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  • Nancy Pelosi: Paul Ryan's budget is 'not good for children and other living things'

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., obliquely compared the budget offered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to the Vietnam War by dredging up a 48-year-old antiwar slogan as her bumper-sticker argument against it. Pelosi doesn't want the entire 2014 election to be...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...

  • Louisiana GOP head calls on 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    Rep. Vance McAllister has tried to hold on to his House seat after a newspaper in his district on Monday published a video of him passionately embracing and kissing a staffer, earning the nickname "the kissing congressman." The Louisiana Republican apologized, begged forgiveness and promised...

  • Yet another Justice Department lawyer and Obama campaign donor handling a political hot potato case

    Remember Barbara Bosserman, the Department of Justice attorney and long-time Obama donor who is running the official "investigation" of the IRS? It turns out that another Justice Department attorney who is also an Obama campaign donor is in the key role of another politically sensitive...

  • The next feminist outrage: Dry-cleaning bills

    First there was abortion-on-demand, then there was the supposed wage gap, then birth control without a co-pay, then the word “bossy” and now? Dry-cleaning bills. Expect the cost of dry cleaning to be the next feminist outrage, President Obama said so in his Equal Pay Day remarks Tuesday....

  • Elijah Cummings promises to respond to Republican request for information on Lois Lerner

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., hasn't responded to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa's request for information that Cummings received from former IRS official Lois Lerner's attorney. "I'll give him a response," Cummings told the Washington Examiner on...

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly defends Elijah Cummings from IRS targeting charge

    Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said a GOP accusation that ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings asked the IRS for information about a conservative group might "destroy any possibility of comity" between the two sides on the panel....

  • House Republicans won't rule out arresting Lois Lerner if Justice Department doesn't

    House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner. The committee voted Wednesday to seek an investigation of...

  • House Ways and Means Committee: Lois Lerner targeted conservatives while at IRS, then misled investigators

    IRS official Lois Lerner used her power to ensure Right-leaning groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the agency, then gave misleading information during a probe of the matter by the Treasury Department's inspector general, according to a criminal referral approved Wednesday by the House...

  • Corporate welfare debate hits the Senate floor as Pat Toomey knocks the Export-Import Bank

    Toomey's speech comes on the occasion of a nomination for the Ex-Im Board and it follows yesterday's rally House Democrats held in support of the agency.

  • Democrats are losing ground in the 'war on women'

    It appears Democrat attempts to use Equal Pay Day as an opportunity to knock Republicans as waging a “war on women” totally fell flat. For years, President Obama and Democrats have been trotting out the “77 cent” figure to claim that women earn less than men, even in the 21st century....

  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    A poll by Suffolk University shows Huckabee at the front of the Republican pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process.

  • Wisconsin Democrat who fled during Walker showdown must disclose emails, court rules

    One of the 11 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin for Illinois during the 2011 statehouse showdown over Gov. Scott Walker's union reforms must disclose emails related to the legislative battle, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday morning. Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach has been...

  • Obama unconcerned by Al Sharpton's history with the FBI and mafia

    President Obama isn't worried about the Rev. Al Sharpton's history as an FBI informant with ties to the mafia, his spokesman said, and doesn't think that the news makes his impending visit to Sharpton's National Action Network awkward. "Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network have made...

  • Why K Street is working overtime to get more immigrants --- in one chart

    Immigration reform has lots of arguments in its favor, and I am thoroughly conflicted on the issue. But the momentum behind the legislation has come predominantly from the business lobby. FRED That's why the above chart, from Joe Weisenthal at The Business Insider, is so important. He argues...



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