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Yo, Congress, Keep on Truckin' -- Can You Dig It?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

There is an obligation upon those drafting laws and regulations to do so with sufficient clarity so as to convey what precise conduct is proscribed or...

The Top 10 Richest Politicians In Congress

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economy may have been tanking, but it was apparently a different story on Capitol Hill where the 50 richest lawmakers gained a cumulative $1.4 bil...

Should Lawmakers Be Allowed To Invest In The Industries They Regulate? | Robert O'Harrow Jr. And Dan Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rep. Ron Paul is captivated by gold. Over the past two decades, he has written books about the virtues of gold-backed currency. He has made uncounted ...

Sam Stein

Dems Scared Into Action By Everyone From Donors To The Base | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers, from the leadership on down, are facing what many describe as an unprecedented amount of political pressure as the party scrambl...

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.

New York State Lawmakers Just Failed Public School Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Juli Charkes

They blew it. When New York State Legislators barely made yesterday's deadline to submit an application for federal "Race to the Top" education grant...

Schwarzenegger: F-Bomb In Veto Letter Was "Wild Coincidence"

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's just one of those wild coincidences, like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams dying the same day, exactly 50 years after they signed the Declaration ...

Schwarzenegger Sends Lawmaker Obscene Message Through Acrostic Poem

AP/ The Huffington Post | JUDY LIN | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Gov. Schwarzenegger has denied that he intentionally sent an obscene message to lawmakers. The Governor claimed it was one of those "wild coin...

SC Impeachment? Lawmakers Debate Ousting Gov. Mark Sanford

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers debating whether or not Gov. Mark Sanford should be impeached are focusing on his tryst in Argentina, reports the New York Times, and the fa...

Big Financial Firms Losing Power On Capitol Hill

Washington Post | Binyamin Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Large banks are on the verge of losing a key legislative battle over the shape of financial reform, an unusual setback that reflects the continued pol...

Desperate Honduran Leaders Vow To Restore Freedoms

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The coup-installed president of Honduras backed down Monday from an escalating standoff with protesters and suggested he...

Colo. College Scholarship Program Lagging

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

State auditors say Colorado's college loan forgiveness and scholarship plans are falling short of their goals. This year, CollegeInvest,...

Democrats Plan More Than 500 Reform Rallies

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a souring public mood on health care reform, Democrats and their supporters are launching a national grassroots push Wednesday to show lawm...

Why Not Merit-Based Pay For Lawmakers?

The Stimulist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pay-for-performance has come up a lot in the halls of Congress lately. The Pay for Performance Act, approved by the House in April, prohibits the paym...

Laura Dean

TARP Recipients Fighting To Keep Charging Exorbitant Credit Card Fees | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story has been edited slightly since publication for clarification. Undeterred by their sullied reputation, big banks and credit card companies ...

Last Minute Deals To Move Climate Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - Concessions to farmers and lawmakers from rural areas erased a major obstacle facing a massive climate bill before the House but divided ...

Lawmakers Bill Taxpayers For TVs, Cameras, Luxury Cars

Wall Street Journal | LOUISE RADNOFSKY and T.W. FARNAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings spent $24,730 in taxpayer money last year to lease a 2008 luxury Lexus hybrid sedan. Ohio Rep. Michael Turner expensed a $...

Boston Tea Party, Arkansas Snuff Fest

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

Just when we thought the theft of our personal freedoms had added yet another level of frustration, Arkansas lawmakers rejected a ban on snuff.