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‘I Can’t Help You’: Eric Cantor Blows Off 9 Year Old Girl (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:27 PM December 4, 2013
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Today, nine-year old Liz Maquez, a U.S. citizen whose father is in danger of being deported, approached Cantor in the halls of Congress. “I can’t help you,” was Rep. Cantor’s response.

News

GOP’s Cocaine Congressman Not Quitting — Announces Leave Of Absence

by David Badash ● 8:17 AM November 21, 2013
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Trey Radel, the Tea Party Republican U.S. Congressman who pled guilty yesterday after his arrest last month for possession of cocaine, late last night from his home state of Florida announced he is taking a leave of absence.

News

Shutdown Deal? Here’s What The House And Senate Are Voting On Today — And What They Aren’t

by David Badash ● 12:16 PM October 16, 2013
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The House and the Senate have just gaveled into session, after prayers from their respective chaplains (image, above). They are reportedly going to vote to end the GOP-led shutdown.

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Three New Polls Prove Shutdown Devastating To GOP’s Approval Ratings

by David Badash ● 6:00 PM October 7, 2013
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Three new polls prove that the one-week old Republican-led federal government shutdown has been devastating to the GOP’s public approval rating.

ENDA

GetEQUAL Gets Arrested At Boehner’s Office While Demanding ENDA Action

by David Badash ● 12:24 PM June 13, 2013
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Eight LGBT activists protesting a lack of Congressional action on ENDA late this morning were arrested after refusing to leave Speaker of the House John Boehner’s offices.

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Obama To Supreme Court: Kill DOMA

by David Badash ● 10:08 AM February 23, 2013
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The Obama administration last night filed a brief requesting the Supreme Court strike down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Ac that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

DOMA

DOMA: Supreme Court Doesn’t Have Jurisdiction, House Doesn’t Have Standing Says SCOTUS Lawyer

by David Badash ● 10:30 AM January 25, 2013
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A lawyer hired by the Supreme Court says they don’t have jurisdiction over a DOMA case they agreed to hear, and the House has no right to defend the anti-gay law.

Marriage

Look: Log Cabin Republicans Place Full-Page Ad Attacking GOP Funding DOMA Defense

by David Badash ● 10:15 AM January 9, 2013
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The Log Cabin Republicans today placed a full-page ad challenging the GOP’s funding to defend DOMA in court.

News

Boehner, Cantor Kill Decades-Old Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM January 3, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) allowed the decades-old Violence Against Women Act to die yesterday when — like the Hurricane Sandy victims aid bill — they refused to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

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Watch Live: Governor Christie On GOP Refusal To Vote On Hurricane Sandy Relief (2 PM)

by David Badash ● 1:01 PM January 2, 2013
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NJ Governor Chris Christie will hold a press conference at 2:00 PM ET to discuss House Republicans’ current refusal to hold a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief aid.

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Boehner Told Reid ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ In Front Of Oval Office

by David Badash ● 10:15 AM January 2, 2013

Apparently, before the fiscal cliff vote late last night, Speaker of the House John Boehner was feeling a bit stressed. Politico reports Boehner had passed Reid and lashed out with some strong language.

Marriage

Boehner, Demanding Spending Cuts, Increases Budget To Protect Gay Marriage Ban

by David Badash ● 6:25 PM December 13, 2012
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John Boehner secretly allowed the raising of the budget to pay his hand-picked outside counsel who is fighting attempts to overturn DOMA.

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Breaking: House Republicans Vote To Repeal Obamacare For The 33rd Time

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM July 11, 2012
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In what may be forever classified as the most persistent childish do-nothing Congress ever, today House Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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John Boehner Appoints NOM Founder To Religious Freedom Commission

by David Badash ● 7:32 PM March 27, 2012
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Speaker of the House John Boehner has appointed NOM co-founder and former Chair Dr. Robert George to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).