The US House voted to limit the multimillion-dollar donations to nonprofit groups that changed the face of American politics in the 2004 presidential election. Republican support carried the day in the 218-209 vote to cap contributions to "527**
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
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
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
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.
"It's mostly window dressing," said the president of Common Cause. "I don't think this will pass the straight-face test." Supporters said the bill would help restore public confidence. "There's a sign now up in fr
Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit the United States next month and Washington insists Beijing's perceived inaction on issues such as currency reform, copyright piracy and trade barriers will be high on the agenda.
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and a police officer scuffled after the Georgia Democrat entered a House office building unrecognized and refused to stop when asked.
Proposal that would require the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to conduct regular reviews of the four-year-old program. The existence of the warrantless surveillance by the National Security Agency was revealed
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
The former Republican leader of the Wisconsin Assembly was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for putting a party fundraiser on the state payroll.
Talk of making it illegal for lobbyists to pick up a lawmaker's tab has the local restaurant community all whipped up. So, in classic Washington style, restaurateurs have dispatched their lobbyists to lobby against efforts to control lobbying.
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
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
Check the list. Guess the six figure income you provide your rulers with, just isn't enough They have other ways of raiding the treasury and lining their pockets. Car leases by Congress members by the numbers:
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
Communities in Michigan, Oregon and other states have voiced "grave concerns," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who recently convened a series of hearings that cast a harsh eye on off-reservation gambling. Asked to gauge the public outcry
The drive for a tighter lobbying law, just 2 months ago a major priority, is losing momentum, a victim of shifting political interests, infighting among House Republicans and a sense among lawmakers of both parties that change may not be needed after
"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
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
Roll Call today ripped into a network of former and current aides to Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), who have aided technology interests in advancing their interests while earning $20 million in lobbying fees.
The Intelligence Committee is structured so that the majority is unable to dominate the Committee’s operation and agenda, and the minority has much greater powers than it does on any other Senate Committee. Republicans are threatening to radically ch
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales appeared to suggest yesterday that the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance operations may extend beyond the outlines that the president acknowledged in mid-December.
The [Utah] House voted overwhelmingly to yank violent video games out of the hands of minors and punish as felons adults who provide such entertainment to children. Such games as "Resident Evil 4" and "Grand Theft Auto".
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
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
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
When Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) disparaged an earmark for Seattle— $500,000 for a sculpture garden—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) was scandalized: "We are not going to watch the senator pick out one project and make it into a whipping boy."
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.
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