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Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy: 'Open access to the internet must not be compromised'

As a Republican-controlled Congress has decided it needs to do something to protect big telecom from the pending net neutrality rules from the Federal Communications Commission, it's critical that Democratic members of Congress coalesce against their sham legislation. Show More Summary

Official's illegally built basement causes Beijing courtyard cave-in

A massive crater that appeared on the grounds of a historic courtyard in downtown Beijing on Monday was the result of an 18-meter-deep basement that had been dug out illegally by a People's Congress member. [ more › ]

BREAKING! Spain Still Not Invaded By The Moops

As I recently noted, Brian Beutler has an excellent piece pointing out that Republican members of Congress universally rejected the contention soon to be considered by the Supreme Court that Congress did not make subsidies available on the federally established exchanges: they assumed that the subsidies would be uniformly available even after it was abundantly […]

Urban America: The Latest Battleground in Policy Making

A bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors were in Washington last week to meet with President Obama, White House officials and members of Congress about the issues facing their municipalities.Their broader complaint was the lack of a cohesive, political agenda from Washington aimed at boosting urban areas.

Letter Re ESEA Reauthorization 2013

Posted at Common Dreams and Chalkface: To Members of the 113th 114th Congress: I write to express my concerns regarding the various versions of the new ESEA now circulating in Washington, all of which appear to have enough in commonShow More Summary

What Pelosi Knows More About Than The Pope

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recalled for the Washington Post that when she was new to Congress and opposed a bill restricting abortion, “one of the Republican members got up and said, ‘Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies [...] The post What Pelosi Knows More About Than The Pope appeared first on Political Wire.

Pro-Life Leaders Not Giving Up On 20-Week Abortion Ban: It Will Definitely Get a Vote

Top pro-life members of Congress and leading pro-life organizations are united in the face of opposition from some pro-life Republican members of Congress to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. They are vowing to not give up on unborn babies and promise the bill will eventually get a vote in the House and Senate. A […]

Congress Proposes New Oil Drilling off our Coasts

This week, members of Congress introduced legislation to expand offshore drilling off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. The proposal underscores the need for coastal advocates to tell their federal representatives to oppose new oil drilling in our oceans.

Who Are You Going To Believe On Fair Housing, The WSJ Or Congress And The Federal Courts?

Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel is misinforming about a new fair-housing case under consideration by the Supreme Court, scaremongering that a decision to uphold half a century of civil rights precedent could force...Show More Summary

Did Your Members of Congress Make the Grade?

Think of the Humane Scorecard as a handy tool to see where your federal legislators stand on our movement’s key policy issues.       Related Stories The 113th Congress in Review for Animals Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress Top 14 in ’14  

Video: House Agriculture Committee Organizational Meeting for 114th Congress

From the House Ag Committee- Today, members of the House Committee on Agriculture met to formally organize and adopt the Committee’s rules for the 114th Congress. “We have a very talented team of proven leaders whose impressive and diverse backgrounds will be a great asset in the Committee’s work this Congress,” said Chairman K. Michael […]

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ cast mingles with members of Congress

Sometimes, when Hollywood and Washington collide, they don’t always know it. On Wednesday night, the cast of the new ABC family sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” sat down with a few members of Congress and others for a dinner at the Source restaurant ahead of a screening of the show’s premiere episode at the Newseum. […]

DC: Congress: Ventilation Drew Smoke Into Stricken Subway Train

Ventilation fans in Washington's subway tunnels didn't work properly during a fatal accident last week in which a train filled with smoke, and fans on the stricken train actually drew smoke inside the cars, members of Congress said Wednesday.

BlackBerry CEO to Congress: Apple, Netflix should make apps for BlackBerry

You've certainly heard of net neutrality. Now John Chen, BlackBerry's CEO, is pushing what some are calling app neutrality. In a blog post adapted from a letter sent to members of U.S. Congress, Chen puts forward an unorthodox and somewhat...Show More Summary

House GOP Drops Abortion Bill, Clinton Leads in Poll, Video Shows N.J. Cops Shoot Man Whose Arms Were Raised: A.M. Links

last weekNews : Reason

House Republican leadership abandoned plans to ban abortion after five months after what Politico describes as "a revolt from a large swath of female members of Congress." Meanwhile, in the Senate, Republicans agreed in a symbolic vote...Show More Summary

Our media gurus do not approve of a strong President Obama

Voters seemed to love President Obama's State of the Union address. Republican members of Congress did not. In fact, it was kind of amazing to see the breadth of things they were opposed to in the speech, if their refusal to applaud was an indication. Show More Summary

A Democracy for All of Us

January in the year after an election is a busy time on Capitol Hill. As new members of Congress get settled in their offices and parties pick their leadership teams, political donors brave the cold to visit members of Congress they helped get elected. Show More Summary

Members of Congress, others can't resist #SOTU selfies

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Even the U.S. Capitol isn’t immune to the sway of the selfie.

What Politician Doesn’t Like Arguing on Cable Shows?

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Obama told members of congress he was once one of them: I have served in congress with many of you. I know many of you well. There are a lot of good people here on both sides of the aisle. Show More Summary

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