Category Archives: House of Representatives

Shameful.

Republicans, led by Darrell Issa, vote to hold A.G. Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, for exacerbating the mental instability of Wayne LaPierre. 17 Democrats voted with the mob. 108 walked out. The Dems who voted with Issa were: Jason … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Eric Cantor’s palace coup: top GOPer ditches budget talks at tax time

When Eric Cantor, the number two Republican in the House of Representatives, abruptly quit budget talks with the White House Thursday morning, the move had “coup” written all over it.

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The next budget battle: what will Obama propose? **UPDATE: Plouffe in the crosshairs

As the White House gears up for the next big battles with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives — over raising the debt ceiling and passing a 2012 budget — President Obama will give a speech on Wednesday stating where he … Continue reading

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P.M. Clicks: the healthcare wars, Huck Finning the Constitution, birther madness and more!

Lots of good stuff out there this afternoon, so let’s get right to it. Daley is official. But that doesn’t mean the debate over Daley is officially over. Tick-tock… You knew this was coming. Greg Sargent has two good ones. … Continue reading

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This man owes the president an apology

Someone needs to tell Peter DeFazio that lying about President Obama in an attempt to belittle him is Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh’s job.

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**UPDATE: How they’ll do it: House to vote on middle class tax cuts today (and can’t Senate use reconciliation?)

UPDATE 2: The word of the day … is “chickencrap!” UPDATE: A test vote on the middle class tax cut provision in the House has passed, with 30 Democrats defecting and voting “no” with Republicans. ORIGINAL POST: David Waldman of … Continue reading

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Sign of the Cavepocalypse? Geithner to lead WH tax cut talks

If it’s not enough that Max Baucus, the bain of the left’s existence during the healthcare debate, is in charge of negotiating an extension of unemployment benefits, the story on who will lead White House negotiations with Republicans on what … Continue reading

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As lame duck session begins, questions for Democrats

One question for Democrats as they kick off the last months of the 11th Congress: can they find a way to speed the glacial pace of action in the Senate? Another: is Nancy Pelosi the only man left on Capitol … Continue reading

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For the White House, a matter of (no) trust

An item from TPMDC on Friday that should be sobering for the White House. Democratic members of the House of Representatives just don’t trust the White House anymore, having delivered their 218 votes, only to watch the White House defer … Continue reading

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The censure of Joe Wilson

The full text of the “resolution of disapproval” being debated right now in the House, courtesy of The Hill: Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of … Continue reading

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