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Someone On Capitol Hill Seems Obsessed With Editing Wikipedia Articles On Transgender Topics

An anonymous user with an IP address coming from the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly made edits to Wikipedia articles on topics related to the transgender community. These edits generally appear critical of transgender individuals,...Show More Summary

An Anti-Evolution Bill In Ohio Almost Included A Ban On Aristotle

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Legislation introduced in Ohio's House of Representatives would, if passed, rewrite the state's education standards by encouraging teachers to teach "both sides" of the "debate" on evolution and climate change. And, on top of that, an initial draft of the bill would have banned major works of thought and literature. Read more...

Lawmakers Threaten Ex-Im Bank Subpoena In Oversight Rebuff

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew the bank's charter. Show More Summary

House committee launches probe of USPTO telework program

The chief government oversight committee in the House of Representatives announced Tuesday that it has launched an investigation into allegations of telework abuses at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office following revelations that an internal review of the problem was watered down for the agency’s watchdog. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who […]

The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX

SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” they claimed the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft have experienced. But the company’s decision early [...]

GOP Rep: Our Bills Are Piling Up on Harry Reid’s Desk Collecting Dust

Saturday in the Republican weekly address, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not acted on more than 340 Bills passed by the House of Representatives. Collins said, "We’ve passed bill after bill to help...Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Struggles With Word: ‘Um…Um…’

“Birth control!” At a political debate on Thursday night, a GOP candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives left the room laughing after he struggled to answer a question on his position on reproductive rights. Rep. Mike Coffman (R), who’s running for re-election in Colorado’s 6th congressional district, needed help from the crowd to remember [...]

Don't overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama

When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer. When the...Show More Summary

Ferguson's Rep. Lacy Clay Voted Against Amendment to Limit Military Surplus Transfers to Local Cops, Just Two Months Ago

6 days agoNews : Reason

In June, the House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act.  Among the amendments was one by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) which would’ve prohibited funds from being used to ransfer certain kinds of military surplus to local police departments. Show More Summary

John Bolton's PAC Endorses Four Florida Republicans in Congressional Races

John Bolton's PAC announced on Thursday that it has endorsed four Florida Republicans in elections for the U.S. House of Representatives. Three of the endorsed candidates are incumbents; one is a challenger. The three incumbents are Rep. Show More Summary

How John Boehner Gets Re-Elected: Avoiding Women, Minorities

How does John Boehner get re-elected? Ask his big-nosed friend, Gerry. Gerry Mander. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, third in line to the White House, is elected by a very non-representative suburban, rural and overwhelmingly...Show More Summary

What the Democratic Party Does Well: Doing Itself In

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the minority leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, just had her political consultants send out a mass mailing to women asking for money and responses to an enclosed survey of their opinions. The...Show More Summary

Anti-super PAC backs candidates in three House races

last weekNews : The Newsroom

A political action committee, formed this year with the goal of drastically reducing the role of big-money donors in politics, on Monday endorsed three candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives for their views on campaign finance reform. Show More Summary

Pandora’s Box of Worms

Pandora’s Box of Worms Raging Moderate by Will Durst In a move less surprising than hot dogs at a ballgame, the House of Representatives voted to give Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue the President of the United States. This isn’t like a divorce, or a civil suit for money, it’s more of a [...]

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization Left Off Republican To-do List

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was left off a list of items that the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives expects his party to take up in September, raising new questions about the bank's future. Show More Summary

Gridlock Is Good

President Obama is furious about congressional gridlock. In a press conference last week, he chastised the Republican-led House of Representatives for refusing to support the bipartisan immigration bill that was passed out of the Senate last June. Show More Summary

Texas National Guard And DPS Moving Forward With Deter And Refer Plan

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety held a public meeting yesterday, and one of the key topics addressed was the deployment of National Guard troops to the Texas border, as well as other related operations in response to the border crisis. Show More Summary

Our oceans can’t wait any longer

Congress has now adjourned for the month of August with many issues still unaddressed. In the House of Representatives several key policy provisions remain in limbo – extending emergency unemployment insurance, a long-term solution to infrastructure funding, and the broken immigration system. And the House has not taken even a small step toward addressing one […]

Wikipedia edit labeling Snowden a ‘traitor’ came from a House of Representatives computer

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DREAMer Erika Andiola Helps Steve King and Rand Paul Cut Campaign Ad for Democrats

Not that the Democrats need the help after the House of Representatives made an ostentatious display of passing their Fuck the Hispanic Vote bills last week, but Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) did their part for the Dems by producing some great campaign video for them last night. The only thing that [...]

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