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Louie Gohmert Gets a Whopping 3 Votes for Speaker

Despite the overwhelming support of both Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) failed to garner more than three votes out of more than 400, or 0.7%, in today’s vote for House Speaker of the 114th Congress.

Only one other member of the Texas caucus, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), voted for Gohmert. Another vote came from Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK). Gohmert’s third and final vote came from one Congressman Louie Gohmert:


Posted by herding cats | Tue Jan 6, 2015, 08:51 PM (2 replies)

Lawmakers consider investigating Christie Cowboys tickets

Source: CBS

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The joint legislative committee that led an investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal is now considering looking into Gov. Chris Christie's free tickets and travel to Dallas Cowboys games.

Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski says that he and co-chair Loretta Weinberg have discussed probing whether Christie violated state ethics rules when he accepted tickets from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Wisniewski says this is "precisely the type of behavior that is within the jurisdiction of the committee's scope of authority." He pointed to a Wall Street Journal story reporting that the Cowboys co-own a company that received a Port Authority contract.

Read more: http://cbs7.com/news/state/article_8f47ef31-db5f-586a-8b34-9b8ed092565b.html
Posted by herding cats | Tue Jan 6, 2015, 06:18 PM (1 replies)

Group with ties to Hillary Clinton files ethics complaint against Chris Christie for Dallas trip

Source: NJ.com

TRENTON — A Democratic group with ties to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today filed a complaint with the New Jersey State Ethics Commission over Gov. Chris Christie’s recent trip to Dallas to root for the Cowboys.

American Democracy Legal Fund wants the commission to investigate whether the governor violated state ethic rules by accepting gifts from Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones – including a flight for Christie and his family on a private jet. The group has close ties to American Bridge, a pro-Democratic group that conducts opposition research on Republicans.

They argue the flight and seats inside the owner’s luxury box at NFL games violated state rules because Jones is a part-owner of a hospitality company – Legends Hospitality – that was awarded a lucrative Port Authority of New York and New Jersey hospitality services contract, according to published reports.

“… Given Mr. Jones’ own personal business relationship with the Port Authority which is partially controlled by Governor Christie, it appears Governor Christie’s acceptance of gifts from Mr. Jones violates (state ethic rules),” reads the complaint filed by Brad Woodhouse, treasurer for American Democracy Legal Fund.

Read more: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/group_with_ties_to_hillary_clinton_files_ethics_complaint_against_chris_christie_for_dallas_trip.html#incart_river
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