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Congressman Introduces Bill To Force Bundy Militants To Pay For Cost Of Occupation

The occupation is costing state and local law enforcement $100,000 per week just for security, according to estimates. Here's how Congressman Blumenauer wants to make sure Oregon taxpayers don't end up footing the cost. The post Congressman Introduces Bill To Force Bundy Militants To Pay For Cost Of Occupation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Incomplete picture in testimony at Flint hearing in Congress

Congressman Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about what he learned at the first congressional...

Steve King Is the Happiest Man in Iowa

Steve King could not hold back the tears Monday night as Ted Cruz, the Iowa congressman’s annointed presidential candidate, stood at the podium in Des Moines and triumphantly rambled about Jesus, “courageous conservatives,” and the nebulous menace of something called the Washington Cartel. Show More Summary

On Monday’s Radio Show…

We’ll have live coverage of the Iowa Caucuses and hear from former presidential candidate Herman Cain, Iowa Congressman Steve King, and Consumer Advocate, author, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, and Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Congressman Who Led Benghazi Investigation Said He Succeeded By Hurting Hillary’s Poll Numbers

A classic Kinsley gaffe from a third GOPer in Congress. The post Congressman Who Led Benghazi Investigation Said He Succeeded By Hurting Hillary’s Poll Numbers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

On Thursday’s Radio Show…

We’ll have live coverage of the seventh GOP Debate and hear from the Chair of the Ben Carson campaign General Robert Dees, Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger with the Jeb Bush campaign, and Utah Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz with Marco Rubio campaign

Judge keeps lawyers on congressman's case despite unpaid tab

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has ordered lawyers for indicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah to stay on the case through his May trial even though the Philadelphia congressman hasn't paid them for months. The 59-year-old Fattah faces years in prison if convicted of bribery, money laundering and other charges.

Judge tells indicted congressman to rethink campaign focus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has told indicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (SHAW'-kah fa-TAH') to rethink his focus on raising money for re-election instead of his legal defense fund. Fattah is accused of taking bribes and misusing charitable donations and government grants.

Erin Brockovich: Water crises are taking place all over the country

Now read this:Report: Former emergency manager rejected using Flint’s toxic river (Jan 25, 2016) Nichols: Flint water crisis is environmental racism (Jan 23, 2016) Tea Party congressman opposes federal help for Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Rubio unaware of Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Michigan governor accuses the left of ‘politicizing’ water crisis [...]

The Latest: Perry joins Cruz on the campaign trail in Iowa.

Perry is scheduled to make seven stops with Cruz in central Iowa on Tuesday, along with Iowa congressman Steve King and Bob Vander Plaats, head of the social conservative advocacy group The Family Leader. Perry's once-promising 2012Show More Summary

Undocumented immigrants not getting emergency water in Flint

Now read this:Nichols: Flint water crisis is environmental racism (Jan 23, 2016) Tea Party congressman opposes federal help for Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Rubio unaware of Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Michigan governor accuses the left of ‘politicizing’ water crisis (Jan 18, 2016) Muslims donate 30,000 bottles of water to help Flint [...]

Nichols: Flint water crisis is environmental racism

Now read this:Trump on lack of Oscar diversity: ‘Whites don’t get’ BET awards (Jan 20, 2016) Tea Party congressman opposes federal help for Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Rep. John Lewis: Obama treated differently because of his race (Jan 19, 2016) Rubio unaware of Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Michigan governor accuses the [...]

Genius! GOP Congressman Justin Amash opposes federal funding in Flint

Republican Rep. Justin Amash believes that the best way to help the people of Flint is to not accept the $80 million and counting from the federal government because it’s an … intrastate matter. Or something. Apparently, Amash takesShow More Summary

Republican congressman thinks Black folks in DC make bad decisions

A Republican congressman–that should tell you all you need to know but I’ll continue–from Maryland is against statehood for the capital of the United States: Washington, District of Columbia. DC, as it is affectionately known, is not a “state,” it is a federal district that is controlled by the U.S. Show More Summary

Congressman Makes Up Statistics About Black People To Argue DC Residents Are ‘Irresponsible’

He justified his assertion with a series of false statistics about African-Americans. The post Congressman Makes Up Statistics About Black People To Argue DC Residents Are ‘Irresponsible’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tea Party congressman opposes federal help for Flint water crisis

Now read this:Rubio unaware of Flint water crisis (Jan 19, 2016) Michigan governor accuses the left of ‘politicizing’ water crisis (Jan 18, 2016) Muslims donate 30,000 bottles of water to help Flint residents (Jan 18, 2016) Trump Whines: I Can’t Wash My Hair Properly Because Of Water Regs (Dec 13, 2015) Michigan’s Anti-Gay Bigotry Cost [...]

A Republican Congressman’s Surprisingly Smart Plan To Keep Lawmakers Away From Their Donors

Being a member of Congress is an awful job. One reason that it is a terrible job is the piles of money a lawmaker must raise if they hope to keep their job after the next election. The post A Republican Congressman’s Surprisingly Smart Plan To Keep Lawmakers Away From Their Donors appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Week in God, 1.16.16

According to a controversial congressman, the conservative movement "owns the entire tradition" of Christian love.

Peter King: Cruz ‘a fraud and a hypocrite’

New York Congressman Peter King is none too pleased with Ted Cruz’s take on “New York values.” “I’m convinced and know that he’s a fraud and a hypocrite,” King said in an interview with BuzzFeed News on Friday. “There’s absolutely no moral, there’s no basis for any of what Ted Cruz is all about. He [...]

Congressman: Obama ‘The Most Racially-Divisive President’ Since Slavery

Worse than presidents who owned slaves, signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, put all Japanese Americans in camps, and made interracial marriage a felony. The post Congressman: Obama ‘The Most Racially-Divisive President’ Since Slavery appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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