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Republican congressman refers to Latino workers as ‘wetbacks’

Update (below): House Speaker condemns ‘wetbacks’ remark Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Thursday used a racial slur during an interview with a local radio station. “My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Young said in the interview with KRBD.…

GOP congressman takes up Buffett tax dare

WASHINGTON — Warren Buffett will have to contribute $49,000 from his multi-billion dollar fortune after a Republican congressman took up his dollar-for-dollar challenge for donations to help cut the US deficit. Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell was the first to take up the challenge of one of the world’s richest men,…

Parody: Candidate in coma invigorates GOP presidential race

A former Republican congressman in a coma announced last night that he had entered the 2012 presidential race. The Onion News Network reported that John Clarkson of Colorado Springs may have a better chance than any of the current candidates. Watch below:…

GOP Rep. Walter Jones: Bring troops home instead of cutting school lunch programs

Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina said Tuesday that all U.S. military forces should be pulled out of Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden is dead. “Why this Congress continues to complain about budgets and cuts and deficits and debts — and our young men and women are walking…

Rep. Louie Gohmert proposes bill to eliminate corporate taxes

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas introduced legislation to the House of Representatives on Wednesday that would drop the corporate tax rate to all the way down to zero. The two-paged bill, called the American Jobs Act of 2011 — the same name President Barack Obama gave to his jobs…

Tea party Rep. wants ex-wife sanctioned in child support case

A tea party Republican congressman who reportedly owes over $100,000 in child support has filed a motion to have the court sanction his ex-wife. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is also asking the court to force former wife Laura Walsh to pay his legal bills. In July, court documents showed that…

GOP congressman says families should abandon city life

In the documentary Urban Danger, 84-year-old Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, who is serving his tenth term as the representative of Maryland’s Sixth District, explains why US citizens should avoid living in cities. “There are a number of events that could create a situation in our cities where civil unrest could…

Congressman Ron Paul slams Obama: ‘He’s a warmonger’

Republican Congressman Ron Paul said Monday his unwavering opposition to war could help him defeat President Barack Obama in a national election. “The reality is it would be very, very difficult,” Rep Paul (R-TX) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “But if you look at the polls, and there aren’t that…

GOP congressman resigns over failed attempt at extramarital sex

A Republican congressman from western New York announced his resignation Monday after a gossip website published a shirtless photo he sent to a woman who posted a Craigslist personal ad. According to a report at Gawker, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) responded to an ad a 34-year-old woman posted to Craigslist’s…

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