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    VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Simmers And Nearly Boils Over In Questioning Comey About Trump, Russia And Classified Leaks

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Simmers And Nearly Boils Over In Questioning Comey About Trump, Russia And Classified Leaks

This is 15 minutes of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington-quality stuff, as Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) grills FBI director James Comey during today’s hearing about the investigation of links between

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    CROUERE: The Clock Is Ticking On The GOP Congress

CROUERE: The Clock Is Ticking On The GOP Congress

In early 2009, conservative activists starting meeting across the country to organize the first Tea Party rallies and express their opposition to the left-wing agenda of President Barack Obama. Activists

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    APPEL: Repealing And Replacing Obamacare Means Going Through Lots Of Political Pain

APPEL: Repealing And Replacing Obamacare Means Going Through Lots Of Political Pain

It seems that our new President and Congress may be learning a bitter lesson concerning Obamacare. You know Obamacare, that Utopian vision forced upon the American people? A vision of

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    WAGUESPACK: Take The Time To Do It Right

WAGUESPACK: Take The Time To Do It Right

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” His point is clear: take the time

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    VIDEO: Here’s Clay Higgins On The House Floor Speaking About Trump’s Immigration Order

VIDEO: Here’s Clay Higgins On The House Floor Speaking About Trump’s Immigration Order

Courtesy of KATC. Higgins’ debut isn’t particularly surprising – he’s backing the president on the order that’s causing so much lunacy in the media today. And it comes off a

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    Mike Johnson, Miserable

Mike Johnson, Miserable

We couldn’t resist the above photo. Somebody used that Google Gigapixel app of the presidential inauguration and found Johnson, Louisiana’s new congressman from the 4th District, suffering in the rain

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Meet Your New Chair Of The House Water Resources Subcommittee, Garret Graves

  Meet Your New Chair Of The House Water Resources Subcommittee, Garret Graves

Guy’s been in Congress a couple weeks past two years and he’s already chairing something that matters… Congressman Garret Graves

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Clay Higgins Just Hired Rand Paul’s Legislative Director To Be His Chief Of Staff

  Clay Higgins Just Hired Rand Paul’s Legislative Director To Be His Chief Of Staff

An interesting choice, inasmuch as it might inform Higgins’ ideological leanings – which, without any sort of political record and

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JBE’s Letter To Kennedy Defending His Flood Response, Or Lack Thereof, Is Generating Reverberations

  JBE’s Letter To Kennedy Defending His Flood Response, Or Lack Thereof, Is Generating Reverberations

We touched on this in yesterday’s Hither And Yon at some length, and now that the elections are over you can

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Cedric Richmond Now Runs The Congressional Black Caucus

  Cedric Richmond Now Runs The Congressional Black Caucus

Local man rises to prominence, one supposes. Rep. Cedric Richmond was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Wednesday (Nov. 30),

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Cedric Richmond Wants To Run The Congressional Black Caucus, And Toward That End He’s Taking Shots At Nancy Pelosi

  Cedric Richmond Wants To Run The Congressional Black Caucus, And Toward That End He’s Taking Shots At Nancy Pelosi

Apparently, the way you move up the ranks within the Congressional Black Caucus, which is the closest thing Capitol Hill

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Our Governor’s Performance With Respect To Flood Recovery Is Increasingly Troubling…

  Our Governor’s Performance With Respect To Flood Recovery Is Increasingly Troubling…

…and it doesn’t appear that the state’s media has much interest in holding him accountable. We raise this subject because

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CONAWAY: When Demand Exceeds Supply

  CONAWAY: When Demand Exceeds Supply

Editor’s Note: the following is a guest post by Camille Conaway, the LABI Vice-President of Policy and Research.  Sitting in an empty

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VIDEO: Did You See Jason Chaffetz Subpoena An FBI Agent Right In The Middle Of Congressional Testimony?

  VIDEO: Did You See Jason Chaffetz Subpoena An FBI Agent Right In The Middle Of Congressional Testimony?

This happened Monday, and it was about as fun as a congressional hearing can get. At issue was the FBI’s

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FLEMING: We’ve Got To Begin Taking Our Defense Seriously

  FLEMING: We’ve Got To Begin Taking Our Defense Seriously

According to a December 2015 Gallup poll, Americans named terrorism as our country’s top concern. That was before the recent

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HITHER AND YON: Election Season Has Begun In Louisiana

  HITHER AND YON: Election Season Has Begun In Louisiana

In case you missed the Twitter war between Rob Maness and David Duke over the weekend, you were treated to

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VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Questions Loretta Lynch, And It Goes About How You’d Expect

  VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Questions Loretta Lynch, And It Goes About How You’d Expect

We’re told that yesterday on 74 different occasions Loretta Lynch refused to answer direct questions put to her by members

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VIDEO: Meet Will Hurd, Your Newest Republican Superstar

  VIDEO: Meet Will Hurd, Your Newest Republican Superstar

Probably the highlight of James Comey’s appearance in front of the House Oversight Committee today to talk about the get-out-of-jail-free

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VIDEO: Here Was Trey Gowdy’s Five Minutes With James Comey Today

  VIDEO: Here Was Trey Gowdy’s Five Minutes With James Comey Today

The hearing is still going on, and it’s pretty bad stuff – Comey is sticking tenaciously to the party line

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