Rush, Saxby and Zaxbys Aced [updated]

    By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report [update] Gamecock has been persuaded to oppose Chambliss and the gang of Ten proposal by the arguments in the comments, all of which were good and cumulative, but the one that tipped me was Texas Ace, whose comment I put in the update below. But guys and gals, let’s not be so | Read More »

    Live from the House Floor

    I’m on the floor of the House of Representatives. The GOP is still there and the crowds are packing the floor. If you’ve ever wanted to be on the floor of the House, now is your chance. Today, though, with RedState, we’re doing something new. Members of Congress are targeting those Democrats who say they are in favor of expanding drilling to the Outer Continental | Read More »

    GOP House Unplugged — Thursday, 7 Aug

    Hey RedState Choir! I need to stop preaching to you and start working on some letters to the editor, so please excuse the brevity of my report. Upon entering the House chamber, I expected to see a Republican pep rally. Instead, it was much more like stepping into a Normal Rockwell painting. Average Americans, in a national crisis were looking to our leadership for help. | Read More »

    House Republicans After Hours: The Sequel

    So, I returned to DC today to see the continuing protest in the House. Since I knew where and when things were, I was much more prepared; I left for the bus stop just as the sun came up (5:30), got a bus at 6, and stopped for breakfast in Falls Church (which is a really beautiful place… I’m looking forward to the day when | Read More »

    Republican Revolt An Energy Revolution

    REPUBLICAN REVOLT AN ENERGY REVOLUTION House Republicans continue the revolt against Speaker Pelosi and her irresponsible decision to not allow any energy legislation to come to the House floor for a vote and leave for the August recess. The revolt which began last Friday and continues today with former Speaker Newt Gingrich speaking along with many House Republicans, is to demand Congress reconvene and debate | Read More »

    The Best Civics Lesson in Washington

    Americans of all political stripes have a rare opportunity to observe history firsthand as Republicans continue to speak on the House floor about U.S. energy policy. Regardless of where you stand politically or on the energy debate specifically, this is your opportunity to sit on the House floor and watch this debate unfold with your own eyes. The C-SPAN cameras may be turned off and | Read More »

    The Energy Call to Arms Continues

    It seems unlikely that flight attendants working Continental’s afternoon service between Washington and Houston regularly field requests from passengers looking to leave the plane just minutes before it’s scheduled to take off. But the request one received from Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) this past Friday was no ordinary appeal – and neither were the circumstances that led Republicans to storm the floor of the U.S. | Read More »

    Where is the leadership on energy?

    We appreciate the RNC Chairman stopping by the front page. — Erick In recent days, there has been much talk (and justifiably so) of Barack Obama touting tire inflation as the solution to America’s energy woes.  Republicans, together with John McCain, have been arguing for some time that a truly comprehensive approach, including more off-shore exploration, more nuclear power, and enhanced reliance on alternative energies | Read More »

    How Potent Is The “Drill Now” Message?

    Potent enough that even as Nancy Pelosi opposes it, she is compelled to tell members of the House Democratic Caucus that they can feel free to dissent from her hard line. Now that this fissure is public, it would behoove the GOP to shine a big, gleaming spotlight on it and see what it can do about emphasizing and increasing the differences between House Democrats | Read More »

    My story of Monday, August 4

    I read about what happened in the House on Friday, and was immediately excited that finally, FINALLY some elements of Congress were willing to stay and work harder than their schedule demanded. When I read on Sunday that Roy Blunt had issued a memo calling for it to happen again, I was excited: I wanted to see this. So, as a seventeen-year-old with no car | Read More »

    McCain Calls on Congress to Reconvene to Solve Energy Crisis

    Now, as all of us here know by now, a small group of Republicans (one certainly wishes it was bigger group) have been gathering in the House chamber since the recess to protest the decision by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to have Congress go into recess without attempt to solve the energy crisis, and if the Republican Cloakroom website is any indicator (and it | Read More »

    Proud to be a Republican

    I’ve been reading Ben’s dispatches from the Capitol and it’s about time to say it: today has made me prouder to be a member of the Republican Party than any day I can think of in recent memory, which for me is about the past 6 years. When Nancy Pelosi shut out the lights and turned off the microphones on Congress, she made an unequivocal | Read More »

    Congress should return to session as soon as possible and be allowed to vote on OCS drilling

    Even though I am scheduled to be in Texas today, I chose to remain in Washington to participate in the GOP effort to draw attention to America’s current energy situation, and to the fact that we in the House were prevented from voting on a substantive, comprehensive energy plan in June or in July. This week’s activities will involve everybody who is near the Capitol. | Read More »

    They Came to Make a Ruckus

    Ben Domenech is currently at the Capitol and will be filing live reports from the Republican energy “Speak-in.” Keep checking below the fold for updates. So here they come, those stubborn House Republicans, the persistent vagabonds of Washington D.C., haunting the footsteps of absentee Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The cameras are off – the microphones are off – and the long line of Capitol Hill tourists | Read More »

    GOP Leadership

    Pelosi and her Democrat friends refused to address the energy crisis today, closing up shop early and refusing to vote on off-shore drilling. Off-shore drilling is a measurable and tangible solution to the energy crisis that we are experiencing. Funny thing is, Democrats probably complain most about high gas prices, but are doing the least to address it. House Republicans decided they would not leave | Read More »