House of Representatives

House GavelGate Investigation Ends Without a Bang – HotAir

It was an investigation in search of a violation of federal law. It was a waste of time. Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy requested that carpenters in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) make eight gavels from fallen trees on the campus. An agency watchdog group launched an investigation after it received a […]

Don’t Even Think About It – HotAir

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) wants to put a stop to members of Congress leaving their office early to return to the private sector, likely to a gig as a highly paid lobbyist. She launched the Don’t Quit to Lobby Act.  The message is to stay and finish the job. If a person is elected to […]

Mike Johnson Is Exactly the Type of Man We Need in Public Life

Corporate media journalists are still out for new House Speaker Mike Johnson’s, R-La., blood. This week’s contrived controversy is that Johnson took his teenage daughter to a “purity ball” in 2015. ABC News claims to have “unearthed” a German TV news segment featuring Johnson, his wife Kelly, and his daughter Hannah, who was 13 at the […]

There Is No Hunter Biden Case Without Joe Biden

When Rep. James Comer wondered on CNN whether special counsel David Weiss had indicted Hunter Biden on nine tax-related charges to protect him from having to be deposed in the House Oversight Committee and Accountability, Jake Tapper snarkily responded: “Yes, the classic rubric. He indicted him to protect him. I got it.” Well, yes. Indicting […]

What Congress Achieved in 2023 and What’s Ahead for New Year

Only 17 days remain in 2023, and members of Congress are preparing to leave Washington to return to their districts for Christmas. It has been a lively, and sometimes contentious, first session for the 118th Congress.  The removal in October of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., by his own party likely will be remembered as […]

Hunter Biden Made ‘Important Tell’ in Defying Subpoena

Hunter Biden defied a congressional subpoena from House investigators Wednesday, but nevertheless may have “given up the store,” according to one leading House Republican. President Joe Biden’s son—indicted last week on federal tax charges—didn’t do a deposition, but did a press conference outside the Capitol, saying his father wasn’t “financially involved” in his business.   The qualifier […]