There are 300-plus million Americans and only 535 members of Congress: simple math is the big reason why it’s difficult to have direct democracy in a country with a 500,000:1 ratio of legislators to citizens. So, today, at the tech mega-conference,...Show More Summary
In a blistering indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday said the agency may have broken the law by searching computers used by congressional staff members who were investigating...Show More Summary
The key to solving the Ukraine tinder box almost certainly lies with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That's led a lot of people — including the White House, America's European allies, esteemed members of Congress, even late-night comedians — to try and figure out just what makes Putin tick. Show More Summary
Some Democrats in the U.S. Senate—including Washington's own Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell—staged an all-night "talkathon" on the urgency of climate change legislation last night. But: The members know that serious climate change legislation...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday told members of Congress that it will not finalize controversial changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits program "at this time," following weeks of growing opposition to the pr...
Andrew Sullivan: Great to hear an actual defense of the ACA from Charlie Crist. Why, I wonder, do we almost never hear Democratic members of Congress say the same thing? Why the constant defensive crouch? Why do we not have an aggressive,...Show More Summary
Great to hear an actual defense of the A.C.A. from Charlie Crist. Why, I wonder, do we almost never hear Democratic members of Congress say the same thing? Why the constant defensive crouch? Why do we not have an aggressive, active campaign to defend the ACA? I’ve never understood why Democrats seem so incapable […]
Three months ago Family Research Council president Tony Perkins joined seven evangelical members of Congress, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, in a tour of Israel during which they met privately with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Show More Summary
Washington, DC – During a press conference today, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), announced the members of a newly formed Senate Climate Action Task Force and discussed their plans to take action on climate change. Click here to watch the video of today’s…
Shipping industry leaders told Members of Congress on Tuesday that higher fuel costs associated with upcoming low-sulphur fuel limits in North American Emission Control Areas could actually hurt the environment and the economy. The post...Show More Summary
There’s no rulebook for the Congressional Hockey Challenge, the annual charity game that pits members of Congress against lobbyists. So we can’t say officially that it was a sneaky move for Team Lawmakers to import a few ringers from Canada to give them a boost in Wednesday night’s matchup. Whether or not the strategy was totally kosher, […]
Self-Criticism and Summation on Patriarchy Since the First Congress ten months ago, the NCP (OC) has expelled multiple founding members in multiple cities for male chauvinism. The expulsions and related discussions consumed much of the internal activity of the organization. This rendered the central organs and particular units otherwise dysfunctional for substantial periods [...]
Last week, organizations representing consumers and farm workers convened in Washington, D.C., to speak with members of Congress and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials about the threat they feel new poultry plant regulations pose to both plant worker safety and food safety as a whole. The USDA regulations of concern are part of HIMP, or the... Continue Reading
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A former nurse from Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for mailing more than 100 threatening letters containing white powder to members of Congress and media organizations in February o...
“I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this,” Cummings said, […] The post Rep. Issa Fails in IRS Hearing, Elijah Cummings Lets Him Have It appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
Remarks at the Ceremonial Swearing-in Good afternoon. Thank you Dan, and thank you to everyone gathered here and others throughout the System who are listening in. To members of Congress, Secretary Lew and others from the administration and fellow financial regulatory agencies who are with us today, welcome to the Federal Reserve. Show More Summary
"I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this," Rep. Elijah Cummings exclaimed. The post Republican Chairman Cuts The Mic And Walks Out When Democrat Challenges Him appeared first on ThinkProgres...
"I was told of a conversation that one of our members had had with a member of Congress. And he was lobbying on a gun issue, but he was, I knew the guy well enough to know that almost certainly he was mild-mannered, he was just explaining our position. Show More Summary
TRCP and partners urge members of Congress to strongly fund critical conservation programs in appropriations process Following today’s release by the White House of the administration’s fiscal 2015 budget, sportsmen’s groups highlighted measures...
The Norwegian Chess Federation and the organizing committee for Chess Olympiad 2014 invite all member federations of FIDE to take part in the 41st Chess Olympiad and the 85th FIDE Congress in Tromsø, Norway.INVITATIONTRAVEL FUND Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar