The White House Press Secretary praised DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after a Politico article detailed a history of Democrats bristling at her behavior as the leader of the Democratic party. “Based on the strong track record of...Show More Summary
Backstabbing. Leaks. Catty e-mails. A GOP House conference? No, the GOP is doing fairly well these days. They passed a bill to fund the government and train Syrian Free Army troops. They are in sync on immigration (border security first, oppose executive unilateralism). The party is returning to its internationalist roots. RealClearPolitics reports: “The Democratic […]
Former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) -- two well-known liberal Democrats -- got in a war of words over whether former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's move to Wall Street represents a "revolving door" between Congress and Wall Street.
Democrats are once again flinging themselves against the brick wall that is House Speaker John Boehner's refusal to even allow votes on a long list of incredibly popular bills. This time, it's a renewed effort on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Rep. Show More Summary
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal turned the tables on President Obama yesterday, accusing the White House of being "science deniers" when it...
FORWARD! House approves Obama request for Syria in broad bipartisan vote. Related: 85 Democrats buck Obama in ISIS vote. Also: Majority of GOP backs Obama’s ISIS proposal.
Politico reports that "long-simmering doubts" and a renewed lack of confidence in Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the White House, congressional Dems and other Washington Democrats has Schultz struggling to try and hold onto her job. Show More Summary
The House of Representatives has, for the second time, passed a bill that calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve. This time the measure, which was originally introduced by then-Congressman Ron Paul, had far more Democratic support than the previous vote. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not likely to allow it […]
The House of Representatives passed an amendment on Wednesday that will give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train moderate elements of the Syrian opposition, a key part of the president's strategy for confronting the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Show More Summary
The House voted 273-156 to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Many Republicans argue the strategy isn’t tough enough to defeat ISIS; many Democrats worry the plan could drag the United States into another long military engagement. The proposal would authorize the Pentagon to provide assistance to “appropriately vetted” members of the Syrian [...]
House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year. Image: Capitol Hill via Shutterstock The post U.S. House ‘Diversity Gap’ Could Become Wider Than Ever appeared first on RH Reality Check.
John Boehner is insulting his House colleagues yet again for their insolence. But here's the real problem he faces
Congressman Blake Farenthold (Texas-Corpus Christi) rode the wave of tea party enthusiasm into the U.S. House in 2010, defeating 27-year veteran Democrat Solomon Ortiz by less than 800 votes. Farenthold's questions about President Barack...Show More Summary
A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.
Via the San Diego Union-Times: Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and Republican Carl DeMaio are in a virtual dead-heat in San Diego’s 52nd Congressional District election, according to a new poll of likely voters. The poll conducted by SurveyUSA...Show More Summary
New York Democrat Eliot Engel spoke on the House floor today about the threat ISIS poses to the United States, warning if the U.S. does not act, "many more September 11ths" will happen on American soil.
David Wasserman has a great post up about how the Democratic caucus in the House looks like American and the Republican one, well... Today, 89 percent of House Republicans are white men, compared to just 47 percent of House Democrats. For some context, according to 2013 Census estimates just 31 percent of [...]
With the vote coming tomorrow, House Democrats said they are increasingly anxious about a proposal to authorize President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels with the hope they will combat the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists consolidating power in the region. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Republicans left their weekly closed door meeting Tuesday morning still skeptical of the plan to arm Syrian rebels but with the expectation that the amendment authorizing the action will pass as long as Democrats provide a healthy number of votes. Show More Summary
From the September 16 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: 10 Times Fox Host Brian Kilmeade Degraded Women On Air "How Convenient": Fox Host Dismisses Democrats' Concern Over Ray Rice Tape As "War On Women" Ploy Why The GOP's Attempt To Rebrand On Women's Issues Is Doomed