Sometimes laws meant to help don't do anything at all, but in some cases they make the situation much worse, and by much worse I mean they completely backfire and cause bigger problems than whatever it is they were trying to fix in the first place.
Lawmakers, narrowing the differences between legislation from the House of Representatives and the Senate, agreed to establish a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to address the shoddy lending and ineffective regulation that helped bring about
The Homeland Security Department should have the power to force civilian agencies to comply with cybersecurity guidance from DHS's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, asserted DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner before a House panel June 16.
When the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to grant subpoena powers to a presidential commission formed to investigate the BP oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, the sole "no" vote was cast by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
"I voted for you," the caller said in a voice mail to Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler’s district office. “If you vote for that stimulus package, I’m gonna kill you. Simple as that.” The FBI says the caller was a 70-year-old resident of Shuler’s North Ca
Supplemental bills allow Congress to spend beyond the 13 annual appropriations bills that fund the federal government. This is akin to a family that consistently outspends its budget, and needs to use a credit card to make it through the end of the
Dick Morris recently said that congressman Alan Mollohan ($-WV) is the "worst member of Congress." That's saying a mouthful about this corrupt congress. Mollohan proudly points that he was not indicted on federal corruption charges. Don Surber remind
Maybe the lobbyists were busy buying off other officials on a bigger deal or the “committee” might have just decided to have Henry Waxman insert the restrictive overtaking of nutritional supplements in the Restoring American Financial Stability Act.
I want to send my thanks to Representative Russell Pearce who was the primary sponsor of Arizona's S.B. 1070 along with David Gowan, Chuck Gray, Linda Gray, John Kavanagh, Frank Antenori, Carl Seel and Ray Barnes.
In one fell swoop, these eight p
We’ll be on the Jay Lawrence Show on KTAR (92.3 FM) in Phoenix this Sunday, May 2nd, from 7-8 p.m. Arizona time (7-8 p.m. PDT, 4-5 p.m. EDT) to discuss and take calls on the new Arizona “immigration enforcement” law, S.B. 1070, and its implications f
let it slip !! Maxine Waters of California Hummmm, I wonder what 'she' really meant to say?
Yep. This is the game!
This clip is showing Congresswoman Maxine Waters discussing drilling for
As we read the text (PDF) of the law, it imposes no new requirement to show ID credentials or other evidence of identity. On the contrary, it gives people even more reasons to invoke their right to remain silent, never voluntarily to provide any ev
A realization within Republican ranks that several of their own may find themselves voting with Obama when the final Wall Street reform deal comes together. “Some feel like you need to vote for it, just because it’s a popular measure,” said Sen. Lind
Just three months after Eric Massa was elected to Congress, his young male employees on Capitol Hill began complaining to supervisors that the lawmaker was making aggressive, sexual overtures toward them, according to new interviews and internal docu
The former state trooper ran for Congress in 1992 with a pledge to fix the nation's health-care system. "Health care is a right," reads a slogan, in blue typeface, on Bart Stupak's first campaign pamphlet.
For his next trick, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) says that he’ll pull the public option out of his bag of legislative tricks next year. As a politician he hedges his bets, but it’s not hard to tell where his heart is by watching this video of the sena
Didn’t like what “cap and trade” legislation will do to your electric bill or the economy? No problem! We’ll just call it “reduction and refund.” It's the same bill with a new name. The Senate’s political hacks go back to 1984.
A new report that there's a crime wave in America from journalists and politicians. It’s revealing. It’s also one likely reason that both groups have registered near the bottom in groups the American people trust.
(CNSNews.com) -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said the “good and welfare clause” gives Congress the authority to require individuals to buy health insurance as mandated in the health care bill. However, there is no “
A FDA empowerment tucked into the nation's massive health care bill will make more than 200,000 fast food and other chain restaurants will have to include calorie counts on menus, menu boards and even drive-throughs. Applies to any restaurant with 20
Slowly but steadily, support is building behind President Obama's health care legislation in the House, the result of intense vote buying, threats and politically targeted changes aimed at reassuring waverers and winning over critics.
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