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The Week In Lawsuits: House GOP Saves Republic From King Obama With Heroic Sueage

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Augh, summer. The heat makes everybody so agitated! Across America, politicians, ex-politicians, and the politician-adjacent have all been feelin’ extra litigious. In today’s Politigation Roundup, we bring you the beginning of one stupefyingly expensive and pointless lawsuit launched from the bowels of the House Republican Caucus, the end of another lawsuit by a former Governor and current semi-famous crazy person, and the hollowest, most eyeroll-inducing of lawsuit threats from a blogger/activist/twerp in Mississippi who doesn’t like actual journalists putting his name in the paper next to the stuff he does. Read more on The Week In Lawsuits: House GOP Saves Republic From King Obama With Heroic Sueage…
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Journalism Suggests Sheila Jackson Lee Is a Murderer

Today The Daily Caller, for some reason, has a long profile on all the objectionable things Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has done over the years. It is a lot of things! Why is it that people with power are so commonly awful and so rarely humble? Humanity sucks! But there is evidence Jackson Lee is especially awful: Staffers in other offices say they hear screaming and crying coming from behind Jackson Lee’s closed doors and are afraid to loan her office a knife. Is Sheila Jackson Lee torturing people in her office and eventually murdering them? Probably, according to The Daily Caller! Read more on Journalism Suggests Sheila Jackson Lee Is a Murderer…
 

Remainders: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

The DCCC is so committed to the environment they’re recycling stock photos and a Bill Clinton quote for America’s “new direction.” [DCCC] Rahm Emanuel hates Blake Gottesman as much as you do. [K Street Blues] Read more on Remainders: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow…
 

Wonk’d: Asshole Cab Drivers Are The Great Equalizers

It’s a full service edition of Wonk’d, as Bill Frist stands Chrst-like in front of a three-way mirror for a suit fitting, and Jenna and Barbara Bush get spa treatments. LL Cool J and Wolf Blitzer take to the city’s fine dining establishments, while Dick Cheney and Ashlee Simpson stick to the ‘burbs. Different strokes for different folks. While Teresa Heinz Kerry might not think twice about dropping six bills on dinner, Ruth Bader Ginsburg shops at Safeway like the rest of us. That, and Sam Donaldson has to bribe a cabbie to get picked up, just like we do. You know the drill: the full list of sightings appears after the jump. And please continue to email us with your celebrity sightings, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line. Thanks in advance for your delectable contributions. Read more on Wonk’d: Asshole Cab Drivers Are The Great Equalizers…
 

Cynthia McKinney Will Give Tony Snow Something to Cry About

Tony Snow, at yesterday’s briefing: MR. SNOW: Well, absolutely — you mean, when we’re talking at Camp David. I think we’re going to try to assess it. I mean, certainly the topic is going to come up, but I think it also comes up not merely as Zarqawi, but Zarqawi and the terror network and what’s going on with insurgency, and old Saddam loyalists. I mean, all those things fit into the picture, and it’s one of the reasons why we want to hear from General Casey and General Abizaid. Cynthia McKinney made the point yesterday in the meeting with the President that the one thing they had gotten from generals there were thorough and honest assessments of what’s going on. And that’s part of what we expect to get to. Read more on Cynthia McKinney Will Give Tony Snow Something to Cry About…
 

Wonkette’s Week in Review: Bitch Slaps and Wiretaps

* The Senate confirmation hearings for soon-to-be CIA Director Michael Hayden began this week. In the great tradition of the adult film industry, there will be two versions of the hearing; one for cable and one for pay-per-view, er, Senate Members’ Ears Only. We were actually pretty relieved that the hardcore hearings were closed, that shit was long enough. Finally, the denouement: he’s an idiot. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review: Bitch Slaps and Wiretaps…
 

Congressional Catfight: Pelosi Defeats Jackson-Lee

The latest Congressional Catfight, between Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, was thisclose. It really could not have been closer: the winner had 50.1 percent of the votes, and the loser had 49.9 percent of the votes. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Pelosi Defeats Jackson-Lee…
 

Congressional Catfight: Headed for a Photo Finish

Earlier today, we opened the polls in Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee vs. Pelosi. As we head into the evening, the race is super-close: Pelosi narrowly leads Jackson-Lee, 52 percent to 48 percent. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Headed for a Photo Finish…
 

Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee vs. Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (at left) and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (at right) share a lot in common. Both women are longtime members of the House. Both are outspoken, opinionated, and tough. And both scored victories in the opening round of Congressional Catfight. Pelosi pulled off an upset of top seed Cynthia McKinney, while Jackson-Lee dispatched Virginia Foxx with ease. Now Pelosi and Jackson-Lee move into the semifinal round, fighting for the right to take on the winner of Katherine Harris versus Barney Frank. Here’s the match-up: Gawker Media polls require Javascript; if you’re viewing this in an RSS reader, click through to view in your Javascript-enabled web browser. The polls will stay open until tomorrow morning. So vote away! We guarantee results more reliable than Diebold. For those of you who are really into the competition, you can see the current state of the tournament bracket after the jump. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee vs. Pelosi…
 

