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Republican congressman Michael Grim pleads guilty to tax evasion but won't resign from office

Republican Rep. Michael Grimm On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to tax evasion, months before his trial was to start. Grimm was accused of falsifying tax returns for his restaurant before he was elected to Congress in 2010, and he is scheduled to be sentenced in June. Show More Summary

Republican Congressman To Plead Guilty To Felony

Congressman Michael Grimm of Staten Island, New York, was charged in a 20-count indictment with hiding more than $1 million in income and wages at a restaurant he co-owned. Grimm’s admission of guilt will place his congressional career in danger, exactly seven weeks after he won reelection by an overwhelming margin. Grimm was scheduled to [...]

Congressman Put Wall Street Bailout Into Spending Bill

For all the anger among progressives about a Wall Street bailout provision that made its way into the just-passed $1.1 trillion government spending bill, there's been little attention on the person who put it in there. Meet Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas). Show More Summary

Texas Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment

A Texas Republican congressman is facing allegations of sexual harassment from former staff member Lauren Greene. Rep. Blake Farenthold was accused of harassing a female staffer in a lawsuit filed last Friday. The suit claims that the...Show More Summary

Congressman Urges Warren To Run

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus says Senator Elizabeth Warren should run for president in 2016. “I would love to see Elizabeth Warren in this race. I think it would be fantastic. I think that it would help the quality of the debate and she may win,” he said on a [...]

GOP Rep Who Owns 'Blow-Me.org' Being Sued For Sexual Harassment; Said He Had 'Wet Dreams' About Staffer

It seems wingnut Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold has got more problems than just whether he owns some colorful domain names. He's also being sued for sexually harassing one of his employees. Congressman Who Owns Pervy Domain Name Accused Of Sexual Harassment: Shocker! Rep. Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Who Owns Blow-Me.Org Sued For Hostile Work Environment

Shocker! Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican Congressman from Texas who was recently outed as the owner of the dirty domain name www.blow-me.org, is facing a lawsuit from a former employee who claims he created a hostile workplace filled with gender discrimination and inappropriate sexual comments. Lauren Greene, who worked for Farenthold from February 2013 through [...]

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 13-14, 2014

Did the earth move for you too, Blue Jersey? Norcross, NJ's newest congressman (drumroll, please) not following Democratic Party line From the Keystone XL pipeline to the CRomnibus - George Donald Norcross wastes no time distancing himself from Democrats. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman: I Was Deceived

Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana claims his party leaders deceived him to secure his vote on the "rule" to bring up the spending bill to avert a government shutdown, which narrowly passed on Thursday night. "Earlier today,Show More Summary

Fox News Attacks Republican Congressman After He Defends Latest Benghazi Report

Fox News is firing shots at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) after he criticized conservative attempts to delegitimize the Committee's report on Benghazi. In November, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee...Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Calls Native Americans ‘Wards Of The Federal Government’

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is getting harsh reactions to his comment that American Indians are “wards of the federal government.” The comments took place during a meeting about a land deal that would lead to the country’s largest copper mine. The Arizona Republican was responding to concerns from Phil Stago of the White Mountain Apache [...]

Peter King: We Didn’t Torture, We Just Had People ‘Stand In Awkward Positions’

Congressman Peter King, who believes the Senate torture report is just a distraction from Obamacare, and who believe’s you hate America if you’re for the report, doesn’t believe we’ve tortured anyone. “We’re not talking about anyone being burned or stabbed or cut or anything like that. We’re talking about people being made to stand in [...]

Peter King: Torture Report Used To Distract From Obamacare By Those Who ‘Hate America First’

To Congressman Peter King, if you wanted the torture report released you hate America. In an appearance today on Newsmax, Rep. Peter King claimed that the CIA didn’t torture anyone — calling their enhanced interrogation techniques “mild” — and decried torture critics for having a “‘hate America first’ attitude that is self-loathing, self-hatred.” The New [...]

Palin To Iowa

Sarah Palin is going where the candidates go. Palin will take part in the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24. The inaugural event is being held by Citizens United and Congressman Steve King. The summit will serve as a place to discuss conservative ideas, as people get ready for the upcoming Iowa [...]

GOP Congressman Wants To Defund Air Force One

If you stayed home on during the midterm elections, then this is what you gifted the rest of us with. Republicans don’t believe that House Speaker John Boehner is aggressive enough, so they’re jumping off the crazy cliff in hopes that he will follow their lead. Via the Washington Post: Late Tuesday, Rep. Paul C. [...]

Congressman: Dissolve the Ferguson Police

The U.S. congressman for Ferguson, Missouri, said on Thursday he hopes the Justice Department disbands the city's police department after the recent shooting of Michael Brown, and turns law enforcement duties over to St. Louis County Police. Show More Summary

Republican Committee Chair Vows Amnesty By 2015

Congressman Pete Sessions, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, is promising amnesty for undocumented immigrants. “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress… to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create [...]

Republican Congressman Denounces Garner Protesters

Peter King’s defense of the killing of Eric Garner has been backed up by Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon. While speaking with Newsmax host J.D. Hayworth today, the Arizona Republican said protesters should recognize that “it was clear to the grand jury that [the police officer] operated under the scope of his authority and he did [...]

King Doubles Down: Allowing Sale Of Loose Cigarettes Is A “Breakdown’ Of Our “Quality Of LIfe’

Congressman Peter King, said Eric Garner’s problem is that he was just too fat, amplified his views on Fox News. He was asked if the police don’t have better things to do than go after people for selling lose cigarettes. This goes back to the whole “quality of life” thing, that if you allow someone [...]

Congressman: 2 More Years of War with No Debate?

Thursday afternoon, the House was set to pass legislation that would authorize two more years of support for the Syrian rebels, as well as continuing to authorize sending troops to Iraq. The legislation hasn't drawn much controversy, and that has some anti-war members of the House frustrated. Show More Summary

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