Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down.
Since 2006, the Pentagon has distributed 432 mine-resistant armored vehicles to local police departments. It has also doled out more than 400 other armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, and 93,000 machine guns.
Banning assault rifles isn't going so well so now they want to try their hand at banning something that can ONLY be used in a defensive fashion.
And one person, who has made about 30 edits in the last 48 hours, has been focusing on some politicized topics, like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the Cato Institute, and many others.
On the bright side, Marilyn Tavenner - appointed by President Obama to take over CMS within the Department of Health and human Services in 2013 - did not suffer a hard-drive crash.
Lawmakers have families, too, and when issues come before them that affect those families, they're often conflicted. Just ask Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who opposes corporate tax inversions even as Mylan, the pharmaceutical company where his daugh
Just hours after stepping down as House majority leader, the once-powerful Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) announced he won't even complete his term as a rank-and-file lawmaker.
CIA Director John Brennan has determined that employees "acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding" brokered between the CIA and its Senate overseers in hacking into computers used by Senate staffers.
Efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in Israel's ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip aren't sitting well with Israeli hawks, and by extension that means they aren't sitting well with the US Congress.
She angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.
Sadly today I am reporting to you yet another development that seems as if we are all living within the pages of Ayn Rand's seminal work Atlas Shrugged.
And I would have thought that there would be some professional courtesy shown to an ancient bloodsucker on Capitol Hill. After all, they have some familiar attributes with other denizens of Capitol Hill moving through the halls from office to office.
On July 2, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it would not reopen the investigation into the destruction of TWA 800.
The US Congress does more than pass your laws and spend your tax money. It also edits Wikipedia "anonymously." The twitter freed above tells you what wiki articles they have edited and how they have edited them
Less than two months after Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) killed a comprehensive anti-patent-troll bill which had been passed by the House of Representatives, a much more modest bill taking aim at trolls has passed through a key subcommittee.
The IRS has been caught up in scandal, and Congress is still investigating allegations of misconduct.
It was back in April 2013, when the WSJ reported of a peculiar surge in various health insurance stocks that came moments after a report from Height Securities, a Washington-based investment-research firm that ferrets out policy news....
David Cay Johnston, the board president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., blamed racism and "fixed ideology that has no support in the empirical data" for opposition to increased taxes and spending.
They want to give the IRS more power to investigate you.
President Barack Obama faced immediate demands for bold action to stem deportations Tuesday, a day after declaring immigration legislation dead and announcing plans to act on his own.
According to reports, President Obama is already weighing whether or not he can swing the executive hammer and take unilateral action regarding the Supreme Court ruling against the contraception mandate in Obamacare. The Hill reports that on Monda
Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm rebels of the Free Syrian Army who seek to overthrow the government.
NY Mayor: Obama "Has Every Right" To Bypass Congress On Amnesty
Sen. Black makes a number of notable statements about US support of terrorists in Syria, about their atrocities, about the media acceptance of State Dept reports, about the false statements of Ambassador Ford, and about the ignorance of
In 2004, Congress passed the Project BioShield Act—a ten-year, $5.6 billion fund for purchasing vaccines to use in the event of a bioterrorist attack.
The Senate Intelligence Committee recently introduced the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014. It's the fourth time in four years that Congress has tried to pass "cybersecurity" legislation.
The Federal Aviation Administration will miss a September 2015 deadline set by Congress to allow drones to fly throughout the nation's skies because of technical and regulatory obstacles that are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, according to a g
There's a new bipartisan coalition in the Senate that's looking to expand voting rights for people with a criminal record — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and libertarian first-term Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
This month's congressional hearing on outlandish bonuses at the Veterans Administration is the latest proof that the nation needs to overhaul how federal workers in every department are paid and promoted.
The past several years have been filled with scandal after scandal...