Congress

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?