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Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks before Congress, by Benjamin Netanyahu

Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you… (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Show More Summary

Transportation Bill Amended in the Rules Committee

In an apparent effort to reassure House members reluctant to vote for a tax increase, House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal offered an amendment to House Bill 170 at this morning’s Rules Committee meeting to drop the proposed motor fuel...Show More Summary

GOP Legislator: Time For A National Association For The Advancement Of White People

Once again those awful black people and Muslims are picking on a poor misunderstood not racist Republicans. This time their victim is a Tennessee House Majority Floor Leader, Representative Sheila Butt. Butt has been called upon by the Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the NAACP to issue an apology [...]

[BREAKING] Republicans Cave to Obama’s Amnesty: Pass So-Called ‘Clean’ DHS Funding Bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have now fully caved to Obama’s unconstitutional give away of amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants by voting

Large Majority of Democrats Defying President Obama by Attending Netanyahu’s Speech

Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech before Congress on Tuesday, the White House initiated a full-tilt public relations battle against the Israeli leader, both publicly and behind the scenes.

House Majority Leader to Senate: Go nuclear

It took less than two months for Republicans to decide they hate the same filibusters they perfected in recent 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

Chuck Todd Claims GOP ‘Chose to Create’ DHS Funding Fight

On Sunday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd sat down with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to discuss the ongoing battle over the President Obama’s executive action on immigration and its connection to funding for the Department of Homeland Security

House Majority Leader: Senate Should Invoke 'Nuclear Option' on DHS Funding

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) wants his counterpart in the Senate to change the rules to pass funding for the Department of Homeland Security. While downplaying that changing the rules would be a “nuclear option” on Meet the Press on Sunday. Show More Summary

Todd to House GOP Leader: ‘Couldn’t You Have Been More Clever’ on DHS Bill?

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Sunday morning whether the House GOP could have been a little savvier in crafting its funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security and avoided the "humiliating defeat" it suffered Friday night.

Rep. Jim Jordan: We Need To Be Louder In DHS Funding Battle

The leader of the GOP's new House Freedom Caucus believes the wingnuts need to just yell a little louder to get John Boehner to yield to their demands. As we already discussed here, the new House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his ultra-right wing buddies stuck a shiv on Boehner's back on the DHS funding bill this week. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Good Sunday Morning to you all! Hope you're having a chill Sunday, so I figured I'd go with some chill Beastie Boys instrumentals for you all. Here's what's on today's menu: NBC Meet the Press Big guests: House Majority Leader KevinShow More Summary

Eric Cantor is back in Washington — as a banker, not a politician

Eric Cantor has returned to Washington -- just not as a politician or a lobbyist. This time, as a banker. On Tuesday, the former House majority leader opened the Washington office of Moelis & Company, an investment banking firm with 17 offices globally that is hoping to tap into the capital region's massive growth, particularly […]

Homeland Security Shutdown Averted

“Republicans vowing to govern effectively as a congressional majority failed a fundamental test Friday, when House leaders only narrowly managed to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security after an embarrassing defeat earlier in the day,” the [...] The post Homeland Security Shutdown Averted appeared first on Political Wire.



‘You Coward’: Dem’s Comment About GOP Leader Caught on Hot Mic

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was caught on a hot mic tonight calling House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward" over a dispute about scheduling a vote on a Homeland Security funding bill.

ST3 Authorization Will Get Out of House Committee

Last week, House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) told the Times that transportation was on the back burner ($) until the legislature handled the education funding shortfall. In a session where even Republicans are on board with a large new Sound Transit tax authorization, and with deadlines for non-budget bills to escape committee fast approaching, I found […]

Boehner Sarcastically Makes Kissing Faces At Reporter

I think it means he hates the press. Or he just likes to pucker up. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said he will present the House with a clean CR bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security open without the added measure that would block President Barack Obama executive action [...]

Tennessee House Majority Leader: It's Time For A 'NAAWP In This Country'

A Tennessee House Republican is defending herself from charges of racism after making controversial comments on Facebook. “It is time for a Council of Christian Relations and a NAAWP in this Country,” Rep. Sheila Butt (R), the state’s...Show More Summary

WEST VIRGINIA: GOP Senate Leader Says "No Way" To Ban On LGBT Rights

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says there's "no way" the Senate will consider a proposal to nullify local ordinances that protect gay and transgender people from housing and employment discrimination. The Jackson County Republican made the remarks Thursday to the AP. Show More Summary

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