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Democrat Congresswoman: Nancy Pelosi 'Set Women Back...Decades.' | Daily Wire

Democratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice stormed out of a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus Wednesday, after becoming "frustrated," she says, with how her colleagues were responding to sexual harassment allegations made against fellow Congres

Politics | POLITICS

GOP reeling after healthcare collapse  | TheHill

Republicans offered competing ideas for what to do next on healthcare Monday night, now that the current ObamaCare replacement effort has fallen apart

Politics | Politics

Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster

A group of senators secretly tried to negotiate an end to the Senate's decade-long judicial wars. But distrust ran too deep.

News | From CNN

Trump's very bad day: FBI investigating Russia links as White House repeats wiretap claim - CNNPolitics.com

Trump's wiretapping accusation hits its climax at FBI Director Comey's hearing. And the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch starts.

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Ultimate burn: Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes GOP Representatives miss Eric Holder – twitchy.com

Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, but some Representatives still think he made a better attorney general than Loretta Lynch.

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Congressional Democrats’ Sit-In: What a Pompous Exercise in Virtue-Signaling

In a stunning non sequitur, Congressional Democrats stage a sit-in to advocate for gun control as a response to terrorism.

Politics | Politics

Dispense Contraception or Pay U.S. $1000

A few days ago, I described a pending House bill that would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.   Now, I find out that my a bunch of Democrat U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would require pharmacists to dispense contraception–even if v

Politics | Politics

House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees - CNNPolitics.com

The House easily passed a bill Thursday that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don't pose a security risk.

Politics | Politics

Dennis Prager: Speaker Of The House? | AllAccess.com

With House Republicans in disarray trying to come up with a suitable candidate for Speaker of the House to replace the retiring JOHN BOEHNER, a caller's suggestion has SALEM RADIO NETWORK host DENNIS PRAGER thinking that perhaps he could be the chosen one

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Boehner's Golden Opportunity | Chris Weigant

Boehner has already nominated himself as the Republican Party's sacrificial lamb. But on his way out, he could also be a very effective scapegoat, thus sparing both his party and the country at large a whole lot of needless drama and economic instability

Politics | Op-Ed

John Boehner, A True Conservative Statesman | The Daily Caller

It will be important for the next Speaker to keep in mind that we can take the country forward with strong leadership

Politics | Politics

Congress should step up to block the terrible Iran agreement - by Joe Lieberman

Sen. Charles Schumer announced his opposition to the Iran deal; others should follow his lead.

Politics | Seriously???

Paul Ryan’s Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s Agreed To’ - Breitbar

Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is high

Politics | The IRS

IRS watchdog recovers thousands of missing Lois Lerner emails, reignites Hill probes | Fox News

A Treasury Department watchdog has recovered thousands of emails from Lois Lerner and turned them over to Congress, reviving the investigation into the IRS targeting conservative groups.

Politics | The IRS

Report: IRS Deliberately Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget | The Weekly Standard

If you tried to contact the IRS with a question about your taxes this year, chances are you didn't get a response. The IRS estimated that it would only answer 17 million of the 49 million calls received this filing season. Taxpayers lucky enough to have the IRS answer their calls waited an average of 34.4 minutes for assistance--nearly double the wait time last year (18.7 minutes).

Politics | Op-Ed

The Corker Bill Isn’t a Victory — It’s a Constitutional Perversion, by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

As the Framers knew, we are unlikely to outgrow human nature. So what happens when we decide we’ve outgrown a Constitution designed to protect us from human nature’s foibles?

News | The News

Japanese prime minister will address Congress next month | WashingtonExaminer.com

Japan's prime minister has been invited to address Congress next month. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak to a joint meeting about economic and security priorities the two nations share. Abe will be the first J

Politics | Op-Ed

Obama Cant Force His Iran Deal on the Country without Congress’s Consent

It is no secret that Barack Obama does not have much use for the United States Constitution. It is a governing plan for a free, self-determining people. Hence, it is littered with roadblocks against schemes to rule the people against their will. When it comes to our imperious president’s scheme to enable our enemy, Iran, to become a nuclear-weapons power — a scheme that falls somewhere between delusional and despicable, depending on your sense of Obama’s good faith — the salient barrier is that only Congress can make real law.

