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Scott Walker gives conspiracy theory nuts a back rub

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Today is a very good day for assessing how much the modern Republican Party is in the thrall of the John Birch Society/fluoride in the drinking water/black helicopter set. The answer appears to be, “Completely”, mostly because Senate Republicans are holding a vote to defund Planned...

John Oliver Wrote a Catchy Children’s Song to Explain Why D.C. Should Be a State

John Oliver has made a compelling case for granting Washington, D.C. statehood. If that’s not super high on your list of priorities, join the club: Even last year a hearing in Congress had only two senators in attendance—a depressing guest list even for a one-year-old’s birthday party, as John Oliver put it. Show More Summary

Amy Schumer & Her Senator Cousin Push For Gun Control

Actor and comedian Amy Schumer joined her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer for a press conference this morning to call for gun control in response to the America's many mass shootings, including the one on July 23rd, when John Houser killed...Show More Summary

Amy Schumer Announces Plan To Tackle Gun Control

Amy Schumer just joined the gun control fight. During a press conference on Monday, the comedian, along with her cousin New York Senator Chuck Schumer, unveiled a new initiative to tackle gun violence. Last month, 59-year-old John Russell...Show More Summary

The fight against AFFH comes to the Senate [With Comment by John]

(Paul Mirengoff) We’ve covered the efforts of House Republicans, led by Rep. Paul Gosar, to block the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation — Obama’s hook for controlling local governments and dictating how Americans shall live. Show More Summary

Jack Osbourne Talks Presidential Picks, Says About Donald Trump 'Okay, Dude, You Need To Get Slapped'!

Celebs and politics — always fun! So it went for reality TV star Jack Osbourne on Friday night, when he appeared on Meghan McCain's radio show to talk politics in Hollywood (and yes, McCain is the daughter of Senator John McCain, who has been involved in a feud with a notable new presidential candidate lately). [ Related: [...]

Hunting club linked to killer of Cecil the lion donates to top Republican lawmakers

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A hunting club that suspended a Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has given money to the campaigns of numerous U.S. politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, a watchdog group’s records show. Safari Club International...

Overnight Open Thread (7-30-2015)

Quote of the Day I - Everyone Knows That Edition At a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked why the administration did not submit the Iran nuclear agreement to the Senate for...

Poor Acting

For the past two years, New Jersey has not had an Attorney General. John Hoffman was elevated to the post of Acting Attorney General when Governor Christie appointed Jeff Chiesa to the United States Senate to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg. Show More Summary

Rep. Hank Johnson Claims Confederate “#FlagStillFlies” Until VRA is Renewed

Last Friday, Democrats in the US House and Senate, including Georgia Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, filed the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015. This legislation amends the Voting Rights Act and modernizes the formula that determines which states must submit changes to their voting laws for preclearance by the Department of Justice. Show More Summary

Networks Yawn at Latest IRS Hearing, Judge Threatening to Hold Koskinen, DOJ in Contempt of Court

The network media’s blackout of the IRS scandal continued on Wednesday night with zero mentions of the Senate hearing held hours before as well as a threat issued by a federal judge to hold IRS commissioner John Koskinen and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys in contempt of court concerning Lois Lerner’s e-mails. Show More Summary

President Cullerton comes to call

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton spent an hour with the Tribune Editorial Board on Wednesday. There were no injuries. Cullerton came with an agenda - more on that in a minute - and endured our questions on other matters. Not once did he use the word "extreme" to describe Gov. Bruce Rauner....

Testifying Before Senate, Kerry Vows That Iran "Will Not Get a Weapon"

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

In a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday, John Kerry and administration officials defended the Iran nuclear agreement for the second straight day. "They will not get a weapon," he said, as Mike Rounds, a Republican...Show More Summary

Boehner Could Get the Boot, Senate Fast-Tracks Planned Parenthood Vote, Taliban Leader May Be Dead: A.M. Links

6 days agoNews : Reason

Republican Rep. Mark Meadowns (R-N.C.) filed a "motion to vacate the chair" which could ultimately oust House Speaker John Bohener (R-Ohio) from his position. The chances of this happening are low, but Meadows said he wants to forceShow More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Senate Hearing on Iran Deal

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m. ET Thursday morning, the Senate will hold a hearing on the Obama Administration's nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to speak about the agreement on the Senate floo...

Will John Thune Run Unchallenged by Democrats for a 2nd Straight Cycle?

It has been 75 years since the last – and only – Republican U.S. Senator did not face a Democratic opponent in back-to-back elections.

McConnell blinks on highway bill, Boehner wins

They just did something kind of right. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently capable of learning from his mistakes. He's decided to give in to House Speaker John Boehner in their game of chicken over the highway funding bill. Show More Summary

First Draft: In New Hampshire Poll, Donald Trump Surges Despite Remarks on John McCain

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Donald J. Trump is outpacing former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida by a margin of two to one in a survey of New Hampshire primary voters. The polling was conducted after Mr. Trump belittled Senator John McCain’s war record.

HUFFPOST HILL - Maybe The Speaker's Office Is Just Really Dusty

John Boehner cried in an interview with the Golf Channel, probably because golf ignites his passion for grass. Marco Rubio has missed a lot of Senate votes, but he's still serving the people of Florida by hanging out in Iowa. And the...Show More Summary

Levin: It's Time for Boehner and McConnell to Resign

Popular radio talk show host Mark Levin has called for Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign from their...

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