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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed, 293-123-1, an amendment to cut funding for the NSA's backdoor surveillance on Americans. Read more...

Help Stop NSA Mass Surveillance with a Quick Call to Congress Today

A critical vote is happening in the House of Representatives today. If it passes, it will be a huge step towards preventing the NSA from continuing its spying on US citizens. All it takes is a quick call from us to our Congresspeople to make this happen. Read more...

A.M. Links: Republicans Will Vote on New Leadership, Dick Cheney Takes Heat Over Iraq War Comments

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Republicans in the House of Representatives will vote on a new majority leader today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California), the current majority whip, is expected to defeat Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), preferred candidate of the Tea Party, in the secret ballot. The U.S. Show More Summary

Rep Louie Gohmert Cites Breitbart Texas' Sylvia Longmire on House Floor

During a general speeches session on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert cited Breitbart Texas’ Sylvia Longmire’s piece from earlier in the week about the unaccompanied Central American youth being housed at U.S. Show More Summary

Republican Representative says there’s ‘probably’ enough votes in the House to impeach Obama (Video)

Who knew there were that many spines? Not me: President Barack Obama has acted so unlawfully that he ‘probably’ wouldn’t survive an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta told a radio host on Monday. ‘He’s...Show More Summary

Time is running out for Congress to ban the ‘Internet tax’

The House of Representatives has advanced a bill to permanently ban a tax on Internet access, as the November 1st moratorium deadline looms.

Congressional probe of GM's ignition switch recall continues

"We're hearing there may be up to 100 deaths linked to this." - Rep. Diana DeGette A member of the US House of Representatives said Wednesday there may be as many as 100 deaths linked to General Motors' decade-long failure to recall millions of defective cars. Rep. Show More Summary

GOP Majority Leader Candidate Kevin McCarthy: My Years In the Trenches With Him

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) has had a meteoric rise in politics and by early indications, will be the next Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. I had the privilege of knowing and working alongside McCarthy over twenty years ago as a Young Republican and saw first-hand how his raw political skills would bode well for him. Show More Summary

The Majority Has Spoken: Email Privacy Reform Possible Right Now

Something remarkable happened last night: A bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives agreed on something. Yesterday, Reps Reps. Ron Desantis (R-Fla.) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.) became the 217 th and 218 th members of the House to sign on to the Email Privacy Act. Show More Summary

S.E. Cupp Uses NRA Media Myth To Find Danger In Clinton's Opposition To Assault Weapons

CNN host S.E. Cupp baselessly suggested that Hillary Clinton's support for a ban on assault weapons is bad politics by promoting the myth that the 1994 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives was fueled by the passage ofShow More Summary

Live: GM CEO Mary Barra Returns to DC for Another Grilling

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will address the House of Representatives' Energy & Commerce Committee on Wednesday over an ignition switch glitch that has been linked to 13 deaths and 5.8 million recalls. Committee members are expected...Show More Summary

White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against "Bomb Train" Regulations It Publicly Touts

The Obama White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs ( OIRA ) has held the majority of its meetings on the proposed federal oil-by-rail safety regulations with oil and gas industry lobbyists and representatives. But OIRA...Show More Summary

Administration opposes funding RD-180 replacement in defense bill

As the House of Representatives prepares to debate the fiscal year 2015 defense appropriations bill this week, the White House has come out in opposition to one of the bill’s space-related provisions: $220 million to start development of a large rocket engine to replace the Russian-built RD-180. “The Administration objects to the unrequested $220 million [...]

Fight Alzheimer's but "CARE" about Autism? Tell DC You Need Action Not Just Acceptance.

Take Action! Autism research way to little, and misdirected Please contact your member of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC and ask him or her to reject House Resolution HR. 4631 and Senate Bill S. 2449, the reauthorization (refunding)...

Fmr VA Gov Jim Gilmore: 'McCarthy Represents Business as Usual'

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA) says the primary election in Virginia’s 7 th congressional district that saw relatively unknown David Brat defeat House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) “is reflective of a genuine discontent” and...Show More Summary

Gun Owners of America Endorses Joe Carr

After rallying voters against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week, on Monday, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) endorsed Joe Carr, a Tennessee state representative who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the August 7th GOP primary. Show More Summary

Copyright Society: Representative Judy Chu

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Keynote Speaker: Congresswomen Judy Chu (D-CA) (House Judiciary, IP Subcommittee) There can be bipartisan agreement; there’s no obvious Democratic/Republican point of view, and we could get something done. Copyright is important in her district—Pasadena/LA. Show More Summary

TEA PARTY FAVORITE: Here's Why I Should Be The Next Majority Leader

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) laid out his case to become the House of Representatives' next majority leader Monday in a letter to colleagues. Labrador is the only challenger to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-California) in...Show More Summary

‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Member Running For Congress: Phil Robertson’s Nephew Eyes House Of Representatives

A family member of the famous Robertsons that star in A&E’s Duck Dynasty reality TV show has his sights set on Congress. On Monday the conservative Republican announced his plans to run for the US House of Representatives in northeastern Louisiana. Reuters reports that Phil Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, 36, is in the race for

Opening Dracula's grave

3 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A grad student has made an interesting discovery in Naples. It might be the tomb of Dracula. Raffaello Glinni, a Medieval history scholar, noticed that that tomb is covered symbols representing the House of the Transylvanian “Carpathians,” something very out...

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