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It's All Relative: Michigan US Representatives Edition

While only seven of Michigan's 271 U.S. Representatives in history had family members who previously served in Congress, three are currently serving in the chamber with another poised to take office in 2015.

Here’s Manny Pacquiao Singing a Beautiful Song About Football (Video)

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You probably think Manny Pacquiao is just a boxer. But you are wrong. Manny Pacquiao is a renaissance man with many talents. He’s an elected member of the Filipino Congress and gifted political thinker, a semi-pro basketball player, an actor, a tax evader, and, most importantly, a beautiful singer. Why are Manny’s singing skillz most […]

Suprise! Eric Cantor Lands $3.4 Million Job on Wall Street

After Rep. Eric Cantor lost his primary to a tea party challenger in June, he could have stayed on as a lame duck, collecting his salary and voting as a full member of Congress through January 2015. Instead, Cantor decided to step down from his job as the GOP's majority leader and resign his seat early. Show More Summary

Federal contractors say Obama is using them to test policies he can't get through Congress

Representatives of federal contractor associations charge that President Obama is requiring their members to comply with social and economic policies that have not been successful in his legislative agenda. These policies include a $10.10...Show More Summary

NICK GILLESPIE: If Democrats Seek to “Rally Blacks” Against Police Militarization, They Might Start…

NICK GILLESPIE: If Democrats Seek to “Rally Blacks” Against Police Militarization, They Might Start with the Congressional Black Caucus. “Among the African-American members of Congress voting against the amendment (and thus in favor of continued federally aided militarization of police): Rep. Show More Summary

5 Members Of Congress Who Oppose National Monuments But Love To Pose For Photos In Them

If it’s August, there’s a good chance you’ll spot Members of Congress outside, even those politicians who fervently oppose protecting America’s iconic landscapes. The post 5 Members Of Congress Who Oppose National Monuments But Love To Pose For Photos In Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Members of Congress Want FDA to Drop Agency’s Push for FSMA User Fees

Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sam Farr (D-CA) are calling on the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to request full funding for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rather than continuing to consider user fees as a funding source. For the FY... Continue Reading

The White House Public Tour in 15 Second Hyperlapse

Interested in taking a tour of the White House but not so much in coordinating through your member of Congress or the long lead time required? Simplify and “visit” the public portion of the White House tour with its 15 second Hyperlapse, a smart phone app launched by Instagram on Tuesday to film time-lapse videos. WATCH: New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Members of Congress call for police bodycams in wake of Ferguson

While calm appears to be returning to the St. Louis suburb that was torn apart as police and protesters clashed following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, members of Congress are calling for an expansion of police use of body cameras. “As the investigation into the death of Michael Brown […]

Congress has spent $14M in campaign donations on dining out

Congress is working for food. Members of the House of Representatives spent upward of $14.5 million of campaign donations on wining and dining since January 2011.

Why All Of The Atheists In Congress Are Closeted

“We already know of 24 members of Congress who have told us privately that they don’t believe in God,” Maggie Ardiente said. The post Why All Of The Atheists In Congress Are Closeted appeared first on ThinkProgress.

24 Members of Congress Are 'Secret' Atheists, Humanist Group Claims

There are at least 24 members of Congress who do not believe in God but they are not willing to come out openly, claims Maggie Ardiente, the director of development and communications at the American Humanist Association.

Politiquizz: Hot, Hot, Hot

(Photo: Dog’s Empire) Members of Congress will have a lot on their plate when they return from summer recess early next month ? but for some, one of their biggest concerns may be holding on to their jobs come November. Statistically speaking, many of those members will get to keep their seats: 90 percent of

5 Easy Things That Members of Congress Could Be Doing for Our Military and Veterans, But Aren't

Too many times these days, our veterans are getting caught up in the childish games in Congress. That's unacceptable. I'm running for Congress in North Carolina's Second District. We're fortunate to be home to over 50,000 active duty soldiers, their families, and thousands of veterans. Show More Summary

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For

As members of Congress head back to their districts for summer recess, remind them why we need an ENDA with a fair religious exemption. read more

Defense Dept. Violated Law in Bergdahl-Gitmo Trade

A report published Thursday by the Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Defense violated the law twice when it transferred 5 prisoners from Gitmo without providing notice to Members of Congress. The five prisoners were part of a trade to secure the release of Sgt. Show More Summary

Congress Wants To Spend $4 Billion To Create 1,800 Jobs

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At the urging of Congress, military officials have begun considering East Coast sites for an anti-ballistic missile system that doesn't work and the Pentagon says it doesn't need. But members of Congress can't let such details stand in the way of federal dollars. The missile defense gold rush has begun. Read more...

Why Congressional Democrats Are Upset that President Obama Doesn't Hang Out With Them More

The other day, the New York Times published a long article on President Barack Obama's miserable relationship with Congress, particularly the members of his own party. The point of the article is that Obama doesn't put much effort into...Show More Summary

Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday afternoon to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic members of Congress, a White House aide said today.

Members Of Congress Wading Into Fight Over FCC Chair’s Potential Plan To Overturn State Laws Blocking Municipal Broadband

Not very much happens in Washington, D.C. in August. But even as the city slows down, FCC chair Tom Wheeler continues to make strong noises about using the FCC’s authority to preempt state laws that prohibit the expansion or creation of municipal broadband utilities. And now, some members of Congress are joining him. Wheeler first spoke in June about potentially … [More]

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