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Lucia Graves

WATCH: Solyndra Debacle: Fire Top DOE Loan Official, Cliff Stearns Declares | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chair of the House subcommittee that's leading the probe into the federal government's loan guarantee to So...

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Files For Bankruptcy, Company Lobbyist 'Grateful' For Experience In Government Sales | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As Solyndra Inc. made its bankruptcy filing official on Tuesday afternoon, Victoria Sanville, a prominent lobbyist who helped secure hun...

The One-Eared Congressman (and Other Silly-Season News)

Carl Pope | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Silly-season news stories sometimes tell us a lot about how many of our leaders and the media think (and about how little we count in that thinking). Here are three recent small-bore, but revealing, outrages you may have missed while Wall Street went crazy.

Sam Stein

Jay Carney: Afghan Policy 'Remains Unchanged' Following Bin Laden's Death | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated on Thursday that the killing of Osama bin Laden would not alter the president’s poli...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Want Troops Out Of Afghanistan: 'The Sooner The Better' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) wants the United States to seriously reevaluate its commitment in Afghanistan and work on bringing troops ho...

This Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.30.2011 | Comedy

Every week, our Psychometer engineers carefully pinpoint the most absurd headline-makers in the news to let you know who simply has a screw loose and ...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Lawmakers Wanting To Screen 9/11 Responders For Terrorism | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

In 2010, "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart committed himself fully to advocating for the passage of the Zadroga Bill, a measure that would "provide $7...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Responders Warned They Will Be Screened For Terrorism Ties (EXCLUSIVE) | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A provision in the new 9/11 health bill may be adding insult to injury for people who fell sick after their service in the aftermath of ...

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democ...

A Tale of Two Houses: Congress Debates the Peace Corps

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Sen. Leahy detailed how, during the Bush years, the Peace Corps had arrogantly ignored his repeated requests for information. I told him it was a new administration and a new time, but that didn't seem to matter.

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Portfolio | Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What do Cliff Stearns, John Shimkus, and Fred Upton have in common? They're all members of the House telecommunications subcommittee, and they've eac...