelosi, who has been in Congress for 30 years and led House Democrats for the past 14, faced a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who said the party needed new leadership after Hillary Clinton's shocking loss to Trump in the general election. The House and Senate are also controlled by Republicans. Some top Republicans seemed happy with the continuation of the...
  • House Republicans pushing gun control bill

    06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote. The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate. The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and...
  • House Dem convicted of corruption resigns

    06/23/2016 11:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Resignation letter at link. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is resigning effective immediately, he announced Thursday, after initially seeking to remain in Congress despite his conviction on corruption charges. "In my previous letter I indicated a later resignation date in order to provide for an orderly transition of my office after 21 years in the House," he wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). "However, out of respect for the entire House Leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House's work for the people, I have changed my effective date." Fattah first...
  • Fattah submits resignation — dated Oct. 3 (Milking it to Oct.)

    06/22/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Greg Nash Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) submitted a letter of resignation from Congress on Wednesday that laid out his plan to remain as a member through October 3. The letter, sent a day after a jury convicted him of 23 corruption charges, was quickly ripped by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who called on Democratic leaders to join him in demanding Fattah's immediate resignation. "Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives," Ryan said in a statement he tweeted out Wednesday. "We...
  • House orders Library of Congress to maintain ‘illegal alien’

    06/10/2016 10:39:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The House voted Friday to order the Library of Congress to keep using the term “illegal alien” to describe those who come to the U.S. without authorization, saying that as long as federal laws written by Congress use those terms, so should their official records-keeper. The library earlier this had proposed changing, saying that despite being used in law, the term had “become pejorative” and needed to be axed. Instead the library said it would use “noncitizen” to refer to illegal immigrants, and “unauthorized immigration” to refer to the broader issue. Republicans revolted against the change, and demanded in the...
  • Dem: Let illegal immigrants work on Capitol Hill

    03/24/2016 11:17:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would allow young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to work for congressional offices. Qualifying individuals who came to the U.S. illegally as children and hold temporary work permits through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program currently are not eligible to be employed by lawmakers. Only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and certain refugees can work for members of the House and Senate. The bill offered by Kirkpatrick, who is running for Senate in Arizona, would provide an exemption for DACA recipients. “Telling these young people they cannot...
  • House passes sweeping FOIA reform legislation

    01/11/2016 4:27:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11, 2016 | Megan R. Wilson & Cristina Marcos
    The House on Monday passed legislation that would create the most sweeping reforms to federal open records laws in nearly a decade. Approved by voice vote, the measure would limit exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that now allow federal agencies to hold back information. The bill would also create a single online portal for people to make FOIA requests and require agencies to publicly post frequently requested records online. The legislation has been years in the making, following persistent complaints about the FOIA process from journalists, the public and members of Congress. "We regularly use the Freedom...
  • 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...
  • Will Conservatives Be The Dog That Caught The Car?

    10/10/2015 9:43:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    John Boehner is out (eventually). Kevin McCarthy is out. Conservatives in the House of Representatives are on a roll. But where is the roll going? I applaud the ouster of these insiders. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the career ambitions of politicians. But what comes next, what follows bold action, is just as important, if not more. On that front, it seems conservatives were wholly unprepared. Nothing against Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz, but are they really people who leap to mind when you think “leader?” Or even “articulate and quick-witted conservative”? Have...
  • The Coach Predicted the end of House Speaker John Boehner

    10/02/2015 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It’s easy to be wrong when predicting the future of politics and politicians. But in March of 2014, Kevin “Coach” Collins was spot on in predicting the downfall of John Boehner and the end of his days as House Speaker. That Coach is Right piece is posted below. “Could this be the end of Boehner’s Speakership?” By Kevin “Coach” Collins March 26th, 2014 John Boehner is often a difficult man to figure out. Sometimes he seems to want to lead the fight to restore America’s greatness; but other times he seems hell bent on destroying what is left of America...