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Putin Pays

GOP Majority Leader Told Colleagues In 2016: “Putin Pays” Trump

“There’s . . . there’s two people I think Putin pays: [California Republican Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a private meeting of Republican Congressional leaders last June. When his colleagues laughed, McCarthy added, “Swear to God.”

May 17, 2017

House Democrats Intensify Criticism Of Benghazi Panel’s Motives

“Republicans have now admitted repeatedly that they are spending millions of taxpayer dollars to damage Secretary Clinton’s campaign for president,” said Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

October 21, 2015
Kevin McCarthy

Money Flowed To McCarthy As Speaker-In-Waiting

In the short time he was considered a shoo-in for Speaker, McCarthy reaped the rewards.

October 19, 2015

Republicans Punish Their Own For Speaking The Truth

So another Republican congressman has come forward to admit that his party’s Benghazi obsession is little more than an undisguised effort to damage the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner.

October 17, 2015

House GOPers: Yes, Benghazi Committee Is Political — Or No, It Isn’t!

Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

October 15, 2015

House Republicans Search For Leader

U.S. House Republicans met behind closed doors to discuss next steps in their internal leadership battle on Friday morning, the day after the front-runner to lead their chamber abruptly quit the speaker’s race.

October 9, 2015

Who Is Still Running For Speaker Of The House?

The House of Representatives is in a state of total chaos, after the sudden withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race to become Speaker. Who will get the job now? Who would even want it? Here are just a few possibilities.

October 8, 2015

McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race; GOP Election Postponed

In a stunning turn of events, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that he would not seek election for the position of Speaker of the House.

October 8, 2015

Political War All the Time

When leaders entertain hard-right voters not tuned in to the big picture, that’s when governing stops.

October 8, 2015

House Conservative Group Backs Representative Webster As Next Speaker

Right-wing “Freedom Caucus” is throwing another roadblock in front of Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker of the House.

October 7, 2015

Endorse This: McCarthy’s Latest Blurt

Kevin McCarthy now says “don’t use politics to try to change this around.” Yes, that really is his message.

October 7, 2015

The Death Rattle Of A Fake Scandal

If Trey Gowdy doesn’t already know that Hillary Clinton’s a lot smarter and tougher than he is, he’s about to find out. Truthfully, they’d be better advised to fold the committee and file some weasel-worded report.

October 7, 2015

Benghazi Committee Democrats Say They’ll Release Witness Transcripts

House Democrats are taking the gloves off, after the Republican leadership’s public admission that the Benghazi committee is all a political game.

October 5, 2015

House To Vote On New Speaker On October 29: Boehner

House Republicans will meet this Thursday to choose their party’s nominee for the post, but the speaker is elected by the entire House of Representatives.

October 5, 2015

Endorse This: Hillary Blasts GOP Benghazi Confession

Watch as Clinton unleashes some righteous outrage against the GOP’s political exploitation.

October 5, 2015

Republican Chaffetz To Campaign For House Speaker: Politico

The top House Republican in charge of investigating the White House is now set to run for Speaker of the House.

October 2, 2015
Kevin McCarthy

Meet Kevin McCarthy: 5 Things To Know About The Speaker-In-Waiting

Kevin McCarthy’s meteoric rise was due to one thing.

October 2, 2015

Endorse This: Exhuming McCarthy

Watch as Kevin McCarthy insists the investigation has nothing to do with politics — and what’s more, he says, it’s been “applauded by all sides of the aisle.”

October 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The First African President — Donald Trump

Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.

October 2, 2015

House Republicans To Vote Oct. 8 For New Leaders

Republicans will choose their candidate to be Boehner’s replacement, plus elect other party positions. Sometime later in October, the full House is expected to vote on the new speaker.

September 30, 2015

Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-To-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

Only three weeks from now, Trey Gowdy will face Hillary Clinton in an open hearing. That event is framed not by her email controversy, but by the blurted confession of Speaker-to-be Kevin McCarthy – who exposed the malignant abuse of congressional authority that Gowdy has sought to conceal.

September 30, 2015

Kevin McCarthy Announces Bid To Become House Speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally launched his bid to become speaker of the House on Monday afternoon, telling restive colleagues he plans to share more authority if elected to the most powerful job in Congress.

September 28, 2015

Endorse This: Congress Faces The ‘Mean Tweets’

Watch some of our nation’s leaders take some verbal shots from the people — and dish out some revenge, too.

March 26, 2015
scalise

Duke: Racist Leader Was Scalise ‘Friend’ And Campaign Donor

David Duke’s top aide Kenneth Knight personally donated $1000 to Steve Scalise in 2008.

December 31, 2014

Eric Cantor To Resign From Congress

Washington (AFP) – Just hours after stepping down as U.S. House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month. Establishment heavyweight Cantor lost his seat to an even more conservative but virtually unknown challenger in a June election amid deep divisions within the Republican Party ahead […]

August 1, 2014