Press finally shocked at government spendinga in the House GOP's Obamacare lawsuit
Fiscal profligacy has been a conservative concern of near paramount importance since the 110th Congress passed Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout funding - a development that many believe gave rise to the conservative insurgent movement which later became known as the tea party.
GOP Hires Hefty and Expensive Lawyers to Take on Obama
Have Republicans gone too far? Many think so, as they persist in their tenacious opposition to the Affordable Care Act, now that they've hired Republican attorney superstar David Rivkin to go for the throat on a specific part of the "Obamacare" plan, the decision of the White House to give employers a one-year reprieve on covering health care costs ... (more)
Boehner, Camp Profiting From Corporate Tax-Avoidance Maneuver
And folks wonder why so many that hate government fight to get hired on the peoples payroll and continue to fight harder to stay on!! Aug 26, 2014 - Two top Republican lawmakers profited from a corporate tax-avoidance maneuver that the U.S. Treasury Department is seeking to curb.
Here's what's trending: Candidate uses terrorist image in ad; Emmys; Cristobal
There's no need to ever feel left out again at the water cooler conversation. Here's a rundown of the stories currently trending in the world, the country and your backyard.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
David Rivkin Hired As House GOP Lawyer For Obama Lawsuit
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner on July 31, 2014. House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller announced on Monday her committee's hiring of David Rivkin from the law firm BakerHostetler to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in its lawsuit against President Barack Obama.
House Republicans hire legal representation to sue Obama
House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller signed a contract on Monday for BakerHostetler to represent the House in the civil action lawsuit in a U.S. district court against the president.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Detroit Free Press
State conventions today for GOP and Democrats
Gov. Rick Snyder is to address the Michigan Republican Party's state convention in Novi this morning as he and others in the GOP seek to fend off a tea party challenge to his running mate, Lt.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
House throws cold water on ice challenge
The Committee on House Administration is advising members that posting videos on official accounts of lawmakers participating in the viral charity challenge is a violation of House rules.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
State of Michigan
Snyder leads effort for federal emergency relief for Southeast Michigan
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 LANSING, Mich. Following the state declaration of disaster for Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties, Gov. Rick Snyder today issued this statement regarding his efforts to secure federal emergency relief for Southeast Michigan due to recent flooding: "In addition to the state declaration of disaster, we are actively pursuing ... (more)
Results from the Aug. 5 Macomb County primary
The Aug. 5 primary has decided candidates for the November election and approved of the elimination of personal property taxes.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
WNWN-FM Battle Creek
Miller backs airstrikes in Iraq
U.S. Representative Candice Miller says that she supports the President's decision to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqi civilians, authorize targeted airstrikes against ISIS and provide military aid to Kurdish forces helping Christian refugees in Iraq.
Mid-Michiganders upset with do-nothing Congress
"If I could talk to those guys, I'd tell them, think before you do something because it affects everybody," says Delgado.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process
Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began nationwide implementation of a program that reforms the burdensome process by which mariners and other transportation workers receive required Transportation Worker Identification Credentials .
Tue Aug 05, 2014
The Daily Caller
As Investigation Continues, VA Has Told Congress More Than A Few Whoppers
U.S. President Barack Obama announces his choice of former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs at the VA in Washington June 30, 2014.
Justin Amash holds off Brian Ellis' challenge
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash beat challenger Brian Ellis in a west Michigan congressional primary that symbolized the Republican establishment's attempt to rid itself of tea party upstarts.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Gail Collins: None Dare Call It Impeachment
Hey, it's been a depressing month for news. If you want to look on the bright side, you've got to work with what you've got.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
West Hawaii Today
Where wisdom is in short supply
The House opened proceedings Wednesday with a chaplain's prayer that lawmakers be granted "a double portion of wisdom and understanding."
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone
The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country.
Amy Gehrt: A well-deserved break from what, exactly?
Congress has just begun a five-week summer recess - or soon will, after extending the session by a day for a last-ditch effort to get something hammered out on immigration reform - but, based on how little lawmakers have managed to accomplish this year, one would be forgiven for thinking they had already been on an extended monthslong vacation.
In what passes for a legislative blink-of-an-eye, the House Wednesday voted along party lines to sue President Obama for delaying implementation of parts of the Affordable Care Act.