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Congress to address re-homing issue on Tuesday

On Tuesday, a U.S. Senate subcommittee will begin hearings on how the federal government can stop parents from using the Internet to transfer custody of their adopted children to strangers. This is in response to a Reuters investigation on "rehoming."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

List of all declared U.S. House candidates to date, by CD

Re-sorted by CD, congressional district, from FEC data as of May 19, 2014. Following is the list of all declared US House of Representatives candidates to date, both challengers and incumbents, in the 2014 primaries and general election.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

Another day, another poll, another ominous sign for Democrats

Washington - Another day, another poll, another ominous sign for the Democratic Party. The latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows Pres. Barack Obama’s overall approval rating at 41%.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 19 comments

US Congress wants to pass $607 billion defense bill before Xmas

Both the US House and the Senate are suspending regular order in order to fast track a $607 billion defense expenditure authorization bill.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Harvard survey: American youth abandoning Obama and congress

According to Harvard University's Institute of Politics survey, America's youth are abandoning Obama and the two-party federal government in general.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Committee proposes to increase US Israeli aid by $488 million

Washington - The US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee approved $488 million more in military aid to Israel. The aid would go toward the development of missile interception systems.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 14 comments

Op-Ed: America's child President

In a time when America needs her president, Obama once again pits his federal government against the American people punishing them for government actions.
In the Media by Christopher Wager - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Why is Obama seeking approval from Congress for a Syria attack?

Washington - Not long ago a US strike on Syria was expected as early as last Thursday and rebels were told it would be within days. Now it would seem that the strike could come only after Sept. 9 since Obama did not push for Congress to return earlier.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Obama will probably strike first and consult Congress afterwards

Washington - The US will probably launch a strike against Syria without UN approval, making it against international law. However, he could very well also strike before Congressional approval, a move that could be interpreted as against US law.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments

US Congress to end furloughs causing flight delays

Washington - As travelers complain of flight delays, the US Senate approved legislation Thursday (April 25) that would end air traffic controller furloughs. The furloughs were instituted to save funds as a result of the recent sequestration cuts.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Congress bans funds for missile program but Pentagon funds it

Washington - The US Congress banned any further funding of the NATO Medium Extended Air and Missile Defense System (MEADS) last December. Yet the Secretary of Defense said that the funding will continue.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Former Rep. Barney Frank expresses interest as interim senator

Barney Frank, who has retired from the US House of Representatives, has expressed interest being a temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry (D-MA).
In the Media by Can Tran

Religious composition of the US House & Senate revealed

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released a new analysis that says that the number of the 113th US Congress not identifying with a specific religions faith is larger than compared to the previous US Congresses.
In the Media by Can Tran - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The disaster factory rides again — US Congress fails as usual

Sydney - If there was ever a contradiction in terms, “Congressional leadership” truly defines the expression. The disaster factory is well and truly back in business. After 5 years of massive, humiliating hits to the US economy, they’ve done it again.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 8 comments

Rep. Barney Frank: Looking forward to retirement

US Representative Barney Frank D-MA, in an interview with Politico, said that he looks forward to retiring from the US House.
In the Media by Can Tran

GOP and Democrats continue playing chicken in fiscal cliff battle

As the Democrats and Republicans continue their "chicken" match on the fiscal cliff, more people are coming out and giving their two cents on it. One analyst says that Congress should go off the fiscal cliff.
In the Media by Can Tran

U.S. manufacturing retracts; 'fiscal cliff' looms

Washington - Monday, the Institute for Supply Management reported that its index of manufacturing conditions dropped to a reading of 49.5, down from 51.7 in October. Any reading below 50 percent indicates a retraction.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

Is the dollar bill about to become extinct?

Washington - The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) wants the Treasury Department to stop printing dollar bills and make the switch to $1 coins entirely.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Florida's US House Race to be decided Nov. 20

Florida remains one of the eight undecided US House races. Allen West, the Tea Party-backed GOP incumbent, refuses to concede. The final decision is due to be made on November 20.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Racism, still a hot-button issue in America

According to a new Associated Press poll, America has become slightly more racist than compared with a similar 2008 poll in regard to blacks and Hispanics.
In the Media by Can Tran - 11 comments

President signs bill to fund government until March 2013 Special

President Obama signed today House Joint Resolution 117; the bill will prevent a government shut down by funding the federal government through March 27, 2013.
Digital Journal Report by Bill Lewis

Op-Ed: Roger Clemens; his own perfect witness

Washington - In 2007, Former Democrat Senate leader George Mitchell produced a 409-page report filled with allegations of substance abuse by a handful of major league baseball stars, including Cy Young pitcher Roger Clemens and power hitter Barry Bonds.
In the Media by Larry Clifton

Pacquiao-Bradley fight issues trigger revival of US boxing bill

Controversies stemming from the reported flawed officiating by judges of the recently-staged Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight have triggered a possible revival of a US boxing bill now pending in congress
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Buying US democracy, or Super PACs R Us

Sydney - Lincoln’s “Of the people, by the people, for the people” now reads like “Of the money, by the money, for the money”. Super PACs are supposed to be outside the party machines, but nobody could pretend they are.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 24 comments

Congress takes steps to ban own alleged insider trading practices

Washington - The U.S. Congress is reportedly planning to clamp down on alleged insider trading practices among its members. A procedural vote has been planned for Monday.
In the Media by Christine Mattice

Op-Ed: US Congress is the 1% also

When Occupy Wall Street began, several US Congressional denizens jumped on the bandwagon to denounce the 1%. It may not have been a completely honest position to take.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The dysfunctional state of the U.S. Congress

The success of Congress is mirrored through the actions of American citizens and how smoothly the country operates. With this in mind, lack of teamwork has shown the 112th Congress as a dysfunctional dismal failure.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 13 comments

Onion headline causes online uproar

Washington - The Onion reports BREAKING NEWS online this afternoon that "screams and gunfire" were being heard in the US Capital Building. While not true, some feel they took a joke too far.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves - 5 comments
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