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Congressional Staffers

Congress Needs Its Bacon Back

Dan Carol | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dan Carol

Could bringing back "earmarks" -- derided as pork barrel, insider spending just a few years ago -- be the unconventional solution for re-booting Congress? It just might be.

Capitol Hill's Reverse Revolving Door Unveiled

The Nation | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

In February of this year, news broke that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew received an exit package worth over $1 million by Citigroup shortly before joini...

WaPo: Congressional Staffers Often Travel On Tabs Of Foreign Governments

The Washington Post | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

About a dozen congressional staffers flew business class on a trip to China last summer and stayed at luxury hotels while touring the Great Wall, the ...

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

LOOK: Congressional Staffers Play With Puppies, Kittens

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Congressional staffers might come to blows over their loyalty to elephants and donkeys, but when it comes to puppies, there's little to ...

Female House GOP Staffers Make Shockingly Less Than Male Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Women on the Hill make thousands less than their male counterparts each year, with the gap particularly pronounced amongst Republican staffers. On ...

Murkowski Staffers Caught Up In Wildfire Betting Controversy

Anchorage Daily News | Sean Cockerham | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Severe criticism from the wildland firefighters association and the parents of a fallen firefighter have committee staffers for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murko...

Christina Wilkie

Slain Giffords Aide May Be Honored With Permanent Capitol Memorial | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just over six months after the Jan. 8 massacre in Tucson that killed six people and injured Rep. Gabrielle GIffords (D-Ariz.), members o...

Dan Froomkin

Congress Increasingly Staffed By Former Lobbyists | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

The number of former lobbyists working as key congressional staffers has more than doubled since the Republican Party took control of the House, a new...

Dan Froomkin

Congress Dumbing Itself Down, Critics Charge | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

House Republicans on Thursday proposed slashing the budget for Congress itself, continuing a process that critics are likening to a self-inflicted lob...

The Worst Boss In Washington? Congresswoman Goes Through 11 Chiefs Of Staff In 11 Years

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has one of the highest staff turnover rates in Congress, having gone through 11 chiefs of staff in the past 11 years...

INFOGRAPHIC: Who's Working Behind the Scenes In Washington?

The Huffington Post/The National Journal | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

While we all may know who's directly representing us in Congress, most people don't know very much about the people behind the scenes making sure our ...

Dan Froomkin

Democrats Increasingly Scared Of Angering Deep Pockets, Survey Says | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic congressional staffers are increasingly wary of alienating corporate lobbyists for fear of inciting a massive advertising bli...