Contents Pages by Subject

Legislative Mischief

Subject Photo
Article Image

AP

Senators moved to put more muscle into legislation to sanitize their tarnished image with proposals requiring lawmakers to pay charter rates for corporate jet rides and shell out the full cost for Skybox tickets to sporting events.

Article Image

AP

[Just what we need, more repression.] Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House [without debate], the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.

Article Image

Wizbang

Pelosi's position as Speaker of the House is really going to her head. If she keeps this up, soon her aides will have to grease the sides of her head just to get her through the doors of the House.

Article Image

Christian Science MOnitor

A higher minimum wage, lower interest rates on student loans, and a provision to empower the government to negotiate lower prescription-drug prices for seniors, federal funding for stem-cell research, reduced subsidies for big oil companies, and impl

Article Image

USA Today

In California, driving with people in the trunk will be illegal. In Alabama, landlords will have to provide livable conditions for tenants. Illinois agencies will have to provide people to answer phones, not just automated messages. These are a

Article Image

by Anthony Gregory (Indep. Inst.)

There is little reason for optimism that the Democrats will follow through on this supposed mandate, and deliver us from the evil of the growing police state of warrantless searches, indefinite detentions, sweeping surveillance, and other attacks on

Article Image

Counterpunch

Evolution of the Democrats' war platform since the day the voters presented a clear mandate: "End the war! Get out of Iraq!" Democrats recaptured both the Senate and the House. Then they went to work--to obliterate the mandate.

Article Image

Christian Science Monitor

[Cha-ching] Congressional Democrats have a long list of priorities they'd like to enact when they assume the power of the majority in January. After all, they've been wandering in the political wilderness for 12 years. They've had lots of

Article Image

AP

House Democrats, insistent that they will hold lawmakers to higher standards, decided that Rep. William Jefferson will not return to an influential committee until a federal corruption investigation involving him is completed.

Article Image

LA Times

After being out of power for 12 years, Democrats will take control of Congress next month with a wish list of new programs, including more money for college student aid, the No Child Left Behind schools initiative and Medicare prescription drug benef

Article Image

by Aaron Glantz (AntiWar)

I wish I could say that the Democratic takeover of Congress gives me hope for an end to the war. But it doesn't. Since winning an overwhelming victory, the Democrats have done nothing to engender optimism in the peace camp. Senate Democratic l

Article Image

AP

House Republicans, in a final display of majority power, pushed through a major tax break bill, clearing a hurdle to passage before making way for a new Congress under Democratic control. After the 367-45 vote on the tax bill, the House moved to a

Article Image

Reuters

A new federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, for posting information about a judge, law enforcement official, juror, witness or their family members on the Internet with the intent to use it to harm or threaten them. It would also a

thelibertyadvisor.com/declare