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Nevada Congressman Joe Heck To Run For Senate

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) announced his intention Monday to run for U.S. Senate, likely ensuring a heated contest for the seat being vacated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). In his announcement video, titledShow More Summary

Nevada Rep. Joe Heck to run for Harry Reid's US Senate seat

(AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck is entering the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. The GOP congressman will likely face off against Reid's hand-picked successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

Supreme Court Rejects Former Congressman's Appeal of Legal Assault

A week ago the Supreme Court turned down an appeal from former Republican Congressman Rick Renzi, who began serving a three-year prison term in February.

Congressman: No Border Wall Because Rio Grande ‘Unites’ U.S. and Mexico

Wall proponents "don’t understand the interconnection we have with Mexico," Cuellar says.

Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

(AP) — The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees...Show More Summary

Kasich to return to South Carolina ahead of 2016 bid kickoff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is planning a fifth visit to South Carolina ahead of the planned launch of his presidential bid later this month. The former congressman briefly pursued the 2000 nomination before George W. Bush emerged as the front-runner.

CNN's Cuomo Compares Interracial Marriage to Same-Sex 'Marriage'

On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo again carried water for the left's social agenda as he interviewed Republican Congressman Steve King. When Rep. King contended that "no one who voted to ratify that Fourteenth Amendment gave...a...Show More Summary

Key & Peele: Town Hall Meeting

A televised town hall meeting with a congressman at the helm is going really well, with the liberal politician welcoming all people regardless of their age, race or gender. But one guy keeps getting the wrong welcome.

GOP. Rep Steve King Endorses Trump’s Mexican Rapist Comments

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

Perhaps it's no surprise that the Iowa congressman who said most undocumented immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert" has no problem with Donald Trump referring to them as drug dealers, rapists, killers and murderers.

Is ‘Key and Peele”s New Gay Marriage Sketch an Interrogation of Identity Assumptions or a Big “No Homo?”

As Comedy Central readies for the July 8 premiere of Key and Peele‘s new season, the network has released a very topical sketch: Keegan-Michael Key plays a Michigan congressman who’s emphasizing how he cares about everyone during a town hall meeting that’s being recorded and broadcast by C-SPAN — whether they’re young, old, Asian, Hispanic, straight or gay. … Read More

GOP Sub-Committee Chair on Terrorism: Possible Holiday Attack Will Most Likely Be a Bomb (VIDEO)

Congressman Peter King (R-NY/2nd) – Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism – joined Steve Malzberg on NewsMax TV Tuesday to... The post GOP Sub-Committee Chair on Terrorism: Possible Holiday Attack Will Most Likely Be a Bomb (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

TUSK Statement On Maine Governor LePage Vetoing Solar Tax

Late last Friday, Governor LePage vetoed LD 1263, the Democratic-sponsored utility solar tax on Maine consumers. Former Republican Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. and his conservative group Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed (TUSK) applauded LePage for taking a stand against taxes and protecting Mainers from policies that harm the free market. Show More Summary

Allen West Likens Confederate Flag Opposition to ISIS

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Former congressman Allen West (R-FL) told a conservative radio show last week that the "left's" attempt to literally bring down the Confederate flag was consonant with ISIS' wholesale destruction of Syria and Iraq's cultural artifac...

Checkerboard City: Gettin’ Quigley With It

By John Greenfield If you’re not a transportation geek like myself, you may be most familiar with Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL 5th) from his hilarious segment on “The Colbert Report.” His North Side district includes Boystown, and he’s known as a strong ally of the LGBT community. Therefore, Stephen Colbert, in his persona as a […]

Congressman Fights To Preserve Loophole Allowing Coal Companies To Sell Coal To Themselves

The coal royalty loophole costs coal states millions in lost revenue. The post Congressman Fights To Preserve Loophole Allowing Coal Companies To Sell Coal To Themselves appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Austin City Council Member Faces Ethics Complaint For Comparing Gays To Pedophiles – VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last year, we told you how Austin City Council candidate Don Zimmerman (shown above with former Congressman Ron Paul) compared homosexuality to pedophilia. Despite those comments, Zimmerman went on to narrowly defeat openly gay candidate Jimmy Flanni… The post Austin City Council Member Faces Ethics Complaint For Comparing Gays To Pedophiles – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

U.S. top court rejects convicted congressman Renzi’s appeal

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by former congressman Richard Renzi seeking to challenge his 2013 conviction stemming from a proposed federal land swap deal the Arizona Republican pushed when in office. The court’s refusal to hear separate appeals filed by Renzi, who was...

John Lewis, Civil Rights Veteran, Asks Black Clergy To 'Fix' Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON (RNS) Civil rights veteran and Congressman John Lewis urged black clergy to work for changes in the Voting Rights Act on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that removed key provisions of the law. “It’s time...Show More Summary

Supreme Court won’t hear jailed congressman’s appeal

The Supreme Court passed on a chance to expand the constitutional protections enjoyed by members of Congress. The justices on Monday declined without comment the case of former congressman Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.), who recently began a three-year federal prison term after being convicted on 17 counts including wire fraud, extortion and money laundering. Prosecutors said […]

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