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Congressman Defends Anti-LGBT Discrimination With Irrelevant Study

Rep. Robert Pittenger's claim that LGBT people don't need employment protections is based on a study that didn't even analyze discrimination. The post Congressman Defends Anti-LGBT Discrimination With Irrelevant Study appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman Calls Expedited Deportation Of Migrants ‘Compassionate’

"You would process them within two to three weeks and return them home no matter their country of origin," Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told radio host Laura Ingraham. The post Congressman Calls Expedited Deportation Of Migrants ‘Compassionate’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman: Secret Service Should Install ADT Security At The White House

"Have you ever heard of these guys?" he asked to chuckles from the gallery. "It is not very costly." The post Congressman: Secret Service Should Install ADT Security At The White House appeared first on ThinkProgress.

As colleagues run for cover, Lamborn claims he didn't say what he said

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

No surprise here: With the November elections just five weeks away, Congressman Doug Lamborn is trying to claim he didn't mean what he said when he claimed that he and his colleagues were urging generals to resign in a "blaze of glory"...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Urges Generals to Resign over Obama

As U.S.-led airstrikes continue Friday near the Syrian border with Iraq, it's hard to imagine what would make the situation worse than the military suddenly losing all its generals. But that is exactly what Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) told a group of voters he wants to see happen, the Colorado Independent reported. Show More Summary

Gop Rep: ‘Guns Are For Men What Jewelry Is For Women’

Iowa Congressman Steve King made the comment when he was a state senator, it was revealed in an interview with TPM. King, seen here on his wedding day in 1972, was apparently forgiven by his wife, Marilyn. King was no stranger to controversy in the state senate. He once got into a heated debate with [...]

Could there be a new America's Dumbest Congressman? Meet Wisconsin's Glenn Grothman

Grothman (left) with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald during the 2011 battle over Gov. Walker's plan to slash union protections for state workers. Mother Jones offers up a short bio of likely new House Republican Glenn Grothman,...Show More Summary

Republican Congressman: Generals Who Disagree With Obama Should Resign

Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn says Generals who don’t like the way President Obama is conducting the war should resign. At a liberty group meeting this week, Lamborn was asked about supporting the military and troops “despite the fact that there is no leadership from the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House.” Lamborn said, “Let me [...]

Ex-Con Congressman James Traficant Dies

Former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. of Ohio died after a farming accident. He was 74. Traficant served more than 17 years in the House as a Democrat until July 2002 when he became only the second member of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War. He had been convicted on 10 felony counts including racketeering, bribery, tax evasion and obstruction of justice.

Former Congressman Jim Traficant, dies at 73

Former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio) died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to family spokesperson Heidi Hanni. Hanni sent a text message that reads: “Traficant dead.” The 73-year-old former congressman was listed in “very critical condition” after a tractor accident on Tuesday night at his family farm in Greenford. The Vindicator reports: [...]

GOP congressman denies saying (on tape) that firing gay people is 'one of the freedoms we enjoy'

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) The Republican congressman who said he opposed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act like he opposed smoking bans, because "You need to respect the autonomy of somebody running their business" and "If you...Show More Summary

GOP congressman says he's urging American generals to resign rather than follow president's orders

sedition (n): conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state Rep. Doug Lamborn says he and like-minded House Republicans are trying to destabilize the American military in order to foil American foreign policy abroad. Show More Summary

Tea Party Congressman: Holder’s Resignation A Ploy To Distract From Horrors Of Obamacare

"I can't help but wonder if this is the president's attempt to change the subject," he said. The post Tea Party Congressman: Holder’s Resignation A Ploy To Distract From Horrors Of Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman Denies Making Controversial Comments About Gays, Forgets The Entire Thing Is On Tape

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) compares firing gay people to smoking bans, then confirms his remarks, then denies them. The post Congressman Denies Making Controversial Comments About Gays, Forgets The Entire Thing Is On Tape appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Issa Greets Holder Resignation With Angry Press Release

Congressman Darrell Issa reacted to the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder by issuing a press release denouncing him: “Eric Holder is the most divisive U.S. Attorney General in modern history and, in a vote supported by 17 Democratic House Members, has the dubious historic distinction of being the first Attorney General held in criminal [...]

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Campaigns CD2: Dem Bill Hughes Jr. says Frank LoBiondo misrepresented Hughes' position on the ACA in recent mailings, saying the congressman was "desperate to save his own job." Big empty room, blots on the carpet where the desks used...Show More Summary

Ex-Congressman Traficant In Critical Condition

Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant is in critical condition after a tractor accident. The former congressman, 73, is “sedated and he’s not doing well,” his wife told The Vindicator a few minutes before heading back to the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he was taken after first being rushed to Salem Regional Hospital. Traficant [...]

Bill Maher Confronts GOP Congressman One Calling Party ‘Democrat’ Instead Of ‘Democratic’

Republicans tend to call it the “Democrat” party as a dig, for fear that “Democratic” is too encompassing a word tied to our entire political system. Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston is one of the Republicans who says “Democrat” instead of “Democratic” and Bill Maher called him on it. Maher isn’t the only one affronted by [...]

GOP Congressman: Barbed Wire Fence Is The Only Thing Stopping ISIS From Entering the U.S.

Be afraid. Be very afraid. While the U.S. and its allies launched cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from the air and sea onto ISIS territory, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) took to Twitter on Tuesday to let us know that the extremists are really at our border. You see, this whole time ISIS militants have been right [...]

Labor's New Attack on Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst: She's An ALEC Shill

The battle between Democratic congressman Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst to be Iowa's next US senator couldn't be closer. In an effort to fire up voters in a race that could decide which party controls the Senate in...Show More Summary

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