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Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, a federal appeals court has overturned an injunction that prevented the investigation of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from continuing. You can watch the president’s address to the UN General Assembly here. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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By Corporations, For Corporations

Artist – David Horsey In other news, the House of Representatives has canceled their work session for the remainder of the month and will not return to Washington until November 12th. Must be nice. Meanwhile, racist rancher and freeloader Cliven … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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More Hearings

Artist – Ann Cleaves In other news, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered and blocked a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United today. Meanwhile, an elementary school teacher in Utah shot herself in a faculty bathroom before class today. Utah law allows … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Congressional GOP Oppose Their Own Position on Syria

Congressional Republicans and conservative pundits have called on the White House to arm Syrian rebels for years, but now that President Obama is officially asking for authorization to do so, they oppose it. According to the Associated Press, House Republicans … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Wasteful Spending

House Republicans have disclosed how much money taxpayers will pay for their frivolous lawsuit against the president. House Republicans revealed Monday they will pay an outside law firm $500 an hour to pursue their lawsuit against President Barack Obama, a … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Jon Stewart on the GOP’s Lawsuit

Here’s Jon Stewart on the August recess and the GOP’s lawsuit against President Obama. Yes, it’s tyranny. Obama’s a tyrant. We all know throughout history the only way to depose a tyrant is via a civil lawsuit. 21 Tweets! Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House Republicans Commit to Flushing Money Down the Rick Perry Toilet

If House Republicans couldn’t garner enough votes to pass their own bill yesterday, what makes them think they’ll be more successful today? Apparently they’ve sweetened the deal by committing to throw money in the Rick Perry toilet. They’re now tweaking … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Border Bill Could “Make the Situation Worse” -Updated

UPDATE… according to various sources, House Republicans will not vote on either their pathetic border bill or the repeal of DACA before leaving town for the August recess because they lack enough votes to pass it. BREAKING: House Republicans abandon … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Unveil Pathetic Border Bill

House Republicans will, evidently, vote on a border bill before leaving town for the August recess, however the bill they’ve unveiled is a little more than one sixth of what President Obama requested. Republicans hope to pass $659 million in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Reduce Their Border Bill Proposal, May Not Pass a Bill

When President Obama submitted a request for $3.7 billion in funding to handle the surge of undocumented children crossing the border, Republicans rebuked his very specific proposal and said they would not give him a “blank check.” House Republicans then … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Advance Boehner’s Lawsuit Which He May or May Not Even Care About

The House Rules Committee authorized John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama today in a part-line vote. The House Rules Committee vote was 7 in favor, 4 against. All the Republicans voted for it; all the Democrats voted against it. The … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Senator Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against His Own Staffers Thrown Out, Paul Clement Fails Again

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) filed a lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in January of this year, challenging the rule that allows congressional staffers (including Johnson’s staffers) to receive subsides when enrolling in Obamacare. His lawsuit has … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Pass Another Amendment That Does Nothing

Two weeks ago House Republicans passed an amendment that would prohibit the Energy Department from blocking approval of offshore-drilling permits. The problem, of course, is that the Energy Department has nothing to do with offshore-drilling which falls under the purview … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Idiot Congressman Sponsors Amendment That Does Nothing

House Republicans apparently passed an amendment to an appropriations bill last week which would prohibit the Department of Energy from doing something they have no control over. They voted overwhelmingly Thursday to bar the Energy Department from blocking approval of … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Rep. Spots Threatening Undocumented Teenagers at a Glance

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) says the situation on the border is “heart-wrenching,” but he has also seen some very scary kids and he thinks the deportation of “heart-wrenching” babies should be expedited. There’s always a “but.” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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DHS is Running Out of Funds, House GOP Says NO Funds

Agencies within the Department of Homeland Security have reported that they will run out of money between August and September unless the president’s spending request is approved. From the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security agency responsible for … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Darrell Issa is a Lying Liar

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and his colleagues have long contended that the Obama administration gave a “stand down” order to the military during the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, but full transcripts from interviews conducted by … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Nothing Congress

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been confirmed as the next Secertary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Meanwhile, Kentucky state senator, majority whip, and amateur astronomer Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) says it’s obvious … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Priorities

House Republicans are so concerned about the plight of veterans they’re planning to spend more money on the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate than they are the Veterans Committee, among other things. Committee on … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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John Boehner Still Doesn’t Know What He’s Suing For

Offering no specifics whatsoever, Speaker of the House John Boehner attacked the president for his “flippant dismissal” of the House Republicans’ supposedly-impending lawsuit in an Op-Ed written for CNN. That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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