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February 25, 2015
An original Banksy it ain’t.
But activists displeased with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler have plastered unflattering images of the administration aide in plain sight.
The prominently displayed posters — which, according to the Daily Caller, have popped up at multiple locations all over town — portray the aspiring internet regulator as being a “boot licker” and accuse him of being “Obama’s Bitch.”
Reminds us of the days unflinching critiques of President Ronald Reagan’s pal Edwin Meese adorned nearly every street corner.
(Oink-oink, my good man.)
February 23, 2015
Stephen Bassett, executive director of Paradigm Research Group and founder of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), has devoted the past 18 years to overcoming the “truth embargo” about government involvement in alien affairs.
He’s now ready for Congress to officially weigh in.
“Once this evidence is properly looked at, the way it should be, any reasonable person will come to the same conclusion,” Bassett told HOH about the cumulative knowledge his advocacy group wants to share with interested lawmakers.
Bassett laid the groundwork for his latest congressional outreach a few years back, hosting a 30-plus-hour mock hearing (spanning five days) at the National Press Club in 2013. He had copies of the recorded sessions of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure delivered to every Capitol Hill office — a bundle containing 10 DVDs, a letter signed by the participating witnesses and a request to meet with Bassett — immediately following the midterm elections. Full story
February 18, 2015
Lawmakers prepared for the holiday weekend by contemplating hamsters, Venezuelan hamburgers and former Sen. Strom Thurmond’s grandchildren.
February 17, 2015
January 30, 2015
Lawmakers spent the week calling one another by the wrong name, professing their love for Gouda and discussing their Valentine’s Day plans.
January 29, 2015
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently assured fellow eco-warriors that the tide on Capitol Hill is turning against those who feel protecting the environment is a non-issue.
“That wall of denial is cracking and it is crumbling,” the Rhode Island Democrat told those gathered for an open house at Oceana on Jan. 27. “Congress is feeling it. And they can’t hold out.”
Whitehouse’s optimistic assessment seems to fly directly in the face of current events, what with “Greatest Hoax” author and newly minted Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., being put in charge of that chamber’s ecological stewardship. Full story
January 27, 2015
Never one for false modesty, Sen. Charles E. Grassley thinks he’s pretty good at using Twitter.
If u are a “follower” and u paid for my breakfast at VillageInn CedarFalls let me know do I can thank you Waiter told me when askd for chk
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) January 26, 2015
January 23, 2015
Seizing on an opponent’s latest shortcoming is the currency of the communication director’s realm. But in an age when cleverly crafted GIFs or shade-throwing listicles grab more eyeballs than immediately deleted, boilerplate email blasts, it pays to have one’s digital way with the news of the day.
Someone in the office of Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., recently did just that, juxtaposing the New England Patriot’s ballsy brushoff of #DeflateGate with head-scratching comments delivered by administration officials.
Members spent a short week in Congress learning about drones, women’s health and the difference between one trillion and one thousand billion.
During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, it often wasn’t about how many times Speaker John A. Boehner clapped, so much as how he clapped. HOH is here to document the many styles of the Boehner clap.
January 21, 2015
Alejandro Renteria didn’t have any paper handy when President Barack Obama inched closer on his way out of the House chamber post-State of the Union. So the quick-thinking Democratic aide stuck his neck out and asked to have something a little unusual autographed: his tie.
US President Obama signing my brother’s tie (Alejandro Renteria) at the State of Union 2015 pic.twitter.com/b9G4UHgtyh
— Robert Rent (@RobertRent) January 21, 2015
January 20, 2015
The thing about the State of the Union address is, even though the American people are supposed to hang on to every word that drops from President Barack Obama’s lips, there’ll be 534 other highly opinionated people around that night who would also like to have their say.
Most of the time these easy breezy bicameral get-togethers go off without a hitch. Full story
January 19, 2015
Even with party retreats this week, members still found time to recognize children born outside of marriage, debate NFL rules and bake cookies in the House chamber.
January 15, 2015
A “surprise” visit Thursday from President Barack Obama has helped put an employee-owned, Charm City café on the political map.
Per a White House pool report, the First Belly rolled into town with Maryland Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski in tow and took the opportunity to chat up three local women about the administration’s paid sick-leave trial balloon. The “unannounced stop” fits the president’s MO of huddling with potential beneficiaries of proposed policy changes. Full story
January 13, 2015
Turning a legendary chamber-clearing brawl between House Democrats and Republicans into a cartoon short not only displays “Bills and Brews” creator Matt Laslo’s brilliance in capitalizing on the gems he extracts from pols during his booze-fueled interviews, it makes him a bona fide member of some of the most colorful satirists around.
Reducing screwy pols to mere caricatures of themselves is a time-honored tradition among those grossly dissatisfied with what does (or does not) routinely take place in the halls of Congress.