I have a better idea. Let's build the US mind your damn business academy, and let free enterprise reign academy.
In response to Aaron Glantz’s Friday article “Congressman Trades Iraq Vote for Spinach,” Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) asked that we run his reply. Glantz charged that Rep. DeFazio, who had previously opposed Iraq war funding bills, “decided to vo
The war spending bill passed by the House is officially called the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act. Republicans would say it could be called the Spinach Growers, Peanut Storage and Dairy Farmers Rescue Act.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he will try to block a Democratic effort to force troop withdrawal but won't stand in the way of the Iraq spending bill that would contain it because he knows President Bush would veto the package.
A sharply divided House voted to order President Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq [late] next year, a victory for Democrats in an epic war-powers struggle and Congress' boldest challenge yet to the administration's policy.
Liberal opposition to a $124 billion war spending bill broke last night, when leaders of the antiwar Out of Iraq Caucus pledged to Democratic leaders that they will not block the measure, which sets timelines for bringing U.S. troops home.
Democrats were urging reporters to press the Bush administration to explain why in the thousands of pages of e-mail messages and documents turned over to investigators, there is almost nothing from Nov. 16 to Dec. 7, the day the firings occurred.
(So this is want was voted for last November) Three months after promising to curtail spending on pet legislative projects, House Democrats have salted the Iraq emergency spending bill with $3.7 billion for farm interests that make significant
After seven days, the city will place a lien on the car owner's home for the amount of the ticket plus late fees, attorney fees and an extra $15 fine. The fees quickly turn a $5 ticket into a debt worth several hundred dollars with no independent
A House panel approved subpoenas for President Bush's political adviser, Karl Rove and other top White House aides, setting up a potential constitutional showdown. The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a vote Thursday on its own set of subpoen
(Think I will stay home from now on) Joined by 22 other members of the Democratic caucus, Sen. Ted Kennedy(D-MA) has introduced legislation that will provide some degree of paid sick leave for all Americans and force employers to allow workers
House Democratic leaders are offering billions in federal funds for lawmakers' pet projects large and small to secure enough votes this week to pass an Iraq funding bill that would end the war next year.
"But a Washington Post analysis of crash statistics shows that the number of accidents has gone up at intersections with the cameras. The increase is the same or worse than at traffic signals without the devices."
A Democratic-written budget plan that seeks to eliminate deficits by 2012 [don't they all?] and throws into doubt the future of President Bush's tax cuts advanced in the U.S. Senate after a panel approved the measure along party lines.
A new congressional ethics rule is causing headaches for lawmakers as they scrambled to meet Thursday's deadline to request funding for projects in their districts. The new rule, instituted on the first day of the new Democratic-controlled Congr
Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that lets former presidents keep their papers secret indefinitely.
(This isn't from the Onion. Never fails what these goons want to regulate) Gonads and other doodads won't be banned from Maryland trucks. State House lawmakers effectively killed a bill to outlaw fake bull testicles and other anatomically
A new federal rule intended to keep illegal immigrants from receiving Medicaid has instead shut out tens of thousands of US citizens who have had difficulty complying with requirements to show birth certificates and other documents
Democrats seeking votes for their Iraq-withdrawal plan have stuffed the bill it's in with billions of dollars for farms, flu preparedness, New Orleans levees, home heating and other causes. [dollars for corpses program]
Lawmakers in S.C. are considering a bill to allow inmates to shave off jail time in exchange for allowing the state to shave off their organs. While the S.C. proposal isn't the same as current inmate policy in China, the difference is merely one
That's not pushing a plan, it is pushing on a rope, and the House Democratic leadership knows it. You can almost hear their giggles as they offer the antiwar voters who gave them their majority one of Washington's oldest dodges, "require
Kretz added that under House Bill 1040, if grandma is found with contraband huckleberries in excess of three gallons, even if they are in her freezer, the berries would be confiscated by the “huckleberry cops.”
Stymied in their efforts to block President George W. Bush's troop escalation in Iraq, Democrats have scaled back challenges to his "surge," instead favoring legislation limiting the number of soldiers and length of their stay.
"We should start now to talk about filibustering for the saving of lives and of our country." — John Kerry
[A really objectionable word, but since they have no teeth, don't they have more pressing issues?] New York declared the n-word off limits to all races in a purely symbolic resolution prompted by casual use of the slur in hip-hop music, comedy an
House Democratic leaders offered a full-throated defense last night of their plans to link Iraq war spending with rigorous standards for resting, training and equipping combat troops, saying that they would hold President Bush accountable for failing
The Illinois House approved a proposal by state Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) that would require CPS students to wash their hands with antiseptic before meals at school.
Governors from both parties appealed for the Bush administration and Congress to provide more money for a health-care program that insures millions of children. Would undermine state efforts to offer universal health-care plans
[God I love Al!] The Rev. Al Sharpton said he wants a DNA test to determine whether he is related to former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond through his great-grandfather, a slave owned by an ancestor of the late senator.
A new "forever" stamp -- good for mailing a letter no matter how much rates rise -- was recommended today by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. The panel also called for a 2-cent increase in first-class rates to 41 cents, a penny