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Republican Lawmaker Who Voted Against Minimum Wage Hike Complains He Hasn’t Gotten A Raise

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) says Congress can’t afford a pay cut because its last salary increase occurred six years ago, but he also objects to a minimum wage increase for others. This is the same Nebraska Republican who, last year, was forced to apologize for refusing to give up his $174,000 congressional salary as many [...]

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9 Out Of 10 Disapprove

While 6 out of 10 disapprove of how President Obama is doing his job, 9 out of 10 disapprove of Congress according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. More than half of Americans, 54 percent, disapprove of both. Among this group, 94 percent say the nation is heading in the wrong direction. About 7 in 10 say someone [...]

Two House Republicans admitted on Friday that it makes no sense to sue President Obama over executive overreach while at the same time urging him to act without Congress to solve the border crisis. “Look, you can’t say on the one hand that the president is overreaching by acting without legislative authority and direction and [...]

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quitting Congress ahead of his previously-scheduled departure.  Maybe he got himself a higher-paying gig. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4. By having a special election in November, the winner would [...]

House Republicans leaders scrapped a planned vote Thursday afternoon on immigration legislation after it became clear they did not (again) have the support of their own party to pass it. So sad. USA Today reports: House Republicans were scheduled to meet privately later today to see if they could salvage the legislation. In a joint [...]

President Obama today urged lawmakers to get to work and “stop just hatin’ all the time.” There’s only two days left before Congress goes on vacay.   ABC reports: “We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Obama said, chuckling. “Stop being mad all the [...]

Wikipedia has imposed a 10-day ban on all edits made anonymously from the House of Representatives IP address, for making what Wikipedia has described as wild “disruptive edits,” Ars Technica reports. In total, 9,000 House staffers have been banned from editing anonymously. Ars Technica reports: Wikipedia editors explained their castigation for the IP address 143.231.249.138 on [...]

The Republican House will never attempt to pass immigration reform. After the president asked Congress to actually do something, they turn around and accuse the president of being as inactive as they are. Yesterday’s ridiculous rant by House Speaker Boehner, was as baseless as ever, exclaiming, “He has been president for five and a half years, when is [...]

Carolyn Maloney, the incumbent, is almost certain to be reelected, and so her Republican opponent has little to lose by doing this, although the FEC will have to weigh in. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "5e2552ac-cd0d-4aac-86c7-c3eb0301ffbf"; // ]]> Now read this:Joan Rivers On Life Support As Famly Stands Vigil (Aug 30, 2014) Family Of [...]

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