Nancy Pelosi calls for special House committee on gun violence

Nancy Pelosi calls for special House committee on gun violence | MSNBC >by: Khorri Atkinson|10/03/15 02:03 PM—Updated 10/03/15 02:08 PM |RePost: 10/04/2015 10:50:39 AM| One day after nine people were killed during a rampage at a community college in Oregon — the 45th school shooting this year alone — Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on House Speaker John Boehner to establish a select committee to address gun violence in […]

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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake U.S. ties

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem January 4, 2015.

Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake U.S. ties | Reuters >by: Luke Baker | 01/23/2015 19:08 CET | RePost: 01/25/2015 4:45:30 AM| JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just days before Israel’s parliamentary election offers him invaluable pre-vote publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties. John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, […]

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Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction

John Boehner's House of Cards

Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction John Boehner’s House of Cards >by: Robert Gallimore |12/31/2014 10:33:38 AM| Before we begin the New Year of 2015 and the start of the new 114th Congress, we see a controversy brewing from the Republican version of the “House of Cards” the non-fiction version; staring newly appointed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA.) and the Speaker of the House of Representative […]

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Bipartisan FOIA reforms – Dead

Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-OH) (R) cuts ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) off during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government

House scuttles bipartisan FOIA reforms | MSNBC >by Steve Benen |12/12/14 11:25 AM—Updated 12/12/14 01:57 PM | RePost: 12/13/2014 112:46:40 AM| The deeply divided House of Representatives doesn’t have too many unanimous votes, but earlier this year, the “FOIA Oversight and Implementation Ac” sailed through the chamber without a single opponent. The fact that its chief co-sponsors in the House were Reps. Darrell Issa R-Calif. and Elijah Cummings D-Md. – two […]

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Spotlight: GOP’s lawsuit against Obama will be a goldmine for the Democrats

Rachel Maddow MSNBC

Maddow: GOP’s lawsuit against Obama will be a goldmine for the Democrats >by David Ferguson | Thursday, July 24, 2014 23:51 EDT | Re-Post 07/26/2014| On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow showed how a group of Democrats in the U.S. House on Thursday mocked Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act by adding a series of amendments to the House […]

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Spotlight: When the immigration debate turns farcical

Immigration reform supporters cheer at a rally on the National Mall in Washington

When the immigration debate turns farcical >by: Steve Benen | 02/11/14 09:16 AM | MSNBC | Re-Post February 12, 2014 | Repost| As the debate over immigration reform has unfolded, Republicans have made a series of demands – increased enforcement, bipartisan talks, piecemeal legislating, etc. – all of which Democrats have accepted. Yesterday, however, some GOP officials came up with new conditions that took the process to silly depths. To […]

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