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Tribal rep in Maine legislature leaves Dems for Greens

A tribal representative in Maine's House of Representatives has left the Democrats to become a Green Independent Party member. Rep. Henry Bear's a member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet … Click to Continue »

California is taxed enough without Republican tax reform

The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, by a vote of 227-205. Now it’s up to the Senate to pass its version, then both chambers will have to reconcile the differences in their plans. There are a few things California taxpayers can like in what the […]

We must eliminate renewable energy subsidies to ensure reliable, affordable electricity

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently took a step toward ensuring Americans have access to affordable electricity at the flip of a switch, by proposing as part of their tax reform package to reduce the wind Production Tax Credit from its current rate of 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity produced to […]

We’re in Danger of Squandering Our Sexual Abuse Moment

John Conyers is the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment: Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, moved swiftly on Tuesday against the House’s longest serving lawmaker, calling for the House Ethics Committee...Show More Summary

Labeling loot boxes as 'gambling' isn't just dangerous for EA. It's dangerous for gamers, too.

It's possible for "Loot boxes can be bad in video games" and "loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling" to both be true. On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii's House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing...Show More Summary

BEAUTIFUL: Rep. John Conyers Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Multiple Women

“just cuddle up with me and caress me before you go.”Democratic Representative from Michigan John Conyers has found himself on the business end of a probe by the House Ethics

A state politician in Hawaii says the new 'Star Wars' game encourages kids to gamble and he wants to ban sales to anyone under 21 (EA)

Hawaii House of Representatives member Chris Lee accused EA of "predatory behavior." Lee said that EA's new "Star Wars" game actively encourages kids to engage in gambling. The controversial element in the game is a concept called "loot...Show More Summary

"Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not 'succumb to [his] sexual advances

Buzzfeed reports on what looks like an egregious case of sexual harassment and on the way Congress hides its sexual harassment problems (and thereby facilitates them going forward).Buzzfeed has acquired what it says are the documents...Show More Summary

House ethics panel investigating allegations against US Rep. Conyers

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt. A BuzzFeed News report late on Monday cited...

Tuesday assorted links

1. Self-driving cars will be better for wheelchairs. 2. “U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee considered many important banking reforms in 2009-2010 including the Dodd-Frank Act. We show that during this period,...Show More Summary

Congressman John Conyers In Alleged Sexual Harassment Scandal

U.S. Congressman John Conyers is the latest lawmaker who stands accused of sexual misconduct. Conyers, 88, a Democrat who represents a Detroit-area district, is currently the longest-serving House member. The alleged scandal was uncovered...Show More Summary

And Conyers

Another shoe drops: Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.” Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, […]

Natural gas tax comes up for debate in Pennsylvania House

Legislation to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is getting closer to a vote in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, although the long-sought tax still faces hurdles in … Click to Continue »

Congresswoman says former San Diego mayor sexually harassed her

A sitting member of Congress said former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made unwelcome sexual advances when they served together in the House of Representatives, the latest accusation against the disgraced politician.

House OKs children's health insurance bill without argument

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is advancing legislation to reauthorize the federally subsidized Children's Health Insurance Program after removing wording to prohibit coverage for gender or sex reassignment surgery. The … Click to Continue »

Colinvaux: The House Tax Bill Could Be The End Of Charities As We Know Them

Chronicle of Philanthropy op-ed: The House Tax Bill Could Be the End of Charities as We Know Them, by Roger Colinvaux (Catholic): If the tax bill passed by the House of Representatives becomes law, partisan politics would overtake the nonprofit world, casting institutions designed to promote the public good into...

Julia Robert’s Teeth Are the Secret Weapon of ‘Wonder’

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Things are not going great this week, a phrase I have said for a solid year now but is still apt every damn time. That horrendous tax bill passed the House of Representatives. More and more women and men who...

Animal Ag Bites 11/20

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is applauding U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. NCBA President Craig Uden said the approval is a “step in the right direction,” but promised to continue...Show More Summary

How the House would hammer graduate students

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The Republican tax reform plan that just passed the House of Representatives intends to tax graduate students...

House Members Aren’t Digging Trump Administration’s Auto Trade Proposals

A bipartisan group of over 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives has asked the Trump administration to reconsider its North American Free Trade Agreement proposal on auto parts rules of origin. Seen as a sunset clause by Canada...Show More Summary

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