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Legislative Mischief

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Associated Press

US Capitol Police sought an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) after she tangled with a uniformed officer last week. "We are working with Capitol Hill police to fully understand and appreciate the incident," principal assistan

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Christian Science Monitor

Despite the Senate's cool response to Sen. Russell Feingold's calls to censure the president over his unilateral authorization of domestic surveillance, the issue of executive power worries lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, especially for

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Roll Call (via Raw Story)

Today the Committee met for 6 hours to consider potential investigative matters, and the sole action that the Committee agreed to take was to continue an investigation that was initiated in 2004, at the end of the last Congress. Falls far short of th

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Reuters

Former White House counsel John Dean, who helped push President Richard Nixon from office during the Watergate scandal three decades ago, heads to Capitol Hill on Friday to back an uphill attempt to censure President George W. Bush.

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Raw Story (PDF link to doc)

Democrats say their first goal if elected to a majority will be the immediate implementation of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. The plan repeats this goal, or objectives relating to it, several times, calling for tighter screening at chemi

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Union Tribune

The remnants of jailbird Randy “Duke” Cunningham's lavish lifestyle now occupy the back wall of a giant warehouse here, sharing space with dozens of other items appropriated by the federal government. Along with the former congressman's Orien

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USA Today

During the first 2 months of the year, House members logged a total of 47 hours in the Capitol. For both chambers, workweeks have become short in recent years. Roll call votes are seldom scheduled for Mondays or Fridays. In the House, they are often

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Roll Call (via Raw Story)

The Justice Department pulled the personal financial records of at least nine Members of Congress and at least seven former staffers last summer and fall, many of whom have been identified publicly as having links to ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, ROLL C

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Christian Science Monitor

"In the wiretapping ... you're seeing Congress backing down, because there are many Republicans and even Democrats who are afraid of being seen as preventing the president from protecting the nation," says a congressional historian at B

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Raw Story

Vanity Fair is set to publish a tell-all interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, noting that his plea-bargain sentence can be "substantially reduced" by co-operating with investigators. Abramoff reminisces about jokes Presid

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Knight Ridder

Sen. Robert Hagan stated he intends to "introduce legislation that would ban households with one or more Republican voters from adopting children or acting as foster parents." His "credible research" shows that adopted children r

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Washington Post

Wilkes said that Congress had "earmarked" $25 million in the military budget for the Navy to develop an acoustical system. He promised he could win the government contract to develop the system for Beck's Horizon Sports Technologies

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Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

That the US Senate has a body called the Intelligence Committee is an irony George Orwell would have appreciated. In a world without Doublespeak, the panel, chaired by GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, would be known as the Senate Coverup Committee.

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Raw Story

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has sent nearly 100 pages of documents regarding ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s use of nonprofit groups to the Senate Finance Committee, opening a second avenue into Congressional probes surrounding the admitted felon

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USA Today

Sen. Arlen Specter acknowledges inserting 13 provisions into spending bills that directed $48.7 million to clients of lobbyist Michael Herson of American Defense International. Herson is the husband of Specter aide Vicki Siegel Herson. A list of thos

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