Wonkette’s Week in Review: No Standing Eight Count

* The week started off with a double shot of intelligence stories to get us all hot and bothered. Did we say hot? We meant super-hot. * Sometimes they pop and sometimes they sizzle. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review: No Standing Eight Count…
 

Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee Defeats Foxx

The polls are now closed, and here are your results: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has handily defeated Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), by a margin of 64 percent to 36 percent. Although Jackson-Lee’s lead narrowed over time, it was still commanding by the time that voting concluded. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee Defeats Foxx…
 

Congressional Catfight: Sheila Jackson-Lee vs. Virginia Foxx

Time for our next Congressional Catfight face-off: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (on left) versus Rep. Virginia Foxx (on right). Anonymous Hill Staffer had the following to say about each of our worthy competitors: Shelia JACKSON LEE (D-TX): She’s just fucking nuts, and has something to say about every goddamn bill that’s on the floor. Burns through staff like crazy. Virginia FOXX (R-NC): She’s like your grandma, if your grandma was a pissed off militant paper wasp of a Republican. Also she wears these dumbass sweaters on the floor (like home-knit and have snowmen on them and stuff). Also, she’s Jamie Foxx’s great aunt. Combined with the pictures, that should be enough for you to make an informed decision. But if you’d like more information about the candidates, additional tidbits appear after the jump. Gawker Media polls require Javascript; if you’re viewing this in an RSS reader, click through to view in your Javascript-enabled web browser. Knock yourselves out! This race will be interesting — and surely much closer than the rout of Jo Ann Emerson by Katherine Harris. If you’re on the fence, a little more about the two candidates is available after the jump. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Sheila Jackson-Lee vs. Virginia Foxx…
 

Congressional Catfight: The Competitors and Tournament Ladder

Earlier today, we announced Congressional Catfight, our contest to find the biggest beeatch in the House. (Apologies for the mixed animal metaphors.) We kicked off the competition with a battle between Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL). Now, we bring you the full roster of worthy competitors: Top row, left to right: Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO); Katherine Harris (R-FL); Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Bottom row, left to right: Cynthia McKinney (D-GA); Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Barney Frank (D-MA); David Dreier (R-CA) By the way, the polls are still open in the Emerson v. Harris match-up. So if you haven’t voted yet, click here, and make your voice heard. For those of you who are really excited about this competition, the full tournament ladder, with brackets, appears after the jump. Read more on Congressional Catfight: The Competitors and Tournament Ladder…
 

Blind Item Guesses: The Devil Wears a Member’s Pin

Yesterday we asked you for guesses about a blind item: a tempermental member of Congress who goes through staffers like the rest of us go through paper towels. According to our source, this representative — who has been in office just three years — “has had 4 press secretaries (2 were fired), two COS, three LDs, and more leg staff come and go than I have ever heard of. Some get fired… and some just leave.” This item was a popular one, and many of you submitted guesses. It sounds like every Member is a difficult boss who is churning through staff. Maybe it would have been easier to ask you which Member is not hemorrhaging personnel. We’ve reprinted your guesses after the jump. And we will also tell you that one of your guesses — or, to be more accurate, at least one of your guesses — is a Member who fits the bill. Read more on Blind Item Guesses: The Devil Wears a Member’s Pin…
 

Ask a Hill Staffer: Staff Asses

“Boy,” you say to yourself. “There are a lot of things about the workings of our legislative branch that weren’t covered by Schoolhouse Rock. Where can I go to learn all that stuff the Liberal Edutainment Industry doesn’t want me to know?” Right here, chief. We got ourselves a pet Hill Staffer who’s dying to hear from you. He wants nothing more than to answer your questions. This week, Unnamed Junior Offical covers congressional sex (again — you people really need a hobby), official letters from MAVERICKS, and, naturally, soup. Catch up on your civics, after the jump. And make sure to send us more questions by shooting us an email with “Ask a Hill Staffer” in the subject line. Read more on Ask a Hill Staffer: Staff Asses…
 

Gossip Roundup: Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em

* Reliable Source: J. Robert Oppenheimer biographers try to get his reputation restored, but reopening of case is nixed by judge’s son … Oscar Predictions: “Andrew Sullivan… pegs… Philip Seymour Hoffman….” (quote edited for hilarity). [WP] * Under the Dome: Silvio Berlusconi gets an enthusiastic reception from Italian-American Congressmen, including Pat Leahy, who is a “Grand Official of the Republic of Italy” … Bottles of Pepto-Bismol sent to members of Congress by group protesting changes in state food-safety laws … Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) makes rhetorical leap from Thomas Edison to criticism of ports deal. … Congress about to let smoking ban pass. [The Hill] * Lloyd Grove: Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) bashes Ports deal. Her husband Bill, meanwhile, praises Dubai as an “ally,” may have a financial stake in seeing them get the deal. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em…