Tag: Congress

Rep. Raul Labrador Is Clueless

Via IdahoStatesman.com : A statement made by U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador during a town hall meeting Friday morning has drawn criticism by those challenging his stance on health care. After a woman suggested that the lack of health care was essentially asking people to die, Labrador had a […]

Punxsutawney Phil > Congress

Public Policy Polling is out with a humorous new poll that highlights just how much Americans hate Congress. It is no secret that the approval rating of those on Capitol Hill has been hovering at historically low levels and even with Republicans taking over both sides of the […]

Best Senate Odd Couple? We Think So

The Washington Post profiles the U.S Senator with the most power when it comes to environmental policy in the United States, climate change denier James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma). Inhofe famously claimed in 2003 that global warming might help humanity. “It’s also important to question whether global warming is even […]

U.S Senate Caucus Update

Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia, who is now without a doubt the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, will remain with the Democrats but there are rumors he could run for governor again and leave the Senate for good in a few years. Democrats dodged a bullet […]

Quote of the Day

“We’re as back to a majority as any of us have seen in our lifetimes. It may be a hundred-year majority.” — NRCC Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), quoted by The Hill, on the expanded Republican majority in the House of Representatives, which could hit 250 seats.

Voters Prefer GOP-led Congress

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg is out with a new poll that finds that Republicans’ national lead appears to be building nine days before Election Day, with likely voters preferring a GOP-led Congress by a wide margin, 52% to 41%. “While neither party can boast stellar approval ratings, those […]

Obama and his plan for ISIL

“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian […]

10 Days of Work

Lawmakers came back over the weekend for the start of a very short session of Congress, this will be the final session before election day unless a crisis were to happen. Don’t expect much as both parties play if safe and the votes this week will be aimed […]