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Congress Member Calls Out USDA for Epic Elephant Fail

A compassionate member of Congress refuses to allow an abused elephant to be ignored. The post Congress Member Calls Out USDA for Epic Elephant Fail appeared first on PETA.

How These Gay and Bisexual Members of Congress Sold Out Desperate LGBT Syrian Refugees

"Our people are being thrown off buildings and they're stoned to death," Neil Grungras, the executive director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, told me this week, speaking about the plight of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the grip of ISIS in Syria. Show More Summary

Congress Members Demand Action on NIH’s Chimpanzee Retirement Plan

After NIH's announcement that it will send all federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries, two members of Congress are making sure the agency keeps its promise. The post Congress Members Demand Action on NIH’s Chimpanzee Retirement Plan appeared first on PETA.

This app preserves your grandparents' memories in the Library of Congress

While many will encourage their family members to put down their phones during the Thanksgiving holidays, one group is hoping you'll use your smartphone to spend some quality time with the older generation. StoryCorps, the nonprofitShow More Summary

More Data or Less?

(November 24, 2015 10:41 AM, by David Henderson) My friend and Hoover colleague John Cochrane has signed a letter to four members of Congress that calls on Congress to spend more money on getting better economic data. John argues at his blog: Few public goods are as cheap... (0 COMMENTS)

Cayman Islands Legislator: “We Do Not Need An Atheist Chairing Our… Human Rights Commission”

In a move that sounds like something you'd expect to hear from Republicans in Congress, a Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly member is calling for the chairman of the territory's Human Rights Commission to step down because he's anShow More Summary

Lawmakers Call for Action in Wake of Mass Slaughter of Wild Horses

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are weighing in on the recent damning investigative report by the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General, about the Bureau of Land Management’s mismanagement of our nation’s iconic wild horses. Show More Summary

Voting the wrong way for the wrong reason

A member of Congress last week voted for an anti-refugee bill, even though he knew it was wrong. Why?

Why Are Gay Members Of Congress Supporting GOP Bill To Restrict Syrian Refugees?

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Progressive, Democratic and gay New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney caught some angry flak for putting out a ringing defense of Syrian refugees–and then voting for a Republican bill that would place new restrictions on accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq. Openly gay Colorado Rep. Jared Polis basically did the same. Rhetoric defeated reality. Many are outraged, first […]

Congress and Obama must define war against Islamic State

More than a week after the massacre in Paris, the people Americans pay to exert leadership against mortal foes instead are distractedly squabbling among themselves. Many members of Congress and the president who once sat among them focus their public energy and urgency not on Islamic State, but...

Congress Is Falling Into ISIS's Trap on Syrian Refugees

On Thursday, our nation's better angels lost. Fear won. We are called to take bold and generous action as we face the greatest humanitarian crisis in generations. Instead, a majority of members of the House bowed to fear, prejudice and political expediency and voted to pass the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act. Show More Summary

When Your Member of Congress Fails You, Vote None of the Above

Once upon a time, this great nation welcomed refugees and immigrants by the thousands. Great-grandparents on both sides of my family came to this country in search of better lives. A hundred years ago, they faced plenty of discrimination (if not outright abuse), but they raised our family to be contributing members of society. Show More Summary

GOP congressman tries to connect refugees, Benghazi

There is literally nothing unhinged members of Congress can't connect to Benghazi in some wild-eyed way.

Congressman Doubts Effectiveness Of 'Just Bombing Everybody'

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Like most members of Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) isn't sure the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been effective. "I have serious questions and reservations about our policy of just bombing everybody," McGovern told "So That Happened," the HuffPost Politics podcast. Show More Summary

Members Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFA

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- It's crunch time at FIFA: A reform committee is meeting Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, to decide what changes to recommend for world soccer's governing body in the wake of a stunning corruption scandal. Dozens of professional...Show More Summary

HUFFPOST HILL - Congress Begins Weeklong Observation Of One-Day Holiday

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The House celebrated International Men’s Day by banning international men from America. Congress adjourned for Thanksgiving, its members returning to their districts so their parents can do their laundry. And NBC News’ president told...Show More Summary

‘FCK AMERICA IN THE A!’ Las Vegas man indicted for threat to put Obama into a wood chipper and ‘start WW3?

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal grand jury has indicted a Las Vegas man for threatening to gun down or hang President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The grand jury on Wednesday indicted 55-year-old Tyrone Paul Ponthieux on one felony count of threatening the life of the president and one count of threatening to...

McCain wants to legislate encryption even though there’s no evidence it helped ISIS in Paris attacks

While it’s suspected that encrypted communication services may have helped ISIS coordinate attacks on Paris, there’s no evidence to actually prove it. Even so, some members of Congress are already talking about legislating encryption,...Show More Summary

Would Two Year Budgeting Help Break the Fiscal Impasse?

Enormously frustrated with what everyone agrees is a largely failed budget process, thoughtful members of Congress are looking for reforms that could get fiscal policy back on track. Yesterday, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on two-year budgeting, an idea that has been tried in some states and discussed for years on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Anti-refugee backlash at local level turns ugly

It's not just governors, members of Congress, and Republican presidential candidates engaging in mindless hysteria.

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