Louise Slaughter

Slaughter Challenger Facing Criticism for Homophobic Remarks
Called LGBT people 'deviants, sexually disturbed'

Rep. Louis Slaughter's opponent Mark Assini made a series of inflammatory remarks about the LGBT community. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

New York Republican congressional candidate Mark Assini is facing heavy criticism for blog posts he made in the past that included derogatory comments about the LGBT community.

Assini, who is challenging Rep. Louise Slaughter, made the comments between 2005 and 2009 on the website Writers on the Loose.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of the Rules Committee

Sessions likes to thank the committee's "awesome stenographers." (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

HOH pays tribute to the House Rules Committee and its proclivity for tangents, broken microphones and heaping praise on its “awesome stenographers.”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Sept. 28, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers prepped for Hurricane Joaquin by breaking out selfie sticks, creating “slush funds” and laughing at drivers stuck in traffic.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Sept. 7, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers returned from a monthlong recess ready to ask Siri for advice, recite movie lines and pay tribute to their favorite Mexican restaurant.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 27, 2015 (Video)

Members wrapped up the last week in July with rhetorical questions, pipe smoke and empty toothpaste tubes.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 6, 2015 (Video)

Members returned from an 11-day recess to reflect on airplanes, reclaim their time and ask rhetorical questions about sheep diets.