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Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

The Congressional Budget Office survived two major assaults on its existence earlier this week. The House of Representatives considered two amendments to a spending bill Wednesday that would have crippled the CBO’s funding and staff. Both were introduced by members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus. One measure introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) would […]

The Man Challenging Paul Ryan In 2018 Has Come Out Swinging (VIDEO)

The Man Challenging Paul Ryan In 2018 Has Come Out Swinging (VIDEO)

Randy Bryce (D) is challenging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) for re-election in Wisconsin’s first congressional district. A mustachioed Army veteran and union iron worker (he tweets @IronStache), Bryce has exactly the sort of crossover appeal that makes him a serious contender in blue-collar Wisconsin. Bryce’s campaign is off to a strong start. Though […]

Cummings Thinks Trump Will Go Down In History As A Great President? Only In Trump’s Mind (VIDEO)

Cummings Thinks Trump Will Go Down In History As A Great President? Only In Trump’s Mind (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump tells two kinds of lies. One kind is big and grandiose – for instance, that 3 to 5 million “illegals” voted against him in last year’s election, or that his inauguration was the most heavily attended in history. This sort of untruth is, on the one hand, laugh-out-loud absurd. But it’s also […]

Support For Trumpcare Goes Flaccid As More GOP Representatives Rise Against It (TWEET)

Support For Trumpcare Goes Flaccid As More GOP Representatives Rise Against It (TWEET)

The House will be voting on the American Healthcare Act, aka “Trumpcare” next week, and despite what we’ve been told, it’s not a sure thing. As the day of the vote draws near, more and more house Republicans are leaning against the bill, providing more resistance than President Donald Trump previously expected. Trumpcare needs 216 […]

NEW: Republicans Plan To Weaken National Teacher Training (VIDEO)

NEW: Republicans Plan To Weaken National Teacher Training (VIDEO)

The Republican Congress is wasting no time in undoing many of the actions taken by the Obama administration. They are planning to use a provision called the Congressional Review Act, which allows them to look at, and possibly overturn, any rule issued by the Executive Branch. In the current case, Congress can review Executive Orders […]

OOPS! Trump Is Just Fine With Tearing Down Ethics Office After All

OOPS! Trump Is Just Fine With Tearing Down Ethics Office After All

As much as it hurts to agree with President-elect Donald Trump, sometimes he’s right. Take the media, for example. Mr. Trump loves to tell us how often they get it wrong. Various media outlets and pundits say that I thought I was going to lose the election. Wrong, it all came together in the last […]

House Republicans Attempting To Ban Broadcasting and Photography From Chamber Floor (VIDEO)

House Republicans Attempting To Ban Broadcasting and Photography From Chamber Floor (VIDEO)

House Republicans are proposing a rule change that would punish representatives who take photos or videos on the floor of the chamber. They are doing this in response to the heavily emotional sit-in by House Democrats, which occurred in June following the Orlando massacre. Democrats were demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the […]

Paul Ryan Hops On Party Bus Instead Of Doing His Job (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan Hops On Party Bus Instead Of Doing His Job (VIDEO)

The United States desperately needs to work out how we will meet our energy needs in the next several years. Not only are we faced with the specter of climate change, but we are also engaged in endless wars over control of oil and gas. So when the Republican controlled House of Representatives was tasked […]

A Constitutional Convention Could Have Devastating Results For America (VIDEO)

A Constitutional Convention Could Have Devastating Results For America (VIDEO)

This year has been a bad year for progressives. After the last election, the GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the presidency. What’s even scarier than that, though, is that the GOP controls 33 state legislatures. When they have 34, they can call a new constitutional convention, which would be the first since the Philadelphia convention. What […]

House Democrats Delay Leadership Vote – Is Nancy Pelosi In Trouble? (VIDEO)

House Democrats Delay Leadership Vote – Is Nancy Pelosi In Trouble? (VIDEO)

After election results that sent many of us into a panic, it looks like the House Democrats may be in the process of changing leadership. A vote was supposed to happen today to elect the leader of the House, which Nancy Pelosi has held for 14 years. However, the vote was delayed until November 30, […]

