Party officials said Monday the next war spending bill most likely will fund military operations and not demand a timeline to bring troops home, although it will contain other restrictions on Bush's Iraq policies. (Oh yeah, right)
The ecology center in Michigan tested 60 new infant and toddler car seats. It found some of the seats may be exposing your children to dangerous levels of chemicals like chlorine and lead. The director of the study says heat may accelerate the chemic
An Oklahoma legislator snuck a provision into a bill that has rendered the state's anti-speed trap law meaningless. Roan's new law deletes state highways from the definition of a speed trap and makes investigations into violations a discretio
The news I have for "netroots" types and Huffington Post liberals who see the Democratic Party as the major if not only hope for the antiwar movement can be summed up in two words: forget it. Majority leader Sen. Harry Reid recently let the
Worried Congress' support for Iraq is deteriorating rapidly, Baghdad dispatched senior officials to Capitol Hill this week to warn members one-on-one that pulling out U.S. troops would have disastrous consequences. The lobbying push targeted R
U.S. Rep. Giffords asked skeptical residents at a recent town hall meeting in Sahuarita to give permanent checkpoints along Interstate 19 a chance. "What we have right now is very inefficient," said Giffords, a Democrat. "No one likes
(Why am I not so shocked) In a meeting with the West Los Angeles Democratic Club on Saturday, May 5, Presidential candidate and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich revealed that the Democrats in Congress had made some secret concessioins
The draft regulations to implement the REAL ID Act are open for comment until 5 p.m. EST on May 8, 2007. Please act! Submit comments against this fundamentally flawed national identification scheme!
Anyone who knows much about real power in Congress knows that almost every member of the House and Senate lusts after a seat on the Appropriations Committee and hopes one day to achieve the status of Cardinal. The Cardinals, of course, are the folks
Three states this week advanced legislation that make it harder for motorists to travel without throwing coins in a basket or having their movements tracked electronically.
Israeli Attorney General Menahem Mazuz is expected to decide in the next few days whether to open a criminal investigation against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the light of his alleged role in the Investment Center scandal,
Mary Clemons had no intention of going to college after completing high school last year, and she was not pleased when her high school told her she had to complete a college application and submit it. (Maybe if all buy lottery tickets, we'd be r
An unwritten rule distributed 60% of the money to the party in charge and 40% to the minority party, former House Appropriations Committee staffer Jim Dyer says. [Wonder where I get my claim on the Washington Party deal?]
ATS, is promoting legislation that would remove license demerit points from photo tickets. The change would increase the number of citations, reduce the cost of taking photographs and eliminate due process protections that come with criminal citation
The California State Sheriffs' Association wants the power to use radar and laser speed guns on roads with posted speed limits lower than deemed safe by accepted traffic engineering standards (it never was about safety).
(You would think with all the troubles that government causes in this country and the world, they could start realizing that it's there interference which is the core of the troubles) Cockfighting, a long tradition in American culture, has final
It has taken a little over 200 years, but Washingtonians finally sense that their quirky status as citizens without voting representation in the U.S. Congress might just be coming to an end.
You can't make this stuff up. Leave it to Congress to come up with this idea in 30 pages. Good Grief!!!
The CIA and Pentagon would for the first time be required to assess the national security implication of climate change under proposed legislation intended to elevate global warming to national defesne issue. (watch out for those bottom burps)
Congress launched probes on allegations ranging from contracting abuses in Iraq and the alteration of scientific findings to the misuse of federal resources for partisan purposes. The firing of 8 US attorneys, others try to uncover any government was
Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, the Senate Armed Service Committee chairman, took issue with an effort by Majority Leader Harry Reid to limit war spending after March 2008 as a way to end U.S. involvement.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he wants to cut off money for the Iraq war next year, making clear for the first time that Democrats are willing to pull out all the stops to end U.S. involvement. [vote them all out]
If President Bush vetoes an Iraq war spending bill as promised, Congress quickly will provide the money without the withdrawal timeline the White House objects to because no lawmaker “wants to play chicken with our troops,” Sen. Barack Obama said.
The Bush administration condemned plans by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Syria and possibly meet its president, who the United States has accused of helping destabilize the region.
It was basically a bill to make the Democrats look good without terminating the war. The Democrats could satisfy their real constituencies, AIPAC and other pro-war forces, while posturing for peace. Look good to the people, bash Bush and satisfy the
Midway through the Senate debate yesterday over the "emergency" spending bill for Iraq, Barbara Boxer rose to speak in favor -- of strawberries. "There's a song called 'Strawberry Fields Forever,' " the California D
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $2.9 trillion budget that Democrats said imposes fiscal discipline on the federal government and that Republican opponents said will lead to huge tax increases. The nonbinding resolution would spend more m
Like their counterparts in the House, the Senate has larded its version of an “emergency” war spending bill with nearly $20 billion in pork-barrel outlays, including $100 million for the two major political parties’ 2008 presidential conventions.
Laws regulating the grease doughnuts and other foods are fried in, requiring the use of helmets while riding a bike (motor or otherwise), preventing the use of cell phones while driving, dictating what one can listen to while crossing the street, req
Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate narrowly signaled support for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next March. [Oh, those bold Dems.]