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BWC statement on Netanyahu speech

Bonnie Watson Coleman will not attend. She joins a list of 55 Democrats planning to skip the speech; that list includes senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy. House members boycotting...Show More Summary

Senate blocks effort to compromise 'clean' bill to fund Homeland Security

Back in the hot seat. Senate Democrats blocked a motion Monday by conservative Republicans to "conference," or negotiate, with the House on the "clean" bill to fund Homeland Security through the end of September. That bill passed the...Show More Summary

Senate Democrats Put DHS Funding Pressure Back On John Boehner

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans attempted last week to kick the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security over to the Senate. On Monday evening, Senate Democrats kicked it back, putting the heat on House Speaker John Boehner...Show More Summary

AIPAC Posts Biggest Lobbying Year in 2014 as Netanyahu Goes to Congress

Close to three dozen Democrats will boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, angry that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) invited the head-of-state without consulting President Obama. The rift is emblematic of the tension between the White House and hard-line supporters of Israel on how to deal…

Steve King aims to block House's last best hope of passing 'clean' Homeland Security funding bill

I will absolutely NOT let Democrats try to fund Homeland Security. Remember that obscure rule that might allow House Democrats to force a vote on the Senate's "clean" bill to fund Homeland Security through September 30? Well, no surprise here: Iowa Rep. Show More Summary

Could Democrats save Boehner from his crazy caucus and fund Homeland Security?

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Just act casual, John, I got this." It looks like House Democrats might have a path to forcing a vote on the Senate's bill to fund Homeland Security through the end of September (currently, it's only funded through Friday). Such a move...Show More Summary

Boehner has two worries: Avoiding Homeland Security shutdown and avoiding a coup attempt

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Speaker of the House John Boehner is denying that he promised Democrats a vote on a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security this week. But since Boehner clearly doesn't want a DHS shutdown—as his Friday scramble to keep...Show More Summary

Republicans are on the Way to Reform American Education

One bill, which attempted to reform No Child Left Behind, was discussed in the House yet pushed onto the Senate after protests from both Republicans and Democrats (but for different reasons).

The president and the press

the 2014 midterm elections was not a time of celebration for the losing Democrats, and the White House press corps was determined to get the party’s most senior member on the record about what was surely a disappointing night for the president. Ten reporters were given the chance to ask questions during the 74-minute press conference, and seven of...

Pelosi Fills GOP Leadership Vacuum

“If anyone was in control of the House floor Friday, it was San Francisco Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, not the Republicans who won full control of Congress in November,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “Less than two months into Republican [...] The post Pelosi Fills GOP Leadership Vacuum appeared first on Political Wire.

Kevin McCarthy Wants Senate Republicans To Get Rid Of The Filibuster

The No. 2 Republican in the House said on Sunday that the Senate should exercise the "nuclear option" and get rid of the filibuster to resolve the standoff over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Senate Democrats have used...Show More Summary

Have the Republicans Gone Overboard Already?

You can pretty much count on our two main political parties to go overboard when they retake Congress or the White House. Remember 2009? The Democrats supposedly had a permanent new majority. A new wave of liberalism would sweep all before it. Show More Summary

Sanders to Obama: Don’t Wait for Congress on Tax Overhauls

When it comes to curbing corporate tax breaks, why wait? That's the message Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, delivered in a letter to the White House Friday. He called on the administration to curb six specific tax breaks through executive action that could raise $100 billion over 10 years.

House Majority Leader Suddenly Finds He Doesn't Like Obstruction From The Minority

Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has now decided that obstruction from the minority is a bad thing. It's amazing how that works now that it's the Democrats in the minority in the Senate and not the Republicans. Here he...Show More Summary

House Majority Whip: 'No Deal' On Funding DHS Past Friday

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a deal with Democrats to pass a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security next week, telling "FoxShow More Summary

Reports of alleged secret deal on long term DHS funding between establishment GOPers and Democrats has sparked rumblings of Boehner’s removal as Speaker

From The Last Tradition I doubt very much that this is goona happen because there are simply not enough real conservatives with guts in The House to kick Boehner to

Tulsi Gabbard challenges White House

Tulsi Gabbard is a newly-elected Democrat Congresswoman representing Hawaii. She’s also a veteran of two deployments in the war against terror and she disputes the White House/the President’s refusal to take the ISIS threat seriously. Members of her party are alarmed at the freshman’s uppity treatment of the President from her own state, according to […]

DHS Funded — for A Week

Congress passed a one-week continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security after House Democrats and a group of conservatives blocked passage of the three-week funding bill. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) wants...Show More Summary

Political Science: Heat’s on Climate Change Dissidents

“I am under ‘investigation,'” professor Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado Boulder posted on his blog Wednesday. The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep.

VIDEO: Louie Gohmert Begs Democrats to Help Stop Obama from ‘Speaking’ Laws in to Effect

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) gave an impassioned speech on the House floor on Friday during debate on funding the Department of Homeland Security and President Barack Obama’s un-Constitutional executive actions on immigration. Gohmert accused Obama of usurping Congress by ‘speaking’ … Continue reading ?

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