More Congress Articles

  • Jay Rockefeller doesn't go to West Virginia, even when Congress takes a month-long recess in August

    Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia...

  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to run for...

  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach....

  • Republican presidential candidates flock to Iowa's Joni Ernst

    Presidential jockeying in Iowa has started early, with GOP hopefuls using Ernst's upstart Senate bid to lay a political foundation for the 2016 caucuses.

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.

  • The case for impeaching Lois Lerner and other lawbreakers at the IRS

    Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.

  • Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

    After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.

  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to help prevent another Ferguson

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to address the national crisis of black youth unemployment. 

  • Charlie Crist bucks trend and welcomes Obama's campaign help

    When asked Tuesday if would welcome the president's campaign help, Crist responded, "I hope so," the Tampa Bay Times reported.

  • Ferguson resembles Fallujah, Missouri congressman says

    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri also advised President Obama to stay away from Ferguson, saying his presence could make a bad situation worse.

  • GOP-friendly business group to spend $2 million on elections

    The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.

  • Nine political figures who switched parties

    Vermont's Sen. James Jeffords, who died Monday, hardly was the first high-profile political figure to forsake his party.

  • Liberal and conservative lawmakers press Janet Yellen on bailouts

    A bipartisan group of Congress' most vocal lawmakers on matters of financial regulation is challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen over the central bank's commitment to avoiding future bailouts.

  • Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. That's been in short supply as lawmakers have tried to tackle a surge of Central American youths entering the U.S. from Mexico and find a...

  • 81-year-old Rep. Don Young is getting married

    The longest-serving Republican in the House introduced Anne Garland Walton, a flight nurse from Fairbanks, as his fiancee during a "Candidate Sunday" event at an Anchorage mega-church Sunday, the Associated Press reported.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Law, No Order

    Ferguson, Mo.

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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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