Before we address anything else, it should be noted that Everett Stern is a whistle blower. As a banker for HSBC, he realized that funds were being diverted to terrorist organizations and individuals.
Outside spending groups have poured more than $20.4 million so far into Pennsylvania's Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty, putting it close behind Ohio's Senate race, at $21.8 million, for the most outside spending in a congressional contest.
Many communities comprised primarily of African Americans and Latinos have come to rely on grant funding to fill a variety of basic safety-net needs. These needs should not be held hostage to the politics of the day.
Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.
If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.
Military and their families are different. Last month, I attended an American Veterans Committee event with the ...
Before Justice Scalia's body was even cold, Republicans started obstructionism and pledged to block any Obama appointment. Apparently, a dying conservatism cares not a fig about the constitution -- just clinging to power.
Without even waiting to see whom the President would nominate to the Supreme Court to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate GOP leadership has announced that they will reject any Obama appointment.
New Yorkers are organizing a rally at noon at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza. The organizers of the rally say it will focus on people who have been targeted by Trump's hateful rhetoric, including Muslim Americans and immigrants.
Will the government shut down again? So much palace intrigue in The People's House. Super-nerds are consumed this week with the drama that is set to unfold in the capital. I'm one of them.
On August 7, the Senate left town for its month-long summer recess, a pretty long break for lawmakers who have accomplished so little. When the Senate returns on September 8, it needs to start doing the people's business. Surely, the American people, and our federal judicial system, deserve better than this.
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey has been taking a lot of heat at home for collaborating with Chuck Grassley's scheme to delay Phil Restrepo's confirmation to the Third Circuit for as long as possible.
While you wait for the playoff games, spend some quality time on your couch taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real h...
One look at Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey's voting record in 2013 explains why he is the winner of our next Dirty Denier$ award. He voted against every piece of environmental legislation except one.
It is time to level the playing field. The oil and gas industry has received tax subsidies for decades. Taxpayers "gift" the industry billions every year, why? Why does an industry that makes trillions need billion in tax welfare?
I am finding it hard to understand why some Republican members of Congress who voted for the shutdown and who promised to give up their paychecks have...