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Ethics chair received contributions from donors linked to groups in Azerbaijan probe

The House Ethics Committee has dropped its probe into 10 members of Congress who traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan in May 2013 with oil industry money, according to a Friday afternoon press release. The panel passed a trove of documents it collected to the Justice Department for a possible review of actions by parties outside Ethics’ jurisdiction. But even as the…

SBC President Ronnie Floyd Urges 'Moral Courage' as Congress Debate Defunding Planned Parenthood Today

As thousands of Southern Baptists converge in Nashville, Tennessee for a missions conference today where the 15.5 million member denomination is headquartered, Pastor Ronnie Floyd, president of the denomination, issued a call for Americans to "Stand Up With Moral Courage and Address the Planned Parenthood Debacle."

Jeb Bush Takes on Lazy Bum Members of Congress

Steve Benen points us to Jeb Bush's latest YouTube video: a cheap 15-second spot calling out members of Congress for being lazy bums and suggesting that the laziest ones deserve to have their pay docked. "Bush's proposed solution is quite foolish," Benen says, but is it? If Jeb were serious, then yes, it would be pretty dumb. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Threatens To Unilaterally Cut Members Of Congress’ Pay If They Don’t Do What He Wants

In our system of government, elected officials are accountable to the voters for their jobs and the benefits that come with that job, they are not accountable to a single man. The post Jeb Bush Threatens To Unilaterally Cut Members Of Congress’ Pay If They Don’t Do What He Wants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congress Passes Bill In 15 Minutes To Revoke Americans' Passports Without Due Process

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The “war on terror” is a status quo fraud perpetuated by the oligarch-controlled mainstream media and authoritarian members of Congress as a way to systematically strip the American public of its freedom and civil rights in the name of fighting an outside enemy. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Congress About Open Letters to Sepp Blatter

4 days agoSports : Vice: Sports

This week, Representative Jackie Speier and other members of Congress wrote to Sepp Blatter demanding gender equality in soccer. But there are issues with the women's game closer to home, too.

Members of Congress raise questions about SpaceX investigation in wake of explosion

He might be impatient, perhaps at times surly, the way super smart people are when they feel the world around them isn't keeping up. But no one has ever accused Elon Musk of being lax, or anything but an obsessive who attacks huge challenges -- i.e., colonizing Mars -- with an intense relentlessness.Read full article >>

These Sexy Senators Definitely Have No Idea What You're Talking About

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Want to make a member of Congress blush? Ask where they fall in the crowdsourced ranking of the sexiest lawmakers. “Uh, no, don’t know anything about it.” We see that Yankee twinkle in your eye, Sen. Murphy. Wink. Capitol...Show More Summary

Whistleblowers Help Congress Counter 'Sanitized' Information - Lawmaker

US Congresswoman Jackie Speier claims that whistleblowers help members of Congress overcome incomplete information provided by intelligence agencies.

The US has an embarrassingly low number of women in Congress

The latest ranking on the percentage of women in national parliaments is out, and the US is still lagging behind. The US ranks 71st on the list, as less than 20% of members of Congress are women. Out of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, just 84 are women. Show More Summary

Congress is using smoke and mirrors to fund the highway spending bill

Congress is once again using smoke and mirrors to avoid raising a spending limit. This time, the accounting gimmicks are to fund a short-term extension of the federal transportation program and a longer-term version. As members rushed...Show More Summary

Loopholes in the Iranian nuclear deal could bolster ties between Iran and North Korea

Iran’s nuclear relationship with North Korea is likely to grow due to a recent nuclear accord, according to experts and members of Congress, who warned in a hearing that loopholes in the deal would facilitate illicit trade between the rogue countries. Show More Summary

Reform Rabbis Condemn Attacks on Planned Parenthood, Call on Jewish Community to Voice Support for Reproductive Rights to Congress, Public

5 days agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

  CCAR Slams Deceptive Media Campaign and Congressional Calls to Defund Planned Parenthood, Urges Members to call Congress in Support of Choice Ahead of Possible Senate Vote   New York, N.Y. – July 30, 2015 –The Central Conference of...Show More Summary

Expanding Medicare System for All Would Eliminate Health Care Rationing

During the debate leading up to passage of the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress thundered against the prospect of health care rationing. Well, for reasons largely unrelated to Obamacare, we have health care rationing. Indeed,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Welcome to the only show (that we know of) hosted by someone who has worked on the campaigns of two indicted sitting Members of Congress! Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET! Or click this link to listen through your own media player. Kagro...Show More Summary

NASA Developing Enormous Rocket That Could One Day Launch Flight to Europa

The huge rocket NASA is developing to transport astronauts to an asteroid, Mars and other distant destinations will be "transformative for science," NASA told members of Congress on Tuesday.

Fattah Indicted

This is not good news: A member of Congress and four of his associates were indicted today for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests ofShow More Summary

Democrats, Please Stop Using Emoticons on the Senate Floor

One would hope, and I dare say expect, that members of Congress conduct themselves in a manner of utmost professionalism, especially when on the...

Congressman Chaka Fattah Indicted on Corruption Charges

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Updated | A long-serving Democratic member of Congress and four associates were indicted for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy to further their political and financial interests, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Show More Summary

House Veterinarians and Bipartisan Lawmakers Team Up to Make Soring a Thing of the PAST

Good news for horses: a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of Congress, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, joined together as original cosponsors of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act introduced last night in the U.S. Show More Summary

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