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The Danger From Appropriations Riders

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

This spring, the greatest threat to the American people on the legislative calendar likely will come from appropriations -- the process for funding our government -- and the danger may be greater than it has been in previous years.

Here Is The Single Dumbest Thing In The Government Spending Bill

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress are thrilled that they were able to fight off conservative riders in a must-pass spending bill to avert a governme...

Congress May Have A Big Christmas Gift For McDonald's This Year

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

Republicans in Congress have been trying for months to roll back one of the most liberal reforms to labor law in the Obama era, and they may finally h...

The Highway Bill Is Turning Into A Vehicle For Bank Favors

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators working on a bipartisan highway funding bill may include a controversial provision that would undercut new mor...

The Tour of What? (France, Bits of UK, Bits of Belgium, Oh And Let's Throw in Bits of Spain)

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
Sidonie Sawyer

Allez les bleus! Ooops, no sorry, that's for football (what some call soccer, whatever). Saturday, July 5 saw the departure of the three-week long Tour de France starting in... Leeds, Yorkshire in the north east of England, don't ask.

GOP Lawmakers Hold Spending and Tax Bills Hostage With Anti-Environmental Riders

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Once again Congress is facing hard deadlines for must-pass legislation. And once again, GOP leaders are holding up the process with anti-environmental riders.

Celebrity Wine Riders

Snooth | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

Everyone loves to hear about celebs in their more humanistic moments. We crave to hear about where they go on weekends, what they buy at the grocery s...

Moving Beyond Oil and Stopping a Bad Bill

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

With all the attention on the debt-ceiling, it was easy to miss some of the other news coming from Washington. The White House announced a proposed fuel-efficiency standard for passenger cars and trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon.

Elise Foley

Mike Pence: Spending Deal 'Probably Not Good Enough' To Vote For | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a leading conservative House Republican, said Sunday he will likely vote against a budget deal to cut about $3...

Friday Talking Points [162] -- Budget Standoff Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This whole government shutdown walk-to-the-brink-and-stare-into-the-abyss thing is nothing more than the warmup for the next budgetary battles -- which will be much bigger.

Elise Foley

Senate Dem Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Elise Foley

GOP Policy Leader: Boehner Will Need Dems To Pass Funding Deal | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- A deal has been reached to keep the federal government running, but not all House Republicans are please...

Sam Stein

Biden Heads To Hill As Roadmap For Government Funding Resolution Emerges | Sam Stein | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden is meeting with Senate Democratic leadership Wednesday night in an effort to get officials on the same page ...

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Growing Worried That Riders, Not Money, Will Spur Shutdown | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the early debate over the budget that will fund the government through the end of September has been centered around whether House...

Scary Transit Issues

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

What Halloween would be complete without the annual Straphangers Campaign trick o' treat of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority?