As many as a dozen members of Congress and their aides took part in insider trading based on foreknowledge of market moving information on Capitol Hill, disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff told CNBC in an interview.
...the time has come to shift our attention to the epic misnomer which is the US supercommittee, or the unelected sub-branch of the legislative body which is supposed to find $1.2 trillion in cuts to enact the debt ceiling hike that Obama passed in A
Federal spending is a top driver of business activity, the possibility of a government shutdown over spending cuts is a front-and-center issue for analysts and the media. The topic becomes additionally worrisome for companies who fully depend on gove
U.S. ally overturns harsh sentences amid outcry; Congress weighing $53M arms sale.
"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on th
Bill To Put 7 Million Americans Back to Work, Rebuild Infrastructure
Until this distortion is ended, and it is clear that doing so will require that Bernanke be removed from office and the banksters stripped of their political power through whatever means are necessary there will be no meaningful entrepreneurship...
The Slave Auction was created by the money that you and I paid to the government that was used to enslave each and every one of us: Yes we have paid for our own enslavement and none of the major parties has said even one word...
List of the 50 richest members of Congress! These are some of the same politicians in Washington who profess to know the pain of the Americans who live on Main Street. Americans struggling to make ends meet who may be living hand to mouth and p
Republicans named their six members to a U.S. congressional deficit-reduction super committee on Wednesday, setting the stage for an attempt to create bipartisan agreement on taxes and government spending.
Over the three-week recess, 81 members — 55 Republicans and 26 Democrats — will take a trip to the Jewish state, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. That breaks down to about 20 percent of the House who will spend a week...
When is an increase in spending a “spending cut”? A logical person would say, “never” and would be correct. However, a special group of people known as politicians have determined to change the meanings of words so that increasing the amount of mo
If the politburo -- handpicked members split evenly between the two gangs of thieves and poltroons that now hold sway on Capitol Hill -- can't agree on just how much they want to...
All the authorities did was patch up a predatory banking system with duct tape and bailing wire and hoped enough cheerleading would restore confidence. And after the banks got their bailout money, the mood seemed to be “we spent so much on them...
Today the same traitors in the congress (that have brought on all these debts and are currently leading the largest wealth-transfer in the history of the world) now want to create a"Super-Congress." This criminal-body will be composed of just 12...
Congress, a collection of whores, con-men, and penny-ante sharpers from East Jesus, Nebraska, ponders the Great Question: Default now, and admit manfully to being the economic lepers everyone else already knows we are? Or raise the debt ceiling, keep
Interest expense as a percentage of government, this year, if the MTS thus far is 9/12ths of the total (through June), will run $515 billion. This out of a budget of $3.8 trillion (approximately) is ~14% of the total federal budget.
This "Super Congress," composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn't mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
This "Super Congress," composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn't mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky.
The debate in Washington, D.C. over the federal debt continues as the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the “debt ceiling” approaches. Standard & Poor's has already reported that it would cut the U.S. credit rating from AAA to D, the last rung on its scal
The Oakland Tribute reported that the bill would limit the federal government to enforcing cross-border or inter-state smuggling laws, and allow people to grow, possess, use or sell marijuana in states where it is legal to do so.
The US House of Representatives will vote Friday on a resolution aimed at limiting the US military role in Libya without undermining NATO there, Republican House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.
5 weeks ahead of the day when the debt ceiling "extend and pretend" plan ends, talks have broken down, and in order to hike Congressional Nielsen ratings, this time seemingly terminally.
“Most people could not show them to you,” Maher said of the more heavily policed television shows’ treatment of Weiner’s sexts. “We are going to read them, verbatim.”
These earmarks, pork projects set aside for a particular Congressional district, are in a newly created special fund called the “Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund.” The fund has already hit $1 billion
The defense bill that just passed the House of Representatives includes a back-door fund that lets individual members of Congress funnel millions of dollars into projects of their choosing. This is happening despite a congressional ban on earmarks
What PIPA would create is the Great Firewall of America. US authorities, on the behest of a copyright complaint or other legal action, or even their own behest, can file an action to force DNS providers to block certain websites deemed infringing.
Lieberman’s vision for the Internet is less of an information superhighway and more of a government-controlled sanitized clone of cable television, where the web is purged entirely of dissent in a system even more draconian than that employed by...
David Stocksman, the former Reagan advisor-turned-deficit hawk sees "no hope" of the two parties coming to an agreement on the US debt, because neither party is willing to compromise on either spending or taxes...
Congressional leadership from both houses and both parties today reached a deal on a long-term extension of the PATRIOT Act, exactly as worded and without any of the inconvenient civil rights provisions that the Obama Administration has been warning