Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee (MOTTO: "Searching for Intelligence in the House of Representatives Since 1977"), contributed his best effort yesterday to the ongoing Republican war on objective reality. With the White House facing Congressional investigation over alleged Trump campaign ties to Russia and over President Trump's thus-far completely unsupported accusation that … Continue reading These gasses aren’t going to light themselves
Paul Ryan really doesn't want to be Speaker of the House. I get that. It's a very, very shitty job right now. John Boehner did want to be Speaker of the House, badly, and it took the nihilist branch of his own party less than five years to retirement seem preferable to another day on … Continue reading Well, he’s got his dream spin, anyway
Whether you care about Hillary Clinton's political aspirations or not, what happened at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, deserves a real Congressional investigation. The four Americans who died in the attack on the consulate deserve a real Congressional investigation. Maybe such an investigation wouldn't find anything wrong, maybe it would … Continue reading People should be righteously angry about the Benghazi Committee
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is apparently deeply concerned that Planned Parenthood takes federal money while also engaging in political activities, since even though PP doesn't spend its federal funding on politics, money is fungible. This is a pretty bad argument, but it seems to be the one he's making. Here's the thing: Catholic Charities gets … Continue reading What’s the difference?
John Boehner is resigning from Congress altogether late next month. Apparently, running this Republican House Caucus proved too much even for a guy who spent his whole career angling to be Speaker of the House and clearly relished having the job despite the fact that he was historically bad at it. Nobody is happier about … Continue reading Now he can spend more time working on his tan
As Democrats have accumulated enough votes to defeat, one way or another, a Congressional vote to reject the Iran deal, it's started to look like the deal might become the foreign policy version of Obamacare, with deal opponents repeatedly trying to pick the deal apart piece by piece in an infinite number of future votes. … Continue reading Like Obamacare on steroids
Or is it supposed to be a threat, somehow? Conservative pundit Glenn Beck said Tuesday that he had received an email from Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) vowing to quit his Congress if the Iran deal went through. Beck read the email on air during his radio show. "I just got an email from Louie Gohmert. … Continue reading Is that a promise?