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Hotel magnate and Clinton pal pleads guilty to illegal campaign contribution scam

Sant Singh Chatwal, 70, masterminded a scam to raise more than $180,000 for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and a Florida congressman. Sources said the officials were not aware of any wrongdoing.

Now two 'Kissing Congressman' staffers have lost their jobs—both women

Last week, Congressman Vance "Big Smooch" McAllister dumped a female staffer after leaked security camera footage showed him kissing her in the hallway outside his Louisiana office. And now another woman has left the office over the affair: Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Show More Summary

Brain Surgery Patient Can Only Get Meds With Help From Congressman Because Of Obamacare

Welcome to Obama’s America, where a government takeover of health care means you have to means you have to call your congressman to get the medicine you need to function. A New York woman suffering from a neurological disease that has...Show More Summary

Should Jorge Ramos Be Worried About Anthony Weiner?

Former U.S. Congressman and recent New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared with Jorge Ramos last night on Fusion, suggesting he has eyes on a certain anchor chair. “You do a service every night with your program, so I...Show More Summary

Ron Paul: Bitcoin Is Not 'True Money'

Ron Paul detailed his thoughts on Bitcoin in one of two posts he wrote on the question-and-answer site Quora Wednesday. While the former Republican presidential candidate and congressman expressed support for the cryptocurrency, he also...Show More Summary

Ron Paul Is On Quora Now

Former Republican presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul has signed on to the question-and-answer service Quora. On Wednesday, Paul posted answers to a pair of questions about his positions on marijuana and Bitcoin. Paul responded...Show More Summary

Rep. Dennis Ross Tells Low-Income Constituent He Won't Support Raising Minimum Wage

I'm not sure how people like this get up and look themselves in the mirror every morning, but somehow this man manages: Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’: TAMPA, Florida — People like Shaneeka Rainer...Show More Summary

Ukraine Pushes Back Against Pro-Russian Building Takeovers

Russia wants to keep the monopoly on the use of force in Eastern Ukraine, but Kiev’s interim government has reportedly started to launch a counter-attack to the pro-Russian “Occupy Donetsk” movement. Congressman Mac Thornberry [R-TX, contender for HASC chair]: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Russia? AP: Russian jet passes near US warship. Negative, […]

NYT Praises 'Monk-Like Modesty' of Democratic Castro Brothers

Two Democratic politicians in Texas apparently warranted a front page, 1200 word story in Wednesday's New York Times. Writer Jason Horowitz profiled San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his brother, Congressman Joaquin Castro. According...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Dennis Ross says raising the minimum wage is “not right”

The Florida Republican tries to explain to a constituent why it'd be wrong to pay hardworking people more money

The European Union's 16th Century Predecessor

A few days ago, my friend Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida asked me which cities I would recommend he sees if he gets a chance to visit Poland. He was somewhat surprised that I didn't begin the list with Warsaw or Krakow, which are usually must-see destinations for any visitor to Poland. Show More Summary

This time Omaha’s Congressman wants an apology

Joe Jordan| Nebraska Watchdog Lee Terry, Omaha’s Republican congressman who knows a thing or two about apologizing, is now demanding an apology. Rep. Lee Terry Over the weekend New York Congressman Steve Israel, the man in charge of getting Democrats elected to the House of Representatives, told CNN that “not all” Republican lawmakers are racists....

Republican Congressman Introduces Bill to Withhold Eric Holder's Salary

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced a bill Tuesday that would cut off pay to federal officials like Attorney General Eric Holder as long as they're being held in contempt of Congress. Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June of 2102 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious investigation. Show More Summary

Congressman Posey Accuses CDC Over Corruption

U.S. Congressman Compares Corruption in CDC's Vaccine Safety Studies to SEC's Handling of Bernie Madoff Scandal. Congressman Posey Has Strong Words for Government Agency: "I think the CDC Should Be Investigated." WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an...

Justin Amash Loved New Captain America Movie

Congressman Justin Amash, (R-MI) is a big fan of the new Captain America movie, pointing out that the message of the movie aligned very well with his own views on politics. “I like Captain America and actually the most recent movie was fantastic,” Amash said during a WOOD Radio interview on the The Justin Barclay Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Show More Summary

Peter King: Rand Paul ‘Feeding into Paranoia,’ Would Be ‘Disastrous’ President

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If Congressman Peter King really is running for president, he'll most likely be debating Rand Paul, a man whom he described on Morning Joe Wednesday as too paranoid and "disastrous" to be the Commander-in-Chief.

Exclusive: Cantor Challenger Calls for Investigation of New Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia

David Brat, the long-shot challenger to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia's 7th Congressional District, is demanding an investigation into the new executive director of the Virginia Republican party, Kenney, after it was revealed Kenney's consulting firm is now on Cantor's payroll. Show More Summary

Texas Congressman Wants to Take Away Eric Holder's Salary

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, has introduced a bill that would officially stop paying any federal employee who was currently held in contempt of Congress. Farenthold specifically mentioned Attorney General Eric Holder after introducing...Show More Summary

Dutton Raises 114k In 56 Days

As mentioned in the daily, the 12th Congressional District race is dominated  in funding by incumbent, Congressman John Barrow.   Related! Remember US Rep. John Barrow, the guy everybody wants to take on? He’s raised $290,000 and has over ”…$400,000 more in the bank than he did at this point in 2012,” according to the Hill. […]

Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’

Shaneeka Rainer has been working in minimum wage fast food jobs for a decade, but his congressman doesn't think he deserves a raise. The post Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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