President Barack Obama's pre-Thanksgiving executive action granting a temporary reprieve from deportation for up to 5 million undocumented individuals was a brilliant example of asymmetric warfare. Just two weeks after a major Republican midterm victory, with GOPers gaining control of the U.S. Sen ... More >>
Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room. Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-busine ... More >>
The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 yesterday to pass the comprehensive immigration-reform bill brought by the so-called "Gang of Eight."The problem for proponents of this bill is that it needs approval from the House of Representatives, which doesn't seem likely.
The federal immigration-reform bill passed the Senate this afternoon, by a vote of 68-32.Obviously, Arizona's Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, as members of the so-called "Gang of Eight," voted in favor of the bill.
The anti-immigration-reform crowd's broken record is currently playing in the offices of Republican Congressmen Matt Salmon, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, and David Schweikert.The congressmen, like Governor Jan Brewer, insist that they can only even fathom immigration reform proposals if the border is s ... More >>
To: Lovers of America From: The Republican National Committee RE: Emergency platform changes Dear Patriots: It seems that 47 percent was somewhat larger than we anticipated in last week's election. Henceforth, we urge all Republicans to adopt these immediate policy changes.
Governor Jan Brewer was in Washington this week to defend the controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 -- or as Brewer called it, a trip to "defend our state against President Obama, Eric Holder and the Justice Department."Brewer's been taking full advantage of 1070's date with the Supreme Cou ... More >>
A strongly worded letter seems to be all it takes to get a check for five grand out of House Speaker John Boehner, as the feud over GOP leadership's support of Congressman Ben Quayle appears to have ended quickly.The president of the conservative political-action committee Club for Growth release ... More >>
Congressman Ben Quayle offered a response to the conservative political-action committee Club for Growth's apparent threat to GOP leadership not to favor Quayle over Congressman David Schweikert in their primary match.Yesterday, Club for Growth president Chris Chocola released a letter he sent to ... More >>
To the casual observer, Congressmen Ben Quayle and David Schweikert may seem like the same dude.They're both freshman in the House, and they've voted the same in 94 percent of the 1,146 roll call votes they both voted on.They're both running for the Republican nomination in Arizona's Sixth Congre ... More >>
C-SpanGabrielle Giffords submits her letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner.Gabrielle Giffords formally resigned from Congress this morning in an emotional goodbye that brought tears to the eyes of several lawmakers present -- including, of course, House Speaker John Boehner.While ho ... More >>
John McCain yesterday compared Tea Partiers to Hobbits."The Mav" had quite the day for himself yesterday.Aside from calling Tea Partiers "hobbits" while addressing the Senate, Senator John McCain also managed to bash Nevada Senator Harry Reid, President Barack Obama, Reid's opponent in last year' ... More >>
Congressman Gary Ackerman is treading all over Governor Jan Brewer.New York Congressman Gary Ackerman calls Governor Jan Brewer's putting her Jan Hancock on a bill that allows the creation of license plates that benefit the Tea Party movement "shameful." Now, he's called on U.S. House ... More >>
Image: Fox News Channel's Happening NowPeter King, a Republican Congressman from New York, is being stymied by the House Speaker in his quest to pass a gun control measure A Republican congressman's idea to ban weapons within 1,000 feet of federal officials fell flat with House Speaker John B ... More >>
From John Boehner with tears.We spoke too soon. Speaker John Boehner prepared for his tissue call yesterday and addressed the house as it debated over the resolution slated to honor the victims of the mass murder in Tucson. "Look at Tucson right now and you will be reminded that America's mos ... More >>
AP Boehner, here seen with Giffords, who was shot on Saturday in Tucson, AZ. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner issued the statement in the video below after the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday. Boehner's brief, unemotional comments were a far cry from his typical sob fest. The Sp ... More >>
Song: Barbra Streisand, "Send in the Clowns" [Live]Context: Today's soundtrack is dedicated to John Boehner. And to the spineless Democrats in California who failed to back Prop 19. And to the people of Iowa who removed the Supreme Court justices responsible for the state's landmark gay marriage ... More >>
The congressional page scandal's proving the straw that breaks the elephant's back, and Congressman Jim Kolbe's got explaining to do