House continues ban on earmarks
On Friday, the House GOP voted to retain the ban on earmarks. Via Speaker Boehner’s office: The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress. Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending | Read More »
Next Week, House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery
Sources in both the House and Senate are expressing grave concern to me that Republicans are about to legalize bribery. If you will recall, several years ago after a host of arrests of members of Congress, indictments, and bridges to nowhere, public outrage caused Congress to ban earmarks. The earmarks were serving as bribery. Politicians would get earmarks sent to state and local public institutions | Read More »
#GA12: Duplicitous John Barrow Can’t get Story Straight on Role in Dredging Port of Savannah
There are still plenty of vulnerable Democrats running for reelection to the House this cycle, and Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) of Georgia’s 12th district happens to be one of the toughest races. First elected in 2005, he represented a district that barely favored Democrats up until the redistricting after the 2010 Census. Now, it has a Cook PVI rating of R+9, | Read More »
John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Need to Lead on Ebola
Barack Obama and his administration are refusing to impose a travel ban from West Africa into the United States. Meanwhile, the CDC is freaking out because a nurse who now has Ebola flew on a commercial jet. A solid majority of Americans want a travel ban from West African countries. There are, in fact, direct flights from those countries to the United States. If Barack | Read More »
Obama throws tantrum over GOP border bill
As has become standard for Obama, whenever he doesn’t get what he wants he reverts to natural state of a spoiled and petulant nine year-old: President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere” amid an ongoing border crisis. “They’re not even trying to actually solve | Read More »
John Koskinen and the House Oversight Committee
Conservatives can’t afford any more shortsighted selfishness on the part of our politicians. For that matter, neither can our country.
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House Conservatives Are a Caricature
News has come out this afternoon that Raul Labrador will take on Kevin McCarthy in the bid to replace Eric Cantor as Majority Leader. Good. Someone needs to. Conservatives need to have someone in each position so that the other men cannot take on the veneer of being conservative. Give them no room to pose. Marlin Stutzman and Labrador are proving their worth as conservative | Read More »
Eric Cantor announces House summer legislative priorities
Eric Cantor has released the summer legislative agenda for the House and it is as notable for what is not on it as what it includes: Majority Leader Eric Cantor laid out a busy legislative agenda for the remainder of June in a memo to House Republicans sent Friday, scheduling floor time to address issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs, three appropriations bills, three | Read More »
Congress’s Least Influential Lawmaker, Rob Andrews Steps Aside
For nearly my entire life, the place I call home has had one Congressman. That Congressman, Rob Andrews (D,NJ-01) announced today that he will resign after holding the office for 23 years to join a Philadelphia based law firm. Congressman Andrews district houses most of Camden County and includes the City of Camden, making it one of the most reliably blue districts in the state. In | Read More »
Whither or Wither The House Democrats?
Shares of Speaker Pelosi A subtle change has occurred in The House of Representatives. Some Democrats and some Republicans have decided to back away from the pork barrel one last final time. This happens every two years and usually doesn’t inspire much in the way of notice. Yet to see which Democrats have decided or may be deciding to call it | Read More »
Everyone needs to calm down
I think people need to take a deep breath and count to 10 and calm down. I think we need to stop and think through the situation as to what happened with this budget deal, the firing of a political operative, etc. Now, this will be a lengthy explanation and some of this might not seem relevant at first, but I assure you it is | Read More »
The Debt Ceiling, the Budget and the Fallout: The House
With the debt limit ceiling and continuing resolution votes out of the way for now, the media will likely turn to the fallout from the recent drama played out in the halls of Congress. No sooner than the House vote was completed, the liberal bloviators at The Washington Post and the New York Times were predicting the downfall of the Republican Party and the coming | Read More »
Backroom deals and lack of a spine.
It was announced today that the complete surrender of the GOP is in the works. McConnell got with Reid and gave away the farm, while Boehner is making sure that the House passes the bill with Dem votes first to prevent a filibuster from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. If you think this wasn’t always the plan you’ve lost your mind. For those of you | Read More »
Why does Sheila Jackson Lee Mention Martial Law?
Are there some arcane or obscure rules for the House and Senate during a government shutdown? Can someone please explain to me what Representative Sheila Jackson Lee means when she utters the phrase “…martial law and they know what I mean…” http://savingtherepublic.com/blog/2013/10/dem-congresswoman-sheila-jackson-lee-suggests-martial-law-end-government-shutdown/