Category Archives: Congress

Colbert on Executive Action and GOP Pushback

Last night, Colbert warned us that immigrants are “coming for the jobs they already have.” Yes, the president is refusing to deport these illegals so we must cut the funding to pay the immigration officers he won’t need to not … 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 GOP’s New Plan: Only Shut Down Part of the Government

How can the Republican party block the president’s executive action on immigration without shutting the government down? According to The Hill, their new plan is to fund every part of the government except those that may be involved in 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

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House GOP Find Last Sad Man Willing to Take Their Case

Two other law firms have already dropped out of the House Republicans’ lawsuit against the president because they were embarrassed by it, but insufferable scold Jonathan Turley says the House “had me at hello.” via TPM “It is a great … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading 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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Government Shutdown Fever

While Senator Mitch McConnell, who is still the minority leader, says there will be no government shutdown, the rest of the Republican party hasn’t made up its mind yet. Fortunately, Fox News has made it very easy for us to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Senator Leahy Thinks NSA Reform is More Important Than the Next AG

It was reported last week that Senate Democrats are unwilling to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch during the lame duck and that that is one reason why the White House may not pressure the Senate into confirming her 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 Continue reading Continue reading 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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Boehner, McConnell: We’re Committed to Repealing Obamacare

It looks like Senator Ted Cruz will get the Obamacare repeal votes he recently called for. In an op-ed written for the Wall Street Journal, Speaker of the House John Boehner and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say they … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading 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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Ted Cruz Wants Another 50 Votes to Repeal Obamacare

While the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to repeal Obamacare over 50 times, the Senate, under Democratic leadership, hasn’t quite measured up. That could all change if Republicans are elected to a majority of seats tomorrow and if Senator … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading 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 Still Not Sure What Their Lawsuit is About, Another Law Firm Drops the Case

After the first law firmed hired by House Republicans to litigate their case against President Obama dropped the case out of embarrassment, they were forced to find a replacement. The replacement law firm has now dropped the case out of … 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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Left Hand Doesn’t Know What the Right Hand is Doing

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) wants to know why the White House didn’t ask the non-existent Surgeon General to head up the Ebola response. On Wednesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) appeared on Fox News to complain that Klain had not yet … Continue reading Continue reading 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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Don’t Get “Cantored”

While this is an amusing anecdote, I believe it has implications for the next election. Staffers have now coined the term “Cantored”, meaning to lose in what is otherwise considered to be a safe, Republican-controlled seat. “Anyone who is 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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Handouts

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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