The rats are trying to plug the holes in their sinking ship.
When the most pro science candidate, Jeb Bush, says “I don’t think it’s [climate change] the highest priority," we can safely say that the Republican party has absolutely no interest in doing anything about saving our planet from disaster. Or in other words, they are actively trying to destroy it.
There’s an eerily familiar sound of silence in the halls and walls of Congress. That lack of noise means mass death has come to Americans as a result of gun violence. And you can bet Congress won't do anything about it.
Ignore the media's efforts to portray Boehner as a compromised leader who had little choice but to appease the far right. He was a disastrous leader from the start.
Weeping orange man John Boehner has finally decided to call it quits on his tumultuous tenure as Speaker of the House. Now, someone crazier than him is likely to take over.
When Benjamin Netanyahu spoke in front Congress in 2011, he received 29 standing ovations. Today we'll see more of the same.
It's time to end this ridiculous charade that enables anti-atheist bigotry.
Because, of course.
Dana Rohrabacher has an idea for a hearing that's not only completely ridiculous, but it's one that shows a stunning amount of hypocrisy.
Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), who was elected on a family values, conservative Christian platform, was apparently caught on video by The Ouachita Citizen newspaper embracing and passionately kissing a female staffer, Melissa Peacock.
Today, the House will vote on H.R. 1459, the "Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act," also known as "EPIC." The law would, in effect, reverse the 106-year-old Antiquities Act, which gave the chief executive power to conveniently, expediently and single-handedly establish national monuments like Muir Woods or the Statue of Liberty or, originally, the Grand Canyon.
“I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this! We have members, each who represent 700,000 people! You cannot just have a one-sided investigation. There is absolutely something wrong with that, and it is absolutely un-American.”
Last week, Bill Maher told the New York Times that his show will attempt to oust a sitting member of Congress. Moreover, he will ask his viewers to help him select the congressperson that is both terrible enough and in a competitive enough race to get the bullseye put on their back.
Gallup's latest party favorability poll shows the Republican Party collapsing from a favorability of 38 percent to 28 percent over the last month, perhaps indicating that the House GOP, ans specifically the tea party, is a drag on the rest of the party due to the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis.
"In case the point is not clear yet: there is no post-Civil War precedent for what the House GOP is doing now," says James Fallows of the Atlantic. He's right, and it's now down to moderates to stop the GOP from destroying itself, and the country.
Republicans threatening to shut down the federal government, default on the national debt and crash the world economy unless the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” is defunded are again struggling with arithmetic. But this time the math Republicans are having trouble coming to grips with Obama’s popular vote margin over Mitt Romney 2012.
GOP House members voted last week to cut $40 billion out of the country's primary food security program over the next 10 years. The cuts would knock an estimated 3.8 million Americans off Food Stamps. Maybe the GOP loves the poor after all. Republicans seem to be doing their damnedest to make sure there are more and more of them.
If you thought Congress -- particularly the current House Republicans, whose goal throughout their entire tenure has been to deny Barack Obama anything at all that he wants, naked hypocrisy or a direct contradiction of their own policy proposals be damned -- was going to suddenly grow up because U.S. combat was the subject at hand, you're nuts. So what you get is John Kerry and Chuck Hagel having to sit there for hours at a time fielding questions from people who may as well be stuffing bananas in their mouths and throwing their own shit at the walls.