So many helium puns, so little time for Georgia’s Hank Johnson.
Former president gives blunt and sobering assessment of the landscape Democrats will face in upcoming midterm elections.
“If that’s an argument they want to have before the court of public opinion that is an argument I am more than willing to engage in,” defiant president tells House Democrats meeting in Virginia. “It won’t be smooth it won’t be simple.”
“Please consider these tonally sensitive messaging points as you discuss immigration, regardless of your position,” Hispanic Leadership Network leader advises Republicans. No mentions of Reagan or “illegals” allowed.
With House Republicans apparently on board, immigration reform could become a reality. Boehner “seems pretty optimistic,” a source tells BuzzFeed.
“The current immigration system is broken and inspires confidence in no one,” Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy says.
After a crippling defeat at the hands of his own party, conservatives’ knives are out and pointed at his speakership. Five reasons Boehner is likely to hang on.
“I’m becoming increasingly worried that that’s exactly what’s going on,” Van Hollen says.
Rep. Linda Sanchez will fill a slot on the powerful committee. A scramble for diversity.
Lawmakers from both parties say they think a deal will come before the end of the year. “The decisions we have to make are not intellectually demanding, they just take political courage,” Corker says.
It’s not just posturing, Speaker John Boehner says. “Let’s not kid ourselves.”
“You don’t win by taking time off,” Rep. Steve Israel warns.
“I have made my share of mistakes,” says son of famed civil rights leader.
Staffers for Speaker John Boehner and President Obama meet to discuss possible solutions.
The House minority leader meets with her caucus and puts the rumors to rest.
The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization was held up earlier this year, after the House passed a more limited bill. On Wednesday, a web-based campaign will urge lame-duck movement on the Senate’s more broad bill, which includes protections for LGBT and undocumented people.
Boehner attempts to ready his caucus for dealmaking. But Rep. Tom Price, a leader of the House Republicans’ conservatives, wants a seat at the leadership table.
Proposed changes to House rules, obtained by BuzzFeed, would curtail Democrats’ ability to block certain measures from consideration.
The House Democrats move their résumé bank online.
An ugly California contest.Latest pro-Sherman mailer uses liberal icon backers of Berman as part of attack.
Tennessee Republican who pressured mistress to have an abortion finds himself under increased scrutiny just weeks before election.
Lawmaker railed against gambling because of its “enormous social costs” to the Orlando Sentinel editorial board. On Monday, his name was reported to have shown up on the client list of an alleged prostitution ring.
There wasn’t a dry eye in Congress as Gabby Giffords resigned from the House of Representatives, least of all the Speaker’s. A genuinely emotional moment, all politics aside.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives earlier today defeated a symbolic measure to give President Obama authority to continue the U.S. intervention in Libya, but in a later vote refused to actually defund the intervention. The first vote was a rebuke of President Obama and his use of executive power, the second vote showed divisions within the Republican party when it comes to politicizing military matters.
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Now it’s official. Short and sweet. And if you can somehow construe “Anthony Weiner” from the Picasso portrait that is his signature, you are either a genius or Gary Busey.
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Congressman Anthony Weiner has achieved badass status around Buzzfeed by regularly schooling his Republican colleagues with some truly epic rants on the House floor. In honor of this Democratic hero, we bring you a video collection of the next Mayor of New York at his awesomest.
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Anthony Weiner, New York congressman and liberal icon, in a 1981 high school yearbook photo. Released by Rep. Weiner himself on his Twitter page. There is nothing wrong in America that can’t be fixed by what is right in this photo.
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Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was shot today at a public event outside a grocery store. A spokesman for the Pima County sheriff says that at least 12 people were shot. Update: Reuters is reporting Giffords is still alive, currently in emergency surgery.
An Alabama Republican, flush with victory (and Bud Light), hoes down harder than he’s ever hoed before. Embittered Democrats, start your Photoshops! And for you non-Shop Jockeys, we’ve added an easy to use photo generator at the bottom of the post. Post your creations in the comments and we’ll hand out Gold Stars to our favorites. At least you can win one election! Via.
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The midterm elections can be summed up in one word, RED. Republicans have taken majority of the house wiping out Democratic majority of the past 4 years. I guess we should be grateful that one of these changes wasn’t a witch. Condolences to Christine O’Donnell.
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