John Boehner could be in for a fight Thursday when the newly seated House votes for the next speaker, with conservatives grumbling about his leadership and a report surfacing about a supposed plan to challenge him.
The 11-term congressman, who’s endured his share of political turbulence, presumably enters the election with the upper hand. So far, a single viable Republican challenger has not emerged and the rules of the vote tend [...]
WASHINGTON – A Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage lender Countrywide to exclude records showing that he, other House members and congressional aides got VIP discounted loans from the company, documents show.
The procedure to keep the names secret was devised by Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y. In 2003, the 15-term congressman had two loans processed by Countrywide’s VIP section, which [...]
PoliticalNews.me - May 21,2012 – Ron Paul Endorsed by South Dakota State Rep. Jon Hansen
Young conservative leader says, “Ron Paul’s consistency and integrity goes unmatched in today’s political environment.”
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed by South Dakota State Representative Jon Hansen (R-Dell Rapids).
Serving his first term, the conservative upstart Rep. Hansen represents South Dakota’s 25th House District encompassing Hanson, McCook, and Minnehaha counties. His committee [...]
Congressman Tim Holden (D-PA) voted to deregulate the horizontal drilling industry, a process commonly known as “fracking,” by voting for the “Halliburton Loophole” placed by industry lobbyists. The law exempted the process from the Clean Water Act, allowing oil and natural gas companies to go about their business with little accountability. In many cases, local communities have faced a variety of chemicals in their drinking water, some of them believed to be [...]
Democratic Congressman Brad Miller told AP’s Christina Rexrode that if Duke’s basketball team were to play a theoretical game against the Taliban, he would have to ‘pull for the Taliban’
(ASSOCIATED PRESS) Cute, but hardly impolitic. For that, we turn to U.S. Rep. Brad Miller.
After speaking with the state’s five-term congressman last week, Rexrode decided to call back when North Carolina State made the Sweet 16 as well, and ask about divided loyalties.
January 22, 2012
Okay. It’s time somebody says it. Something seems very strange about the GOP primary pre-polling and vote thus far.
As a Ron Paul fan, I didn’t want to seem like a sore loser after the odd Iowa result where the failed no-name Senator, Rick Santorum, was catapulted to victory with very little tangible support.
But now, how on earth could Newt Gingrich win the South Carolina primary when the [...]
Ron Paul 2012
December 4, 2011
2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul polls a strong second place in a new poll commissioned by the influential Des Moines Register newspaper, revealing that the 12-term Congressman from Texas has steadily grown his support base in the first-in-nation voting state.
Paul garnered 18 percent among likely Republican caucus goers, close behind Newt Gingrich who earned 25 percent. With 16 percent of the vote, Mitt Romney was [...]
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., announced his retirement from Congress this afternoon — and he issued a scathing parting shot at President Obama‘s track record on his way out.
In a statement explaining his decision, Cardoza, a leader of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition, said he was “dismayed” by the administration’s “failure to understand and effectively address the current housing foreclosure crisis.”
“Home foreclosures are destroying communities and crushing our economy, and the Administration’s inaction [...]
After getting scant air time early on Thursday, Ron Paul’s foreign policy views took center stage during the debate’s second half in a heated exchange about U.S. relations with Iran.
While Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said the Middle Eastern nation posed a clear threat to American security, Paul encouraged a policy of “respect” toward the country.
“Iran is a threat because they have some [...]