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CONGRESS: The president must listen to the will of the voters! PRESIDENT: Okay, what is that? CONGRESS: Well, [spills coffee on crotch] — Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 28, 2015 Several members of the Freedom Caucus are on the House floor preventing a bill from passing by unanimous consent — Daniel Newhauser (@dnewhauser) February 28, 2015 [Read more...]

Congressional Bills Could Pave Way for Nationwide Legal Marijuana

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The bills were introduced by members of Congress from Colorado and Oregon.

The White House’s draft of a consumer privacy bill is out — and even the FTC is worried

The White House on Friday released what it called a discussion draft of a bill aimed at giving consumers more control over how data about them is collected. But privacy advocates, including Democratic members of Congress, raised concerns that the legislation might actually make things worse. Even the Federal Trade Commission, the agency at the heart […]

Even Members of Congress Got In on ‘What Color Is the Dress’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Last night, the entirety of Twitter went insane over a goddamn dress that is either black and blue or white and gold or who gives a crap it's just a dress. Unfortunately, this ended up spilling over into politics Twitter.

Here's What One Member of Congress Says The Obama Administration Is Hiding About Its Trade Deals

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman sent a letter Tuesday that reveals how the Obama administration denied his requests to view closely held U.S. trade deals. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's (D-Texas) letter, sent to U.S. Trade Representative...Show More Summary

Skipping the Speech for All the Wrong Reasons

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to hear that Congress members will skip Netanyahu’s speech no matter what reason they offer. Here are some of them: It’s too close to Netanyahu’s election. (That doesn’t persuade me. If we had fair, open, publicly funded, un-gerrymandered, verifiably counted elections, then “politics” wouldn’t be a dirty word and [...]

No Deal Can Make up For Keystone XL

Three days ago, President Obama pulled out his veto pen to derail the latest attempt by Big Oil's members of Congress to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then, there's been a lot of chatter among pundits about what the...Show More Summary

More Oil Drilling? Let's Cut Consumption Instead

Attempting to make good on its "all of the above" energy strategy, the Obama administration recently floated proposals for oil development that have infuriated members of Congress on both coasts, but for very different reasons. Alaska's legislators want more of it, but the administration proposed to place areas off limits. Show More Summary

On Friday’s Radio Show…

• Which members of Congress will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech next week? I’ll have updates on the controversial address. • More of the latest audio from CPAC. • It’s the Friday Night Free-For-All!

Benjamin Netanyahu Has Been Lying to Americans For 20 Years

It's a record that members of Congress should ponder on before they leap to applaud for his upcoming address. Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present his case against President Obama's talks with Iran; he is...Show More Summary

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Ex-Members Keep on Giving

Even when they don’t head straight to K Street, it’s safe to say that former members of Congress don’t forget their colleagues — nor are they consigned by them to history. For one thing, many ex-lawmakers find themselves involuntarily retired with money left in their campaign accounts and leadership PACs — money that can be used…

Members of Congress to Goodell: Dock draft picks for domestic violence

They want to know whether teams can be docked draft picks if their players engage in domestic violence.

Cruz, at CPAC, Takes Swings at GOP Leaders

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) came out swinging against members of his own party Thursday at CPAC, saying GOP leaders in Congress have sold out to Democrats on immigration.

Pelosi: Even Members of Congress ‘Can’t Live Without Their Paychecks’

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

While continuing her criticisms of Republicans ahead of an impending battle on Capitol Hill over Department of Homeland Security funding, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested that in addition to DHS employees, even members of Congress cannot live without their paychecks.

Internet Wins, Losses and Threats in the Year Ahead

Three years ago the Internet faced one of its greatest threats and millions of people called their member of Congress to ask them to stop pending [SOPA] legislation that would have led to Internet censorship. While the decisive public...Show More Summary

Trans Former SEAL Team 6 Member Kristin Beck Talks Chelsea Manning, Trans Troops, and Her Run for Congress: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Kristin Beck, the former Navy Seal who was a member of the elite Seal Team 6 and came out as transgender in her book Warrior Princess in 2013, sat down with Thomas Roberts on Out There this week to discuss...

"Congressman Wants to Know Who Pays for Climate Skeptics’ Research"

I'd like to know too: A Democratic member of Congress is digging into the funding of a handful of researchers who have questioned the prevailing view on the causes of climate change, The Washington Post reports. Arizona’s Raul M. Grijalva, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Committee on...

Janet Yellen Is Freaking Out About "Audit The Fed" – Here Are 100 Reasons Why She Should Be

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it was created. If the...Show More Summary

New Hampshire Republicans Appoint Married Gay Man Dan Innis To Party Leadership: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Dan Innis, a married gay man who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in New Hampshire, has been confirmed as a member of the state Republican Party’s leadership

Buzz Aldrin Explains How The U.S. Can Get One Step Closer To Colonizing Mars

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin urged members of Congress on Tuesday to establish a human colony on Mars and to “combine the mission” with China. While testifying before the Senate's Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness,...Show More Summary

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