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House to end 180-year-old ‘page’ program

WASHINGTON — Bringing the curtain down on a nearly 200-year-old tradition, leaders of the US House of Representatives announced Monday that they were doing away with the chamber’s “page” program. Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cited the high cost of the program as…

Oregon Rep. Wu to resign over sex allegations

Rep. David Wu (D-OR), despite insisting to colleagues that he had done “nothing illegal,” announced Tuesday that he will resign, according to the Associated Press. The congressman is facing scrutiny after a teenage girl’s accusation that she had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with him over Thanksgiving last year. Wu released…

Dem. leaders consider forcing Oregon’s Wu out of office after sex allegations

UPDATE 10:16 ET: Rep. Wu has announced that he will not resign his House seat over allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter, but that he will not seek reelection in 2012, according to a breaking news alert from Politico. “He isn’t going to be running for reelection,” an anonymous Wu…

When the role of schoolmarm is offered, please say no thank you

Excellent piece in Salon on why Anthony Weiner is getting denounced by the same congress critters who backed Charlie Rangel, who was actually accused of real ethics violations, and not just being a sad dude who bolsters his ego by getting ladies on the internet to tell him he's sexy.  Basically,…

Andrew Breitbart on Weiner and women’s porn preferences

Controversial conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has at least one more lewd picture of embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), one that he says “is worth more than a thousand words,” and he warned Wednesday in a Daily Beast article that he may release it if provoked. “My takeaway from the Clinton…

Poll: Nearly half of New Hampshire Republicans are birthers, and many support Trump

Donald Trump’s play into the fictional world of birther politics seems to have paid tremendous dividends in New Hampshire, where a poll this week found that nearly half of likely Republican primary voters don’t believe the president is a U.S. citizen. With Trump pitching himself as the candidate of these…

House cuts federal spending by $61.5 billion

Medicare, Medicaid remain untouched WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Saturday approved legislation to cut federal spending deeply through September, a plan that is sure to be stopped by President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats in the Senate. The Republican-backed bill is a challenge to Obama to…

Daffodils for bitches getting shit done

Update: The mystery shit-talker is Dana Loesch. I had to look her up. Unsurprisingly, she works for the Big Lie factory. It is true that we at Pandagon are not friendly to professional liars. Don’t think the Republicans’ move to get America’s vaginas back to cherished 50s-era restrictions will end…

Obama reaches out to Republicans after poll rout

A chastened President Barack Obama offered an olive branch to jubilant Republicans Wednesday after their crushing election victory halted his reform quest and cast doubt on his 2012 reelection hopes. Obama was set to make a first show of conciliation after a bitter congressional election campaign in a formal White…

Women’s group: Beware of ‘Boehner’s America’

Women’s group raises specter of ‘Speaker Boehner’ to motivate voters A Democratic women’s group is warning voters that a Republican takeover of Congress would mean “a dangerous world.” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock on Thursday told a Washington audience that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be scrapped and…

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