Hillary Clinton voted to let our military continue to use cluster bombs in areas with concentrated civilian populations, despite the thousands of innocent children who have died or been handicapped due to picking up unexploded cluster bomblets.
Chris Dodd Does It. Reid pulls Telecom Immunity bill off the table. His outspoken opposition to retroactive immunity and the Intelligence Committee’s FISA bill made it impossible to move forward now…
[Too bad the troops are staying.] The Senate voted Tuesday to provide $70 billion for U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, handing a victory to President Bush and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid loves parliamentary procedure so much that he is essentially selling out his own party to allow the Senate to debate the FISA bill with the telecom immunity.
As the House Judiciary Committee continues to refuse any action on proposals to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney, three of that panel's members tried to take their case to influential op-ed pages of the nation's largest newspapers.
Two congresswomen resign in protest from the House Page Board, over not receiving info about the latest 5 pages to get expelled. This was supposed to have been fixed after the Mark Foley scandal.
A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee vote on contempt resolutions was postponed Thursday after objections by the committee's ranking Republican member. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., objected to the language in the contempt resolutions against former
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spent $16,000 [of the taxpayers money] on flowers since taking office, one reason why she spent 63 percent more in her high-profile inaugural year than her low-key predecessor did last year.
Another broadly-written bill would expand asset forfeiture laws to include copyright violations. Scary passage summarized by CNET: "Any computer or network hardware used to 'facilitate' a copyright crime could be seized by the Justic
The government needs a tool against terrorism, not a tool against Baptist street preachers. Senate Bill 1959 and the Law of Unintended Consequences.
People are illegal by virtue of immigration laws. Drugs are illegal by virtue of drug laws. Money is illegal by virtue of legal tender laws. Trans fat is illegal by virtue of trans fat laws. Pay is illegal by virtue of minimum wage laws. Well, n
Federal lawmakers are considering the broadest effort ever to limit what children eat: a national ban on selling candy, sugary soda and salty, fatty food in school snack bars, vending machines and a la carte cafeteria lines. Whether the measure, a
[The smartest people in the world.] Majority Democrats plan to include the requirement in broader energy legislation to be debated in the context of $90-per-barrel oil, $3-plus pump prices and growing concerns about climate change. The House plans to
Former congressman Henry Hyde, an Illinois Republican and conservative icon who oversaw House impeachment proceedings against then-president Bill Clinton, has died at 83.
"Times have changed. That's the bottom line," said state Sen. Jennifer Veiga, who tried and failed to get the law changed in 2005. "There's no reason the government should dictate to a business that they can't open (on) a c
[let the caving begin] President Bush pressed Democrats to approve money to fund the Iraq war "without strings and without delay" before leaving for Christmas, something congressional leaders have already indicated they will not do.
[bribe now for a bailout tomorrow] Big business is shoveling more money than ever into U.S. political campaigns, with Wall Street donations way up. [Is this what they mean by hedgefund?]
Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of AIDS in the United States, and more babies are born with the AIDS virus in Washington than in other U.S. cities. People living in Washington are not getting tested for HIV and show up with advanced infections
City officials unanimously passed a measure making online harassment a crime, days after learning that a 13-year-old girl killed herself last year after receiving cruel messages on the Internet. Made Internet harassment a misdemeanor, punishable by u
Smoke regulators are targeting private apartments and vehicles next. People cheering on smoke regulators might quiet down when the focus switches to other areas of private life.
House Democrats threatened to hold President Bush's key confidants in contempt of Congress unless they comply with subpoenas for information on the Justice Department's purge of federal prosecutors last winter. The White House shrugged off th
34% of Americans think that elected officials care about the opinions of people like them. Four of them are former Judge Advocate Generals of the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps.
We hear about the evil of "Big Oil". But one industry has a much higher profit margin than Big Oil: Big Sugar. U.S. consumers pay much higher prices for sugar--and every food item that takes processed sugar--than they would have to if Big S
The House is expected to pass a bill Tuesday that would establish a commission to study the roots of homegrown terrorism. Homeland Security will survey the methodologies implemented by foreign nations to prevent domestic terrorism and
This bill is one of the most blatant attacks against the Constitution and defines thought crimes as homegrown terrorism. If passed into law, it will also establish a commission to study and defeat so called thought criminals. Unlike previous anti-te
Call it Super SIV Mae. Wall Street's pals in the Treasury Department want to ride to the rescue with a new entity of entitlement, the 'structured investment vehicle.' [It is only your tax money, and the nation's debt.]
Indeed, these particular fees are not found anywhere within the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which authorizes fees charged by the Forest Service and other agencies....
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is steering the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee to give retroactive immunity to telecoms that helped the government secretly spy on Americans. He has also benefited from some interesting political contributions.
8 sentences, each describing new IRS requirements and mandates on poker tournaments and poker players. 0 sentences questioning the authority to require and mandate.
More images comes to mind whenever the state of "Maine" is mentioned these days than lighthouses,lobsters and rugged coasts. Such as--birth control pills for middle school students?