Category Archives: Congress

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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House GOP Votes to Pass Ted Yoho’s Scolding Bill

The House just voted to pass Representative Ted Yoho’s bill to scold the president for taking executive action on immigration. A number of conservatives voted against Yoho’s bill because it didn’t go far enough. According to NBC News’ Luke Russert, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading 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 Will Only Fund Dept. of Homeland Security Temporarily

After the House votes on Representative Ted Yoho’s bill to symbolically scold the president for taking executive action on immigration, the House will vote on a bill to fund the government but the Department of Homeland Security will not be … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading 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 May Vote to Wag Their Fingers at the President

The New York Times reports that House Republicans are planning to vote on a symbolic gesture to scold the president for taking executive action on immigration. The proposal, presented by Speaker John A. Boehner, first calls for House Republicans to … 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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Poll: Americans See Failure in Congress They Just Elected

According to a new poll CNN/ORC poll, most Americans are under no illusions about the incoming Congress even though we just elected them. The poll finds that 50 percent of adults says Republican control of the House and Senate will … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading 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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Incoming Oversight Chairman Also Doesn’t Believe in Empirical Reality

We now have multiple reports from Republican-controlled committees that thoroughly and conclusively debunk a wide range of Benghazi conspiracy theories, but the incoming chairman of the Witch Hunter’s Committee agrees with Lindsey Graham that the latest report from the Intelligence … 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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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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