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Enact Tax Laws But Break Them?

However this story turns out, it seems absurd that a member of Congress who pleads guilty to tax evasion would not immediately resign. Even if Representative Michael Grimm eventually gives in to the calls for his resignation or is removed...Show More Summary

Brave, patriotic members of Congress insist on watching a movie

Sen. David Vitter and other lawmakers understand that their highest calling as leaders is to watch "The Interview"

Pope makes some pointed remarks

To the editor: Everything — and more — that the pope said about the curia applies to the so-called “leadership” and to the members of the U.S. Congress.  (“Pope accuses Curia of ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’ ” Dec. 23)

No raise for you, guidance reminds appointees

The 1 percent pay raise for federal employees that was finalized by an order from President Obama won’t benefit the political appointees who work for him, nor members of Congress. Guidance that followed an executive order issued late Friday notes that under the budget law that allowed the raise, the actual pay for Cabinet members and […]

Freshman lawmaker from Inland Empire gets crash course on Congress

The newly elected member of Congress arrived in the nation's capital after a red-eye flight from LAX in a government-assigned cheap seat next to the bathroom.

Congressman Michael Grimm To Admit Tax Evasion, Once Claimed He Would be ‘Fully Exonerated’

Michael Grimm, a Republican member of the United States Congress from New York City, plans to plead guilty to a single count of tax evasion, bringing to an end a case that has dogged the 44-year-old two-term Staten Island representative for months. Show More Summary

One Republican Senator Wants ‘The Interview’ Screened At The White House

A Republican senator wants President Obama to screen the controversial comedy, The Interview, to Members of Congress at the White House and then host a discussion on how future cyber attacks will be handled. In a press release on his...Show More Summary

The Torrents in Torrance

A member of Congress really should know what he's talking about before he decides to write on a topic – in this case, climate alarmism.

Congress Snuck New Car Perk in Spending Bill

The Cromnibus budget deal grants members of Congress a lucrative new perk: the ability for each member to spend $1,000 of tax dollars per month on a luxury car allowance. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado was the first to alert...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

Torturing Her Way To The Top

by Dish Staff Matthew Cole reports on a key torture apologist at the CIA who “repeatedly told her superiors and others – including members of Congress – that the ‘torture’ was working and producing useful intelligence, when it was not”: The expert was not identified by name in the unclassified 528-page summary of the [torture] […]

Researchers say Dr. Oz's medical advice is usually wrong

Syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz — known by some as "America's doctor" — has been criticized recently by members of Congress who say his reports on "miracles" and medical breakthroughs have given millions of viewers false hopes. This...Show More Summary

Proposed Rule Would Allow Secret Abortion Surcharge in Obamacare

Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and over 75 Members of Congress have filed a comment letter with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opposing the abortion aspects of the proposed rule on “HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016” for the Obamacare marketplace. Specifically the lawmakers object to […]

10 Tweets That Made John Dingell a Social Media Star

The close of Congress’s 113th session marks the retirement of John Dingell (D., Mich.), the longest serving member of the House of Representatives. The Michigan Congressman served for 59 years and was part of landmark legislation, such as Medicare, the 1990 Clean Air Act, the Affordable Care Act. In June, he said voting for the [...]

Lawmakers Query Banks About Data Security

Suffered a cyber attack over the last year? Members of Congress want to hear about it, and all financial institutions should be prepared to competently respond to government inquiries if they are a victim of data breach.

Alabama's Sessions Steps Aside in Budget Chair Race, Gives Spot to Wyoming's Enzi

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will not chair the U.S. Senate Budget Committee next year when the newly elected GOP majority takes over in Congress’ upper chamber. Instead of Sessions, Wyoming’s Sen....Show More Summary

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