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Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

McClatchy  06. 4.2012
When he speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mick Mulvaney talks at just below an eighth-grade level, lower than any...
Dem Backers Step Up As Urgency Builds

Dem Backers Step Up As Urgency Builds

Reuters  05.25.2012
* House Majority PAC airms to win back House for Democrats * Democrats will need net gain of 25 seats to take it back ...
Women Allowed In Combat Under Senate Defense Bill

Women Allowed In Combat Under Senate Defense Bill

Michael McAuliff  05.24.2012
WASHINGTON -- A measure to let women fight on the front lines is part of the massive defense bill proposed Thursday in the Senate. The...
Boehner Trumps Pelosi In Top Spot

Boehner Trumps Pelosi In Top Spot

The Hill  05.23.2012
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has raised more than $70 million for Republicans since winning the Speaker’s gavel, easily topping...
The Constitution Rules, Even Over Senators

The Constitution Rules, Even Over Senators

Bob Edgar  05.22.2012
We're convinced that the Senate's power to adopt its own rules is limited to rules that do not conflict with the Constitutio
Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

Amanda Terkel  05.21.2012
The sophistication of federal lawmakers' speech patterns is on the decline, with members of Congress now talking, on average, at the level...
House Passes Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement

House Passes Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement

Michael McAuliff  05.18.2012
WASHINGTON -- The House passed a defense budget Friday that exceeds the deal cut by Congress and President Barack Obama last summer, and...
Dem Rep Accused Of Drinking On The Job By GOP Colleague

Dem Rep Accused Of Drinking On The Job By GOP Colleague

Politico  05.18.2012
One congressman accused another of drinking on the job in the midst of a tense exchange Wednesday night over whether the House would debate...
Five Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Capitol Hill

Five Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Capitol Hill

Bill Cheney  05.17.2012
If small business owners want to see more credit available, they need to keep their eye on Washington as much as their local lending institutions....
Senate Budget Plans Range From Extreme to Unimaginable

Senate Budget Plans Range From Extreme to Unimaginable

Deborah Weinstein  05.16.2012
Today, the Coalition on Human Needs sent a letter making these points to every senator. May 16, 2012 Dear Senator: Today you will have...
GOP Freshmen Spent Millions On Mailings

GOP Freshmen Spent Millions On Mailings

USA TODAY  05.15.2012
Republican freshmen who came to Congress last year promising to transform Washington's free-spending culture are no different from most...
Nancy Pelosi: 'Just Win, Baby'

Nancy Pelosi: 'Just Win, Baby'

ABC/Yahoo! News  05.15.2012
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the most powerful woman in American history when she was sworn in as Speaker of the House in 2007....