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Farenthold Goes Back to Congress

Former Congressman Blake  “Ducky  Pjs” Farenthold went right back to Washington DC Monday as the legislative liaison for the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, located in the district he represented until April 6 of this year.  Seems the Good Ol’ Boy Network felt sorry for him and found him a job, despite the fact that…

Congress Told Trump-Russia Probe Now Includes Possible Cover-Up

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that…

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…

Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?” new…

Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like a…

Congress to Act on Debt Limit By Nov. 5

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned lawmakers in a letter on Thursday that the deadline for increasing the government’s borrowing limit has moved up to about Nov. 5, or a month earlier than expected. The altered deadline was due to tax receipts coming in below estimates and military retirement trust funds costing more than expected, according…

Jon Stewart: The Chronicles of Gridlock in Washington [VIDEO]

The GOP promised action and a break in the gridlock once they took over the Senate (and House), but now the do nothing congress is worse than ever and John Boehner is still bad at his job. President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform has Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell struggling to galvanize…

Sandra Fluke files in California for congressional bid

Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site. A state party delegate confirmed to Post Politics that Fluke…

Statue Of Liberty, Grand Canyon To Reopen During Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore were among the national parks and landmarks set to reopen during the government shutdown after negotiations concluded late Friday. The attractions will reopen Saturday after the states where they are located agreed to fund them through state funds or private donations. The costs range from…

VIDEO – House Speaker Backs Obama’s Call for Strike Against Syria

Speaker John A. Boehner said on Tuesday he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House. Mr. Obama summoned Mr. Boehner and other Republican and Democratic leaders to…

US Supreme Court Limits Gene Patents In Mixed Ruling

U.S. Supreme Court justices issued unanimously issued a mixed ruling on Myriad Genetics Inc.’s patents on genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer. The court holds that natural isolated DNA not patentable, but synthetic DNA can be patented. The ruling marks an important moment for patent law, with implications for the growing field of personalized…

Minnesota Democrat Jim Graves No Longer Running For Congress

Jim Graves says he is indefinitely suspending his campaign for Congress now that Michele Bachmann has announced she won’t seek re-election. “Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished,’” he told MinnPost. [Graves] says he…

Apple’s iMessage Encryption Trips Up Feds’ Surveillance

Encryption used in Apple’s iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by federal drug enforcement agents to eavesdrop on suspects’ conversations, an internal government document reveals. An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document seen by CNET discusses a February 2013 criminal investigation and warns that because of the use of encryption, “it is impossible to intercept iMessages…

Congress Less Popular Than Cockroaches, Traffic Jams, Head Lice – Public Policy Polling

Facing low approval ratings after a historically unproductive 112th session and a series of last-minute showdowns over fiscal matters, Congress is now less popular than root canals, NFL replacement referees, head lice, the rock band Nickelback, colonoscopies, carnies, traffic jams, cockroaches, Donald Trump, France, Genghis Khan, used-car salesmen and Brussel sprouts. When asked if they…

On the first day of the new Congress, the California Democrat Dianne Feinstein will introduce an assult weapon ban bill in the Senate

Feinstein to introduce assault weapons ban // On the first day of the new Congress, the California Democrat Dianne Feinstein will introduce the bill in the Senate. These are the guns the killer had with him, the Assault rifle ‘Bushmaster’ did all the killing according to the reports. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen.…