WHO:Rep. John Mica, R-Fla.
WHAT: Mica received $1,000 from General Motors' Political Action Committee.
WHY IT'S DIRTY: General Motors was the recipient of a $60 billion taxpayer bailout last year that has not been paid back, so the automaker has no right to curry congressional favor at Americans' expense. Read More
Congress is coming to a close with lawmakers rushing to complete duties that should have been done months ago. The symbol of Congress’ annual failure at its assigned task is called an omnibus spending bill. Read More
By the end of this week, the House and Senate GOP will have branded themselves in the eyes of many millions of activists, especially with the tea partiers hot-wired into the lame-duck doings and worried that all of their work and all of their money will have produced just another group of Beltway Republicans. Read More
Another endorsement in the race to become chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: The Republican Business Council is backing Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., touting his conservative credentials and even his home state: Read More
Wall Street has given an estimated $2.5 million dollars to Rep. Melissa Bean, D-Ill., who is rumored to be a favorite pick to run the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should absentee ballots seal her apparent loss to Tea Party challenger Joe Walsh, R. Read More
Those of a certain age will remember comedian/entertainer/patriot Bob Hope singing "Thanks for the memory," which became his theme song, especially in connection with his many shows overseas for members of the U.S. military.
Now comes Politizoid with a delightful adaption to departing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she packs her things and strolls out of the U.S. Capitol: Read More
Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has announced that she will seek to lead Democrats while in the minority. From the Associated Press:
Pelosi, a California liberal, rejected pressure from moderate House Democrats – and even some liberal allies – who said the widespread defeats cried out for new party leadership.
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling is the leading candidate to succeed House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana, but the Texas Republican is no pillar of the Washington GOP Establishment, according to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
Speaking earlier today on ABC News, Armey, who is currently chairman of Freedomworks and a key leader in the Tea Party movement, offered these thoughts on Hensarling: Read More
Word had hardly gotten out that Rep. Mike Pence, R-IN, was thinking of stepping down as chairman of the House Republican Conference in order to make a run for either the White House or the Indiana governorship before the rumor mill was crackling with messages about who might be/should be/better not be his successor. Read More
Fund raiser and political marketing master Richard Viguerie is warning Washington Establishment Republicans that they are wrong to ascribe the advent of the Tea Party movement as a reaction to President Obama and the Democratic Congress led by Senate Majority Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read More