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David Duke: ‘I Really Might’ Run Against Steve Scalise

Duke says Scalise is “a sellout.” “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day From The Congressman Who Tried To Kill It (Jan 19, 2015) Scalise Tried To Kill Bill Apologizing For Slavery (Jan 13, 2015) John Lewis Says Steve Scalise Should Apologize To Congress (Jan 6, 2015) David Duke: ‘I [...]

Weekend Arts Agenda: Congressman John Lewis' 'March' comes to L5P

Back in August 2013, Congressman John Lewis launched the March book trilogy in collaboration with co-author Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell. Whereas March: Book One followed Congressman Lewis' early life, he told CL back in July 2014 that March: Book Two takes place in 1960.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Bill Proposed to Repay WWII Merchant Mariners

Congresswoman Janice Hahn (Calif.) and Congressman John Duncan Jr. (Tenn.) introduced the “Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015,” which would provide

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The far-right awaits its champion against John McCain

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Two congressman are considering a primary challenge against John McCain Leading Off: • AZ-Sen: Not-so-great news... for John McCain! The senator is likely to seek a sixth term, but his many enemies within the Republican Party are committed to denying him renomination. Show More Summary

January 29 roundup

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Bi-counsel-ar? “Lawyer Defending Congressman’s Wife in Bigamy Case Accuses Client of Having a Second Lawyer” [Slate] “Why tort liability for data breaches won’t improve cybersecurity” [Stewart Baker] Pennsylvania passes a new gun law,...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Congressman Becomes Pro-Choice

He’s Tim Ryan of Ohio and he’s a Democrat. Please “like” us on Facebook Now read this:Kliff: Why Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Rape (Jan 23, 2015) Don’t Believe The Hype: Republican Women Didn’t Stop Abortion Bill, Obama Did (Jan 22, 2015) Clinic Closings Lead To Increase In Black Market Abortion Drugs (Jan 20, 2015) [...]

Anti-Abortion Congressman Changes Stance: Pregnancy Is a ‘Personal Decision’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

After nearly 12 years in Congress and multiple votes supporting anti-abortion legislation, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) announced in an op-ed a complete 180: he is now pro-choice.

Anti-Abortion Congressman Tim Ryan Publicly (Finally) Changes Mind

Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, announced in an op-ed today that he's changed his previously anti-abortion stance, writing, "Each and every American deserves the right to deal with these difficult situations in consultation with their families, close friends or religious advisers," and that pregnancy is "a personal decision." Yep. Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Brooks: Should’ve Been Citizen’s Arrest of Undocumented Immigrant at SOTU

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

During an interview with an Alabama radio station, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) joked to a host that hey, maybe he should have performed a citizen's arrest on an undocumented woman sitting next to Michelle Obama at the State of the Union.

Catholic Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan Flip-Flops From Pro-Life to Pro-Abortion

Catholic Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has officially changed his position on abortion and now says he supports legalized abortion after listening to women who have had abortions share their stories. But the state’s leading political group says Ryan’s decision has less to do with listening to women and more to do with listening to his […]

Adam Schiff introduces authorization to half-ass the war against ISIS

Andy11M sends a link to Yahoo News which reports that California Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff is prepared to introduce legislation for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that would replace the 2002 version which allowed troops into Iraq the following year, but would seriously hamstring troops who are currently facing the ISIS […]

Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy: 'Open access to the internet must not be compromised'

As a Republican-controlled Congress has decided it needs to do something to protect big telecom from the pending net neutrality rules from the Federal Communications Commission, it's critical that Democratic members of Congress coalesce against their sham legislation. Show More Summary

Congressman Asks Why We Didn’t ‘Citizen’s Arrest’ Immigrant At SOTU To ‘Take Care Of That Problem’

The same congressman who earlier said, on the subject of undocumented immigrants, "I will do anything short of shooting them." The post Congressman Asks Why We Didn’t ‘Citizen’s Arrest’ Immigrant At SOTU To ‘Take Care Of That Problem’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman Opposes Free Community College: If It’s Free, Students ‘Don’t Invest In Themselves’

He also warned that free community college is "the nanny state." The post Congressman Opposes Free Community College: If It’s Free, Students ‘Don’t Invest In Themselves’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Rep. Gohmert Upset 'Our Republican Females' Didn't Back Abortion Ban

Congressman Louie Gohmert is not happy with his female Republican colleagues, who just straight-up refused to get on board with a proposed bill that would've banned abortion after 20 weeks. In a conference call with conservative pastor Rev. E.W. Jackson, Gohmert complained that "our Republican females," as he calls them, "sent entirely the wrong message." Go on. Read more...

Steve King: The World Was Right in the 1950s and '60s

At the Citizens United Iowa Freedom Summit co-hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4), the congressman drew a comparison between President Obama's upbringing in Indonesia and his own. King referred to a statement made by Obama that the call...Show More Summary

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