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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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New Leadership

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, President Obama announced today that he will begin taking executive action on immigration now that John Boehner has confirmed that the House will not pass a bill this year. If the House does … Continue reading
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House Republicans Go Full-On Stupid Over Missing Emails

As you’re probably aware by now, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell “Witch Hunt” Issa has launched a full-blown inquisition into emails belonging to Lois Lerner which were lost during a computer crash that occurred two weeks before her office even … Continue reading
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GOP Senators Angry They Couldn’t Block Retrieval of American POW

A group of Republican senators are venting their frustration with Majority Leader Harry Reid for not allowing them to block the Obama administration from trading five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. For posterity, Harry Reid has it in writing. … Continue reading
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The Next Witch Hunt

Remember Darrell Issa? Whatever happened to that guy after he was handed his hat by House leadership and kept out of the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate? Chairman Issa has been busy, apparently. He … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

Here’s an idea: let’s nullify EPA regulations and allow coal plants to spew unlimited amounts of pollution into the air. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) on Tuesday introduced the Protection and Accountability Regulatory Act of 2014, which would nullify proposed rules … Continue reading
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Republicans Block Student Loan Bill

Senate Republicans successfully filibustered and blocked debate on a bill today that would have allowed former students to refinance their loans, among other things. The bill, authored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., failed to clear a procedural hurdle that would … Continue reading
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It’s Always Someone Else’s Fault

Eric Cantor’s hilariously wrong and bad pollster, which apparently told the campaign that Cantor was ahead by as much as 30 points and had no reason to worry, says ‘Democrats and the liberal media’ are responsible for Cantor’s loss. The … Continue reading
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AP: Prisoner Swap Kept Secret Over Death Threat

Congress has feigned outrage that they were not told of the prisoner swap before it occurred, but now we know that they were not told for a fairly straightforward reason. BREAKING: Officials: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened … Continue reading
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Reminder: Congressional Republicans Love Gitmo, Want to Keep it Open

As recently as last month Congress voted, once again, to prohibit the president from closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During the early days of the Obama administration opposition to closing Gitmo came from both parties in Congress, but … Continue reading
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Feeling Better Already

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) says that preventing prison rape is far too costly and that his state will not comply with federal anti-rape guidelines. Some consider Mike Pence to be a presidential … Continue reading
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Congress Votes Against Closing Gitmo. Again. And Again

Around this time every year the subject of Guantanamo Bay comes up and every year since President Obama took office Congress has voted against closing the prison. This year is no different. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has once again … Continue reading
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