Posts Tagged ‘ House of Representatives ’

Under The Bus

Update: Rush asks a pertinent question. For those of you who were pinning your hopes on Luis Guttierez’s gringo pal, we have some bad news for you. As the inestimable Senator Sessions explains in the video above, and Mickey Kaus has pointed out in meticulous detail on his Twitter account since this accord was reached, we...
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Breaking News…(GOP Refugee Security Bill Passes)

Update: Vote on H.R. 4038: The American SAFE Act of 2015.  A veto-proof majority in the House has just told Barack Obama that, empty assurances notwithstanding, it doesn’t trust this administration to “vet” the 10,000+ Syrian refugees who it intends to resettle within the United States.  The Sith Lord himself, Harry Reid, intends to...
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The Thursday Afternoon Massacre

The Thursday Afternoon Massacre

After much speculation, and devastating comments from his colleagues, the heir apparent is heir no longer. In what will henceforth be known as the briefest Speakership to be since the ignominious resignation of Congressman Bob Livingston, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has decided to forgo his candidacy.
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Progress…

Sometimes it’s incremental, as it seemed to be at the end of this week. However, the vote in the House of Representatives to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities is noteworthy insofar as the legislative branch has spent most of its time acquiescing to the Obama administration’s patently unlawful fiats regarding illegal immigrants.
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The 114th Session Of Congress

The 114th Session Of Congress

Update: Obama’s facilitator scrapes by. The Daily Signal has the final vote count.  Let the retribution begin.  Watch the opening live on C-Span. Will John Boehner survive to continue his Pelosi-like reign over the House of Representatives? You’ll have to watch to find out.
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Bye Bye Boehner

Bye Bye Boehner

Although the prospect of replacing the current Speaker of the House looks grim at the moment-especially from an historical standpoint-the fact remains that there is widespread dissatisfaction with the leadership, such as it is, of John Boehner. If the quarter of a million letters demanding that he be replaced weren’t an indication of that...
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Sticker Shock

  Following up on our previous post, Rep. Louie Gohmert explains just how costly the President’s latest repudiation of the Constitution will be, including for Barack Obama’s most loyal supporters.
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Abuse of Power

  Senator Sessions once again demonstrates the difference between statesmanship and sycophancy. As he’s explained repeatedly in the past few days, the Republican bill authorizing emergency spending for border security would be a disaster for the simple reason that it would not bar President Obama from enacting yet another unconstitutional, administrative amnesty.  Even though...
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Abandoning Ship?

Abandoning Ship?

On the heels of the elevation of yet another open borders, crony-beloved corporate cipher to the second-highest post in the House of Representatives, as well as the insipid, ultimately unsuccessful attempt by conservative Republicans to thwart the coronation, it’s worth asking, “Is the GOP even worth it?” The answer provided by John McCain’s former running...
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Status Quo Ante

The race between a former immigration lawyer and House Gang of Eight member and the Cantor clone has concluded. As everyone anticipated, Kevin McCarthy was chosen as the next Republican House Majority Leader. The stupidity of this selection is obvious, but that has never stopped the GOP in the past. As for who will be...
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