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A dog named Ted Kennedy is winning the congressional pups contest

Need some canine action to balance out your newfound cat-cam addiction? Behold the congressional Top Dog contest, where members of Congress are pitting their pups against one another in an online beauty contest. Sponsored by Fireside21, a company that builds Web sites and other tools for congressional offices, the doggy derby has a clear winner so […]

Congressmen confident Marine will be released from Mexican prison

Two senior members of Congress on Wednesday said they were confident a Marine reservist jailed in Mexico on weapons charges will be released so that he can return to the U.S. and receive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

60 Members Of Congress Urge EPA To Protect Pollinators

"Protecting our pollinators is essential to the health and future of our environment and our species." The post 60 Members Of Congress Urge EPA To Protect Pollinators appeared first on ThinkProgress.

House hearing hits Secret Service culture following failures at White House

Julia A. Pierson might need more than a bulletproof vest to protect her job security as Secret Service director after the shots she took from members of Congress Tuesday. She was called to Capitol Hill  in the wake of an outrageous breach of security that allowed a man with a knife to jump the White […]

Members of Congress Freak Out Over White House Fence Jumper, Want Secret Service Using More Force

yesterdayNews : Reason

Last week, an Iraq war veteran jumped the White House fence armed with a knife and got all the way into the East Room before agents apprehended him. At first, the Secret Service claimed the man, Omar Gonzales, had only gotten just inside the White House. Show More Summary

How Obamacare Funds the Nation’s Largest Abortion Business

Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion. Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a report confirming that more than 1,000 Obamacare exchange plans cover elective abortion but remain eligible for taxpayer subsidies. But that’s […]

Profiles In Cowardice

The United States Congress is currently abdicating one of its most solemn duties: declaring when America is at war, and with whom. This is nothing short of disgraceful, and every member of Congress who didn't actively push their leadership to hold a vote should be ashamed of themselves right now. Show More Summary

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2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) recently said members of Congress have privately urged generals to resign "in a blaze of glory" if they disagree with Obama's handling of Middle East conflicts. Amid criticism, Lamborn's office later claimed he was referring to earlier policy disputes such as the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Read more...

Members of Congress push for Delphi answers

By David Shepardson, The Detroit News More than a dozen Ohio Republicans in Congress want the government’s pension insurer to answer more questions about its handling of claims by Delphi retirees, while the retirees won a round in their 5-year-old court battle.

AM News: Dem. Accountability Hawk Cong. George Miller Isn't Gone Yet

Miller on Common Core, Teacher Evaluation, and NCLB Renewal PoliticsK12: Miller's comments pack a special punch because he is one of the most hawkish members of Congress when it comes to accountability. Miller, an architect of the No...Show More Summary

Conservative Political Operatives Form 'Conservative Review' Mega-Scorecard for Congress

In a move that's likely to cause heartburn for the GOP establishment and Democratic Party, a band of hardcore conservative politicos have grouped together to form a new scorecard and rating system for members of Congress. FreedomWorks’...Show More Summary

Members of Congress agree on this: No cellphone calls on planes

If passengers can divert a commercial plane by feuding over reclining seats, imagine the squabbles that will erupt if fliers are allowed to make loud telephone calls while crammed together in an airline cabin.

This Sunday Funday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chelsea Clinton’s Daughter Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

3 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

A straight Mormon dude trolls for gay rights, the UN and some members of Congress restore my faith in our current society, and a really fcking adorable dog that helps you find lost shit at the airport. ALL THAT AND MORE INSIDE!

Ex-Con Congressman James Traficant Dies

Former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. of Ohio died after a farming accident. He was 74. Traficant served more than 17 years in the House as a Democrat until July 2002 when he became only the second member of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War. He had been convicted on 10 felony counts including racketeering, bribery, tax evasion and obstruction of justice.

Obama Should Send John Boehner a "Thank You" Card

Before members of Congress adjourned earlier this month for seven weeks to go out campaigning, some very senior and high-proifle voices in both houses were making some firm commitments on the subject of war and peace. Perhaps realizing...Show More Summary

Tribune board calls out U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos

Two years ago, when Bobby Schilling was a member of Congress and Cheri Bustos was his challenger, they visited with the Tribune Editorial Board.

Interview With Law Library of Congress Metadata Technician Everett Wiggins

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.There are more than 140 posts in the series. Show More Summary

Gosar: 'Sad Day when America Rejoices' about Holder's Resignation

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), one of the first members of Congress to call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Operation Fast and Furious, said it’s a “sad day” in American when the country “rejoices” over the resignation of an attorney general. Show More Summary

Duck Dynasty Family Member Running for Congress

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yes, that's U.S. Congress. The one in Washington. In news that would have Ruth Bader Ginsburg jumping for joy, Zach Dasher, nephew of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson is running for elected office. His platform is the usual Tea Party nonsense...

Is Congressman Jared Huffman an Agnostic? “Perhaps,” He Told Stephen Colbert

In 2012, after the last election, we knew there were no longer any openly non-theistic members of Congress with the loss of Rep. Pete Stark. We also knew that there were 10 members of Congress (all Democrats) whose religious affiliations...Show More Summary

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