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She Is the Very Leader of the Democrat Minority

With apologies to W.S. Gilbert and “The Pirates of Penzance.” I am the very leader of the Democrat minority. I used to rule the House, but then I blew the

Top Democrat Writes to Sony, Asks for Details of Hack

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, penned a letter to Sony CEO Michael Lynton asking that the company hand over more information about their "devastating cyber attack." Cummings says Sony's knowledge on what exactly happened will help Congress implement new federal cybersecurity laws and improve existing ones.

Democrats Press for Rep. Grimm’s Resignation

Democrats said Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) should pressure Rep. Michael Grimm (R., N.Y.) to resign following reports Mr. Grimm will plead guilty to a felony tax-related charge.

Pelosi: Boehner should force Grimm to resign

Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is calling for the resignation of Republican Rep. Michael Grimm as he prepares to plead guilty to felony tax evasion. “Now that the election is over, Congressman Grimm is finally admitting the truth to his constituents,” the House Minority Leader said in a statement Tuesday. “Clearly, Speaker Boehner must insist […]

Abe's mandate: The economic imperative

As predicted, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)-Komeito coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored an easy victory in Japan's Lower House election on Sunday. For Abe it was a vital win on a shrewd, strategic gamble. The LDP under...Show More Summary

Jim Webb Wants to Be President. Too Bad He's Awful on Climate Change.

Hillary Clinton may be dominating every poll of potential Democratic hopefuls for the White House, but some progressives are desperate to find a candidate who will challenge her from the left. Groups have sprung up to encourage Elizabeth...Show More Summary

Changes Ahead for the Fair Credit Improvement Act

Drastic changes are in the works for the Fair Credit Reporting Act and if they are passed, they could dramatically improve consumers’ credit scores. Rep. Maxine Walters, a democrat that serves on the House Financial Services Committee...Show More Summary

Thirty-six Senate and House Democrats join Obama in calling for true net neutrality

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and 34 other Senate and House Democrats have released a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, calling for broadband internet access to be reclassified under Title II of the Communications Act II in order to ensure true net neutrality. In July, Sen. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 590

The Blaze: The IRS Must Be Put Down Like a Rabid Dog, by John Linder (former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011): Since it was first disclosed that the IRS abused the taxpayers and the law, the Democrat refrain has been, “…it is clear that there was no White House...

Actress Emmy Rossum and latkes at the White House Hanukkah party

Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t the only visiting celeb to break latkes with President Obama at the White House Hannukkah party on Wednesday night. Actress Emmy Rossum was also among the crowd, which included Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman and Sandy Levin, and even Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (who’s not Jewish — but hey, those latkes were apparently that good). […]

Capital Journal Daybreak: Democratic Split Becomes Apparent | Oil Collapse, Russia Woes Reshape White House’s Economic Policy | U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Hack

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Wall Street Money Can Predict How Democrats Vote. Here’s How

Follow the money in the latest budget vote which rolled back regulations on banks and divided House Democrats

Seib Video: The Politics of Cuba Relations

President Obama's gamble on renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba seems to represent a calculation by the president, White House and perhaps the Democratic Party that the politics of Cuba have changed in this country. WSJ’s Jerry Seib, Beth Reinhard and Colleen McCain Nelson explain in this video clip from the Capital Journal Roundtable.

2014 Election Results Bring More Questions than Answers about the Future of the Federal Transit Program

The results of the 2014 election are in. While Republicans are rejoicing at taking control of the Senate, widening their House majority and picking up several new governorships, Democrats are licking their wounds, wondering where it all went wrong. Show More Summary

Sen. Marco Rubio: GOP will ‘look at all our options’ to block Obama’s new plan for U.S.-Cuba relations

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. They floated ideas to fight the Democrat Obama’s moves to forge ties and expand commercial ties...

Martha McSally: Gabby Giffords House Seat Won By Pro Gun Air Force Vet

Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally has won the Arizona House seat in the Tuscon area formerly held by Rep. Gabby Giffords, thereby flipping the Second Congressional District from Democrat to Republican. The election went to a recount,...Show More Summary

Arizona Republican ousts ex-Gabby Giffords aide in race for US House seat

last weekNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November’s congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A superior court judge declared Martha McSally, a retired Air...

Boehner Wonders Why Democrats Didn’t Pass A Bill Which They Already Passed

A funny exchange (not exactly ha ha funny though) happened between House Speaker John Boehner and Chuck Schumer on Twitter. It went like this: Senate Democrats should pass the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act immediately. http://t.co/kqlBxGPtXz #TRIA — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) December 15, 2014.@SpeakerBoehner We did. In July. 93-4. If you had put that [...]

'Alpha House' congressmen moving to separate homes

Three Democratic lawmakers who inspired “Alpha House” are moving out.

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