R's in Congress enjoy a 42% approval rating. Obama sits at a 39% approval rating. His disapproval rating sits at a whopping 56%. When asked by Gallup who should have more influence over the direction of the US, a majority chose R's in Congress over Obama by a whopping 56-36% margin.
More than 90% of congressional candidates endorsed by the NRA won their races in the 2014 elections. “The gun lobby also has a powerful ally in incoming Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell, who is highly unlikely to bring to the floor any bills on that would tighten firearm restrictions.”
The massive gains by Republicans in the US Congress come at a time when congressional Republicans have all-time low public approval ratings But despite the fact that seemingly nobody can stand them, Republicans walked to massive victories.
Oppose an Omnibus Spending Bill and Executive Amnesty For Illegals!
To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House Republican Conference
McConnell already surrendered the power of the purse back to Obama by saying there would be no gov't shutdowns. Levin argues McC has given up the biggest leverage we have against Obama in trying to bring down the debt & stop this runaway spending.
Upstate New York Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, is slated to shatter the congressional record of former Brooklyn Dem. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She's running for NY's 21st District seat.
A.G. Eric Holder predicted that the Senate is unlikely to confirm a new attorney general until next year. The timeline Holder laid out suggests that the Senate wouldn't hold confirmation hearings for an A.G. nominee until Jan., when the Senate could be in Repub. hands.
A new poll of 18- to 29- year-olds finds a majority, 51%, who say they'll “definitely vote” in the elections prefer a Repub.-run Congress. Only 47% favor a Dem.-controlled Congress. That’s a big shift from '10, when the same firm found 55% preferred Dem. control & 43% prefer Repub. control.
This should be a no brainer. In an election year when the GOP will not even offer the hint of an agenda because they are playing it safe, this is a safe play. They should show leadership on this issue where Barack Obama is failing to lead.
Congress a small business? Though restricted by law to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, the D.C. Exchange allows Congress to provide health insurance to 12,359 members of Congress, staffers, spouses, and dependents. Documents show Congress submitted false information to participate in the DC Obamacare Exchange.
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House R's have been destined for modest gains in the midterms despite a favorable political environment. Now the GOP is raising its ambitions, jumping into Dem. strongholds. The goal: Achieve their biggest House majority since Truman’s presidency.
Repubs. would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tues.
"We had a flood of children coming across the border, once again, proving that no good immigration bill can pass until we have real border security. Big things in Wash. take bipartisan majorities. The issue of immigration, only way to do it and, frankly, the right way to do it is to do it in a broad, bipartisan way."
Speaker John Boehner took the opposite track from Obama, saying on national television that the U.S. may very well have to send U.S. ground troops to root out the remainder of Islamic State terrorists.
Speaker John Boehner told ABC News "This Week" that he would be willing to call the House back into session to debate any war authorization the president submitted.
Conservatives are warning Obama against using a lame-duck session of Congress to push through Attorney General Eric Holder's replacement, even as the White House signals its intention to fill the post quickly.
The current and immediate past chairmen of the House Homeland Security Comm. have publicly backed Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, despite the fact that the president didn't seek congressional approval for them.
After declaring war on the Tea Party & showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Repubs. to record gains in '10, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate in '14 because of the lack of enthusiasm for his estab.-approved candidates.
After voting to give Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Weds. to fund the gov't until Dec. 11 (at a $1.012 trillion level), moving the bill to avoid a shutdown and address Islamic State orgs.