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Will Democrats Reprimand Murtha, or "Go Soft on One of Their Signature" Promises?

May 21, 2007

Today, the House will consider a resolution to reprimand Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), who violated House rules by threatening Rep. Read More

Taxpayer Wallet Watch: Democrats "Make a Mockery" of House Rules to Protect Their Pork

May 21, 2007

If you thought the Democratic majority was committed to eliminating wasteful federal spending and following Republicans’ lead in making the earmark process more transparent and accountable, think again.  As House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) writes in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), “[r]ecent actions by the majority have begun to make a mockery of this vow and of the rules themselves”: Read More

House Democrats to Kill Abstinence Education Program Parents Support

May 21, 2007

In a move out of step with the views of many Americanparents, House Democrats are expected to kill a popular abstinence educationprogram in favor of so-called “comprehensive” sex education programs thatde-emphasize abstinence, defying pleas from organizations such as the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops.House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today criticizedthe Democratic majority’s expected action: Read More

GOP Unity Forces Democrats to Back Down on Surrender Dates

May 21, 2007

Faced with House Republicans united in support of a clean troop funding bill, the Los Angeles Times reports today that Democratic leaders have dropped their insistence on tying troop funding to a surrender date:  Read More

Murtha Earmark Highlights Growing Pattern of Abuses by House Democrats

May 20, 2007

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) will offer a privileged resolution later today to force the full House to vote on whether to reprimand senior Democrat John Murtha (D-PA) for threatening Rogers on the House floor last week.  The actions by Rep. Read More