Tag Archives: US House

Darrell Issa Targets Homocon’s Sexuality In New Ad

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A new campaign ad from former Rep. Darrell Issa has drawn criticism from some of his Republican colleagues for highlighting the sexuality of his opponent Carl DeMaio. The TV ad, which began airing earlier this week, runs 30 seconds and begins by decrying a recent attack ad from DeMaio. The ad also highlighted negative comments …

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Trump Announces House Impeachment Defense Team

Just in via press release from the White House: Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that the following Members of the House of Representatives will serve as part of his team working to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment. This initial list includes the following Members: Congressman Doug Collins Congressman Mike Johnson Congressman Jim Jordan Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Congressman Mark …

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GOP Coalition To Endorse Rep. Steve King’s Opponent

Axios reports: The Republican Main Street Partnership PAC — which is supporting a group of 53 moderately conservative members of Congress — will endorse Rep. Steve King’s GOP opponent Randy Feenstra for Iowa’s deeply conservative 4th district. The group, which advocates for a sizable, if shrinking part of the Republican caucus, is the first national GOP organization to publicly endorse …

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BREAKING: GOP Former Rep Sentenced To 26 Months

The Buffalo News reports: A judge Friday sentenced former Rep. Chris Collins to 26 months in federal prison for igniting an insider trading scheme that also prompted his son, Cameron, and his son’s future father-in-law to break the law. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick, according to a journalist tweeting from the courtroom, …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Delivers Impeachment Articles

Talking Points Memo reports: It’s a legal term — a noun — describing the final version of a document. The verb from which it comes, traditionally and in this legal sense, is to engross, meaning “to prepare the usually final handwritten or printed text of (an official document).” More immediately, the term engrossment is being used in connection with the …

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House Votes To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate

ABC News reports: The House voted on Wednesday to send the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the seven House Democrats who will serve as the “managers” in the trial next week. The measure passed on a 228 to 193 vote, with one Democrat opposing the resolution — Rep. Collin Peterson of …

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Seven House Dems Named As Impeachment Managers

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced the name of 7 House Democrats who will act as impeachment trial “managers,” and make the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate. The managers are: Reps. Adam Schiff of California, Jerry Nadler of New York, Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Jason Crow of Colorado, Zoe Lofgren of California, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Names Impeachment Trial Managers

CBS News reports: The House will vote Wednesday to name impeachment managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Trump’s trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday. Pelosi will announce the managers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and a vote on the resolution to name them and send the …

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GOP Florida Rep Accuses Matt Gaetz Of Creating Game In Which Lawmakers Got Points For Bedding Interns

Mediaite reports: Florida state representative Chris Latvala accused Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) of creating a game “where members of the FL House got ‘points’ for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators,” Tuesday. After Gaetz called out Latvala for posting a photograph with Al Sharpton on Twitter, Latvala replied, “And you created a game where members of the FL …

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House To Vote Tomorrow On Sending Articles To Senate

The New York Times reports: The House will vote on Wednesday to send the Senate impeachment charges against President Trump, allowing a long-awaited Senate trial to begin, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats privately Tuesday, according to officials in the room. The proceeding will be only the third time an American president has been put on trial in the Senate. In …

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Republicans Seek Leniency For Felon Ex-House Rep

Roll Call reports: Former Speaker John A. Boehner is among a robust contingent of Republicans who want a judge to give convicted former Rep. Chris Collins a break on prison time. The requests for leniency say the New York Republican is a dedicated public servant, father and friend. But the attempt from current and former GOP lawmakers runs contrary to …

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Felon GOP Rep’s Crime Took Down His Entire Family

The Buffalo News reports: Chris Collins didn’t just destroy his congressional career and put himself at risk of imprisonment when he called his son Cameron to share an inside stock tip in June 2017. He destroyed his dream that his son would be his political heir. And he led Cameron and his future father-in-law into a scheme that turned them …

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Matt Gaetz Is On Trump’s Shitlist After War Powers Vote

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican and staunch ally of President Trump, pushed other Republicans to vote in favor of limiting Trump’s authority in the military confrontation with Iran, drawing ire from the president and other Republicans in Congress, according to aides and emails. Trump fiercely complained about Gaetz after aides informed Trump that his office …

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House Votes 224-194 On War Powers Limits Resolution

Vox reports: The House of Representatives on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump a decisive message on conflict with Iran, voting overwhelmingly to block his ability to engage in further military action without congressional approval. Three Republicans and one Independent joined Democrats in order to advance a war powers resolution introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) that closely mirrors a proposal …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes To Limit Trump’s War Powers

CBS News reports: The House is set to vote Thursday afternoon on a resolution limiting President Trump’s ability to engage in hostilities against Iran under the 1973 War Powers Resolution, as Democrats attempt to reassert Congress’ constitutional authority to declare war amid a tense standoff with the Islamic Republic. Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the resolution on Wednesday, and lawmakers debated …

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Pelosi Holds Firm On Transmitting Articles To Senate

The Guardian reports: Speaking to reporters at her weekly press conference, Nancy Pelosi repeated her desire to understand the parameters of a Senate trial before transmitting the articles of impeachment. “As I’ve said right from the start: we need to see the arena in which we are sending our managers,” Pelosi said. “Is that too much to ask?” The speaker …

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CA Gov Won’t Call Election To Replace Felon GOP Rep

Politico reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter’s San Diego-area seat will remain vacant until 2021 once Hunter steps aside, potentially undercutting the GOP’s prospects for holding the district. While Hunter pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds in December, he waited until Monday to formally set his resignation date for next week. Now California Gov. Gavin Newsom has confirmed he will not call …

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TOMORROW: House To Vote On War Powers Limits

The New York Times reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday that the House would vote on Thursday to force President Trump to quickly wind down military action against Iran unless he is given explicit authorization from Congress, opening what promised to be a searing debate over presidential war powers. Ms. Pelosi made her announcement as lawmakers breathed a sigh …

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Felon GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Resign January 13th

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Duncan D. Hunter will resign from Congress effective Jan. 13, two congressional aides with knowledge of the move said Tuesday, more than one month after the California Republican pleaded guilty in federal court to misusing campaign funds. Hunter submitted his letter of resignation to congressional leaders Tuesday, according to the aides, who spoke on condition …

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Nine #QAnon Nutbags Are Running For The US House

Back in November, I reported that four adherents of the bizarre QAnon cult had declared their 2020 candidacy for the US House. Per Media Matters, that number has now swelled to nine. The conspiracy theory, which revolves around an anonymous account known as “Q,” started on far-right message board 4chan, later moving to fellow far-right message board 8chan, which has …

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