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House GOP Leadership PACs Snub Conservatives

Many conservatives on Capitol Hill find themselves left out in the cold by the current leadership when it comes to receiving campaign donations from leadership PACs. Oct 21, 2013 6:31 AM PT

Lhota Associates de Blasio With A New York Nobody Wants To Remember But Should Never Forget

New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota released an ad recently hitting Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio. The ad highlights and criticizes the former Democratic councilman's vote to take 5,000 NYPD officers off the the streets and de Blasio's response to an NYC biker gang attack on a family in an SUV several weeks ago.  "Bill de Blasio's reckless agenda on crime will take us back to this," the ad's narrator says. The ad then flashes images of New York City during an era when violent crime was rampant and considered the norm.  Oct 17, 2013 11:44 AM PT

Veteran House Stenographer Dragged Off House Floor

U.S. House stenographer Dianne Reidy was forced off the floor on Wednesday night following the House's passage of a debt limit resolution package, which would end the government shut down. Reidy, who has worked as a recorder for the House for over 20 years made her way to the Speaker's chair and began ranting, saying that America was not one nation under God.  Oct 16, 2013 8:09 PM PT

Hoyer: 'Glitches' on Obamacare Website 'Not Surprising'

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) sat down with Capitol Hill reporters at his weekly Pen and Pad on Tuesday to discuss the government shutdown as well as where House Democrats' presently are on the debt limit and continuing resolution debate with Congressional Republicans. Oct 16, 2013 5:24 PM PT

Senate Debt Deal Weakens Congress on Debt Ceiling

Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.: Oct 16, 2013 4:13 PM PT

Huelskamp: GOP Leadership Forgetting Tea Party Gave Them House Majority

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) told Breitbart News that his party's leaders should be very careful about targeting conservative members associated with the Tea Party, as the reason Republicans hold a majority in the lower chamber is because Tea Party activists voted in a wave of conservatives in 2010. Oct 12, 2013 11:06 AM PT

Ron Paul Endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia Governor

In a sting to third party Libertarian nominee Robert Sarvis, former Republican Texas Congressman and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul endorsed Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli on Friday night. According to Politico: Oct 12, 2013 4:19 AM PT

House Oversight Committee Pursues Firsthand Benghazi Witnesses

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a member of the House Oversight Committee, told Breitbart News the Committee is quietly "making progress every day" with its investigation of the administration's handling of the terrorist attack against the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi last year. Oct 9, 2013 3:41 PM PT

Obama's Negative Polling Worse Than Clinton's in 1995 Shutdown

Gallup released a poll last week showing President Barack Obama's negative polling among Americans during the current government shutdown is substantially worse in comparison to the numbers the last Democratic president, Bill Clinton, had during his administration's shutdown in 1995. Oct 9, 2013 12:31 PM PT

LBJ Memorial Park Grove Not Barricaded

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Park Grove is officially closed to the public, according to the National Park Service, due to the government shutdown. However, unlike the World War II Memorial off of Constitution Avenue, the open area park and monument does not appear to be barricaded to the public. Oct 5, 2013 7:47 PM PT

No Answers from Reid Why Private Parks Ordered Closed During Shutdown

The Senate's Democratic leaders held a press conference on Friday to discuss the effects of the government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) claimed Democrats "negotiated their hearts out" with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and made a number of claims to ways in which the shutdown has harmed national security and the economy. Oct 5, 2013 12:23 PM PT

Cruz, Durbin Clash on Senate Floor Over Obamacare

Debate over the government shutdown and Obamcare became testy on Friday afternoon between Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). Durbin accused Cruz of causing "damage" with the government shutdown, which Durbin said Cruz "inspired' by his 21-hour speech last week on the Senate floor. Oct 4, 2013 4:29 PM PT


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