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Rep. Chaffetz, brash committee chairman, eyes speaker's race

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brash congressman who's led high-profile investigations into the Secret Service, Planned Parenthood and other issues seems ready for his most attention-grabbing move yet: an underdog challenge to ascend to House speaker. The...Show More Summary

McCarthy hurt by blurt, draws challenge from Chaffetz

Rachel Maddow looks more closely as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's peculiar speaking, and notes a new report confirmed by NBC News that Congressman...

Congress Looks into Taxpayer-Funded Scientists who wanted RICO Charges for Climate Change Skeptics

Our friend, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), is leading the effort to investigate scientists who wrote a letter to the White House demanding climate change skeptics be charged with RICO charges.

Don Edwards, former congressman and defender of civil rights and civil liberties, dies

Mr. Edwards served 32 years in the House and was a steadfast defender of civil rights and civil liberties.

Don Edwards, former congressman and defender of civil rights and civil liberties, dies

Don Edwards, who became dean of the California delegation during his 32 years in the House of Representatives and was one of the chamber’s most steadfast defenders of civil rights and civil liberties, died Oct. 1 at his home in Carmel, Calif. He was 100. Read full article >>

AND YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE DON’T TRUST GOVERNMENT: Secret Service director revises account of his ro…

AND YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE DON’T TRUST GOVERNMENT: Secret Service director revises account of his role in leak case. “The director of the Secret Service knew that unflattering, private information about a congressman was circulating among agency staff members before it was leaked to the news media, contrary to an earlier statement made to federal […]

Pro-Life Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Who Headed Planned Parenthood Hearing, Launches Bid for Speaker

The pro-life Republican congressman from Utah who just headed up one of the Congressional hearing into the Planned Parenthood abortion business over its role in selling aborted babies and their body parts is launching a campaign for Speaker. House Republicans will vote for a new Speaker next week and pro-life Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of […]

Tom Steyer wants to make an example of the pope-boycotting congressman

NextGen Climate Action, the PAC created by Tom Steyer to move the dial on green issues, is working to make Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) suffer for his well-covered boycott of Pope Francis's speech to Congress. In a poll of Gosar's rural, red district provided to The Washington Post, 59 percent of voters disagreed with Gosar's […]

Why Your Congressman Is A Better Investor Than You

The truth will make you sick. Technically it's public knowledge, but I can tell you -- it's Congress' dirty little secret. Congress is rich. Unbelievably rich. And until just recently,

Kevin McCarthy's radical honesty: 'Benghazi' was about hurting Hillary

The other night, I was working in a hotel room in Carmel, half-watching my favorite source of entertainment, Fox News. Sean Hannity was interviewing House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the Republican congressman from Bakersfield, about his bid to replace John A. Boehner as speaker of the House....

Ohio Congressman questions Arne Duncan’s $32 million charter grant

Rep. Tim Ryan says his state’s charter system is ‘dysfunctional’ and worries about federal grant.

Pro-Life Congressman Schools Wolf Blitzer After CNN Host Defends Planned Parenthood Funding

Earlier this week, pro-life Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, headed up a hearing with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards that further exposed how the abortion giant makes a profit from selling aborted babies and their body parts. As The Daily Signal noticed, he got pretty emotional with CNN host Wolf Blitzer after Blitzer defended […]

Chris Matthews Rants: Pro-Life Forces Deceived Fiorina, Used Stillborn Child

Chris Matthews on Thursday, filling in for Andrea Mitchell on Andrea Mitchell Reports, interviewed Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Rather than discussing the current investigation, which the Congressman leads, into Planned Parenthood's finances,...Show More Summary

Congressman Wants To Impeach Obama For Sheltering Syrian Refugees

"I think it's an impeachable offense," the Alabama Republican said. The post Congressman Wants To Impeach Obama For Sheltering Syrian Refugees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

GOP’s War on 'Leftist' Pope Francis Rages On: Kim Davis Meeting Isn’t Mollifying the Hard Right

After news of Francis's meeting with Kim Davis broke, GOP rep still fundraises off his boycott of Pope's speech. Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, the self-described “proud Catholic” who boasted about boycotting Pope Francis’s historic address to Congress last week, is now fundraising off his political stunt. Show More Summary

Grothmann: Planned Parenthood Unnecessary Because I'm A Guy

Just when you thought that when Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothmann couldn't get any more misogynous that when he said that pay inequality was all in the pretty little heads of women, he reaches down and gets even more stupid. From Right Wing Watch: Rep. Show More Summary

How GOP Leadership Is Failing America

By accounts of colleagues, Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is a politician in the Lyndon Johnson mold: a man who sees Congress as a schoolroom in which to excel as most popular, congenial, and persuasive on a path through the speaker of the House. Show More Summary

Secret Service leaked unflattering personal data about congressman ‘to be fair’

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The Secret Service leaked unflattering confidential information about one of its most dogged Congressional critics to the press, according to an inspector general’s report released Wednesday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah said the move was an attempt to “intimidate and embarrass” him. The...

Seditious McCarthy Shouldn’t be Speaker

The scramble is on for who’s going to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, and one man has emerged as the clear frontrunner: California congressman Kevin McCarthy.

GANGSTER GOVERNMENT: Investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker. “Scores of U.S….

GANGSTER GOVERNMENT: Investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker. “Scores of U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report said Wednesday. Show More Summary

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