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This time, Mitch McConnell gets the F treatment.
In a move that should’ve happened years ago, the House Appropriations Committee approved a Democratic amendment to the upcoming defense spending bill. The provision revokes the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force that was approved in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip who was shot by a gunman who attacked a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, has kept company with racists. He was forced to apologize for speaking at an international conference of white supremacists, and reportedly referred to himself as “David Duke without the baggage…
Now Congress IS threatening to shut down the OGE.
On Tuesday, September 29, Planned Parenthood health centers will offer free STD testing in 28 cities. The offering is part of “National Pink Out Day,” which is being held in order to rally support for the women’s healthcare provider.
Yesterday, Gawker covered Seth Rogen's appearance at a Congressional hearing and the lack of Congressional attention. A lot of Gawker commenters were understandably outraged at the lack of attendees at Rogan's hearing. There were lots of insults and accusations of Congressional laziness and disinterest.
What would be the state of America if we all performed to Congress's standard? Dark humor is appreciated. Bonus points for a filibuster of the apocalypse and similarly ridiculous situations. No length requirements. (Post in comments.)
Language defunding the Affordable Care Act has passed the U.S. House attached to a bill which would keep the government operational beyond Tuesday morning. It is not expected to pass the Senate. Pretend your congressperson is a nameless, faceless nobody with no beliefs of their own. What would you tell them to do?
But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to…