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Beat the Press
If Would Have Been Worth Pointing Out That Republican Deficit Hawks Are Wrong
There is a bizarre cult in the Washington eilite that insists that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid must be cut for our own good.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
U.S. House OKs budget deal
A breakthrough budget deal that averts a government shutdown in January and blunts automatic spending cuts won passage in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, laying the groundwork for two years free of funding crises.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Ryan budget deal gets positive review at closed-door Republican conference
Rep. Paul Ryan won positive reviews from skeptical House Republicans on Wednesday morning for the budget deal he negotiated with Sen. Patty Murray , as senior lawmakers predicted a strong vote as early as Thursday.
Scalise Forces Top RSC Aide to Resign Over Leaks
The longtime executive director of the conservative Republican Study Committee has been asked to resign by first-term Chairman Steve Scalise, R-La.
Rep. Jim Jordan will oppose budget deal, other Ohio Republicans still deciding
While some conservatives say they'll support a budget deal that House and Senate negotiators reached on Tuesday, Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan isn't among them.
Ryan, Murray buck the trend to make a deal - Three Swiss banks join...
WE HAVE A DEAL . John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman report, "Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray unveiled a two-year budget agreement late Tuesday night that they say will end years of bitter budget wars on Capitol Hill.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Heritage Foundation
Conversations with Conservatives on Budget Deal, Obamacare
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are wrapping up work on a range of issues before closing the books on 2013.
Silicon Alley Insider
There's Now Even More Conservative Opposition To The Emerging Budget Deal
An emerging budget deal being brokered by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray found more conservative opposition on Tuesday, as the group Americans for Prosperity slammed its proposed higher spending levels.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Darrell Issa Pushes the FBI for IRS Info - Not Kidding
You know Jim , I think we've got something here. The FBI is really pissing us off.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Year 2 of sequester: Gloom looming
Budget negotiators have a big reason to strike a deal this week: averting the pain from a second year of sequestration, The looming cuts promise to hurt military troop readiness and limit FBI agents who keep tabs on terrorists, gangs and white-collar criminals.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Washington Watch: Sequestration on the horizon
Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate is down to 7 percent, according to the Labor Department, which is the lowest it's been since 2008 when the recession first hit.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Rep. Jim Jordan frustrated by FBI's response to IRS targeting questions
Stonewalling of a House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform probe on whether the Internal Revenue Service improperly scrutinized conservative political groups led Rep. Jim Jordan to threaten the FBI with a subpoena earlier this week, Jordan said Friday.
Greg Walden says House GOP campaign committee willing to support gay candidates
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., in a 2010 meeting with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Rep.-elect Martha Roby, R-Ala., and Rep.-elect Tim Scott, R-S.C. Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, who heads the National Republican Congressional Committee, is making it clear that he won't be following the lead of a Virginia GOP congressman who wants Walden's committee to deny ... (more)
22 Congressmen Demand To Keep Budget Cuts That Leave Kids Out Of...
Three Republican Representatives, Mick Mulvaney , Jim Jordan , and Steve Scalise , sent a letter on Thursday to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor advocating to keep spending in any agreement that results from the current budget conference at the sequestration level of $967 billion in 2014 .
Issa Accuses FBI and IRS Chief Counsel of Stonewalling Tea Party...
On Monday Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the Oversight Committee investigating the IRS's targeting of the Tea Party, made a stunning claim that the FBI was stonewalling his investigation.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
IRS lawyer to Congress: 'I don't know' - 80 times
The top lawyer for the IRS in the midst of the congressional investigation swirling around the nation's tax collectors and their admitted targeting of the Tea Party , has responded to a written inquiry, and managed to claim ignorance on 80 different responses, as reported by The Daily Mail of London, England on Dec. 4, 2013.
National Review Online
What Are the Cuts in the Ryan Deal?
As details begin to leak about a small budget deal struck by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray, House conservatives are anxiously awaiting to hear what cuts will be included in the package.
Center for American Progress
Not at All Conservative
For more than a month, the House Republican Conference has largely been able to paper over the deep and fractious divide it faces over sequestration and the caps that will govern appropriated spending during the current fiscal year.
Senate Finance puts Koskinen on the docket - Obamacare and targeting...
INSPECTOR GENERAL: POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH OBAMACARE TAX CREDITS . From Rachael Bade and your Morning Tax-er, "The IRS has successfully finished testing systems to accurately calculate tax credits under Obamacare, but needs to improve its controls to avoid problems with fraud as the agency begins doling out the credits in 2014, an inspector general ... (more)
Turning the Tables: A Democratic Gerrymander of Ohio
As is well known, the congressional districts of Ohio have been subject to a ridiculous Republican gerrymander that has resulted in Democrats winning only 25 percent of the districts while winning about half of the popular vote.