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10 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars
Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with failure to properly secure a weapon after her 7-year-old daughter shot herself in the hand. She told police she slammed the butt end on the floor, the gun discharged, and she was shot in the face.
14 hrs ago | The Hill
Fifty days before the midterm elections, Republican leaders are getting their troops in line as the GOP eyes something it hasn't had in eight years: Control of both chambers of Congress. The party's recruitment of strong candidates has resulted in no serious gaffes and has produced polling leads in several key swing states in the bare-knuckle brawl for the Senate.
The intertubes' ornery 80-somethings have Texas politics on their minds . After noting that Republican governor candidate Greg Abbott's wheelchair is starring in his latest ad , Helen notes how he sued for damages and was awarded over $10 million in medical and non-economic damages after a freak tree-falling accident.
Right-wing cranks and fools haven't come up with a "cure" yet for stupidity, greed, paranoia, bigotry, hypocrisy or even laziness. But they do think that they've come up with a "cure" for something that requires no cure: homosexuality.
"Guess what, Nancy Pelosi? I'm not going anywhere," Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told the more than 100 people gathered at her private farewell event Wednesday evening. Where exactly she is going is still a mystery.
On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats in Congress voiced strong pre-election support Thursday for President Barack Obama's call for new authority to combat Islamic State militants in the heart of the Middle East. ''Over the next week, following a series of briefings, Congress will work with the administration to ensure that our forces have the resources they need to carry out these missions,'' said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats in Congress voiced strong pre-election support Thursday for President Barack Obama's call for new authority to combat Islamic State militants in the heart of the Middle East. "Over the next week, following a series of briefings, Congress will work with the administration to ensure that our forces have the resources they need to carry out these missions," said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Without Congressional support on this issue, Obama is likely to claim authority under the original Iraq war resolution that authorized attacks on al-Qaeda and related groups who were involved in the World Trade Center attacks. ISIS is not related to al-Qaeda: The United States will lead a "broad coalition" to defeat the Islamic State through air strikes and support for military partners on the ground, President Obama will announce Wednesday night.
Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," Rep. Michele Bachmann detailed a private classified meeting she had with the FBI to ask if any citizens from Minnesota were fighting with ISIS. Bachmann said she was told there are two, which has since been reported, but the congresswoman stressed when she asked if they would be allowed to return the agents said after extra scrutiny they would.
After a news conference on immigration earlier Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz held a late-night strategy session with House Republicans on the continuing resolution. Sen. Ted Cruz again met with a small group of House Republicans late Tuesday night, this time to discuss over pizza a conservative strategy on the continuing resolution.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 17, 2011, 11:05pm ET -- Rep. Ron Paul may have won the presidential straw poll at the California GOP 2011 Fall Convention pulling away, but at a party dinner Friday evening, where Rep. Michele Bachmann was the principal speaker, the Minnesota congresswoman won the reception.
Climbing off planes Monday after five weeks of recess, Minnesota members of Congress say they are pressing the Obama administration for more information about plans to battle ISIL, a growing Islamist terrorist army in the Middle East actively recruiting soldiers from Minnesota. Both Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have called on the Justice Department to fortify resources in Minnesota as details emerge that between 20 and 30 Minnesotans have been actively recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a group intent on restoring Islamic rule to a region that stretches from southern Turkey through Syria and includes Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:09 am
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