Paul Gosar Investigating Why Parks Were Closed During Government Shutdown

Paul Gosar via Flickr

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar and some of his colleagues have been investigating why federal parks were closed during the federal government shutdown.

Perhaps someone should send a calculator to Gosar's office to help him put two and two together.

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Raul Grijalva Among People Arrested at Immigration Rally in Washington, D.C.

Raul Grijalva
Congressman Raul Grijalva (front, with black shirt, grey jacket, and glasses) with other members of Congress before their arrests at an immigration rally.

Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva was among several people arrested in a civil-disobedience demonstration in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

Grijalva later posted on Facebook that he "was proud to be at the immigration reform rally in Washington yesterday and to stand with my colleagues in an act of civil disobedience to keep the focus on the need to get this done now."

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Ron Barber Wants Less Pay for Congress, Says They Will Feel "Pain" at $140,000 Per Year

Congressman Ron Barber
Arizona Democratic Congressman Ron Barber wants members of Congress to "share the pain" with federal employees who've seen a reduction in pay or will be threatened with a reduction in pay due to budget cuts.

This "pain" apparently would be felt under Barber's proposal of a 20 percent reduction of Congress members' salaries, from $174,000 to $139,200.

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Matt Salmon, Arizona Congressman, Believes Son Didn't Choose to be Gay but Deserves Discrimination Regardless

Matt Salmon says he can't find it in himself to support gay marriage, even though his son's gay.
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon told a Sunday news program that he still doesn't support gay marriage despite his son's homosexuality.

News stories about Salmon's admission have been referencing a 2010 New Times article about the younger Salmon's relationship with Kent Flake, cousin to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.

In an interview on Channel 3 News (KTVK-TV), Salmon even referenced Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, who recently changed his stance on the subject of gay marriage because of the lifestyle of his own son.

Although Portman has "evolved" in his belief on the matter, Salmon says he himself has not.

See also: Over the Rainbow: Matt Salmon's Son Wants to Make a Name For Himself in Republican Politics -- Only He's Gay

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Ann Kirkpatrick: Sequester Is Bad; Also, Got a Few Bucks for Re-Election?

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick
Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick seems to be concerned about the possibility of "devastating sequestration cuts."

She also seems concerned about the fact that she's gonna need some cash for the 2014 election, so if you could create and equal concern for the sequester and the re-election effort, then you'll have your priorities in order, supposedly.

See also:
-Kyrsten Sinema Uses Sequestration Fears to Raise Cash for Re-Election Campaign

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Here's How Matt Salmon Spent His Time "Questioning" Hillary Clinton on Benghazi

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave testimony at both House and Senate committees on the September 11 attack on the on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Finally, Republicans got what they were waiting for -- although not quite everyone was effective in their opportunity to question Clinton. Above, you can see how Republican Congressman Matt Salmon opted to spend three minutes and 16 seconds questioning Clinton.

See also:
-John McCain Royally Clowned on Benghazi by Jon Stewart: Remember the WMD (Video)

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Debbie Schlussel: Why Did Paul Gosar Do Nothing About "Known Terrorist" in District?

Congressman Paul Gosar's constituent Abdullatif Ali Aldosary.
Conservative political commentator Debbie Schlussel can sometimes wildly miss the mark on her points -- occasionally dabbling in conspiracy-theory-level stuff -- but she's got one hell of a question for Republican Congressman Paul Gosar.

If Gosar knew in 2011 that Abdullatif Aldosary was a "known terrorist" -- which, above all, is false -- why did Gosar not sound any alarms about a supposed terrorist living in his district until he allegedly bombed the Social Security Administration office in Casa Grande a year later?

See also:
-Paul Gosar Thinks Abdullatif Aldosary Is a "Known Terrorist"; He Is Not
-Abdullatif Aldosary Held Without Bond in Casa Grande Bombing Case

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Jon Kyl Accuses Obama Administration of Apologizing to Embassy Protesters, Goes Straight for the Rape Analogy

See also: Jon Kyl's Lies "Not Intended to be Factual Statement"

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Attention Senator Jon Kyl's press secretary: please re-send the statement clarifying that the senator's words are "not intended to be a factual statement."

Kyl's getting attention now because he told a group of reporters that a press release put out yesterday by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo "was like the judge telling the woman, 'You got raped, you asked for it because of the way you dressed."

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Ben Quayle's Still in Congress, Still Thinks Obama Sucks

Ben "Obama Sucks" Quayle
Although he was defeated in the primary election, Congressman Ben Quayle still has a few months left in Congress.

After keeping quiet for a while after his loss in the primary, Quayle's back in mid-season form with a reminder that he still thinks President Obama's doing a crap job.

More »'s Nik Richie Offers Ben Quayle His Old Gig as Brock Landers

See also: Best Alter Ego - 2010: Ben Quayle (a.k.a. Brock Landers)
See also: Is Jason Rose Behind "The Dirty" Bomb Dropped on Ben Quayle?

August 10, 2010.
Shortly after Republican Congressman Ben Quayle conceded the primary election to Congressman David Schweikert, there was already a job offer waiting for Quayle -- the return of "Brock Landers."

During Quayle's initial run for Congress in 2010, word got out that he'd been involved with the website now known as

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