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Gays In Spaaaaaaace

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Gohmert asked "if you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?" Less than a year after he made those remarks, a plan was hatched to send exactly 40 gay people into space to put his hypothesis to the test.

Elise Foley

Louie Gohmert For House Speaker? | Elise Foley | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) launched a long-shot campaign Sunday for speaker of the House of Representatives, in the latest episode of ...

Congress on the Playground

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Now that members of Congress have returned to the playground at home to enjoy recess time (a considerably longer time than when the members were physically in grade school) it seems appropriate to contemplate what their absence from Washington means for the country.

Obama On Louie Gohmert: He's 'Unbelievably Gracious,' But Then Again 'I Don't Watch TV'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, President Barack Obama had some nice words to say about one of the breakfast's co-chairs a...

GOP Lawmakers Meet Weekly To Plot Obamacare's Downfall

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Rest assured, Obamacare opponents: A group of Republican lawmakers meets every week to figure out how to get rid of President Barack Obama's signature...

Louie Gohmert: Embassy Closures Make U.S. Look 'Like A Bunch Of Cowards'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman from Texas said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to close 22 U.S. embassies and consulates because of credible t...

GOP Rep's Parking Ticket Flap Faces Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) may have argued his way out of a parking ticket on March 13, but that doesn't mean he's getting off without a hitch. ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Texas State Rep: Gay Marriage Puts U.S. 'On Road To Dust Bin Of History' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. today, Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert reacted to over 100 Republicans ...

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama's Golf Trips

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) proposed an amendment to the continuing spending resolution that would prevent the government from paying for President B...

GOP Congressman: We Are 'Openly Rebelling' Against God

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) stated on Tuesday that the legacy of slavery in the United States was a particularly ugly moment in the nation's history,...

Jennifer Bendery

Louie Gohmert Defends Prop 8: Nature Likes 'The Idea Of An Egg And A Sperm Coming Together' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after a federal appeals court declared California's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) s...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmaker: Leadership Told Us Not To Attack Pelosi And Obama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans haven't exactly minced words when when criticizing top Democrats in the federal government, with many of their...

GOP Rep: Obama Riding In 'Darth Vader Bus'

Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) criticized President Barack Obama's bus tour of the Midwest during an appearance on Fox Business Tuesday night. T...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner, GOP May Not Be Hearing Tea Party Pals | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Tea Party roared Thursday. Or, it tried to, but it wasn't clear how well its demands were heard on Capitol Hill. A couple hundred ...

Republican Congressman Drafting Bill To Let Members Carry Guns Inside U.S. Capitol

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) recently signaled his intention to submit a piece of legislation that would make exceptions to a number of firearms laws ...

Louie Gohmert, Texas Congressman, Compares White House Staffers To 'Clowns' In A 'Circus'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) delivered a winding, allegorical rant on the floor of Congress Friday, in which he used last year's Salahi gate-crashing i...