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The Wildest Story In The Republican Party Right Now

By January 2016, the last Republican congressional seat in New York City may very well be occupied by an admitted tax fraudster, a district attorney at the center of the nationwide controversy over alleged police brutality, or one of the GOP's most promising rising stars. Show More Summary

Martha McSally: Gabby Giffords House Seat Won By Pro Gun Air Force Vet

Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally has won the Arizona House seat in the Tuscon area formerly held by Rep. Gabby Giffords, thereby flipping the Second Congressional District from Democrat to Republican. The election went to a recount,...Show More Summary

Final 2014 House Race Settled After Recount

The last unresolved congressional race of the 2014 midterms was settled on Wednesday, when an Arizona court declared Republican Martha McSally the victor in the state's second district by 167 votes.

Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Wins Gabby Giffords' Former House Seat

On December 17, pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R) was officially declared the winner in the race for Arizona's second congressional district over pro-gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2.) Arizona's second district...Show More Summary

Arizona Republican wins narrowly against Gabby Giffords aide

Martha McSally won Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District seat, beating an aide of retired Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Where campaign spending was highest, disdain for it is bipartisan

The priciest congressional election in the country wasn't a slugfest in some silk-stocking district or free-for-all on the pricey Westside of Los Angeles. It was fought here in Northern California, where the American River winds from Folsom through the workaday suburbs of Sacramento.

Congressional Budget Upends D.C. Pot Legalization

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Maybe the time has come to allow the District of Columbia to chart its own course.

The Continuing Story of Congressional Meddling: The Obstruction of DC's Pot Legalization

It’s not like Representative Andy Harris didn’t warn us. When District of Columbia voters last month overwhelmingly passed Initiative 71, the ballot measure to legalize marijuana in the District, the Maryland Republican threatened to use “all resources available to a member of Congress to stop this action.” And when it comes to preventing D.C. Show More Summary

Today in America’s Internal Colony

Taxation without Representation: The developments capped a roller-coaster 24 hours in the worst possible way for advocates of the District’s marijuana measure. Late Monday, congressional aides had floated the possibility that the spending deal would include a provision sought by conservative House Republicans to block the voter-approved measure. Show More Summary

What You Need To Know About The Deal Congress Just Struck To Undermine Legal Marijuana

The congressional move once again throws into sharp relief the District’s second-class status as a jurisdiction with neither the voting power nor the independence of a state. The post What You Need To Know About The Deal Congress Just Struck To Undermine Legal Marijuana appeared first on ThinkProgress.

McSally’s sally: An update

(Scott Johnson) When they finished counting the votes in Arizona’s Second Congressional District — I believe it’s the redistricted version of the district formerly represented by Gabrielle Giffords — Republican challenger Martha McSally led incumbent Democrat Ron Barber by 161 votes. Show More Summary

Adjourned: 1935

August 27, 1935. "Congressional pages -- Mr. Sandman. Fred Johnson of Wyoming and Howard Ostmann of the District of Columbia, congressional pages, photographed as they snatched a bit of shuteye while the House and Senate brought the session to an ignominious adjournment." View full size.

A Foreseeable Train Wreck in Arizona's Elections

Today, the recount began in the race for Arizona's Second Congressional District seat, and as of now, challenger Martha McSally leads Rep. Ron Barber by a mere 161 votes. Elections that are this close dramatically underscore the need for fair rules that preserve every last validly cast vote. Show More Summary

Dr. Ralph Abraham; SF poser politician

The folks at Professional Soldiers sent us their work on this fellow Ralph Abraham, running for office in Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District; At his website, he says that he was a 1st Lieutenant in Co C 2/20th Special Forces April 1986 — June 1989. The truth is is that he was appointed a second lieutenant […]

Congressman Elect Allen Launches “Thank You Tour”

Congressman Elect Rick Allen will be embarking on a tour across Georgia’s 12th Congressional District to thank voters and supporters for placing their confidence in him at the polls earlier last month. The tour schedule from a campaign...Show More Summary

"Reagan is the Prez, but I voted for Shirley Chisholm"

The Honorable Shirley Chisholm (born November 30, 1924 - 2005) -- Representing New York's 12th Congressional District (then BK) for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.

Torturer on the Ballot

Michigan’s First Congressional District is cold enough to freeze spit. Half of it is disconnected from the rest of Michigan and tacked onto the top of Wisconsin. A bit of it is further north than that, but rumored to be inhabited nonetheless. In the recent Congressional elections, incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Benishek was reelected to [...]

Debbie Dingell Makes History

Democrat Debbie Dingell's commanding victory on Election Day in Michigan's 12th Congressional District marked the first time in electoral history that a non-widowed female candidate will directly succeed her husband in either legislative chamber. (John Dingell is retiring in January...

Guess Who Really, Really Likes Obamacare?

Many Liberals love Obamacare, as long as they aren’t the ones paying for it. Obama and Congressional Democrats (at least the ones in safe Districts who haven’t lost their seats)

This Republican Admits Rising Seas Are Swallowing His District. But Can He Say That in Washington?

"Drilling = Jobs" Don't expect much drama when Louisiana voters go to polls again next month—especially in the 6th Congressional District. After fending off an eclectic field of challengers, Republican Garret Graves is facing former Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

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