Tag Archives: US House

Behold The “Average” Face Of Congress

The BBC reports: Take a close look at this face. Who do you see? We’d call him a clean-cut, middle-aged white man. He looks like a John, a James, or a Robert. Perhaps you’ve met him once: the husband of a friend, or a former colleague. Or maybe you’ve only ever seen him on television – people who look like ...

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Senior GOP House Rep. Pat Tiberi To Resign

The New York Times reports: In a sign of mounting frustration among Republicans in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker with close ties to his party’s leaders, is expected to resign and take up an executive post with a business group in his home state, according to three Republicans briefed on his plans. An abrupt departure by ...

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Atheist Group Loses Bid To Give US House Invocation

Courthouse News reports: Congress has the right to hold a prayer at the start of each legislative day, and can reject an atheist’s request to give the invocation without violating the Establishment Clause, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, a George W. Bush appointee, said Wednesday the House chaplain’s refusal to invite an avowed atheist to deliver ...

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White House Insiders And Top GOP Figures Worry That Losing House In Midterms Will Mean Impeachment

CNN reports: Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril. In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans inside and outside the White House told CNN conversations are ramping up behind the scenes about whether Trump fully grasps that his ...

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FLORIDA: GOP House Candidate Claims She’s Flown In A UFO And Telepathically Communicated With Aliens

The Miami Herald reports: Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials. Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was ...

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House Intelligence Committee Gives Roger Stone 24 Hours to Name Wikileaks Contact Or Face Subpoena

CNN reports: The leaders of the House intelligence committee are warning that President Donald Trump associate Roger Stone will be slapped with a subpoena Friday if he does not reveal the name of his intermediary with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “We’ll give it until tomorrow,” Rep. Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican who is running the House panel’s Russia investigation, told ...

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GOP House Rep May Face Insider Trading Charges

USA Today reports: Congressional ethics investigators have concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y.. engaged in insider trading and either took or requested official actions to benefit a company in which he’s the largest shareholder, according to a report issued Thursday. Those may violations of House rules, standards of conduct and federal law, the report states. ...

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BREAKING: “Family Values” Republican House Rep. Tim Murphy Resigns After Adultery And Abortion Scandals

Politico reports: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), the embattled anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly encouraged his lover to terminate a pregnancy, resigned from office Thursday — just 24 hours after announcing his plan to retire after 2018. “This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective October 21,” Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. “It was Dr. ...

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Anti-Gay “Family Values” Republican US House Rep To Retire In Wake Of Adultery And Abortion Scandals

The Associated Press reports: Republican Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has announced plans to retire at the end of this term — amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair. Murphy, who is in his eighth term, says in a statement Wednesday that he will “take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our ...

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Shooting Victim Steve Scalise: The Massacre In Las Vegas Only “Fortified” My Opposition To Gun Control

The Hill reports: Fox News’s Martha MacCallum asked Rep. Steve Scalise in an interview to be aired later Tuesday if his experience and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night have changed his views about the Constitution’s Second Amendment. “I think it’s fortified it,” Scalise said. “Because first of all you’ve got to recognize that when there’s ...

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Pro-Life Republican US House Rep. Tim Murphy Urged Mistress To Have Abortion, Text Messages Reveal

The anti-gay “family values” hero who last month confessed to adultery is now embroiled in another scandal. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A text message sent in January to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy by a woman with whom he had an extra-marital relationship took him to task for an anti-abortion statement posted on Facebook from his office’s public account. “And you ...

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Rep. Steve Scalise Returns To US House [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was met with applause on the floor of Congress after returning to work for the first time today since being shot during a congressional baseball game practice. Scalise “will participate in this morning’s vote series and address his colleagues on the House floor in his first public appearance since the shooting,” his ...

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Dem Rep Vows To Force Impeachment Vote [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Tuesday that he will move to force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump next week as he denounced Trump’s attacks on NFL players protesting police brutality. Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans to file a ...

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Roger Stone Calls Congress “Cowards And Liars” In Statement Released Ahead Of Today’s House Testimony

Yahoo News reports: In a feisty statement to be delivered to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime political adviser, denies any collusion with Russia during last year’s presidential election and accuses panel members of “cowardice” for insisting that he testify behind closed doors rather than in a public session. While acknowledging that he is “no ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Three Democratic US House Reps Arrested At DACA Protest Outside Trump Tower [VIDEO]

Three Democratic members of the US House were arrested after refusing to leave Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower this afternoon. Talking Points Memo reports: “We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation ...

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Dem House Candidate Mikie Sherrill Rips Trump In New 2018 Ad: The Nazis Were In The Wrong, Period [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Democratic candidate for a New Jersey congressional seat is firing back at President Trump’s comments that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Mikie Sherrill, a retired U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and former federal prosecutor, is running in the Democratic primary to unseat Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.). ...

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Roger Stone Claims He Will Testify Before US House In Closed Hearing Despite Demanding Public Hearing

The Associated Press reports: A longtime adviser to President Donald Trump says he will appear before the House intelligence committee on Sept. 26. The adviser is Roger Stone, a Republican strategist who has known Trump for many years and informally advised him during the 2016 campaign. The panel’s proceedings typically are closed, though Stone asked previously for his appearance to ...

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Third GOP US House Rep Announces Retirement

Raw Story reports: The wave of retirements that Republicans have feared appears to be gaining steam. Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) announced on Monday that he would not seek another term, marking the third GOP lawmaker in the past week to announce their retirement. Last week, Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) both announced that they would not seek ...

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GOP Fears Wave Of US House Retirements

The Hill reports: Two moderate House Republicans announced surprise retirements this week, quickening the pulse of Republicans waiting to see if a wave of retirements will jeopardize the party’s path to holding the House majority in 2018. As President Trump fuels uncertainty in Washington and his low approval rating raises question about whether the GOP can hold the House, there’s ...

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REPORT: Trump Regrets Prioritizing Obamacare Repeal And It’s Totally Paul Ryan’s Fault That It Didn’t Happen

The Associated Press reports: It started out cold as ice, and then turned warm and friendly. Now the tortured relationship between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan has gone cool again, with the Republican president making clear he has no qualms about bucking the GOP leader to cut deals with his Democratic foes. The two men dined at ...

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