6 hrs ago
Rapides GOP endorses Abraham in 5th DistrictRapides GOP endorses...
Rapides GOP endorses Abraham in 5th District Rapides Parish Republicans give nod to Alto candidate. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1u3VlKD Dr. Ralph Abraham has secured an endorsement from the Republican Party executive committee in Rapides Parish, the second largest population center in the 5th Congressional District.
10 hrs ago
Bipartisan Bloc Coalesces Behind CR, Syrian Rebels Amendment
Despite reservations, Democrats are lining up behind the House GOP's proposed continuing resolution and an underlying amendment on Syria, Hoyer said. Despite lingering reservations on both sides of the aisle, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats is coming together behind proposals to arm Syrian rebels and fund the government beyond Sept.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Middlesboro Daily News
Both parties in Congress play it safe
Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for what they say is his failure to obey the Constitution seem likely to hand him new war powers to combat militants seeking an Islamic state.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe
In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Family Research Council
VVS 2014: Rand Central Station
Two weeks from today, the biggest pro-family event in Washington gets underway at the Omni Shoreham Hotel -- and Sen. Rand Paul will be there to help kick it off! FRC is happy to welcome back the Kentucky favorite, who joins Sen. Ted Cruz , Governor Bobby Jindal , Sen. Rick Santorum, Governor Mike Huckabee, Reps. Jim Jordan , Michele Bachmann , John Fleming , Vicky Hartzler , and Jim Bridenstine , Mark Levin, Lt.
Obama's Strange Bedfellows: The Right Liked His Speech
This year, with the Mets games being broadcast on WOR 710, the radio station has become one of the presets on my car stereo. To be honest, it's a mixed blessing.
Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out
House Republicans were hoping for September to be a blissfully uneventful month, with election season just around the corner. But President Obama dashed those hopes this week, when he asked Congress for authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels against the Islamic State.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
House okays Bill Cassidy bill allowing small businesses to keep existing health coverage - as GOP attacks on Obamacare continue
The House Thursday approved Rep. Bill Cassidy 's bill that would allow small businesses and their employees to choose health plans that don't provide the minimum coverage required by the Affordable Care Act . It passed 247-167 , with 222 GOP votes and 25 from Democrats.
House Republicans Torn on Obama Syria Request
Speaker John Boehner took the stage at a closed door meeting of the House Republican Conference on Thursday morning and summed up the stark reality facing his members: This is not the president they prefer, nor the overall military strategy they want, but it is all they have. Boehner's reluctant endorsement of President Obama's request for a military authorization to train and equip the Free Syrian Army encapsulates the surreal situation the House Republican leaders are in.
Landrieu and Richmond want Congress to support Obama's Islamic militants policy, but GOP not ready to embrace it
Louisiana's two Democratic congressional members said it's important that Congress votes support for President Barack Obama's plan to lead an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State militants who seized large portions of Syria and Iraq. But House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, wasn't ready Wednesday night to embrace the president's plan, saying he wants to meet with fellow Republicans to discuss "the best plan of action to address this serious terrorist threat."
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Rush Limbaugh Says Dick Cheney's Reported Claim About Obama and the ...
Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday said former Vice President Dick Cheney is "exactly right" when he says President Barack Obama's policies only empowered the Muslim Brotherhood, giving radical Islamist groups an opportunity to gain power in the Middle East. Citing the account of Rep. John Fleming , Limbaugh noted that Cheney said at a weekly caucus meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday that Obama "has actually done things that have supported the Muslim Brotherhood."
The Washington Post
House Republicans Try to Avoid Repeat of Government Shutdown
House Republican leaders crafted a U.S. government funding proposal intended to prevent a repeat of last year's politically costly partial federal shutdown. The House Appropriations Committee late yesterday unveiled a proposal that would fund the government through Dec. 11 and renew the Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30. Government funding expires Sept.
Norwalk Citizen News
Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time
As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year after they forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Barack Obama's health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again.
Realizing Lifelong Dream, Dick Cheney Is Greeted as Liberator in U.S.
Much has been made of the return of America's neoconservative Iraq hawks to the media circuits since that country's slow descent into chaos became a fast descent into chaos. But now that war's coming back, Dick Cheney is having a real moment.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Daily Beast
With President Obama poised to give a major speech about military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria Wednesday, Cheney spoke to the assembled Republican congressmen about the situation in the Middle East at their weekday caucus meeting. And while the GOP has been fiercely divided over foreign policy in recent years, Cheney didn't wade into that debate, instead opting to pillory Obama in front of an audience giving him "rapt attention."
The Wichita Eagle
House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority
Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday the House will extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month and it may be done as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end. The Ohio Republican told reporters that even a powerful foe of the bank, Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, believes a temporary extension is in order.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
House Republicans Promise Action on ISIS
The conference lashed out at President Obama's foreign policy Wednesday, but they're still settling on the details of their congressional response. Shiite fighters in Iraq respond to a cleric's call to defend their country against the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
5 things to know about Louisiana's election
Here are five things to know about Louisiana's Nov. 4 ballot, which includes all six U.S. House seats and a heavily watched battle for the U.S. Senate: Louisiana has a unique "jungle primary" system in which all candidates, regardless of party, run against each other and the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff if no contender gets more than 50 ... (more)
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Rep. McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice
U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister is doused as he takes the ice bucket challenge after qualifying for his re-election bid Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Port of New Orleans Awards Terminal Build Contract
An aerial view of the Port's existing intermodal terminal, which will be transformed into a modern and more efficient intermodal container transfer terminal.