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Evening Headlines Bloomberg: The Democratic Senator’s Daughter Who Raised Prices on the EpiPen. (video) Members of Congress are in an unusual position as they demand an explanation for Mylan NV’s 400 percent price hike for the EpiPen and focus attention squarely on its CEO: Heather Bresch. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: A 'sex-fueled Playboy mansion' and chicken lovers

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Pod people:: Press harder: It’s back-to-school time — as well as campaign season — and lawmakers are becoming increasingly focused on the growing cost of pens: EpiPens, that is. Members of Congress are...Show More Summary

Texas GOP Rep. Michael Burgess Put Cash In A Bag And Set Fire To It

I want y’all to meet another member of the Texas congressional brain trust. Michael Burgess, a gynecologist from the Dallas area, took Dick Armey’s seat in congress when Armey retired. Now, you’d think that a gynecologist would haveShow More Summary

We have Christmas, Hanukkah and Eid stamps. Now the U.S. gets its first Hindu stamp.

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

From schoolchildren to members of Congress, thousands asked the U.S. Postal Service for a Diwali stamp.

Democrats Face Long Odds In Retaking House

Nate Cohn: “The Democrats of 2006 did well in Republican-leaning districts with help from scandals that brought down members of Congress who otherwise would have been unlikely to lose re-election. The list is not short: Tom DeLay, Mark Foley, Bob [...]

Sen. Sessions praises Trump for calling for death penalty for innocent teens

Donald Trump took an newspaper ad out calling for the death penalty for the “Central Park Five” who were later exonerated. “That speech was great, and Trump has always been this way,” Sessions, who was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump, said on the Matt & Aunie show on WAPI radio. “He bought [...]

Bratton blasts White House for 'being cute' with counterterrorism funding

Flanked by the mayor, commissioners and three members of Congress, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton assailed the White House Office of Management and Budget for proposing cuts to federal... To view the full story, click the title li...

The Truth about Pipeline Companies and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Communities, Senators and Members of Congress Speak Out

The Dodd Meacham Farm On a routine workday in early summer, 2014 -- one month before the consortium of gas companies called PennEast, LLC. officially went public to announce their intention to build a 118-mile pipeline to transport fracked...Show More Summary

The more outside money politicians take, the less well they represent their constituents

Do members of Congress shortchange their constituents in favor of donors? That accusation was flung in one congressional race recently — but it’s a question worth asking of districts nationwide. About a quarter of the members of the House of Representatives raise a large share of their campaign funds from donors outside of their districts. […]

‘The Administration Must Stop Enabling This Madness’ in Yemen

Rep. Ted Lieu has been one of the few members of Congress to criticize the administration in the last year over its support for the war on Yemen.

Will Congress Rubber Stamp Another $1.15 Billion Weapons Deal With Saudi Arabia?

Human rights campaigners are calling members of Congress to block the massive deal in light of war crimes. As the Saudi-Arabia-led coalition escalates its military assault on Yemen following the dissolution of a fragile ceasefire, human rights campaigners are calling on lawmakers to urgently intercede to block a massive U.S. Show More Summary

Members of Congress Will Be Reportedly Getting Notes from Clinton’s FBI Interview

last weekNews : Mediaite

The FBI did not record Hillary Clinton's interview with them, but they did take notes. And those notes are reportedly being handed over to members of Congress.

Will Assemblyman Roger Hernández return to Sacramento before the legislative session ends?

Where is Democratic state Assemblyman Roger Hernández? With less than 90 days until voters in the San Gabriel Valley go to the polls to decide if he will become a member of Congress, Hernández has been absent from the campaign trail and his work at the statehouse.  Out on medical leave for unspecified...

After hack, more data on Democrats hits the web - CNET

In a data dump that appears to be linked to an earlier hack of a fund-raising group, US Congress members' personal email addresses and phone numbers land online.

Hackers Just Gave the Democratic Members of Congress a SERIOUSLY BAD DAY!

Democrats are not having good luck lately on the technology front — they keep getting hacked! But this time, it wasn’t just Hillary Clinton who was hacked. It was Democrats

One of the Most Right-Wing Members of Congress Just Praised Hillary Clinton’s Leadership Skills

“I’ve sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye,” Iowa representative Steve King said Thursday. “She is somebody I can work with."

Tax-hating Tea Partiers using taxpayer money to promote themselves for re-election

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Each member of Congress is allowed a certain amount of federal taxpayer money to send correspondence to constituents touting his or her successes. Their major restriction, however, is that the mailers can’t be sent 60 days before the general election so as to prevent taxpayer funds from...

Slack in the Labor Market, and More from CRS

Reports of the Congressional Research Service are predicated on the belief that readers in Congress or elsewhere care about the minutia of government policy. But if this was ever true, is it still the case today? The members of CRS’s...Show More Summary

CUNY Workers Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract With 94% Voting Yes

After six years without a contract, City University of New York professors and staff will finally get a raise. Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents more than 25,000 professors and staff at CUNY, voted overwhelmingly—94 percent—in favor of a new contract. The deal is retroactive. It covers workers from October 2010 through […]

GOP Rep. Defending Trump: He’s Not a Very Articulate Person

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Wolf Blitzer confronted a Donald Trump-supporting Republican member of Congress tonight whose defense of Trump was to say he's not very articulate.

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