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Tom DeLay Found Not Guilty by State’s Highest Court

HOUSTON, Texas -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was found not guilty today by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. This is the highest appellate court in Texas for criminal cases and thus brings DeLay’s political persecution to an end. Show More Summary

Reversal of Tom DeLay’s Conviction Upheld by Texas Court

Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling overturning former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's 2010 conviction for money laundering.

Could there be a new America's Dumbest Congressman? Meet Wisconsin's Glenn Grothman

Grothman (left) with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald during the 2011 battle over Gov. Walker's plan to slash union protections for state workers. Mother Jones offers up a short bio of likely new House Republican Glenn Grothman,...Show More Summary

French Socialists Lose Upper House Majority

Another setback for President François Hollande who is now France's least popular leader in more than half a century.

McCarthy to CA GOP: 'We All Row in the Same Direction'

LOS ANGELES, California -- Amidst growing alarm at low Republican affiliation in California, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tried to rally party members to unify at the state GOP convention last weekend. “We climb in the boat together, we row together. Show More Summary

WATCH: Boehner's 5 Points for Resetting America's Economic Foundation in 3 Minutes

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) lays out 5 points he believes will restore America's economic foundation and put the United States...

"The GOP’s metamorphosis from...the stupid party into [one] that is both stupid and useless is almost complete."

last weekNews : Reason

Just a few months ago, when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) became the House Majority Leader, he announced the the GOP would allow the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes purchases of goods made by politically connected U.S. firms, to expire "because it’s something he private sector can be able to do." That was then. Show More Summary

The Tea Party has its own immigration problem: Cuba

Comprehensive immigration reform died a slow death in the 113th Congress, the final nail in its coffin being the surprise primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Immigration wasn't the only factor in Cantor's lossShow More Summary

Anthony Weiner and Elizabeth Warren Spar over Eric Cantor and ‘Revolving Doors’

last weekNews : Mediaite

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.

Morning Bits

VP Joe Biden or Texas Gov. Rick Perry? “Things have gotten really out of whack, folks.” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy or National Review? “A president who has made ending the war on terrorism the central focus of his foreign policy must now change. He must now make winning the war a priority.” Rick Perry […]

Anthony Weiner and the Revolving Door

When former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took a job with the investment bank Moelis & Co. earlier this month shortly after resigning his Congressional seat, he became the latest example of the tight-knit relationship between Wall Street and Washington. Show More Summary

McCarthy Anticipates Bipartisan Passage of Syrian Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday afternoon that debate on the the authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels could begin Tuesday and described the legislative language as providing “much...Show More Summary

House September Agenda Includes Potential Tax Changes

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently sent a memo to the House of Representatives indicating the agenda for the fall session. In his memo, he advocates for an, “honest, simple and effective” approach to government, and bundles up previous...Show More Summary

Pelosi pushes to train Syrian rebels despite reports they sold journalist to ISIS

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing to pass a resolution to train Syrian rebels as quickly as possible, saying that it's a "must-pass bill in a [short window] of time." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has also called for a vote on the matter. Show More Summary

Boehner and McCarthy Question Obama's Resolve To Fight War on Terrorism

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised President Obama for announcing his decision to take the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists seriously, but they questioned his resolve to fight a war on terrorism. Show More Summary

House Republicans react to Obama's address

House Republicans were quick to respond to President Obama's address Wednesday night, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) both releasing statements. Boehner said the president...Show More Summary

A Russian Bank Hired These Two Ex-Senators to Help End Some Sanctions?

Nice dudes with nothing to hide, former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former Senator John Breaux (D-La.), filed an LD-1 disclosure form with both houses of Congress on the Friday before Labor Day, declaring themselves as lobbyists for Russia's Gazprombank regarding "sanctions." Sounds good. Read more...

Continuing Resolution Delayed

A vote on the continuing resolution to fund the government has been postponed, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Wednesday on the House floor. The House had been scheduled to vote on the CR Thursday but a last minute request...Show More Summary

Eric Cantor's Cover Letter For His New Finance Job

Eric Cantor's Cover Letter For His Ne... Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor landed a new job at a major investment bank. Here is the cover letter that got him the job. Submitted by: Matt Klinman Regular Keywords: Eric Cantor revolving door investment bank corrupt moelis and company moellis moelis company cantor congress finance corruption Views: 25

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Total Hodgepodge "Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has taken a new job at a Wall Street investment bank. Now he can finally have some influence in Congress." ---Stephen Colbert Farewell,...Show More Summary

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