'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is a 34-year-old Washington state Republican beginning her second term in Congress. The youngest female representative in Congress, she won't be old enough to run for president until November. But the people she relies on to carry out the day-to-day work of legislating make her look like an old hand.
Don't get poll fatigue just yet: The Republican presidential primary season stretches ahead with eight more primaries until the big finale in Utah on June 26. In the more immediate future, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Wisconsin are next at bat, on Tuesday.
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to warn against "semantic infiltration" - employing less-than-accurate words in an effort to shape the debate. Moynihan's caution is often ignored, but it's still worth calling out the offenders. Among them is a favorite think tank of the Obama administration, the Center for American Progress (CAP), which regularly insists that taxpayers are "subsidizing big oil companies."
Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced-budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.
Rep. Reid J. Ribble, a first-term Republican from Wisconsin, was all smiles leaving the home of a Capitol Hill lobbyist for a fundraising party in the lawmaker's honor Tuesday evening.
"Groups like Rolling Thunder help keep [veterans' issues] in the front of the mind of members of Congress like myself," said Rep. Reid J. Ribble, Wisconsin Republican and one of two members of Congress scheduled to address the Rolling Thunder crowd.
diet, one that trims the fat of overspending and grows the muscle of our nation's economy," said Rep. Reid J. Ribble, Wisconsin Republican, during debate on the measure.