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Jon Stewart Asks Dem. Senator if GOPers ‘Have Mental Problems?’

Liberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sat down for a friendly interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday night and the two eagerly took turns bashing Republican members of Congress for being “cynical” for disagreeing with liberal policy positions.

Former Moco Council member Valerie Ervin announces for Congress

Valerie Ervin, a former member of the Montgomery County Council and school board, announced her candidacy Wednesday for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat. She is the sixth person to enter April’s Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read full article >>

What I Saw in Afghanistan

When the late?Richard Holbrooke?was the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, he would periodically invite members of Congress to breakfast meetings with his staff, on which I was serving. On September 16, 2009, we met...Show More Summary

It's 2015 And Congress Is Now, Finally, Allowed To Use Open Source Technologies

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

First, the good news: members of the House of Representatives in the US Congress are now allowed to use open source technology in their offices, rather than the very limited list of proprietary offerings they were given in the past.Show More Summary

Congress Unites to Harm Investors

Who said Congress is dysfunctional? When necessary, its members can come together quite seamlessly. Recently, a group of elected officials, one that crossed party lines, launched an effort with apparently one goal in mind. If you think I am referring to an issue like national security, you would be wrong. Show More Summary

Congress Voted Against Directly Arming Iraq's Kurds. Here's What That Means For The ISIS Fight.

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's strategy for combating the extremist Islamic State group is still evolving. But for some members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, one flaw in the plan has been clear for months: All of the...Show More Summary

HIT Newser: ACA upheld – Can We Talk Health IT Now?

By MICHELLE RONAN NOTEBOOM AMGA requests funds and policies to support care for chronically ill In a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Workgroup, the AMGA asks Congress to consider policies and financial and operational technologies that support care for the chronically ill. The AMGA stressed that clinical data from EHRs

Florida Congress Members Want Investigation of Primate Products, Inc.

Members of Congress are going after Primate Products, Inc., where it hurts—in the bank account. The post Florida Congress Members Want Investigation of Primate Products, Inc. appeared first on PETA.

Supreme Court won’t hear jailed congressman’s appeal

The Supreme Court passed on a chance to expand the constitutional protections enjoyed by members of Congress. The justices on Monday declined without comment the case of former congressman Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.), who recently began a three-year federal prison term after being convicted on 17 counts including wire fraud, extortion and money laundering. Prosecutors said […]

Meet Bobby Jindal’s money man

Louisiana governor-turned-2016 GOP presidential contender Bobby Jindal may not rank high in the polls, but he does have one thing going for him: a super PAC headed by a former member of Congress and longtime lobbyist who knows firsthand a few things about money in politics. Bob Livingston, who chairs the pro-Jindal super PAC Believe Again…

Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.

Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation's railroads haven't finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the crash.

Obama Thanks Congress For Giving Him Fast-Track Trade Authority

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama praised members of Congress on Tuesday for granting "fast-track" trade authority, which will allow him to negotiate a trade deal with 11 Pacific countries that Congress will then only review withShow More Summary

Members continue their winning streak at annual Congressional Softball Game

Members of Congress pulled on their batting gloves Wednesday night to take on the Washington press corps in the 7th annual Congressional Softball Game. Sure it’s for a good cause (raising money to fight breast cancer), but come on, there’s something else these women are fighting for: bragging rights. “This is real and this is intense,” […]

The 8 Best Lines From the Supreme Court Decision That Saved Obamacare

The members of Congress may occasionally be sloppy boobs, but we must defer to them when their intent is clear. That's the main message of the Supreme Court decision handed down this morning that protects Obamacare. The issue at hand...Show More Summary

Bill Nye Explains Climate Change In a Language Everyone Knows: Emoji

Although climate change is a complicated topic, the basic nuances are fairly easy to understand. But in case you (or your Member of Congress) still needs help, here’s Bill Nye and some emoji to shed some light. Read more...

Why Did Meryl Streep Write to Every Single Member of Congress?

Meryl Streep is an actress who doesn’t need any introduction. Even if you’re not a fan, you’ve probably seen her in a variety of movies, and probably know she’s been rewarded with a record number of Oscar nominations for her performances. Show More Summary

Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the country has been reexamining why it still pays tribute to America's history of slavery. Confederate flags are coming down, schools are reconsidering whether Confederate-themed...Show More Summary

DId members of Congress just smear a federal contractor by mistake?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, was in high dudgeon. How, he wanted to know, could the Office of Personnel Management, under fire for the massive cyber breach into government personnel records, hire a company with a board member under federal investigation? During a hearing Wednesday, Chaffetz […]

In letter to John Kerry, 19 reps stand up for Palestinian children behind bars

In arguably the strongest signal Congress has ever sent in support for Palestinian human rights, 19 members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Department of State to make the human rights of Palestinian children a priority in the U.S. Show More Summary

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