Did a Democratic member of Congress improperly enlist the support of a major pro-Israel lobbying group to try to win a top committee assignment? That's the question at the heart of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and Justice Department prosec
LaHood said, “I’ll tell you why I did it. The reason I did it was because Jane Harman released the Duke Cunningham — who sat on our Intelligence committee — report.” That report, which detailed the misconduct of Cunningham, who is now serving a jail
(Is this next if Arizona passes the iniative on the ballot about smoking?) Smoking will be banned in all public places in France starting next February. Smoking is a well-known French past time but the Prime Minister, Dominque de Villepin
"If that's all the City Council has got to do, we don't need them," said Jim Duffy, 72, who was sitting with his mixed-breed dog, Trinidad. Robert Blattman, 64, called the council action "really stupid." "It's a n
This year 404 members of the US House of Representatives are standing for reelection. For most it's a formality: On avergae, more than 90% of House incumbents win, according to a 2005 report by the Cato Institute.
Despite denying today that he had any knowledge of the instant message conversations that resulted in Mark Foley’s resignation from Congress, House Speaker Dennis Hastert is being called on to resign by liberals and conservatives alike.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is aligning himself with Democrats in hopes of enhancing his political legacy through an effort to improve minority health care. The bill authorizes $500 million to reduce disease rates among racial and ethnic minori
Individuals seem to think that elected officials have the perfect knowledge to understand the marketplace no matter what product or service is being discussed, and elected officials always accept the appointment of getting something done to create wh
A leading Republican senator Monday said he will fight to give detainees the right to challenge their imprisonment, creating a new potential obstacle for legislation President Bush wants in order to try terrorism suspects.
State legislators directly influence the lives of all Americans. The 7,400 lawmakers in state capitals across the country passed more than 42,000 laws in 2003 alone and spent more than $1 trillion in taxpayer money in fiscal 2002. But state repesen
Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted out a bill labeled “the Military Commission Act of 2006.” Media attention generally lauded the senators’ supposed new-found spine, standing up to the president’s suggested rules on military commiss
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to strengthen security at American seaports, but refused to set a deadline for overseas scanning of U.S.-bound cargo for nuclear weapons.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar bill in May, and the two
Democrats in Minnesota’s strongly Democratic 5th Congressional District put history into motion by nominating state Rep. Keith Ellison in Tuesday’s primary — all but guaranteeing that he will become the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.
A 5.1% cut in the Medicare fees of 700,000 doctors of geriatric medicine is on the books for Congress next year, but the AMA has reported these doctors may stop taking seniors as new patients or drop out of the program altogether if the cuts go throu
The Senate rejected a move by Democrats to stop the Pentagon from using cluster bombs near civilian targets and to cut off sales unless purchasers abide by the same rules. A 70-30 vote defeated blocking use of the deadly munitions near populated area
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, wary of giving Democrats an opportunity to revisit contentious issues relating to the Iraq War, is not gong to bring an intelligence authorization bill to the floor this month and may shelve the measure entirely
Republican controled Congress will focus on traditional strong suits of national defense and battling terrorism in a brief pre-election session that's a prelude to the battle for control of Capitol Hill. [all the things they were supposed to done
It will probably go down as the biggest disaster in the history of Maine's state government. It will cost our overburdened taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, bascially for nothing in return. It has thoroughly disrupted Maine's medical *
Two Democratic senators have dropped their objections to President Bush's pick to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a congressional spokeswoman said after the agency approved wider access to a morning-after contraceptive.
Arizonans may not only see Sen. John McCain launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination this fall but also their other senator battling for the No. 2 post in the U.S. Senate, as well.
Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., is running for re-
All across America today one or more of existing legislative bodies from the national congress to city councils decide by majority vote on whether individuals can work, how much they may be paid, what type of benefits they can receive, how much of th
Family ties on Capitol Hill are so common that the late congressman Morris Udall had no fewer than three relatives in office to support the stem cell research they say might have cured him.
"I appeal to my friend President Bush in the memory
(Remember, it's for the children) Sen. Susan Collins (aka Empty Skirt), has introduced legislation to help crack down on illegal sales of tobacco to children by banning the shipment of cigarettes and other tobacco products thru the US mail.
Each of them is a strong believer in the importance of unpasteurized milk. Each of them is also breaking the law. Selling raw milk is illegal in 25 states and the District of Columbia. In New York, dairies providing raw must be state certified. Benne
Social networking sites such as Myspace.com could soon be banned from schools and libraries, pending the passage of a new law aimed to protect kids. The Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) is intended to limit a pedophile's access to networking
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