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House Republicans Abandon Their Own Border Bill Due To Lack Of Party Support

House Republicans Abandon Their Own Border Bill Due To Lack Of Party Support

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 [...]

Obama Slams GOP Lawsuit Vote: Stop Hatin’ All the Time’

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 [...]

Congress Banned From Editing Wikipedia After Wild ‘Disruptive Edits’

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 [...]

Congress Accuses The President Of Their Failure To Act

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 [...]

NY GOP Candidate Wants His Campaign To Be A Reality Show

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:Sarah Palin Launches Online Subscription Channel (Jul 28, 2014) Sign Of The Apocalypse: Kim [...]

New House Majority Leader Blames Harry Reid, Not Congress, For Dysfunction In Washington

House Republicans have blocked Senate bills, and the 113th Congress has gone down as the least productive in the history of polling.  But never mind all that fact-y stuff.  Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the newly elected majority leader of the House of Representatives,is blaming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for all of Washington’s dysfunction. What [...]

Will Congress Send Us Back To The Dark Ages?

A Republican budget that passed the House in April would slash critical infrastructure investments by $51 billion if enacted. The effect on our crumbling infrastructure would be disastrous. As bad as that is, that’s not the worst of it. If long-overdue improvements to the nation’s electric power grid are not made, life as we know [...]

Gallup: Congressional Approval Rating Lowest Ever: 16%

Gallup shows that Americans have a “throw the bums out” mentality and that the demise of Eric Cantor is the first of many. And demise will occur in both parties. The polling giant’s warning is being echoed by another influential Hill watcher, University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato, whose “Crystal Ball” newsletter has just put Democrats [...]

Guess Who Knows The Constitution Better Than You

Via Steve Marmel Now read this:Oath Keeper Tells Me God Tells Him What Laws He Can Disobey (Jun 27, 2014) Georgia Republican Says Muslims Aren’t Covered By First Amendment (Jun 23, 2014) Activist Judges At It Again! Cops Can’t Threaten Black Suspects With All-White Juries (May 13, 2014) Cliven Bundy Is Now Teaching American History [...]

WANTED: 2014 Slogan For Congressional Democrats

Bumper sticker politics. Love it or hate it you can’t deny that a catchy slogan can make or break an election cycle. When it comes to Congressional elections being swayed by memorable catchphrases two recent years stand out. First the was the 1994 “Contract With America” launched by Newt Gingrich and his Republican colleagues; a [...]

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