Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA)

GOP House member says colleague was paid $1200 for vote

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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) says a colleague was paid $1,200 in exchange for voting against a land bill.
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Clay Aiken is running for congress in NC — and good for him

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Aiken, who is openly-gay and a proud dad, hopes to challenge Muslim-hating GOP House Member Renee Ellmers.
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GOP now demanding we sign a DNR for America

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CNN reports House conservatives derailed deal, again.
US Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) confirming that the Republicans changed the House rules on Oct 1, 2013 in order to ensure the federal government would be shut down.

GOP jerry-rigged House rules on Oct. 1 to ensure govt stays shut down (video)

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Boehner orchestrated the arcane rule change to ensure that the government would be shut down & stay shut down.
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Anderson Cooper explains “journalism” to a confused congressman

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Cooper: “This is the way it works in journalism, when you’re not on Fox News you get contentious interviews.”
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You thought kids losing cancer drugs was bad. The shutdown is forcing House members to reuse gym towels.

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No word on whether “non-essential” cancer patients at NIH are expected to re-use their cancer drugs.
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(Updated) Pro-war House Dem leaders “throwing in the towel” on Syria resolution?

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Current Wash Post House whip count on Syria: 17 for Syria strikes, 168 against.
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Talks on NSA overhaul ‘accelerated’ after House vote, Wyden says

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The anti-NSA action moves to the Senate as Sens. Wyden and Udall work on a Patriot Act amendment bill.
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(UPDATED) Amash (R-MI) & Conyers (D-MI) offer amendment to curtail NSA, NSA against it, vote soon

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Lobby your House member to support the Amash-Conyers amendment to rein in the NSA. The NSA pushback has begun.
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Rep. Holt to introduce bill to repeal Patriot Act & 2008 FISA Act

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Holt: “Our nation is grappling with a false choice being presented to us by the media & intelligence officials.”
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