House Republicans choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as next majority leader

House Republicans choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as next majority leader

http://twitter.com/#!/hayleyalex/status/479700090714865664 The House Republicans have voted for a new majority leader to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, who will soon vacate that post after being defeated by Dave Brat in a Virginia primary. http://twitter.com/#!/costareports/status/479704410495275010 http://twitter.com/#!/HouseGOP/status/479703891802873857 Rep. McCarthy survived a challenge from Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), who was also running for that position. http://twitter.com/#!/costareports/status/479707093612498944 Cantor will step down as majority leader on July 31. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/19/house-republicans-choose-rep-kevin-mccarthy-as-next-majority-leader/

'The GOP made me flip-flop!' Hillary 'clarifies' reason for her TPP about-face - twitchy.com

‘The GOP made me flip-flop!’ Hillary ‘clarifies’ reason for her TPP about-face – twitchy.com

Inquiring minds wanna know: What prompted Hillary’s change of heart on TPP? Well,initially, this is what she went with: What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it, the former secretary of state said in an interview with PBS News Hour. “I don’t believe it’s going to meet the high bar I have set.” But let’s face it: That’s a B.S. explanation. We know it, and she knows it. So she ultimately went with something much more solid: You guys. You guys: Ho. Lee. Crap. We have to laugh so we don’t punch our fists through the wall. Join the club. Hillary is absolutely and painfully exhausting. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/07/the-gop-made-me-flip-flop-hillary-clarifies-reason-for-her-tpp-about-face/

'Knows how to blow our money': Joe Biden's 1-night 'apology tour' in Mexico cost taxpayers HOW MUCH?

‘Knows how to blow our money’: Joe Biden’s 1-night ‘apology tour’ in Mexico cost taxpayers HOW MUCH?

In Mexico City recently, Joe Biden struck an apologetic tone when it came to certain presidential candidates: “I almost feel obliged to apologize for some of what my political colleagues said,” Biden said alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. “It’s a heated campaign season and I just want you to know, Mr. President, that the most heated rhetoric you’ve heard from competitors for the nomination for president is not who we are as the American people. It is not the view that is the view of the majority of the American people. It’s the exact opposite. It’s the opposite view.” If you’re a taxpayer who agrees with the kinds of proposed policies Biden bashed in Mexico, he was still gracious enough to let you pick up a big tab: And that’s just for hotel costs! The veep is no stranger to sticking taxpayers with his large hotel bills. Read more: […]

Creepy: DCCC graphic looks like ‘sadistic porn involving John Boehner’

Creepy: DCCC graphic looks like ‘sadistic porn involving John Boehner’

http://twitter.com/#!/JimmyPrinceton/status/430840538443833344 What’s House Speaker John Boehner doing with red tape over his mouth? That is a little creepy. http://twitter.com/#!/rachelveronica/status/430839726279389184 Turns out it’s part of a new campaign by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to root out “fake” GOP websites — which still doesn’t explain why Speaker Boehner has red tape over his mouth. During the government shutdown, we were told the Republicans were the “hostage-takers,” after all. http://twitter.com/#!/dccc/status/430838130015350784 What is it that the DCCC is calling “outrageous and clearly unethical”? Republicans have launched FAKE websites designed to look like those of Democratic candidates. These phony campaign websites are so deceptive that there have already been reports of people donating to them by mistake. The National Republican Congressional Committee is essentially funneling donations away from Democrats and into its campaign coffers. Essentially funneling donations with phony websites, huh? There is one report of one man donating by mistake, but the NRCC […]

Washington Post headline: ‘Republicans say’ illegal prisoner swap was illegal

Washington Post headline: ‘Republicans say’ illegal prisoner swap was illegal

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/472958562554380288 Blogger @redsteeze called out the Washington Post on its headline concerning the controversial release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “Republicans say law was broken to get Bergdahl freed,” it read. “Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.” plain and simple. As Karen Tumulty’s article reads, though, whether the law was broken or not doesn’t depend on what “Republicans say.” It just was. The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests. … A senior administration official, agreeing to speak on the condition of anonymity to explain the timing of the congressional notification, acknowledged that […]

With Vaccines, Republicans Are Pandering To The Wrong Fringe

With Vaccines, Republicans Are Pandering To The Wrong Fringe

Chris Christie still won’t play in Santa Monica. But he might catch measles there. View this image › Mark Wilson / Getty Images If there’s one thing in America you can actually be unequivocal on, it’s vaccinating children against diseases like measles. It is an uncomplicated issue. And yet, a handful of top Republicans have opened the door slightly on the subject: Parents “need to have some measure of choice in things,” Chris Christie said in London after saying his own kids were vaccinated, “so that’s the balance that the government has to decide.” “What happens if you have somebody not wanting to take the smallpox vaccine and it ruins it for everybody else?” Rand Paul asked on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, before continuing, “I think there are times in which there can be some rules, but for the first part it ought to be voluntary.” “I have heard of […]