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Paul Ryan's Honeymoon As Speaker Is Over

Remember when Paul Ryan agreed to become Speaker of the House, he said that he would only be if he could be a unifying force for the Republicans? Well, that didn't last long: Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives...Show More Summary

Clinton Homes in on Latinas, a Growing Part of the Electorate

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

When it comes to getting out to the polls, Latinas are ahead of their male counterparts, something Hillary Clinton wants to capitalize on to get to the White House. On Monday, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is launching...Show More Summary

Russia Vows to Respond if Ukraine Fails to Restore Electricity in Crimea

The speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament, Valentina Matvienko, called the Crimean energy blockade "a terrorist act".

Moscow Expects Apology From Ankara for Downing Su-24 Jet Over Syria

Russian upper house speaker said that Moscow is expecting an apology from Turkey for shooting down its Su-24 Fencer bomber.

36 Democrats push bill to keep people on terrorist watch-list from buying guns

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Thirty-six Democrats plus independents Sen. Angus King and Sen. Bernie Sanders have sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan urging them to bring to the floor of the Senate and House legislation designed to block people on the terrorist watch-list from legally buying firearms in the United States. Show More Summary

Who's To Blame For Busting Business In Illinois?

The following is an excerpt from an opinion written by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek: Governor Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin: It's time for some plain truth-telling. Show More Summary

Net neutrality could be one of 'several hundred' poison pills in budget fight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounded the alarm late last week over the very real likelihood that Republican zeal to confront President Obama with a government shutdown threat will lead to very ugly stuff. Speaker Paul Ryan...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Succumbs to ‘Broken’ House Rules

The Speaker’s reformist ambitions fall victim to his need to manage the media cycle.

Kabul Appreciates Russian Support of Peace Process in Afghanistan

Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the speaker of the upper house of Afghan parliament, said that Afghanistan is threatened not only by the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group but also extremists from other terrorist organizations.

Russia to Keep Sending Free Weapons, Ammunition to Afghan Military

Moscow will continue supplying free weapons to the Afghan military to help fight the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group, Russia's upper house speaker Valentina Matvienko said on Tuesday.

Russian House Speaker to Meet Syrian Foreign Minister in Moscow Wednesday

Sergei Naryshkin will meet with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on November 25

Russia, EU to Renew Full-Scale Cooperation - Matvienko

Speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament Valentina Matvienko said that the benefits stemming from the strengthening of ties between the European Union and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) were obvious.

Obama's Failed Middle East Policy Caused the Refugee Crisis

According the speaker of the US House of Representatives, the current refugee crisis is a consequence of Obama's failed policy in the Middle East.

In Bipartisan display of Bigotry, 47 Democrats Join with House GOP to Refuse Syrian Refugees

By Jon Queally, staff writer | ( | – – “Not much is bipartisan these days, but apparently bigotry is something both sides of the aisle can come together on.” “Speaker Ryan…

This week in the war on workers: Shocker. Paul Ryan's 'anti-poverty' idea would lead to funding cuts

Remember how, prior to becoming House speaker, one of Paul Ryan’s big things was that Congress was going to end poverty by converting assistance programs to block grants because flexibility and freedom or something? Well, wouldn’t you...Show More Summary

The Constitution and American Values Should Be Telling Us to Welcome Refugees, Not Turn Them Away

5 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Yesterday, the House, under the guidance of its brand new speaker, passed HR 4038, or The American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015. Like the PATRIOT Act and other hastily-assembled bills brought on the floor in the wake of major political events, it's deeply flawed, and may in... Continue reading

Transparency At The Fed - Why Is Janet Panicked About The House's FORM Act?

Via The New York Sun, Janet Yellen’s astonishing letter to the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is a sign that the central bank is panicking over the fact that Congress is unhappy with the job the central bank has been doing. Mrs. Yellen’s...Show More Summary

Ryan Passes First Test as Speaker

Rick Klein: “Who has a better read on House Democrats – President Obama, or the new Republican Speaker of the House? More broadly – and perhaps more relevantly – who had a better read on the mood of the public, [...]

Congress To Refugees: GTFO

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The House may have a new Speaker, but the crazies, the paranoid and the wingnuts are still very much in charge.

This week in Jakarta: Terror, business and memes

Jakarta joined other world capitals this week in condemning the Paris attacks, while Australia built up business opportunities with its neighbour, and the speaker of Indonesia's House of Representatives became embroiled in a kickback...Show More Summary

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