Congress

‘How Does Going From Being a Sen. to a Pres. Rewrite the Constitution?’

Jason Howerton, TheBlaze/AP

Ignoring BHO’s veto threat, the House voted for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief exec. for failure to enforce federal laws. Trey Gowdy read statements by Obama when he was a Sen. in which he warned of the encroachment of the exec. on other branches of gov't.

Most Oppose Becoming Too Involved in Ukraine

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

A new Pew Research poll found 56% of people say the U.S. should not get too involved after Russian forces took over the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Another 29% think the U.S. needs to take a firm stand.

Congress Draws Criticism Over NSA Oversight

Darren Samuelsohn, Politico

Cries of lax Capitol Hill oversight are piling up as Snowden-inspired stories continue to explode in the media, casting doubt on whether the legislative watchdogs can be trusted to oversee nat'l security agencies that they’ve long defended.

For Lawmakers, an O-Care Escape Option

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Unlike those millions of Americans, Congress members and staff have a way to opt out of ObamaCare — retirement. 

Boehner Says GOP Will Lead, but Backs Away From Votes

Russell Berman, The Hill

John Boehner defended the House GOP’s go-slow approach on immigration, tax reform and replacing ObamaCare, saying the party wanted to avoid repeating mistakes Dems. made and had to face the “reality” of its limited power in DC. He attacked Obama and said R's would present an alternative vision.

Of Course Obama Should Be Impeached

David Catron, American Spectator

Do we have a Congress or a coffle of slaves?

Congress Is Giving Obama a Blank Check

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“With almost $17.3 trillion in national debt, failing to put a debt limit in place to protect taxpayers from even more reckless spending by Congress is beyond irresponsible,” said Heritage’s Romina Boccia. That’s $140,000 per household.

Part Two of the Real Obama Economy: Obama’s Food Stamp Economy

How can you square an increase in government dependence, a shrinking labor force and endemic long term unemployment with an economic “recovery?" You can't unless you look at it in political, not economic terms.

Retirements Hurt Dems’ House Prospects

Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan, Politico

Since Dec., four Dem. incumbents (the newest: Jim Moran of VA) have announced they will not be seeking reelection to districts that contain large proportions of Repub. voters. Dems. freely admit that two seats, Jim Matheson's (UT) and Mike McIntyre's (NC), are almost certain to shift Repub.

Speaker Ryan: We Demand You Take The No Amnesty Pledge

To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership

Dear Representative:

As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.

W. House Press Room=3rd Legis. Chamber

Right Scoop Staff

George Will points out that Obama is using the White House press room to illegally rewrite laws, something that can only be done by Congress.

Of Course Democrats Lie About Their Obamacare Privileges

Democratic Senator Mark Pryor voted to keep his special Obamacare subsidy, while his principled limited government constitutional conservative opponent, Tom Cotton, voted to end the special Obamacare subsidy for Congress. So why is Pryor not owning-up to his vote?

George Washington vs. Barack Obama

Unless Speaker Boehner calls the House back into session to prevent President Obama from usurping Congress’s constitutional authority to authorize – or not authorize – the use of military force in Syria, Speaker Boehner may go down in history as the Speaker who stood by and did nothing while an understanding of the Constitution that has stood since George Washington was President was vaporized by the cruise missiles Barack Obama is preparing to rain down on Syria.

Mr. Speaker, Get Behind SOMETHING

In Speaker Boehner's hands rests the decision on whether Congress will come back into session and remain a coequal branch of government by maintaining its power to authorize—or not authorize—the use of military force in Syria. If he fails to act, Congress will be relegated to the status of a mere appendage of the Executive, used only to levy taxes and rubber stamp the decisions of an imperial president.

Congress Widens IRS-Tea Party Probe

Kim Dixon, Reuters

IRS lawyer Carter Hull and 20 other IRS employees will be questioned. Will it reveal the discriminator?