Tag: House of Representatives


9/11 Widow Sues Saudi Arabia in Wake of Law Enacted over Obama’s Veto

The widow of a man who perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks filed a lawsuit against U.S. ally Saudi Arabia soon after Congress enacted a law over President Barack Obama’s veto that allows Americans to sue the Arab kingdom in connection to the attacks that killed more than 3,000 more than 15 years ago.

Issa Faces Tough Re-Election Challenge in San Diego

Democrats are eyeing what they see as the potential for a major pickup in November with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate facing off against longtime Republican incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa for his seat in the House of Representatives.

Pelosi Tells Dem Delegates: Hillary Clinton Secures Our Safety, Our Future, Our Democracy

The woman leading Democrats in the House of Representatives told delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Thursday that electing Hillary R. Clinton the first female president of the United States means achieving the dreams and hopes and aspirations of every woman, every daughter, every son, and every family, all across our land, for generations to come.

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, 2015. REUTERS/TIMA/FILES

U.S. Lawmakers Still Take Aim at Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a role in November’s elections.

Large Number of AZ Legislators Endorse Kelli Ward Over John McCain

Ward — a recently former state Senator in her own right — counted 17 endorsements from legislators and state leaders in the first major endorsement list of her campaign. That list includes almost a third of State Senators that have chosen to back Ward over the establishment candidate McCain.


Libya: Rival Governments Defy Hardliners, Sign UN Unity Agreement

The largest piece of terra nullius in the world is one step closer to having an internationally-recognized government again. The two governments of Libya have signed a UN-brokered agreement to begin building a state in Tripoli, though members of both factions have loudly protested any such deal.

Braveheart Paul Ryan (Jon Fleischman / FlashReport.org)

Speaker Ryan Needs to Reach Beyond the Beltway

Speaker Ryan’s remarks were, for the most part, inside baseball. Multiple times Ryan referred to “regular order,” which to the common person sounds like a reference to getting the same fast food at McDonalds every time you go.

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House Votes Again to Defund Planned Parenthood

In what was ultimately a show-vote, the House once again passed a measure that supports the defunding of Planned Parenthood, as the abortion business is under congressional investigation for selling the body parts of aborted babies.

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House Committee Expands Planned Parenthood Probe

Though the House is officially in recess, committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), committee vice chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and committee chairman emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX) signed letters to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, StemExpress, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), and Novogenix Laboratories. A news release posted on the committee’s website states the request for further information “build[s] on the committee’s investigation into the shocking Planned Parenthood videos released in recent weeks.”

Dem Rep Grills John Kerry About Iran’s Support for International Terrorism

Republican members of the House made headlines for grilling Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, but Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch landed a solid punch by noting the Administration is absurdly downplaying how much damage Iran can do with all the money Obama wants to give them, long before they detonate a nuclear bomb.


Patent Trolls Don’t Contribute to Innovation–They Impose a Private Tax

Trial lawyers trying to hold parts of the legal system hostage to make money is nothing new. It always happens the same way: a few creative lawyers figure out how to exploit legal loopholes; then abuse those loopholes to enrich themselves at others’ expense until someone stops them. Along the way, they come up with all sorts of creative justifications for what they are doing, claiming it’s actually positive and beneficial. Behind the scenes, they convince or pay off special interests to lobby for delays in changing the law that would close their loopholes and stop the cash flow.