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GOP Rep Cole: Spending Bill ‘a Pretty Good Bill’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) touted the controversial spending bill for fiscal year 2017 expected to pass Congress and be signed into law by President Donald Trump. The legislation has been criticized by some Trump allies

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GOP Rep Cole: ‘I Don’t Think We’ll Have a Shutdown’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) downplayed the possibility of a government shutdown as the deadline to pass a measure to fund the federal government approaches. Cole told host Joe Scarborough with the 60-vote rule in the

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GOP Rep Cole: Obama Israel Policy ‘a Series of Calculated Insults’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) took aim at President Barack Obama’s treatment of Israel, particularly after the United States declined to use its power on the U.N. Security Council to thwart a resolution condemning Israel for

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Republican Lawmakers: Scott Walker Dazzles on Capitol Hill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker—the clear Republican presidential frontrunner according to almost all GOP primary polls, even though he hasn’t announced a 2016 campaign officially yet—dazzled Republicans across Capitol Hill in meetings all day Tuesday.

GOP Rep: ‘Votes Are There’ for Spending Package

GOP Rep: ‘Votes Are There’ for Spending Package

House Republicans are expected to unveil their must-pass spending legislation Monday — and despite conservative opposition, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) says he expects the measure to pass. “I think the votes are there. The agreements have been made and it’s

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

The bill doesn’t touch President Obama’s “deferred” prosecution of illegal alien minors, or his threats to expand the program to as many as 6 million people, but House Republicans now appear to have firmly concluded they must pass something before

OK Delegation to Obama: Do Not House Illegals at Fort Sill Long Term

OK Delegation to Obama: Do Not House Illegals at Fort Sill Long Term

On Monday, six of the seven members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation demanded that the federal government reconsider using Fort Sill military base to house illegal immigrant children who have been flooding across the border. The Obama administration announced last

Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill

Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) —Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a short-term funding bill Friday that would keep the U.S. government going for a week. The measure would prevent another government shutdown, the Wall Street Journal reported. Rep. Hal

House GOP Waves Off Immigration Reform

House GOP Waves Off Immigration Reform

There is increasingly little chance that the House will consider immigration reform before the end of the year. Obama and the Democrats have pivoted from the shutdown fight, pressing their advantage to win approval of amnesty legislation. The aftermath of

Washington Political Press Has Got Obama's Back

Washington Political Press Has Got Obama's Back

Political writers are usually confused on economic issues, but Washington DC political writers just seem to parrot the Obama Administration’s talking points.  A typical example is Pete Schroeder’s and Vicki Needham’s article for The Hill Blog: “Shutdown Could Keep Fed

Cantor Changing Schedule to Push Immigration Through House?

Cantor Changing Schedule to Push Immigration Through House?

Another sign establishment Republicans in the House are still driving for amnesty for America’s illegal immigrants is word that House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is considering cancelling a long-scheduled congressional recess week at the end of September. “The

Senate Pushes $46B Spending on Border Amendment

Senate Pushes $46B Spending on Border Amendment

The U.S. Senate added $46 billion for border security. The Senate is expected to pass the bill this week and hand it to the House, but GOP House members are probably going to resist approving the bill because the bill

Congresswoman Blasts Redskins for Refusing to Change Name

Congresswoman Blasts Redskins for Refusing to Change Name

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has implied Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is a hypocrite for refusing to change the team’s nickname. Noting that Snyder, who is Jewish, has blasted the Washington City Paper over articles critical of him, one

New GOP Organization Targets Minorities for Washington Positions

New GOP Organization Targets Minorities for Washington Positions

Republicans, cognizant that they had a dismal record with minorities in the 2012 election, have created a new nonprofit organization called Insight which will target minorities, attempt to launch their careers in Washington and help them flourish once they get