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It May Be Time For Rand Paul To Start Concentrating On His Senate Seat

Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s flailing Presidential campaign seems to be raising concerns about his Senate seat among some Republicans.

Despite Saying No, Paul Ryan Is Being Heavily Lobbied To Run For Speaker

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Paul Ryan is getting pressure from all sides to get into the race for Speaker Of The House.

Ben Carson Isn’t Alone In Having Utterly Silly Ideas About The Debt Ceiling

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Yes, Ben Carson’s comments about the debt ceiling are silly, but it’s the fact that a lot of Republicans agree with him that’s dangerous.

Kevin McCarthy Drops Out Of Race For Speaker, House Republicans In Chaos

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Another political earthquake in Washington as Kevin McCarthy drops out of the race for Speaker, and the House GOP doesn’t seem to know which way to go.

House Conservatives Fail To Unite Behind A Candidate For Speaker

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With just a day to go before House Republicans pick their candidate for Speaker, conservatives don’t seem to be able to unify behind a candidate.

New Hampshire Governor Hassan To Run For Senate Against Kelly Ayotte


New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has announced that she will challenge Senator Kelly Ayotte, setting up what is likely to be one of the most closely fought Senate re-election bids of the upcoming cycle: New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will challenge GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte next year, Hassan announced Monday — a decision that boosts […]

Jason Chaffetz Enters Race For Speaker

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Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz has entered the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Sunday announced his intention to run to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Today, here, I am announcing my intention to run for Speaker of the House of Representatives,” Chaffetz said on “Fox […]

Kevin McCarthy Inadvertently Tells The Truth About The House Benghazi Committee


The man who will likely be the next Speaker of the House accidentally acknowledged the real motivation behind the Select Committee investigating, yet again, the Benghazi attack.

Congress Avoids A Shutdown, But It’s Likely To Come Back In December


Congress will get a temporary funding bill passed in time to avoid a shutdown on Thursday, but it may just be delaying the inevitable.

John Boehner’s Parting Words For His Critics Are Spot-On


John Boehner let loose on the “false prophets” on the right yesterday, and he’s absolutely right.

Boehner Resignation Tied to Papal Visit?


WaPo’s Robert Costa reveals an emotional reaction by the Speaker to the papal visit to Congress.

House Speaker John Boehner To Resign


Big news out of Washington, D.C.

With Eight Days To Go, Can Congress Avoid Another Government Shutdown?

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Congress has just over a week to pass a funding bill, and it’s not looking very good.

After Final Senate Vote Fails, The Iran Nuclear Agreement Is A Done Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

The final effort to block the Iran Nuclear Deal failed in the Senate yesterday, meaning that the deal will now move forward.

The Latest Conservative Rebellion Against John Boehner Is Fizzling Out

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The latest effort by conservative Republicans to oust John Boehner appears to be coming to an unsurprising end.

Vast Majority Of Americans Oppose Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood Funding

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With two weeks left until the Federal Government runs out of money, and the issue still quite unresolved, a new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans would oppose a government shutdown over funding for Planned Parenthood.

Senate Democrats Succeed In Filibuster Of Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Senate Democrats successfully blocked a final vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal, meaning that Congressional debate on the matter is effectively over.

Federal Judge Allows Part Of House Lawsuit Against Obama Administration To Proceed


A Federal Judge has ruled that part of a lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives can go forward, but the legal battle is far from over.

House Conservatives Push For Pointless Delay In Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Some House Republicans are trying to delay the vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal with an argument that has no merit whatsoever.

John Boehner Faces A Tough Fall On Capitol Hill

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Speaker John Boehner seems likely to see another leadership threat from fellow Republicans this fall.

Democrats Now Have Enough Support To Block A Final Vote On The Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

At least on paper, Senate Democrats now have enough votes to block the Senate from voting on a resolution disapproving of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

The Iran Nuclear Deal Debate Is Basically Over

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

President Obama now has enough votes in the Senate, and probably the House, to ensure that Congress cannot block the nuclear deal with Iran.

Mitch McConnell: Republicans Don’t Have The Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood


Mitch McConnell spoke a truth that many conservatives are likely not going to want to accept.

