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Congress' Gift to the Oil Lobbyists

34 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Blue Jersey

You may think that nothing gets done in today's House of Representatives. After all, members have failed to pass any meaningful immigration reform, spent millions of dollars on witch hunts, and have become so ineffective that their leader is quitting in disgust. Show More Summary

GOP Hard Drive: Irretrievably Damaged and the Next Speaker of the House Will Be ... Paul Ryan?

Well, what about the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, second in line to the presidency? It could be Daniel Webster, the Republican Congressman from North Florida whose district disappeared yesterday! thanks to GOP gerrymandering judged to be illegal by the Florida Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Saturday Morning Cartoons Open Thread

(Jeff Danziger’s website). "I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin…" — John Adams, 1770 — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 8, 2015 Count on Politico to be earnestly solicitous...Show More Summary

The GOP Congress Is a Raging Dumpster Fire With No End In Sight

With a government shutdown and a debt-ceiling breach potentially on the horizon, here's where the GOP takes us next. From almost the very moment Republicans assumed control of the House of Representatives, the institution, along with Congress in general, has been an absolute mess. Show More Summary

Why the House GOP is in Chaos

The House of Representative is in chaos. What happened? How did we get to this point? One document, produced by the House Freedom Caucus, holds all the answers. Framed as a "questionnaire" the document effectively makes it impossible...Show More Summary

U.S. House Passes Bill to Lift Crude Oil Exports But Veto Looms

13 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – A bill to repeal the U.S. oil export ban passed the House of Representatives on Friday, but faces an uncertain future after a veto threat by President Barack Obama. The bill sponsored by Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, passed the House 261 to 159, failing […] .

The Planned Parenthood Hearings Aren’t About Those Videos

On Thursday afternoon, the House of Representatives held yet another hearing on Planned Parenthood, its fourth in the past few weeks. The previous hearings, based on undercover videos of conversations with Planned Parenthood officials, were supposed to show criminal misconduct. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush on Speaker Turmoil: ‘Washington’ Is More Offensive Than ‘Redskins’

17 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Thursday that the turmoil in the House of Representatives over the House Speaker election is an example of how the word "Washington" is more offensive than "Redskins," the name of Washington, D.C.'s NFL team which has been under fire for what many say is an offensive stereotype of Native Americans.

House approves lifting of crude oil export restrictions, but hurdles remain

The House of Representatives voted 261 to 159 Friday to lift restrictions on crude oil exports, capping a year of heavy lobbying by the American Petroleum Institute, many of the nation's biggest petroleum companies and leading shale oil producers. But the measure still faces a Senate that doesn't appear eager to take up the issue […]

After call on House speakership, Romney calls Ryan ‘man of ideas’

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a “man of ideas.” “I wouldn’t presume to tell Paul what...

Here are 8 perfectly horrible people the GOP should consider for their new House Speaker

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Unbeknownst to the general public, but an easy trivia answer for any conservative packing a pocket Constitution, the Speaker of the House does not have to be an elected member of the House of Representatives. According to the Office of the Clerk of the United States: “Although the...

House Passes Bill to Repeal US Oil Export Ban, Veto Looms

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to overturn the 40-year-old ban on oil exports, but the measure did not get enough support to overturn any veto by President Barack Obama,

An Engineer May Run For House Speaker. Here's Why Silicon Valley May Now Care About GOP Politics

(Ferenstein Wire) - The tech industry, now one of the largest private sector lobbying forces in Washington DC, hasn't had much to say as Republicans scramble to find a new Speaker for the House of Representatives. But, now Congress's geekiest member, Representative Darrell Issa, is "considering" putting his hat in the ring and [...]

US House of Representatives Repeals Crude Oil Export Ban

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill lifting the ban on exporting crude oil, US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said in a Twitter message on Friday.

NEI Welcomes Ex-Im Bank Discharge Petition; Calls for Vote ASAP

A few minutes ago, a discharge petition to bring a vote on the re-authorization of the Ex-Im Bank received its 218th signature. NEI issued the following tweets praising the action, and is now urging the House of Representatives to vote on the bill re-authorizing the Bank as soon as possible. Show More Summary

It doesn’t matter who the next Speaker is. Because this is a permanent conservative rebellion.

Many Republicans are looking at what’s happening in the House of Representatives right now with something between consternation and horror. The party is tearing itself apart, unable to pick a leader for one of its key institutional bases of power and riven by disagreements that seem unbridgeable. But you want to know who isn’t upset […]

All eyes on Paul Ryan as Republicans search for House speaker

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is deciding whether to seek the U.S. House of Representatives’ speaker job, fellow Republican lawmakers said on Friday after they met behind closed doors to try to settle their leadership battle. Speaking to reporters the day after House...

House Expected to Pass Bill Axing US Oil Export Ban

A bill to repeal the U.S. oil export ban was expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday, but faces an uncertain future after a veto threat by President Barack Obama.

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