An immigration bill that didn't eliminate Americans' right to work at any job they please, with or without federal permission, was not acceptable to Bush and his cronies. Apparently, every policy change is a chance to bring us closer to the
"We scored a major victory today in our efforts to protect privacy and defeat a bad immigration bill at the same time," said Baucus, Montana's senior U.S. Senator. "If Jon and I just brought down the entire bill, that's good
Here's the website for investigative reporter, and author Timothy P. Carney. I recently read his great book, "The Big Ripoff". Here are his articles and videos, as well as, excerpts from the book.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
Democratic and Republican appropriators are accusing President Bush of urging Congress to pack spending bills with pet projects despite his high-profile crackdown on earmarks this year. A House Appropriations Committee report accompany legislation
It's time to put the Senate on notice that we think a national ID scheme is un-American, dangerous and wrong. Our Senators will be voting on amendments to the immigration bill that will remove REAL ID provisions from the bill either today or tom
The House and Senate, Democrats made voters promise after promise. They promised to end the war in Iraq. They promised to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. They promised to lower prescription drug prices for seniors and raise t
You're not supposed to call them "Beer" popsicles, but government regulators say that's what they are. Now, their investigators are trying to stop an Alexandria(VA) restaurant and bar from introducing the adult treats to their patr
In the past only criminals had to supply the state with things like fingerprints, DNA, or retinal scans. Now, if Schumer gets his way, law abiding citizens will have to do it too, just for the "privilege" of earning a living.
A proposed amendment to the current copy protection license governing DVDs would completely ban all DVD backups, and prevent DVD playback without the DVD disk being present inside the drive. Is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday, according to
Many Democrats think price gouging should be a federal crime. They've included a provision in the energy bill that would make it illegal to reap "excessive" profits at the pump in times of a national energy emergency.
Senator Chuck Gray, a former cop, is presiding over an unconstitutional bill that will force individuals arrested in Arizona for certain crimes to provide a DNA sample to the state regardless of whether or not that individual ever goes to tri
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington details the misuse of power by the chairmen and ranking members of all House of Representative committees and subcommittees, as well as top leadership positions, to financially benefit their family
The Senate pressed ahead with a Democrat-driven rewrite of American energy policy that would strip nearly $15 billion in tax breaks from large companies and put the money toward making energy from clean, renewable sources like wind, solar and soybean
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would revive the bill to legalize as many as 12 million unlawful immigrants late this week. To do so, though, he needs backing from 60 senators, and a way to guarantee votes on a tentative list of 22 Republ
Because earmarks are funded from spending levels that have been determined before a single earmark is agreed to, with or without earmarks the spending levels remain the same.
For the second straight day, minority House Republicans ground the House to a standstill Wednesday as they drove home their objections to a Democratic plan to deny a floor vote on lawmakers' thousands of pet projects.
Congress has spent more than $63 million on an experimental aircraft that has never flown more than a few feet and that the Pentagon has repeatedly rejected. Designed as a plane that can take off straight up and they fly at 700 MPH, the craft has ne
A rapidly intensifying partisan showdown over lawmakers' pet spending projects is threatening to dominate Congress' domestic agenda through the summer, as Republicans try to turn an issue that was once an election albatross into an asset.
Their latest trick is to declare that if you are a citizen of a state that rejects Real National ID, you won’t be able to legally hold a job. (Of course, preventing innocents from supporting themselves is unconstitutional, violating a fundamental fre
Should the federal government have the power to fire you from your current job? That's a dramatic new role for the federal government buried in a provision of the immigration bill before the Senate. Under this plan
New Jersey's health department is escalating the battle against the bulge by starting an Office of Nutrition and Fitness to better coordinate programs aimed at preventing obesity. New Jersey may be the first state to create such a government bod
Hustler magazine is looking for some scandalous sex in Washington again -- and willing to pay for it. "Have you had a sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official?" read a ful
Rather than including specific pet projects, grants and contracts in legislation as it is being written, Democrats are following an order by the House Appropriations Committee chairman to keep the bills free of such earmarks until it is too late for
The head of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee expressed concern on Thursday about whether regulators are moving fast enough to force corporations to disclose any business ties to "terrorist-sponsoring states."
Frazier, who had urged Napolitano to veto the bill, said it infringes on his free-speech rights because the T-shirts are political statements. The current T-shirt lists the names of 3,155 service members killed in shirt with slogans such as "Bus
The question is not whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid flinched in their negotiations with the Bush administration over the continuation of the Iraq occupation.
For the president, and the majority leaders and candidates and rank-and-file Congressmen and Senators of either party—there is only blame for this shameful, and bi-partisan, betrayal.
The president of the state Senate was arrested on drunken-driving charges hours after gaveling the 2007 session to a close and then apparently celebrating at an inn favored by government workers. "Senator Metzen was given no special treatment, [
Three deaths were also related to the vaccine. One report indicated a female “died of a blood clot three hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine.” Two other reports, on girls 12 and 19, reported deaths relating to heart problems and/or blood clott
Decrying near-record high gasoline prices, the House voted Tuesday to allow the government to sue OPEC over oil production quotas. The White House objected, saying that it might disrupt supplies and lead to even higher costs at the pump.