Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) was very concerned about anti-missile defense and especially a product dramatically called the Kinetic Energy Interceptor. To which Gates replied, in a manner so casually dismissive Franks seemed to shrivel in his seat
Congressional Democrats and many Washington journalists are predicting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s current dispute with the Central Intelligence Agency may ultimately hasten the push toward the last thing Republicans want – a comprehensive inve
Both Nancy Pelosi and Porter Goss be strapped to a gurney and drowned until their stories officially match about what was said at the briefing just prior to the one year anniversary of 9/11.
A group of U.S. lawmakers plan to keep a close eye on five countries, including Canada and Spain, for what they see as a lack of protections for copyright. [Because dealing with the economy doesn't pay like lobbyists do!]
The rapidly deteriorating financial health of the federal agency that guarantees 44 million Americans' pensions is raising alarms in Congress, where key lawmakers are demanding tougher rules to insure vigilant oversight of its multibillion-dollar
The Senate today overwhelmingly passed a bill that would sharply curtail credit card issuers' ability to raise interest rates and charge fees, taking a critical step in reforming an industry that has gone largely unregulated for decades.
Federal regulators are preparing to release new rules governing how banks can return billions in taxpayer bailout money, but the guidelines may actually make it harder for financial institutions to shed the government as their business partner.
Sen. John Kerry: "It's a sad day when you have members of Congress who are literally criminals go undisciplined by their colleagues. No wonder people look at Washington and know this city is broken."
U.S. schools with vending machines that sell candy and soda to students could soon find the government requiring healthier options to combat childhood obesity under a bill introduced on Thursday by two senators.
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, said he would introduce a bill next week to overturn a 3 -year-old U.S. ban on Internet gambling. The legislation, likely to be opposed by anti-gambling Re
Legislation that the House of Representatives passed overwhelmingly would send billions of dollars to thousands of communities to help them hire and retain 50,000 police officers. [returning vets & ticket writers]
I've been listening all morning. And these people represent us?
Dr. Paul discusses a constitutional approach to dealing with the Somali pirates.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and a growing number of national security experts are calling on Congress to consider using letters of marque and reprisal, a power written into the Constitution that allows the US to hire private citizens to keep internationa
Want to learn about the earmarks, the federally funded local projects that your member of Congress wants to stick in the federal budget? It may not be easy. In fact, it could be like looking "under an electronic rock," as one budget watc
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and a conservative Harvard law student debated over how Frank should have handled his role as the House Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Frank was at Harvard University for a speech at the Kennedy School of Gover
Really, is it ever possible to be too safe? Actually, yes. Especially when the rule or law intended to make us safe is so poorly thought-out that it either does nothing but suck up public money, or creates a ripple effect of unintended side effects.
LegiStorm's first information product was a database of congressional staff salaries but we added other valuable information, such as the most comprehensive database of all trips taken by members of Congress and congressional staffers.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Friedly became the scourge of Capitol Hill by creating LegiStorm.com, a Web site that makes it super-easy to look up the annual salaries and financial disclosures of congressional staffers. All this stuff is public information, mind you. But it used
With an apology to Congress, baseball and the kids who looked up to him, All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada received a sentence of one year of probation for misleading Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
A grand jury in Queens has indicted New York State Senator Hiram Monseratte on assaulting his girlfriend at his apartment. She received 25 stitches to the area around her left eye. Monseratte and Giraldo said the incident was an accident.
Orlando Florida Eyewitness News 9 Video of man arrested for feeding the homeless....They even had undercover police. We are officially in the twilite zone.
This page serves as an overview & clearinghouse for information regarding HB 2380, a bill introduced by AZ Rep Jerry Weiers that creates special privileges & immunities for a small group of well connected individuals that violates freedom of speech,
Some bank executives warned the government is forcing them toward a disastrous choice between accepting restrictions on compensation to compete with rivals, or returning billions in federal aid, which could damage the economy.
Today, in 90 seconds Congressman Paul lays the blame squarely where it belongs: On his inattentive, profligate spending colleagues.
The House voted to levy a 90 percent tax on bonuses paid to employees with family incomes above $250,000 at companies that have received at least $5 billion in government bailout money.
Your practice of shielding yourself from accountability by hiding behind low-level staffers is unacceptable. By what authority do you refuse to speak with constituents, and deliberately avoid all direct communications?
Earmarks seem to be the hot topic this week, and as a fiscal conservative I am dismayed so many people deliberately distort the earmarking process and grandstand to make political points. It is an easy thing to do with earmarks.
[Vice-chair of the Agriculture Committee] Larcenia Bullard became agitated during a legislative debate when someone used the term “animal husbandry”. "People are taking these animals as their husbands? What’s husbandry?"
We've been rolled again. Sure, the economy is in bad shape -- though the late '70s and early '80s were worse in many ways, but is it true that every economist agrees that massive "stimulus" is the solution? "A failure to ac