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John Boehner Said A Swear About Ted Cruz!

Dirty mouth! The orange man who is the boss of the House of Representatives opened his orange face at a Colorado fundraiser and out came a cuss! And, boy howdy, we agree with him for once. He said the “J” word about Ted Cruz! Read more on John Boehner Said A Swear About Ted Cruz!… The post John Boehner Said A Swear About Ted Cruz! appeared first on Wonkette.

Republican Senator Discovers Minority Can ‘Filibuster,’ Is Outraged

During the first two years of the Obama administration, Democrats enjoyed comfortable control of the House of Representatives, and well over half the Senate. Republican leverage became the filibuster, which the party used as a routine supermajority requirement to block everything. Senator Bob Corker was one of those Republicans. Corker... More »

“What is Abridgment?: A Critique of Two Section Twos”

Franita Tolson has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Alabama Law Review).  Here is the abstract: Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which allows Congress to reduce a state’s delegation in the House of Representatives if the state abridges the right … Continue reading ?

Michigan Tea Partiers caught in affair plot also misused taxpayer money

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

LANSING, Mich. — The Business Office for the Michigan House of Representatives has found both misconduct and misuse of taxpayer resources by state Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, two lawmakers caught up in a sex scandal and clumsy attempt at a coverup. House Business Office director Tim Bowlin...

US Lawmakers to Seek Vote to Oust House Speaker - Congressman

US Congressman Mark Meadows will file a motion to seek the vote in the House of Representatives on ousting House Speaker John Boehner from his leadership position, media reported on Monday.

It’s A Caucus! Kentucky GOP Allows Rand Paul To Continue Presidential Run

The failure of Republicans to recapture Kentucky’s House of Representatives, one of the last bastions of power for Democrats in the South,...

Lifting US Oil Export Ban to Come at High Environmental Cost

The US House of Representatives could vote as early as September on lifting the ban on US crude oil exports, experts believe.

Only Five Politicians Got a Perfect Score on the Secular Coalition for America’s 2014 Report Card

Only 5 members of Congress -- all Democrats in the House -- received an "A" grade on the Secular Coalition for America's 2014 Congressional Report Card. First, the U.S. House of Representatives:

WA federally redistributed

Draft boundaries for the redistribution that grants Western Australia an extra House of Representatives propose the new electorate of Burt for Perth's southern suburbs, which has a notional Liberal margin of about 5%.

Nancy Pelosi: GOP push to stop Iran nuclear deal doesn’t have enough votes

last weekNews : The Raw Story

House minority leader says Republicans will not be able to veto the deal in the House, as Senate also seems secure for Barack Obama Barack Obama has enough votes to get the Iran deal through the House of Representatives, despite Republican efforts to block the historic nuclear accord, the minority...

Meet Daniel Bostic: A Young Conservative Actor and Model

by Anna Maria Hoffman  Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Daniel Bostic, a conservative actor and model who also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives a few years

House Democrats Launch Investigation of Pro-Life Group Behind Planned Parenthood Expose’ Videos

Just one day after Planned Parenthood was exposed cutting up a live baby for body parts for sale, Democrats in the House of Representative are launching their own investigation after the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Instead of looking into the abortion giant, they are probing the pro-life group behind the series of expose’ videos. The […]

Iran Agreement Looks Like a Done Deal in Congress

From the Guardian: Barack Obama has enough votes to get the Iran deal through the House of Representatives, despite Republican efforts to block the historic nuclear accord, the minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has said. With a Senate vote...Show More Summary

Donald Trump and other GOP candidates want to radically alter a 150-year-old cornerstone of American citizenship

When the famous immigration hawk Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) proposed a bill to end so-called "birthright citizenship," just 27 far-right Republican members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors. The bill, and the issue, got little traction, however. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Makes John Boehner Expendable

This year began with an election on whether [mc_name name='Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)' chamber='house' mcid='B000589' ] should continue as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A number of brave House conservatives, led by [mc_name name='Rep. Show More Summary

Georgians for Local Area School Systems Fundraiser at McKendrick’s Steak House in Dunwoody - Tues Aug 25th

Parents, You are invited to join GLASS (Georgians for Local Area School Systems), for a fundraising event. Georgia House of Representatives Host Committee: Joe Wilkinson, Tom Taylor, Mike Dudgeon, Valerie Clark and Buzz Brockway. Meet legislators and hear about future legislation allowing the creation of independent school systems in Georgia. Show More Summary

Postscript: Julian Bond (1940-2015)

The opening lyric from that old civil-rights song—“Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom”—may not have been written with Julian Bond in mind, but he personified it. As a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate, as a leader of the N.A.A.C.P. Show More Summary

Why The SBA Raising The Lending Cap Is A Great Thing For Small Businesses

A couple weeks ago, the United States House of Representatives voted to increase the SBA’s lending authorization ceiling to $23.5 billion for the 7(a) loan guaranty program. This is a huge deal for small business owners and lenders, and a great sign for the future of the economy. Maria Contreras-Sweet said [...]

The Impact of NT Statehood on the Size of the House of Representatives

If the Northern Territory became a state, it would produce an increase in the size of the House of Representatives.

Social Security at 80: Expanded But Still Missing the Keystone

Eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, famously declaring: "If the Senate and House of Representatives had done nothing more... than pass this Bill, the session would be regarded...Show More Summary

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