Politics | Op-Ed

Obamas Iran Obsession

The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there’s a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn’t going to mean much.

News | Op-Ed

Alan Dershowitz: Democrats' Boycott of Netanyahu 'Appalling, Irresponsible'

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has slammed Democrats for planning to boycott a controversial speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to Congress.

News | Op-Ed

Alan M. Dershowitz: The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Alan M. Dershowitz writes that Congress has every right, and even an obligation, to hear the Israeli leader speak about the Iranian threat.

Politics | Op-Ed

George Will: The harm incurred by a mushrooming welfare state - The Washington Post

America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. To understand how far this has advanced, and how difficult it will be to reverse the inculcation of dependency, consider the data...

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'Holy damn! This is a Democrat senator': Menendez says Obama admin sounds like Iran [video]

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Boehner invites Netanyahu to speak to Congress next month

The day after President Obama's State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress in February. Netanyahu’s Feb. 11 speech will be his third address before Congress. “You m

Politics | Immigration

Obama’s Actions ‘Same’ as Past Presidents?

President Obama repeatedly claimed that there is presidential precedent for the executive actions he took on immigration. But are the actions Obama announced really the "same kinds of actions" take...

Politics | Seriously???

Behind Closed Doors, Republicans Pushing To End Earmark Ban

House Republicans are spending Friday morning behind closed doors debating whether to undo their current ban on earmarks, according to sources. Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers is speaking in favor of an a

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t know who Jonathan Gruber is. She touted his work in 2009. - The Washington Post

Her office says she meant that she didn't know Gruber personally.

Politics | Politics

Republicans Take Control - Fox News

REPUBLICANS TAKE CONTROL OF THE SENATE — Voters deal a major blow to President Obama's agenda in his final two years in office as Republicans gain control of the Senate and increase their majority in the House.

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Republican Tom Cotton unseats Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Fox News projects

With polls about to close, Republicans are aiming for a big election night -- hoping that two years of intensive campaigning will net them the six seats they need to take over the Senate, even as top Democrats vow their ground game ultimately will keep th

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Midterm election rides wave of anger at incumbents - LA Times

The costliest midterm election in history draws to a bitter close with control of the Senate tilting toward Republicans even as governors, in red and blue states alike, face a well of anti-incumbent anger from New England to the Rocky Mountains.

Politics | Politics

Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court reinforce majority rule in Congress? - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at a challenge that will attempt to persuade the Supreme Court to finally rule on the constitutionality of Senate filibusters.

Politics | Politics

Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP support for tax breaks that benefit corporations and wealthy individual

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Pelosi: Dems Never Treated President Bush Bad

Monday on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," host Ronan Farrow asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if the Democrats have any culpability in Washington D.C. gridlock, and she replied, "No ... we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama."

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Nancy Pelosi: Civilization 'In Jeopardy' If GOP Takes Senate

'The Democrats are messengers of hope'

On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

Politics | Politics

Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate - Rasmussen Reports™

Rasmussen Reports - The best place to look for polls that are spot on

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Pelosi’s home city exempted from water restrictions imposed on rural farmers

The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain.

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Senator Cory Booker comes out unequivocally on the side of Israel

Corey Booker delivers a devastating critique of Hamas.

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Actor James Woods: Nancy Pelosi 'may actually be mentally ill' - National Policy

In a tweet issued Saturday, actor James Woods said he believes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "may actually be mentally ill" in response to her a

Politics | Politics

Eric Cantor says goodbye as House majority leader

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, shockingly defeated for renomination in Virginia, gave his final address as the No. 2 GOP leader.

Politics | Politics

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

Politics | Politics

Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis an

Politics | Polls

Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Want Every Member of Congress Replaced

A new national poll has found that an all-time high of 57% of Americans would vote to throw out every member of Congress if given the option in the 2014 elections.