Nothing of substance to be accomplished as a result of the "debate" over the proposed expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program(S-CHIP) and Bush's veto of the same. The program, after all, is a purebred offspring o
"Disgraceful," Mitt Romney said at the time about Sen.Larry Craig, who had served as co-chair of his campaign efforts on Capitol Hill.
"He not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again," Craig sai
Here's your chance to investigate earmarks -- those spending measures inserted by members of Congress into bills that direct taxpayer dollars to their pet projects. Are members using earmarks to meet pressing needs? Reward political supporters?Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
"Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and lo
Quebec should ban the sale of "Rambo-style" combat knives as part of its newest piece of gun-control legislation, a victims' advocacy group urged yesterday.
House Democrats pushed their government eavesdropping bill through two committees on Wednesday with only minor changes, setting the stage for a confrontation with the Bush adminstration. President Bush said he would not sign the bill if it
The debt collection industry urged the government to lift a decades old ban against using e-mail accounts or cellphone numbers to contact consumers who have fallen behind in their payments. As more Americans drop home telephone land lines and rely on
[And you thought you'd put the Dems in charge.] Antiwar protesters have been "sitting outside my home, going into my garden in San Francisco and angering my neighbors, hanging their clothes from the trees, building all kinds of things, [putt
Democrats may never get enough votes to override President Bush's veto of their bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), but they can hope to draw quite a bit of blood in the process. The Democrats' congressi
A state legislator surprised a high school class when the computer he was using projected a photo of a nude woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. State Rep. Matthew Barrett was giving a civics lesson when he inserted a data memory s
Congress is again grasping for more control over the health of American children with the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Parents who think federally subsidized health care is a good idea should be careful what they wish
With the government fast approaching its current $8.965 trillion credit limit, the Senate approved an $850 billion increase in U.S. borrowing authority. The Senate voted 53-42 to raise the debt ceiling to $9.815 trillion, the fifth increase Bush took
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gets her feet held to the fire by Wolf Blitzer on promises made, promises broken.
Those who regret their vote five years ago to authorize military action in Iraq should think hard before supporting this approach. Because, in my view, it has the same potential to do harm where many are seeking to do good.
Call your Senator today! The Kennedy Hate Crimes Bill has been slipped into the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2008 as Senate Amendment #2067 and will be voted on this week.
Jane Harman (D-CA) has accused the Bush adminstration of using threats of terrorism to pass bills that erode personal liberty. Yet she seems activated the same sort of mechanism recently by helping to introduce the infamous(in certain circles)
Big Coal is in deep trouble and wants Congress to provide a massive federal bailout. Since the beginning of 2006 at least two dozen new coal-fired electric power plants have been canceled, mostly for environmental reasons. As of May there were only
The Senate voted to condemn an advertisement by the liberal anti-war group MoveOn.org that accused the top military commander in Iraq of betrayal, because the Senate had nothing better to do.
President Bush said he wants Congress to expand and make permanent a law that temporarily gives the government more power to eavesdrop without warrants on suspected foreign terrorists.
Democrats' efforts to challenge President Bush's Iraq policies were dealt a demoralizing blow Wednesday in the Senate after they failed to scrape together enough support to guarantee troops more time at home.
The Senate voted against considering a measure to give Guantanamo detainees and other foreigners the right to challenge their detention in the U.S. courts. The legislation needed 60 votes to be considered by lawmakers in the Senate, narrowly contr
It dawned on me when House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) invited Gen. Petraeus to make his presentation, Skelton forgot to ask him to take the customary oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I had
A Minnesota court on Tuesday granted U.S. Sen. Larry Craig a hearing on his request to let him take back the guilty plea he made after his arrest in a men's room sex sting.
Bruised Wall Street investors, facing a suddenly weaker economic outlook, pinned their hopes on a Federal Reserve rescue, even as some analysts warn of considerable uncertainty ahead.
In a remarkable turnaround, liberals are now heaping scorn on the 73-year-old senator. Young audiences boo at his name, and the leftish "Daily Show" on Comedy Central makes fun of him. The source of unhappiness is Kennedy's efforts to
Pennslyvania law inconveniently restrict six-pack sales to bars, restaurants and some delis, where they're often sold at premium prices. Beer by the case is available only at distributorships. (Remember, it's still againt the law to buy bee
As word comes of Sen. Larry Craig’s reconsideration of his announced resignation from the U.S. Senate, it turns out that his best ally in getting rid of his guilty plea for his conduct in a Minneapolis airport restroom may be the United States Consti
Colorado representative Doug Lamborn has just made the final doo-doo step it what will be the shortest and most lackluster career the House has ever seen. Doug Lamborn’s recorded threats to a pair of voters critical of his views has now reached the p
Authorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program(SCHIP) runs out at the end of September. This gave the Dems and some Reps in Congress an opportunity to vote in July to expand this government health insurance program.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Monday that New York would consider suing federal health officials if the state was not granted a waiver to expand its federal subsidized health insurance program for children. The announcement followed a decision