Lamar Smith

GOP Holds 'Factual' Climate Hearing, Says Scientists Know It's All A Hoax
Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday held a so-called "factual" hearing about climate change and concluded that at least half of scientists suspected global warming was a hoax. Read more...
Fresh off the August recess, the United States Congress got back to business today. Rather than focusing on pressing issues like a potential war, looming budget deadlines, and the growing problem of student loan debt, some Republican lawmakers thought it was the perfect time to pick up where they left off before their recess – attacking the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more...
From Democracy Now Amy Goodman and the HuffPo's Ryan Grim give us a preview of what we are going to get to look forward from the wingnut Republicans that are going to be chairing the various committees in the House now that the GOP has regained Read more...
Jon Stewart rips old "Pony Express" John McCain for stepping into the void left by Ted Stevens and his support of the "Internet Freedom Act of 2009" Read more...
Chalk this up as forcing you to become big brother: Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Read more...

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The Agonist (cross-posted at The Seminal): A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is beginning to raise eyebrows. [It] wou Read more...
via The Carpet Bagger Report: The fire-breathing Republican rage against judges was finally on the wane. The Terri Schiavo controversy faded from vi Read more...