• From the Barrio to Capitol Hill. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) talks about his struggle to make it to D.C. • Uncovering conservative attacks. Linguistics professor George Lakoff breaks down the front page of The New York Times and shows us the differences between liberal and conservative attacks.
Maybe Congressman Ted Poe of Texas doesn’t know that the deal is good for only six months. Or maybe he doesn’t know that Iran has not been an aggressor nation. Maybe he’s not aware of the horrors of Nazi Germany. Now, that would be troubling. “Prime Minister Chamberlain would have been proud after the West […]
As Diane Ravitch says, this message from New York City parents and students "is addressed to Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio but it could just as well be addressed to every governor, state legislator, Congressman, and mayor in the nation." Continue reading below the fold for more of the week's education and labor news.
Don't get too excited about this from GOP Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia—he has yet to propose an idea that would actually improve Obamacare—but: "And there’s some criticism, 'Well, are you helping improve this law when you make thatShow More Summary
Genius idea: Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) is pushing a bill aimed at ensuring national parks remain open in the event that the government someday closes down again. I absolutely love this idea. In fact, I'd suggest extending it to absolutely everything the government does. Show More Summary
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) also argued last month the EPA should devote more time and staff to hearing concerns in coal country. The post Congressman Proposes Firing EPA Workers Because They Were Furloughed In Government Shutdown appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Three top Florida Republican leaders -- including the state party chairman -- say Rep. Trey Radel should resign, less than one week after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. State party chair Lenny Curry, Lee County GOP chair...Show More Summary
Include Y’all, I need to get to some truth here and quit coyoting around the rim of the canyon. East Texas Congressman Steve Stockman is truly insane. Tom DeLay is evil. Ted Cruz would sell his grandmother for attention. Louie Gohmert is a fox who knows what his constituents want to hear. Show More Summary
That is some career change. Former Massachusetts Rep. Bill Delahunt is looking to open medical marijuana shops in his home state, according to applications made public by the state’s Department of Public Health. The Taunton Daily Gazette reported Monday that the 72-year old Democrat filed applications in three Massachusetts counties: Taunton, Plymouth and Mashpee. Delahunt, […]
The pressure just got ratcheted up on Florida congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession. Just as he nbegins a leave of absence from Congress, his home state’s party is at odds with House Republicans, whose “It’s OK if you’re a Republican” policy remains in place. The Republican Party of Florida on Monday […]
"Cocaine Congressman" Trey Radel, as headline writers have rebranded him, voted to allow states to drug test all food stamp recipients. Congress, it turns out, should have drug-tested Radel.
Oh yeah, that guy. It has been a long while since we have heard from the only member of Congress to mount serious challenge to Louie Gohmert's title of America's Dumbest Congressman. What has former Rep. Allen West been up to these days? Oprah...Show More Summary
"Hey, at least I'm not on food stamps." In case you missed, late on Wednesday night, the convicted cocaine user from Florida, Republican Rep. Trey Radel—who voted last year to require drug testing for food stamp recipients—held a press...Show More Summary
Florida Congressman Trey Radel is taking full responsibility for breaking the law, sort of. Radel is not resigning but taking a leave of absence which is to say he won’t be doing the job he was elected to do and will also prevent anyone else from doing it. Radel will donate his taxpayer funded salary to charity and his offices will remain open while he “seeks treatment.”
Self-proclaimed “hip-hop” Tea Party congressman Trey Radel (R-FL) announced late Wednesday evening that he is taking a leave of absence from Congress: Late Wednesday evening, Radel announced that he is taking a “leave of absence” from his position. But he seemed determined not to resign. “I’m sorry. I have no excuse for what I’ve done. […]
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Radel was caught buying drugs in a sting operation after a drug dealer told law enforcement officials that one of his customers was a member of Congress. Show More Summary
You might have missed this yesterday while news was breaking about a certain coked-up congressman, but Senate Democrats are edging closer to changing the filibuster rules for judicial nominees.
Florida Congressman Trey Radel, charged with cocaine possession, has been an outspoken critic of the war on drugs. But in September he voted to require food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing in order to receive benefits. Radel also cosponsored a bill to end mandatory minimum sentences that are particularly harsh on drug users. Now […]
Republican Rep. Trey Radel should be very, very glad he was busted and, having plead guilty, convicted for cocaine possession in Washington, DC, and not his home state of Florida. Because he was only charged with misdemeanor possession, he got just a year of probation. Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyRep. Trey Radel, a Tea Party congressman from Fort Myers, Florida, gets busted for buying cocaine in Washington, D.C., and he blames it on “struggling with the disease of alcoholism.” As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them. Show More Summary