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House Republicans Will Vote to Repeal Obamacare, Again

In what has now become some sort of twisted tradition, House Republican leadership will hold a vote to repeal Obamacare for freshmen members who haven’t had a chance to cast their votes before. The House will vote next week on … 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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“Our Republican Females”

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is very upset with the women in his conference for supposedly scuttling the House abortion bill which would, once again, seek to define rape. Gohmert says “Republican females” sent “the entirely wrong message” by not supporting … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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They Took Our Jobs Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Sessions Will Focus on Non-Immigrants

In exchange for dropping his bid to be named the chairman of the Budget Committee, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been named the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. Under Senator Sessions’ oversight, the subcommittee … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The “Definitional Problem of Rape”

House Republicans were forced to abandon their own abortion bill last night. Why? Because they couldn’t reach a consensus on whether or not the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act should tackle the issue of rape. Congressional Republicans will insist that … 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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The Next Witch Hunt

Have Congressional Republicans found their next witch hunt? While the Select Benghazi Committee continues to waste time and money, Senate Republicans are planning to hold ‘robust hearings’ concerning Cuba. “What you’re going to see in the Foreign Relations Committee is … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate is Still a Thing

The Select IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate is still a thing and members of the distinguished committee met with administration officials this week. “The Select Committee met in closed session to discuss the facts surrounding 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Relax, Racism is Still Over

According to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, there’s no need to plug holes in the Voting Rights Act. via TPM “There are still very, very strong protections in the Voting Rights Act in the area that the Supreme … 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 Continue reading

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McConnell Will Stay Up Way Past His Bedtime for the Doomed Keystone Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is threatening to hold the Senate open until midnight tonight if Senate Democrats will not cease their objections to the Keystone bill. “Some of our colleagues on the other side continue to filibuster 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Constructive Congress

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, the Department of Justice announced today that it will defend the constitutionality of the statute that led to the loss of patent protection for the Washington football team. Pro-Football Inc. is challenging 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 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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It’s All About Jobs

House Republicans introduced a 20-week abortion ban on the very first day of the new session of Congress, but Senate Republicans weren’t far behind. Senator David Vitter one-upped (four-upped?) his colleagues in the House on the following day by unveiling … 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 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 Leaders Still Committed to Flailing at the President’s Executive Orders

Given recent events this may seem like an inopportune time to defund the Department of Homeland Security, but Speaker of the House John Boehner and other House leaders reiterated their commitment to fighting “executive amnesty” today. via TPM “Republicans are … 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 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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Fail of the Day: GOP Congress Can’t Pass Their Own Bill

Republicans now control both chambers of Congress so passing legislature should be easy, right? House Republicans failed to pass their first bill — a fake jobs bill — of the new Congress. Congressional leadership held the vote under suspended rules … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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CBO: GOP Obamacare Bill Would Increase the Deficit

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the GOP’s plan to redefine what it means to be a full-time employee under Obamacare could jeopardize coverage for hundreds of thousands of employees and increase the deficit. H.R. 30 would reduce the number … 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 Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Manufactured Crisis

Aside from rushing to pass a veto bound Keystone XL bill, what else did our new Republican overlords do on their first day of the new session? They unveiled a new rule that would create a funding problem for Social … 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 – TJ Matson In other news, the White House issued another veto threat today pledging to block a GOP bill to redefine what it means to be a full-time employee under Obamacare. We’ve been over it several times before, … 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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White House Pledges to Veto Keystone XL Bill

White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed today that President Obama will veto the Keystone XL pipeline extension bill that is already being rushed through Congress on the first day of the new session. “If this bill passes this Congress … 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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Majority Whip

Sometimes the jokes write themselves. Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, Speaker of the House John Boehner is standing by Majority Whip Steve Scalise who attended a white supremacist rally in 2002. No word on what this means 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 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 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 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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No Returns

Artist – Paul Fell In other news, the state association of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers is threatening clerks with prosecution if they issue same-sex marriage licences even though the state’s ban was overturned. These are terrible people. Meanwhile, New … 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 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 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 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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Congress Clears a High (or Low) Bar, Depending on Your Perspective

Was the 113th Congress, the distinguished body which will be replaced in January, the least productive Congress? Apparently it was on track toward going down as the least productive Congress, but that title was narrowly avoided during the lame duck … 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 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 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 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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Very Serious Oversight

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) insisted that those testifying before the committee today follow their assigned seating arrangement because this is a political witch hunt and don’t forget it. Former Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber and CMMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner … 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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