The new year is almost upon us, and that means a new (possibly less do-nothing-y?) session of Congress. We've already profiled four departing lawmakers we'll miss terribly: Ron Paul, Scott Brown, Dennis Kucinich and Joe Lieberman, or as we call them, three gnomes and a truck driver.
But there are oh so many more. Here's our special send-off for the rest of 2012's outgoing Congresspeople. Stay funny, guys.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Best known for: Working to make affordable mortgages available during the housing crisis; consumer advocacy and protection; gayness; communism.
What the future holds: Pahking his cah wherever the Tea Party isn't.
See them all here!
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Tags: House of Representatives, Senate
See? All it took was an itty-bitty threat to the nation's fragile economic recovery…
House Republican leaders are readying a bill to increase taxes on incomes of $1 million and above as fiscal-cliff talks continue, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday. Boehner said President Obama's latest offer on taxes and spending is not balanced and that the Republicans' "plan B" tax bill would be on the House floor this week.
I think this is encouraging. Compromise is an important part of the legislative process, and even though it's not the $250,000-and-up tax hike that Obama first proposed, at least it's a good-faith effort to set aside partisan differences for the good of the country.
That, or it's a terrified reaction to this. Either way.
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Tags: Fiscal Cliff, John Boehner, Republicans
Frustrated lawmakers pointing at signs are funny. We learned that and more (but mostly that) from the latest batch of submissions to our Google-powered Caption Challenge.
Here are a couple that we especially enjoyed. Come add your own, then share and vote on your favorites.
Tags: Caption Challenge, Jim DeMint, John Boehner
Or something like that. However you interpret Donald Trump's recent Twitter outburst against Brian Williams,* one thing's for sure. Rush Limbaugh no longer has a lock on being the most consistently unbearable conservative in media…
.@bwilliams knows that I think his newscast has become totally boring so he took a shot at me last night.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
Tags: Brian Williams, Donald Trump, Twitter