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

2 days agoNews : 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’

3 days agoNews : 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.

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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

Nevada Las Vegas Solar Decathlon 2013 House Has New Home (VIDEO)

1Sun4All. On August 28, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid visited DesertSol—the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) house that won second place overall in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. Now located permanently...Show More Summary

Tom DeLay: Obama Can’t Be Trusted To Defend U.S. Against Muslims

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay claims, “In defending America against radical Islamic terrorism, Barack Obama cannot be trusted.” Barack Obama was raised a Muslim, and he claims he is a Christian, and I can’t say for sure whether he’s a Christian or not, but he has shown over the last few years that he has [...]

Move over, Mitch! Paul Ryan lets slip secrets of how GOP will run the Senate

Paul Ryan vows the nuttiest House bills will make the president's desk if Mitch McConnell becomes majority leader

GOP House Leader Takes on the Federal Gov’t over… S’mores

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn't think the federal government has its priorities straight. His evidence of such? The fact that the United States Forest Service has a lengthy blog post about s'mores.

Kevin McCarthy Outlines GOP Fall Agenda

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unveiled the GOP's September agenda in a memo to colleagues, outlining plans to pass a short-term spending bill as well as economic and energy packages. The memo also addresses the growing threatShow More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: Cantor Hit Revolving Door At A 'Speed That Would Blind You'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren let former House Majority Leader Cantor have it for his run through that revolving door straight to Wall Street and the fact that he epitomizes one of the things that are so severely broken in our political system during an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric this week. Warren Rips Cantor For Running To Wall Street: Sen. Show More Summary

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