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Citizen Khan

The first person in Sheridan, Wyoming, to learn that Hot Tamale Louie had been knifed to death was William Henry Harrison, Jr. The news came by telegram, the day after the murder. Harrison was the son of a member of Congress, the great-grandson...Show More Summary

Foster children take over Congress for a day

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) wants members of Congress to picture the face of a constituent when they vote on legislation about the nation's foster care system. So this week, she brought foster kids to Washington. Ninety-nine young people trailed representatives through the halls of the Capitol,...

US Congress Slams Spain for Allowing Russian Ships Into Its Ports

Washington is apparently quite with some of NATO's European members, particularly Spain, for letting Russian ships refuel and resupply in their ports that the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the Pentagon to report to Congress on those countries that host Russian vessels.

What do Ken Starr, Bank of America and crimes without criminals have in common?

Way back in 1873, Congress investigated the financing of the transcontinental railroad, which involved the distribution of shares in the shadowy firm Credit Mobilier to members of the House, the vice president, and others in the Garfield Administration. Its conclusion was that bribery had occurred,...

Another Member of Congress Just Fell in Line Behind Donald Trump

But former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the race in February, still has more endorsements than Trump

Radiation Oncologists Meet with Members of Congress to Advocate for Sustained Increases to Cancer Research Funding

Radiation oncologists from across the United States convened on Capitol Hill yesterday to encourage members of Congress to invest in cancer research with sustainable and predictable funding and to protect patients' access to high quality cancer care through value-based physician payment models.

The Ad That Will Win the Election

I can see it now:  Testimony of parents who have contracted Zika virus and given birth to babies with microcephaly, overlaid with comments by Republican Members of Congress, explaining why they delayed the vote on Zika funding by 3 months, and underfunded it by 1/3. Isn’t this the Daisy ad of this election, or am […]

"The State Department’s inspector general sharply criticized Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had."

The NYT reports.In a report delivered to members of Congress on Wednesday, the inspector general said that Mrs. Clinton “had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business” with officials responsible for handling records and security but that inspectors found “no evidence” that she had.

Feds Probing Potential Insider Trading By Senator Bob Corker

Back in December the topic of insider trading by prominent members of Congress hit new highs when as we reported at the time a "Prominent Tennessee Senator Fails To Disclose Millions In Hedge Fund, Real Estate Investments." The politician...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Says He Uses Medical Marijuana To Ease Arthritis Pain

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), a leading voice for the reform of marijuana laws in the United States, became the first sitting member of Congress in recent history to admit to medical marijuana use. Rohrabacher, speaking to a group...Show More Summary

Va Redistricting Case Roundup

SCOTUSBlog: he Court also ruled today in Wittman v. Personhuballah, finding that the members of Congress who intervened to defend Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan do not have standing to appeal. Coverage comes from Lyle Denniston for this blog, Adam Liptak … Continue reading ?

Breaking: Unanimous Supreme Court Dismisses Va. Racial Gerrymandering Case on Standing Grounds

The Supreme Court has decided Wittman v. Personhuballah, ruling against members of Congress on standing grounds. The lower court found that the congressional plan was an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and the members of Congress challenged this holding. In a short … Continue reading ?

Congress Moves To ‘Strip Guns And Badges’ From IRS, Impeach Commissioner

Members of Congress have recently introduced bills meant to take down the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). One bill would remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen from office: the other would remove the Criminal Investigations department from the agency.

Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive

Over the past few weeks, Twilio has had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff who have taken on the difficult task of balancing security and privacy. We were struck by the sincere desire to understand how actions proposed by those in Washington impact smaller technology businesses. Show More Summary

I Publicly Called Out My Favorite Senator and Now I Must Thank Him

It's not easy to talk to the press about being shot and losing a friend to gun violence. It's even harder to tell your story while calling out one of the most powerful members of Congress. But some issues are just that important. Expanding Brady background checks is one of them. Show More Summary

Ask Your "Mental Health Reform Champion" Member of Congress Where They Stand on LGBTQ Rights

Hey, guess what? It is Mental Health Awareness Month and Washington, DC is buzzing with advocates excited to meet with their congressional representatives to discuss meaningful mental health reform. For those advocates making the trek...Show More Summary

Why the Democrats’ Platform Actually Matters This Year

In 2012, Barney Frank, then in his last year in Congress, helped write the Democratic national platform. At least he thinks he did. “I don’t remember what was in it,” says Frank, who was a member of the platform committee at that year’s...Show More Summary

State Officials Investigated Over Their Inquiry Into Exxon Mobil’s Climate Change Research

Some members of Congress have demanded access to communications since 2012 between state attorneys general and climate change activist groups.

Trump Super PAC is Still Running Against the “Republican Establishment” (against Hillary? Not so much.)

Good grief. Trump is already the presumptive nominee and almost every member of Congress and the Senate is going to line up behind him. He has no more Republicans left to beat. It doesn’t even look like he will face a meaningful third party challenge from the right. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Sings Praises of Imaginary, Immigrant-Friendly Donald Trump

Chris Collins is a mainstream, blue-state Republican who votes to the left of his party on issues of immigration. So when the representative from upstate New York became the first member of Congress to climb aboard the Trump train in February, eyebrows were raised: Why would a moderate backbencher endorse ... More »

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