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  • Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But just $50 million of President Barack Obama's $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use, under the opaque process by which congressional panels OK...

  • CHART: 113th Congress will likely enact fewer new laws than any since WWII

    The 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in six decades, sending President Obama fewer bills to be signed into law than any president since the end of World War II.

  • Obama re-fights Bush's war, but authorization debate in Congress now a certainty

    The president's problem is that whatever he does, there will be a war debate in Washington by the end of this year.

  • Tractor accident critically injures former Rep. Traficant

    Traficant was found trapped underneath his tractor on Tuesday night, Ohio's WFMJ reported.

  • Nonprofit to train Hill oversight sleuths

    A private nonprofit government watchdog group will soon work with congressional committees to help them oversee federal spending and programs.

  • Michigan loses seniority, but not clout

    No congressional delegation will lose as much seniority and clout next year than Michigan. Of its four members who are retiring, three are chairmen of powerful committees. The fourth is the longest serving current member of Congress.

  • Kaine 'confident' of vote on Syria

    Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, appearing at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event, said he has talked privately with Congressional leaders and "there is a strong belief" that Congress must vote on a new authorization measure.

  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Kaine pushes stronger congressional authorization for airstrikes

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.

  • Here's Obama's letter to Boehner explaining the White House's authority to launch airstrikes in Syria

    Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.

  • Boehner: Airstrikes 'one step' in larger mission

    "I support the airstrikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step in what must be a larger effort to destroy and defeat this terrorist organization. I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight,—� the Ohio Republican said.

  • Top Senate Democrat praises Syrian airstrike coalition

    "I support President Obama's decision to strike [Islamic State] targets within Syria," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said in a statement issued Tuesday.

  • Treasury: New tax changes to stop inversions

    In a highly anticipated executive action, Lew said the Treasury Department was taking "initial steps that we believe will make companies think twice" about moving their headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

  • Boxer blasts Goodell for NFL's handling of domestic violence

    Sen. Barbara Boxer has appealed directly to the NFL's new government affairs liaison to root out domestic violence among players after chastising league Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to address the problem.

  • App lets user boo, high five members of Congress after every vote

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Countable, the political phone app responsible for flooding Capitol Hill with more than 300,000 emails on more than 10,000 pieces of legislation, has a new function allowing constituents to “high five” or “boo” their representatives and senators after every vote...

  • Issa responds to Lois Lerner interview

    "She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama Administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens," Issa said.



From the Weekly Standard