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House Democrats Protecting Boehner From Coup

They’d rather keep him than deal with a right wing nut job. 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 […]

Now that the Republican House Intelligence Committee has exonerated the Obama administration on Benghazi, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake tells his party it’s time to move on. Flake…told NBC’s Chuck Todd that his GOP colleagues need to move on from the Benghazi issue, in light of a newly-released report by the House Intelligence Committee that found […]

Embattled MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been summoned to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Gruber, who could not be reached for comment, now faces the heat Dec. 9 in D.C. “They can do two things — they can actually pump him for information or they can just grill him and make him squirm and […]

Look At Your House Leadership

Hmmm, notice anything.  Pretty white/male (with one exception), huh?  (h/t: Steve Benen) Now read this:Starbucks Baristas To Stop Writing ‘RaceTogether’ On Cups (Mar 22, 2015) Just Another Racist, Sexist Fraternity (Mar 21, 2015) Mayoral Candidate Gives Non-Apology For Performing In Black Face (Mar 21, 2015) Ashcroft: Obama, Holder ‘Appease Some Ethnic Portions’ Of The Country […]

Republicans are contorting to find a way to save John Boehner from embarrassment . The National Journal reports: Under the proposed tweak, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in […]

The White Male Party

David Wasserman has a great post up about how the Democratic caucus in the House looks like America and the Republican one, well . . . Today, 89 percent of House Republicans are white men, compared to just 47 percent of House Democrats. For some context, according to 2013 Census estimates just 31 percent of […]

With much fanfare after the 2012 debacle, the Republican party wandered into the wilderness to lick their wounds and contemplated what had gone wrong. The result of that uncharacteristic contemplation was an effort led by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (double points on Scrabble for that name!) to rebrand the GOP. A new and improved, lemon-scented […]

Poll after poll shows how much people hate the Republican Party, but when they go to the polls, voters still pull their levers. Poll after poll shows President Obama is unpopular and the Democratic Party is a little more unpopular. Neither, though, can touch the GOP, whose congressional contingent has a whopping 72 percent disapproval […]

No, Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s wife, Judy, isn’t talking about what’s going on in Iraq. She’s talking about how, here in America, “they” don’t like Christians. The “they” most be those evil liberals who run America like a dictatorship. “People are sympathetic to different things and different causes, but when you bring up Christian, there is […]

House Republicans have vote 13 times to defund ACORN, an organization that no longer exists. They may have finally gotten the message. The demise of ACORN didn’t end the Republican crusade against the organization. Again and again, the House GOP passed appropriations bills with language specifically banning the use of any funds for ACORN — […]

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