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By Office of the Speaker | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In Comedy Central Interview, POTUS Makes Laughable Excuses for Scandals at the VA and the IRS If only American workers were forking over bigger portions of their paychecks to the federal government. And if only there were more bureaucrats in Washington. Then the federal government could finally do its job, and do it right. These […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One year ago today Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was thrown in an Iranian prison.  While Jason remains in jail, his friends and family are determined as ever to bring him home.  This morning they announced plans to take their fight to free Jason to the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. “For the […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) wrote to President Obama yesterday calling on the president to transmit to Congress documents related to two secret side deals on Iran’s nuclear program.  The administration has acknowledged their existence, but has not yet produced or […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 24, 2015 | 2 Comments
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It’s gotten so bad, we needed a chart. As several in the media have pointed out, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “self-inflicted wound” continues to undermine her ability to appear truthful or transparent, and she “has only herself to blame” for all the questions surrounding her unprecedented email arrangement with herself. And so, as […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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What The President Got Wrong About The VA (And One Thing He Got Right) It’s not news that President Obama has failed to fix the VA as promised.  Been there, posted about that.  But, from his VFW speech today, it’s clear President Obama has no intention of truly fixing the VA at all.  He could […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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President Obama “vigorously’” defended his nuclear agreement with Iran yesterday, the Associated Press reports, but “in Congress, resistance comes not only from Republicans, but also Obama’s own Democratic Party.”  Indeed, numerous Democrats are raising tough questions for the Obama administration on its Iran deal, from lifting the arms embargo to providing a cash infusion that […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Earlier this year, with the effects of a multi-year drought becoming even more serious, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) ordered cities and towns to cut water use by 25 percent. The State Water Resources Control Board later approved rules encouraging residents to let their lawns die. Meanwhile, farmers have struggled mightily to maintain their crops. […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Matt Wolking In addition to her false claim that she was “never” subpoenaed, she also insisted that “Everything that I did was permitted. There was no law, there was no regulation, there was nothing that did not give me the full authority to decide how I was going to communicate.” The Washington Post Fact Checker […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hillary Clinton Withheld Work-Related Emails from State Dept – What’s Still Missing? “I want the public to see my email,” she said. That isn’t true. “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account … because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal […]

By Office of the Speaker | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As scandals and crises engulfed the Obama administration last summer, outside observers began to openly wonder if the president and his team are up to the task of managing the government: National Journal’s Ron Fournier: “For a party that wants to establish the fact that good government can do good things, they’re now giving the […]