Rep. John Lewis continues to spread his good word. This past summer, the Georgia Democrat became the first sitting member of Congress to write and release an autobiographical graphic novel, according to his publisher, Virginia-based Top Shelf Productions. Show More Summary
A new poll shows that Members of Congress pushing for more sanctions on Iran have limited public support. The post Poll: Americans Oppose New Iran Sanctions, Support Geneva Nuclear Agreement appeared first on ThinkProgress.
After a fifty-year career as an activist and US Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis wrote a graphic memoir, March: Book One – the story of his life and the civil rights movement. March: Book One, the first of a series of three books, was released in August to great acclaim. Now, Top Shelf Digital, […]
Three members of the House Intelligence Committee proposed an amendment to the latest intelligence authorization act that would ban “signature” drone strikes, which kill individuals based on their activities without confirming their identities. Show More Summary
Some members of Congress are about to get their own kind of sticker shock when they head to the new insurance exchanges. A few will get a price cut. Here's a look at the plans available to them.
That’s Dana Milbank’s theory: A Congressional Quarterly count of the current Congress finds that just 86 of the 435 members of the House are veterans, as are only 17 of 100 senators, which puts the overall rate at 19 percent. This is the lowest percentage of veterans in Congress since World War II, down from […]
The Christian Post reports: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins led seven members of Congress known for their strong ties to evangelical Christians on a nine-day swing through Israel's Holy Land earlier this month, touring...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - News that the Obama administration met critical repair goals for HealthCare.gov brought almost no applause from Capitol Hill Sunday, with just a few members of Congress responding to the website progress report at all. Of those who responded, most either indicated that they expect more issues or that they saw the website […]
"Our taxpayers don't want to subsidize somebody's drug addiction." - Governor Scott (R-Florida). Unless, of course, that somebody is U.S. House of Representatives member Trey Radel (R-Florida) who was recently convicted of cocaine possession and is on one year probation. Show More Summary
Members of Congress can see the South Pole sign now. A new poll puts Congress’ approval rating at 6 percent: Americans are split down the middle on whether filibuster rules in the Senate are good or bad, but only 6% of Americans approve of the job Congress is currently doing. What Americans are sure about [...]
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins led seven members of Congress known for their strong ties to evangelical Christians on a nine-day swing through Israel's Holy Land earlier this month, touring the country's most important religious sites and meeting with top-level Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
While NASA is working to hand over many of the facilities it no longer needs at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) after the retirement of the Space Shuttle two years ago, one member of Congress wants to know if NASA should be divesting those assets even faster. The Orlando Sentinel reported late Wednesday that Rep. [...]
A dozen Congress members sent a letter to the President asking him to issue stronger protections to prevent immigrants placed in detention centers from sexual abuse and assault. The post Congress Members Urge President To Issue Strong Protections To Prevent Sexual Abuse Of Immigrant Detainees appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This afternoon the Senate voted 61-37 to pass a slightly slimmer iteration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act than it initially proposed. Now, members of Congress will have some important decisions to make when they try to reconcile the two competing stimulus bills in conference committee. Show More Summary
Even after new direction from the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag has continued her aggressive crackdown on some of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensaries. Her members of Congress aren't happy. The post Members Of Congress To California U.S. Attorney: Back Off Marijuana Prosecutions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Run, Bernie, Run! Vermont's Bernie Sanders, the only openly socialist member of Congress, is thinking about running for president in 2016. GOP Policies Driving Up Number of Late-Term Abortions: No one could have predicted that making...Show More Summary
Behind closed doors, Members of Congress are battling over a key concept in the pending Higher Education Act reauthorization -- a House of Representatives generated requirement that states maintain steady fiscal support for higher education. Show More Summary
The massive college aid bill that Congress passed earlier this month is headed to the President for signature. As the newest member of the Higher Ed Watch team and a budget hawk, I thought I would point out some of the loose ends that...Show More Summary
As I am endlessly complaining, the farm bill is so detailed, complicated, and opaque that no rational person can possibly understand it, let alone a member of Congress. To wit: catfish inspection. As Gail Collins noted in her New York Times column a week or so ago, some members of the House want the USDA […]