Via the SuppleMentally blog at WordPress.com, here's the latest cartoon from Tristan Shoubt with a typically odd slant on Senator Rand's filibuster on drones. To share, link to the blog page or write for permission to firstname.lastname@example.org.Entered By: Jefferson Paine
Last week the US Senate took a break from debating the phony cuts known as “sequestration,” for Senator Rand Paul to hold a 13-hour filibuster to force the Obama administration to state whether it believes the President has the right to kill American
The Army announced Friday it is suspending its tuition assistance program for soldiers newly enrolling in classes due to sequestration and other budgetary pressures.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is slamming Sen. John McCain for criticizing Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, saying it’s “sad” for someone who was once known as a maverick in Congress.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) will not seek reelection in 2014, he announced Thursday afternoon, saying he wanted to focus on the nation’s challenges rather than politics.
In his Congressional testimony last week in Washington, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took time to downplay the significance of the few dissenting voices on the Fed's Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took the the Senate floor to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). “I’m here to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to be director of CIA,”
Frustrated by what they perceive as federal government overreach on taxes and regulation, the Republican-controlled Indiana Senate on Tuesday approved three measures calling for a limited U.S. constitutional convention.
Despite what the media and politicians would have us believe, the United States did not collapse last Friday when the package of spending reductions known as “sequestration” went into effect.
Rep. Ernest Hewett, a five-term Democrat from New London, is desperately trying to explain a comment made to a high school girl during a hearing on the funding of youth programs.
An escort who appeared on a video claiming that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican authorities that she was instead paid to make up the claims and has never met or seen the senator, according to court documents and two
Today on The Attorney For Freedom Show. We discussed the Arias Trial, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent bad ruling regarding the 4th Amendment, the upcoming “itty bitty” 1% budget cuts, and freedom generally.
For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.
To get his pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) through the Senate, President Barack Obama has opted to bargain with Republicans on Benghazi instead of disclosing secret drone warfare memos to members of his own party, The New York Time
Gov't is so good at their job they wait until the last day to get things done to show off.
This is the fourth of the "12 Axioms of Freedom Restoration" set forth in my introductory article on this topic, "How to Restore the West."
“More than 30 years ago, I fathered a child outside my marriage,” Domenici said. “I deeply regret this and am very sorry for my behavior. I hope New Mexicans will view that my accomplishments for my beloved state outweigh my personal transgression.”
As part of a package of proposals aimed at preventing gun violence, President Obama is calling on Congress to pass legislation that strengthens the background check system on guns sales.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers' jobs. "I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told r
The Senate, with broad bipartisan support, voted overwhelmingly to expand the reach of the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 by fortifying the power of American Indian tribal courts and explicitly protecting gay victims of domestic abuse.
Immigration reform proposals would make everyone an illegal until proven not to be.
Last week's confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel made clear it's past time to retire that hackneyed phrase "World's Greatest Deliberative Body." Eight hours of questioning by the Senate Armed Services Committee
The U.S. Post Office is expected to announce later this morning that it will end weekend mail delivery beginning this summer.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez says allegations that he engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic are false “smears.” He says he has done nothing wrong.
FBI agents raided the clinic owned by Dr. Salomon Melgen, the wealthy donor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez who allegedly procured prostitutes for him — some of them as young as 16 — during trips to the Dominican Republic.
The US House of Representatives recently passed H.R.325, the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The No Budget, No Pay Act passed by a vote of 285-144 with 86 Democrats joining 199 Republicans to support this measure, 33 Republicans joined 111 Democrats
[The can has been kicked again.] House votes to defuse debt limit crisis House votes overwhelmingly to defuse debt crisis, decides to increase borrowing limit
The House passed its “no budget, no pay” bill, which suspends the debt ceiling and calls upon both chambers of Congress to pass a budget resolution for fiscal year 2014 by April 15. If lawmakers miss that deadline their salaries are withheld.
Reid has embraced a carrot-and-stick strategy on the filibuster reform. The “carrot” is the deal he’s offering McConnell. Its major provisions include eliminating filibusters on the motion to proceed and speeding the process of breaking filibusters a