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Conyers fabricates constitutional law citing 'good and welfare' clause

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, recently told a CNS News reporter that the “good and welfare clause” gives Congress the authority to force individuals to buy health insurance which is required in the health care bill. However, there is no “good and welfare clause” in the U.S. Constitution. 

Rep. Weiner: 'I feel like Mussolini now!'

Congressman Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, made an odd declaration on Sunday, when his Republican colleagues went outside to greet the health care bill protesters at the Capitol, reported the Washington Post.

Stupak sells out pro-life movement

Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, told reporters Sunday: "Make no doubt about it. There will be no public funds for abortion," as he attempted to explain why he chose to support the health care bill after striking a deal with the White House. Mr. Stupak and his cadre of self-proclaimed "pro-life" Democrats defended the Executive Order that Mr. Obama said he would sign, which Mr. Stupak believes reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment.

Health care bill opponents: Executive order on abortion doesn't cut it

Reports are emerging that pro-life Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, may be close to a deal with the White House regarding his issues with federal funding for abortion in the Senate health care bill. Mr. Stupak's spokeswoman toldnews outlets that a deal could be made for a presidential executive order that would address the Michigan Democrat's abortion funding objections. However, pro-life leaders and opponents of the health care legislation spoke out against the executive order idea as the best solution to keep tax-payer dollars away from the abortion industry.

Video appears to dispute lawmaker's claim of protesters' racial slurs

Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, claims that "tea party" protesters hurled racial slurs at fellow CBC member Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Georgia. Mr. Carson said that "hundreds of people" were chanting, "Kill the bill," and he heard "at least 15 times" the “n – word” being thrown around.

Rep. Kevin Brady: This weekend has consequences

Forty years to the day after Bogotaj’s horrendous spill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her whip team careen headlong toward a scheduled Sunday vote in the U.S. House on the their disastrous -- and widely reviled -- government takeover of health care.

Issa: Giving back a bribe for a vote changes nothing

Rep. Earl Pomeroy, a North Dakota Democrat, came under fire yesterday when the GOP began questioning if the student loan provision in the health care bill held a sweetheart deal meant to entice Mr. Pomeroy, who is currently undecided, to vote in favor of the bill. Mr. Pomeroy now says the controversial aspect of that provision will be taken out.

A North Dakota payoff attempt for a health care bill 'yea'?

Republicans are going after Rep. Earl Pomeroy, a North Dakota Democrat, who is currently undecided on the health care bill, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, for possibly setting up a sweetheart deal in the student loan provision of the health care bill in exchange for his support on the legislation.