Iran Nuclear Deal Now Virtually Certain To Survive Congressional Attack

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Senate Democrats are now just one vote away from being able to block a veto override, meaning that the effort to block the Iran Nuclear Deal will most certainly fail.

Ohio Politicians Predictably Unhappy About Denali Decision

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Ohio politicos are predictably unhappy about the decision to return Mount Denali to its rightful place.

Everybody Hates Congress

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Another poll confirms the fact that Americans of all political stripes continue to hold Congress is disdain.

Senate Democrats May Be Able To Filibuster The Vote To Block The Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

If the Administration gets its way, efforts to block the Iran nuclear deal may come to a quick end in the Senate.

As Far As Europe Is Concerned, The Debate Over The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Over

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Congress is set to debate the Iran nuclear deal next month, but as far as Europe is concerned the debate is already over.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal, But It Will Likely Go Into Effect Anyway

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Another poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Iranian nuclear deal, but the effort to defeat it in Congress is still likely to fail.

Chuck Schumer Comes Out Against The Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

The Iran nuclear deal will probably survive it’s test in Congress in the end, but Chuck Schumer just made the Administration’s job a little more difficult.

Mitch McConnell: No Immigration Reform While Obama Is President

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The Senate Majority Leader says there will be no immigration reform while Obama is President. This is unlikely to help the GOP’s already serious problems with Latino voters.

Obama’s Rhetoric On The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Needlessly Confrontational

Barack Obama

President Obama’s confrontational approach to opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal ignores legitimate questions.

American Public Turning Against Iran Nuclear Deal According To New Polls

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Recent polling has shown the American public to be highly skeptical, at beast, of the Iran Nuclear Deal. That may not be enough to kill it in Congress, though.

Little Known Congressman Files Doomed Motion To Remove John Boehner As Speaker


A little known Congressman from North Carolina has filed a motion to “remove” John Boehner from the Speakership.

Clinton To Testify Before House Benghazi Committee October 22nd

Clinton Testifies On Benghazi Attack

Get ready for another pointless political circus.

Majority Of Americans Support Iran Nuclear Deal

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Good news for the President.

United Nations Security Council Approves Iranian Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

The U.N. Security Council has approved the Iranian nuclear deal, and now the ball is in Congress’s court.

U.S., Cuba Reopen Embassies For First Time In 54 Years

Diana Nyad

There are mutual embassies in Havana and Washington for the first time in 54 years. It certainly took long enough.

Can Congress Stop The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

In the end, the odds that Congress can actually stop the new deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program are pretty low.

President Obama Commutes Sentences Of 46 Federal Drug Offenders

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A good first step, but there’s a lot more than needs to be done to reform the criminal justice system.

The Politics Of Obamacare After King v. Burwell


In the wake of the latest Supreme Court decision, the Affordable Care Act seems to have become even more firmly established than it was before last week, and the prospect of repeal has become even less likely.

A Look At The Remaining Legal Challenges To Obamacare


There are still legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act pending after King v. Burwell, but they aren’t quite as substantial as what we’ve seen over the last five years.

Silly Legislative Tricks


Via The Hill:  House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges. […] Babin’s potential legislation would only let the federal government provide healthcare to the Supreme Court and its […]

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Vote

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The era of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is over.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before


Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

It’s Time To End The Cuba Travel Ban

Diana Nyad

It’s easier for an American citizen to go to Iran or North Korea than it is for them to go to Cuba, That’s insane.

The Politics Of King v. Burwell


As early as tomorrow, the Supreme Court could issue its ruling in the latest Obamacare case. Depending on the ruling, Republicans could find themselves in a political firestorm.

Congress Rebukes Obama On Trade, And Thus The Lame Duck Era Begins

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House Democrats defied President Obama on an important trade deal today, thus arguably marking the official beginning of his lame duck status.

Obama And Republicans Battle As Both Sides Await Another Obamacare Decision


Before the end of the month, the Supreme Court could issue a ruling that ends subsidies for the vast majority of people who bought insurance under the PPACA, and the political battles are already starting.

Supreme Court Slaps Back Congress In Jerusalem Passport Case

Old City from the Mount of the Olives

In a case that took seven months to decide, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Presidency’s broad authority in foreign affairs, and inserted itself just a little bit in the thorny politics of the Middle East.

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