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Soldiers Struggling to Repay Enlistment Bonuses Issued in Error

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Current and former members of the California National Guard have struggled to repay extra money they received unwittingly. Now Congress may help.

Congress knew for at least two years about Pentagon efforts to take back bonuses from veterans

The California National Guard told the state’s members of Congress two years ago that the Pentagon was trying to claw back reenlistment bonuses from thousands of soldiers, and even offered a proposal to mitigate the problem, but Congress took no action, according to a senior National Guard official....

Gay rights and gun control merge for Rep. Adam Smith in winning PAC endorsement

In June, Washington state Democratic Rep. Adam Smith became one of the first members of Congress to back the Pentagon’s plan to lift a ban on transgender people serving open … Click to Continue »

Robert Samuelson Calls on Voters to Support Climate Deniers

Yes, that is what he advocated in this column calling on people to vote for Hillary Clinton and Republican members of Congress. The Republicans are a party of climate deniers. Perhaps Samuelson doesn't know this, but who cares. He urged the readers of his column to support a party that denies well-established science on climate change.

Would You Buy a Car from This Politician?

It’s morning in America. Just before noon Eastern Time, actually. If decades of Gallup polling is correct, and we’re inclined to believe it is, car salespeople and members of Congress have among the lowest reputations of any profession in the U.S. Show More Summary

African-American lawmakers blitz black stronghold in Florida for Clinton

A group of prominent African-American members of Congress were headed to South Florida on Thursday for a two-day push to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trumpin the nation’s biggest battleground … Click to Continue »

Obama tells Trump to stop whining, Trump promises term limits for Congress

President Obama says Donald Trump needs to stop whining about a rigged election, and Trump continues his #DraintheSwamp pledge, announcing he will push for term limits on all members of Congress. Meanwhile, Mike Pence visits the firebombed GOP office in Hillsborough, N.C. and calls it an "act of political terrorism." … Click to Continue »

Donald Trump: I will push term limits to tell Congress 'you're fired'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The GOP nominee on Tuesday told supporters here that he plans to tell the entrenched guard of Congress "you're fired," continuing his ethics reform push by advocating for term limits on members of Congress that would further "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

In Colorado, Trump calls for congressional term limits

Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he'll push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress if he's elected to the White House. The proposal, announced … Click to Continue »

Donald Trump Proposes Term Limits for Congress

One day after he unveiled a new ethics plan, Donald Trump added one more potential reform to his wish list: A Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress. “If I’m elected president, I will push for a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress,” Trump said at a…

Donald Trump says he'll push for a Constitutional amendment that will term-limit members of Congress

Donald Trump announced in a Colorado speech on Tuesday he will seek to have members of Congress term-limited should he be elected president in November. "If I am elected President, I will push for a Constitutional Amendment to impose...Show More Summary

Donald Trump calls for congressional term limits to end ‘cycle of corruption’

COLORADO SPRINGS — In his latest proposal to “drain the swamp” in Washington, Donald Trump on Tuesday called for an amendment to the Constitution to implement term limits on members of Congress. Trump has previously suggested he wants term limits, and on Tuesday he provided no details on what the limitation would be or how […]

“Trump proposes five-year ban on executive branch officials and lawmakers who want to become lobbyists”

WaPo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday called for tighter restrictions on Washington’s revolving door, proposing a five-year ban on members of Congress and executive branch officials who want to become lobbyists after leaving government. Trump also proposed a lifetime ban on senior … Continue reading ?

Before you cast a ballot, find out how they voted on food safety

Editor’s note: Food Policy Action (FPA) issued its National Food Policy Scorecard for the 114th Congress on Oct. 17, revealing how members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on key food issues. The organization released this statement with the scorecard, which is presented in the form of an interactive map on its... Continue Reading

8 Ways to Protect Your Voting Rights

Important elections are coming this fall. In addition to electing the next president of the United States, we will be voting for members of Congress, and state and local leaders. The outcome of these elections is likely to have a direct impact on your life, from the president, who will make lifetime appointments, to the justices of the U.S. Show More Summary

Republicans waffle as Trump is captured by the alt right

Right now, there are enough waffles in the Republican Party to feed a congressional prayer breakfast. Enough wafflers, anyway. Quite a few GOP members of Congress and electorally endangered senators are waffling from one contorted position to another, desperate to modulate their enthusiasm for...

22 members of Congress appeal to President Obama to refrain from being the first to use nuclear weapons

In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, 22 members of Congress, all of them Democrats, urge him to write into law the engagement not to be the first use nuclear weapons. Two weeks ago, the Secretary for Defense, Ashton Carter, had declared that Washington would not hesitate to start a nuclear war if necessary. Show More Summary

Greek PM bolsters grip on party in congress vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reconfirmed as leader of his leftist Syriza party on Sunday, boosting his approval rates amongst grassroots members in the process. Tsipras renewed his tenure with 93.54 percent of the vote among over 2,700 electors at a party congress, Syriza said. Show More Summary

Turkey keeps pushing U.S. for extradition of Penn.-based cleric who they say directed coup

Serdar Kilic has one of the hardest jobs in Washington. Lobbying members of Congress, making speeches, handing out flash drives of supposed evidence, Turkey’s ambassador here is leading what appears to be a quixotic mission: bringing a reclusive Muslim cleric, holed up in rural Pennsylvania, before...

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