House of Representatives

Government Censorship: A Conspiracy Theory?

Featured image Lately Democrats have fallen into the habit of labeling all facts they would rather not talk about as “conspiracy theories.” They must think it works. Yesterday, Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger testified before Jim Jordan’s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Matt recorded the experience, which he describes as “surreal,” at Racket News. Representative Dan Goldman is the Democrats’ attack dog on the subcommittee. Goldman hasn’t given »

Jamal Bowman, Liar

Featured image This video is all over Twitter, so you likely have already seen it: Why is this footage only coming to light now? We know he got his plea deal, but this is outrageous. — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 26, 2023 You recall that Jamal Bowman is the Democratic rep who pulled the fire alarm next to an emergency exit in one of the House office buildings, in order to »

The House Members Who Stand With Hamas

Featured image Yesterday the House of Representatives passed Resolution 771 on a 412-10 vote, with six members voting “present.” The resolution is titled “Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.” You can read the text, which is pretty strong, here. So who voted not to stand with Israel in connection with the war begun by Gaza on October 7? The roll call »

Who’s He?

Featured image The embarrassing impasse in the House of Representatives has finally ended, as Louisiana’s Mike Johnson has been elected Speaker. So, who is Mike Johnson, and why was he finally able to succeed where several more notable House members failed? I suspect that the answer has more to do with desperation than anything else. The Republican Party was made to look ridiculous, not so much by the party’s divisions as by »

One Day In the Media

Featured image In addition to my day job and writing for Power Line, I do quite a bit of radio as well as some television and podcasting. Yesterday I did two radio shows and a podcast, talking about Gaza’s attack on Israel, “Allahu Akbar” on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, the ongoing fiasco in the House of Representatives, and more. Just for fun, here are those three appearances. First, morning »

Do Republicans Want to Lose?

Featured image Several decades ago, a Washington Democrat said, “Republicans hate the government, so they let us run it for them.” I think there was some truth to that, in the bad old pre-Reagan days. And maybe it is still true now. Byron York, one of the capital’s most astute observers, writes: Watching House Republicans it's hard to avoid the conclusion that, as a whole, they don't really *want* to run the »

Gaetz of Eden

Featured image I turn to the oracular Bob Dylan writing in William Blake’s prophetic mode for commentary on the deposition of Speaker Kevin McCarthy by Matt Gaetz and a few Republican colleagues joined by every House Democrat: All and all can only fall With a crashing but meaningless blow No sound ever comes from the Gates of Eden Well, we hear the sound coming from the Gaetz of Eden. There’s no avoiding »

Suicide of the House

Featured image Who was it who said of the Palestinians that they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity? You could say the same of the Republican Party. Then there is the adage, attributed to Napoleon, that you should never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake. The Republicans violated that one today, too. By rights, the Democrats should be in disarray. The Biden administration has been a disaster, »

House Opens Impeachment Investigation

Featured image This morning, Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that the House is launching an investigation that may lead to the impeachment of President Biden. Here is McCarthy making the announcement; text is below: Welcome back, everyone. You know, in the months that we were gone, in the weeks, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption. »

$20 million and counting

Featured image The House Oversight Committee has released a third Biden bank memo “detailing new information obtained in the Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes.” The committee has now identified over $20 million in payments from foreign sources to the Biden family and their business associates. That’s $20 million and counting. The press release summarizes the bank records memo: The memorandum outlines how the Bidens and their business associates »

The innocent explanation

Featured image Let’s not jump to impeachment — inquiry or otherwise — just because we now have testimony contradicting President Biden’s long-standing line that he never spoke with Hunter Biden about his “business,” whatever it was. Now that Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer has testified to Joe Biden’s participation in phone calls with Hunter’s “clients” or “customers” over dinners for whatever it is that Hunter was selling — Archer testified Biden’s »

What Did Devon Archer Say?

Featured image Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, testified to a House committee behind closed doors today for around four hours. Republicans and Democrats took turns questioning him. Representatives from both parties emerged to spin Archer’s testimony for reporters. The Wall Street Journal’s account is probably as fair as we are going to get: A former business associate of Hunter Biden testified on Monday to Congress that President Biden and his »

DoJ lawyers working overtime

Featured image Politico has just posted the first straight news story on the Department of Justice’s letter to the judge in Devon Archer’s fraud case. Having been convicted of fraud and lost his appeal, Archer is subject to execution of the sentence imposed on him following trial. Department lawyers were at work on Saturday seeking an order setting a date for Archer to report to prison: On Saturday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office »

If Devon Archer says what he’s expected to say, it’s lights out for Biden

Featured image As House Republicans close in on the truth about the Biden family’s overseas influence peddling business, Democrats are growing more and more desperate. As well they should.  At last week’s House Oversight Committee meeting, ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who is rapidly becoming the “Adam Schiff” of the GOP’s investigation into the Bidens, tried mightily to separate President Joe Biden from his son. He told colleagues, “Like other addicts, »

This week in Biden probe

Featured image Devon Archer is one of Hunter Biden’s former business partners. He is now facing jail for his role in a $60 million bond fraud, but is scheduled to testify this week before the House Oversight Committee. Miranda Devine reports that Archer will testify about meetings he witnessed that were attended by Joe Biden either in person or via speakerphone when Hunter would call the gentleman we have come to know »

Would voters really reelect the ‘senescent, sticky-fingered … spavined’ Biden?

Featured image In a recent interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo, former President Donald Trump recounted a long ago conversation he’d had with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. He claimed he asked Kennedy whom he considered to be the smartest senator. Trump told Maria: “I won’t tell you the answer because I don’t particularly like the guy. I said, ‘Who’s the dumbest?’ He said, ‘Probably Joe [Biden].’” According to Trump, Kennedy replied, »

A Dan Goldman footnote

Featured image Professor Jonathan Turley captured a key moment in yesterday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the farcical investigation of Hunter Biden. Turley’s column was published in the New York Post as “Joe Biden hit hard in whistleblower hearing — by Democrat Dan Goldman.” Professor Turley has also posted the column at his own site as “Friendly fire: Dan Goldman demolishes the Biden defense in whistleblower hearing.” Professor Turley noted Goldman’s misfire »