House Dem Aide: We Didn’t Even See Comey’s Letter Until Jason Chaffetz Tweeted It

House Dem Aide: We Didn’t Even See Comey’s Letter Until Jason Chaffetz Tweeted It

With apologies to Keith Olbermann, there is no doubt who the Worst Person in The World is this week–FBI Director James Comey. But according to a House Democratic aide, it looks like we also know who the second-worst person is as well. It turns out that when Comey sent his now-infamous letter announcing that the FBI was […]

Paul Ryan: The Milquetoast Leader Of House Republicans

Paul Ryan: The Milquetoast Leader Of House Republicans

When it comes to Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., offers no empathy or support. Speaker Ryan has regularly come out in opposition to the things the Republican Presidential nominee had said and one, even recently inferring he was “sickened“ by Trump’s conduct. Speaker Ryan has referred to some of Donald Trump’s incendiary comments as “the […]

BREAKING: Reports Say Paul Ryan Considering Withdrawing Trump Endorsement

BREAKING: Reports Say Paul Ryan Considering Withdrawing Trump Endorsement

As the total meltdown of Republican presidential candidate Trump continues, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) finds himself in uncharted territory. BREAKING: Spkr. Paul Ryan tells House Republicans that he won't defend Trump, will focus remainder of election on keeping majority -Politico — CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) October 10, 2016 The Speaker of the House has never […]

Conservatives In The House Are Busy Planning A Coup Against Paul Ryan

Conservatives In The House Are Busy Planning A Coup Against Paul Ryan

If Republicans do manage to keep control of the House of Representatives after the November election, it appears that there could be a challenge to the leadership of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Yes, here we go again. At the moment, conservatives who are upset with Ryan don’t have enough votes to get rid of Ryan, […]

JUST IN: GOP House Members ALREADY Leaked SECRET FBI Info On Hillary (TWEETS, VIDEO)

JUST IN: GOP House Members ALREADY Leaked SECRET FBI Info On Hillary (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Although Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, is not being charged for the email non-issue, as she was not found negligent, Republicans are still whining about it. The FBI sent some notes from their investigation to Congress yesterday that included a 3 1/2-hour interview. A statement from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said: “The F.B.I. has […]

Georgia Governor To Veto ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill

Georgia Governor To Veto ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill

Georgia governor Nathan Deal announced today that he will veto the pending “religious liberty” bill that has made its way through legislation. House Bill 757 called for allowing businesses and corporations the right to refuse service to certain people on religious grounds. It came under heavy fire from the general public, as people claimed it […]

Anti-Terrorism Bill Could Prevent Poor People From Getting A Mobile Phone

Anti-Terrorism Bill Could Prevent Poor People From Getting A Mobile Phone

Representative Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco / San Mateo) introduced the Closing the Pre-Paid Mobile Device Security Act of 2016. The bill, should it become law, would require retailers to obtain and verify personal information from any consumer attempting to purchase a pre-paid phone. These devices, colloquially referred to as ‘burner phones’, are frequently involved in criminal […]

Volkswagen Bail Out On The Minds Of Sleazy House Republicans

Volkswagen Bail Out On The Minds Of Sleazy House Republicans

By now, Volkswagen’s admittedly uncharacteristic emissions standards fraud is common knowledge. The public wants blood. The German automotive manufacturer spent seven years violating the Clean Air Act, devaluing nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles to the point where they are the Top Ramen of the automotive world. It makes sense that those burned by what could be […]

Can The Government Legally ‘Protect’ Christmas?

Can The Government Legally ‘Protect’ Christmas?

For various reasons, many us have grown tired of the alleged war on Christmas and the “Keeping Christ in Christmas” campaign. Some of us are bothered by this because the arguments made imply that this holiday, and its traditions, require some type of protection from the ‘heathens’ that plague our country. At least 36 members […]

Even Brietbart Is Pissed At Paul Ryan About This One…

Even Brietbart Is Pissed At Paul Ryan About This One…

Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado posted on Facebook on Thursday, giving the general public a revealing look at the kinds of bullshit shenanigans that Congress allows itself to screw itself over with. In this case, the GOP leaders — likely in a fit of ‘not wanting to be caught being as fiscally irresponsible as they always […]

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