Former Sen. Christopher Dodd, now chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, said the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act aren’t going to be floated again in Congress.
The Federal Reserve continues to pump up this "bubble economy" by recklessly printing money and by setting interest rates artificially low, and the U.S. Congress continues to stand aside and allow them to systematically destroy our economy.
What is the government doing?
Slowly and quietly, the U.S. Congress may be arriving at a consensus on how to avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff" on December 31 - by simply putting off its own deadline for most of the major year-end budget and tax decisions.
Every year, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) releases a list of the most corrupt members of Congress.
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a six-month stopgap government funding bill on a 329 to 91 vote, putting aside the partisan warfare of the past 18 months in bipartisan resolve to avoid a budget showdown ahead of the November election.
...The night before, House Speaker John A. Boehner had withdrawn from negotiations to raise the $14 trillion federal debt limit and save the government from a catastrophic default. “Nobody wanted to be there,” Boehner later recalled. “The president’s
One of the most unpopular and unproductive Congresses in modern history returns on Monday from a 5-week recess, facing a crush of big tasks, few of which will likely get done. Lawmakers are expected to be in Washington for only about 2 weeks
A group of House Republicans visiting Israel as part of an official Congressional delegation enjoyed a late night of drinking at the Sea of Galilee that included a little skinny dipping in the place where the Bible says Jesus walked on water.
Just one in 10 Americans approves of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday, tying the branch's lowest approval rating in 38 years. Congress originally hit the 10% mark in February, before
Paul Ryan Begging Congress to Pass TARP
Members of Congress write to the government urging release of Nabeel Rajab and others jailed over free-speech cases.
Should President Obama (alongside Lindsay Graham and John McCain) be wearing an orange jumpsuit?
Later this month Congress will have an unprecedented opportunity to force the Federal Reserve to provide meaningful transparency to lawmakers and taxpayers. HR 459, my bill known as “Audit the Fed,” is scheduled for a vote before the full Congress in
In mid-July the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted for the 33rd time to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This vote was criticized by some as “campaigning for Romney” on the floor of Congress. I agree this is camp
President Barack Obama just officially announced his plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts only for people making less than $250,000 per year, setting off what is certain to be a protracted battle in Washington over how to avoid the impending fiscal c
Despite voting to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, there’s little House Republicans can do in the short term to compel him to turn over documents — unless it wanted to revisit a long-dormant power and arrest him.
In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.
How much of the US Defense Department’s budget is wasted each year? If the Pentagon’s current proposal for 2013 gets approved as is, at least $91 million can more or less be trashed thanks to an order for 33 unneeded Army tanks. . .Among billions of
It would be an optimistic assumption that most of us, want to make an honest attempt to follow “the law”. But, what is the law? And are all of the laws on the books – whether at a federal, State, or local level – actually beneficial to the communit
Contributions from parties with an interest in legislation are really nothing but bribes. Sure, it's legal for the most part. Sure, everyone in Washington does it. It's one of Washington's dirty little secrets-- but it's bribery just the same
All 535 members of Congress are now on the record declaring that they have not authorized the use of military force against Iran in the latest round of legislation passed in the House and the Senate.
Attempts to reduce the federal deficit are supposedly Congress' priority. But the military budget the House passed last week gives the lie to that notion. Even though they agreed to do so last year, Republicans -- and some Democrats -- can't bring th
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $554 billion defense bill that rejects Pentagon proposals to curtail or slow weapons programs, bans same-sex marriages on military bases and backs indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects.
One of 142 different amendments to the House military spending bill for 2014, Rep. Barbara Lee (D – CA)’s amendment that would effective end the Afghan War, allowing spending only for the “safe and orderly withdrawal of US troops and military contrac
With Congress getting ready to assemble the next big defense authorization bill, two House members are coming together across party lines to ensure that everyone arrested in the United States—even suspected terrorists—gets a fair trial.
Just wanted to post something for all of you following along that Kurt Haskell decided yesterday that he is going to run for Congress!
Apologists here for Obama’s use of executive orders point out the other recent presidents who’ve also overreached their use of executive orders.
One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Cong
Ever since Congress abrogated their lawful war power authority to declare war, the military industrial complex has embarked on a path of global empire.