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We've got another member of Congress added to the "support the nominee" add to the Official TPM Elected Official Trump Endorsement Scoreboard. The latest is freshman Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Awkward statement after the jump. From the Press-Republican... Read More ?

“QUIRK.” Legal quirk enabling surveillance state expansion absent Congressional vote. Consider t…

“QUIRK.” Legal quirk enabling surveillance state expansion absent Congressional vote. Consider that the US surveillance state was greatly expanded, and yet not a single member of Congress voted for the Justice Department’s proposal last week. That’s because of a quirk in US law that allows so-called “procedural rules” of court to be written by unelected […]

Congressional Candidate Distances Himself From 'Atheist' Label

There are more than 500 members of Congress, and not a single one has publicly stated that he or she doesn't believe in God. Not subscribing to traditional religious beliefs remains such a third rail in American politics that a candidate...Show More Summary

Trump Plans His First 100 Days

New York Times: “Shortly after the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Trump and his vice president — most likely a governor or member of Congress — would begin interviewing candidates for the open Supreme Court seat and quickly settle on a [...]

This Is Just the Beginning

In just a few short weeks, Donald Trump will be receiving intelligence briefings and top secret national security information. Trump is the guy who threw out the private cell-phone number of a member of Congress at a press conference, just because he could. In a matter of months, the GOP will adopt Trump’s platform — not the other way around. Show More Summary

Reps. Conyers, Yoho: Sending MANPADS to Syria Is Still a Stupid Thing We Shouldn't Do

On May 4, 27 Members of Congress, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama urging him to maintain his opposition to the transfer shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles ("MANPADS") to Syrian combatants. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 1090

Forbes: Members Of Congress Push To Shut Down IRS Forever, by Kelly Phillips Erb: Shut down the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). That’s the recommendation from the Republican Study Committee (RSC) to House Republicans. The proposal to shutter the IRS, together with other policy initiatives, were submitted by RSC Chairman Bill...

UEFA admits Kosovo in step toward World Cup

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Budapest (AFP) – UEFA admitted Kosovo as its 55th member in a narrow vote Tuesday, boosting its hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup despite warnings from former ruler Serbia. The UEFA congress voted 28 to 24 with two votes declared...Show More Summary

Turkish Parliament Members Brawl Over Potential Constitutional Amendment

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Members of Turkey’s parliament fighting earlier this week (Screenshot via YouTube) The next time you get fed up with the partisan politics of the United States Congress, take a look back at the Turkish parliamentary session on Monday...Show More Summary

Members Of Congress Push To Shut Down IRS Forever

Hate the IRS? Think it should be abolished? The Republican Study Committee is betting that most taxpayers do - and now has a proposal to shut down the IRS forever.

The Future of Encryption Is in These Politicians’ Hands

An encryption law will come eventually. These are the members of Congress who will likely shape it. The post The Future of Encryption Is in These Politicians' Hands appeared first on WIRED.

UEFA Votes in Favor of Kosovo's Membership Bid

UEFA Congress voted in favor of the partially recognized state of Kosovo becoming a member of the European football administrative body.

U.S. tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16s itself

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of U.S. F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them.

Dozens of Democrats call for an end to Planned Parenthood investigation in Congress

'The only surprising thing about this letter is how few members of the House signed it,' says American Life League's Jim Sedlak.

The Anti-Planned Parenthood House Panel Must Go, Say 98 Members of Congress

It’s been seven months since House Republicans established the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, and it still hasn’t uncovered a single instance of what it claimed Planned Parenthood was doing: selling baby parts. In a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and panel head Rep. Show More Summary

How the U.S. Congress Keeps Getting Paid to Do Nothing

Members of the House are trying to pass a bill that would suspend legislators' salaries if they can't pass a budget. They haven't had much success.

Senate Democrats join House in trying to slow down Obama administration effort to reduce drug prices

Seems that members of Congress—in both parties and in both chambers have chosen to take sides with Big Pharma over the administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce drug costs in Medicare. House Democrats sent a letter thisShow More Summary

Checkoff program supporters seek to shield checkoff boards from freedom-of-information scrutiny

Here is a small example of Washington at its worst. The Capital Press reports this week that several agriculture commodity organizations have successfully lobbied members of Congress to include a provision in the House agricultural appropriations...Show More Summary

Members of Congress Call for an End to Voter Suppression

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

Democracy Chronicles / (CC-BY-2.0) Nine members of Congress, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to standing room only on April 21 to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U.S. Show More Summary

Diverse Coalition Calls for New Vision in Conservation, Launches Petition

The future of more than 600 million acres of prime lands that belong to the collective American citizenry got much brighter today, with policy recommendations submitted to President Obama and members of Congress on Capitol Hill yesterday. Show More Summary

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