Congress seems intent on getting its public approval rating even lower and destroying what little trust it has left. After hollowing out the reporting mechanism for disclosing insider trading by staffers for members of Congress, those guardians of the republic have decided to remove the rule that requires publicly disclosing privately funded trips.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 2, 2014 8:57 am|
|By: jbade Tuesday June 24, 2014 4:32 pm|
Look whats happening in Congress. They usually try to keep this stuff out of the record, times are a changin’.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday June 23, 2014 11:47 am|
Reflecting on mass incarceration in the United States, which he has experienced firsthand during his time in prison at the Federal Correctional Institution of Loretto, Pennsylvania, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou advocates for prison sentencing reform in his latest letter from jail.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 19, 2014 6:05 am|
Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who were hoping for change from the imperial presidency are out of luck.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday June 13, 2014 10:29 am|
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book on her four years in the State Department, was on NPR’s “Fresh Air” for a wide-ranging interview. She was asked about former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and again Clinton refused to admit that Snowden had any positive impact in the United States.
|By: Alvin McEwen Thursday June 12, 2014 4:22 pm|
It seems that Liberty University’s Mat Staver’s recent testimony in front of a Congressional committee has become more than he bargained for.
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Monday June 9, 2014 8:00 pm|
More than half of respondents in this survey, released by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said they think elected officials don’t share their priorities, and almost two-thirds said elected officials seem motivated by selfish reasons. Less than a quarter of the millennials polled said they will definitely be voting in November
|By: Lloyd Chapman Saturday June 7, 2014 4:44 pm|
Over the last twenty-five years three U.S. Presidents and thousands of members of Congress have continually approved some of the most anti-small business, anti-middle class federal programs in history.
U.S. Census Bureau data indicates small businesses are responsible for over 90% of net new jobs, over 50% of the private sector workforce, over 50% of the Gross Domestic Product and over 90% of all U.S. exports.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 6, 2014 11:50 am|
Today over 1,100 faith leaders from across the religious spectrum — Roman Catholics, Jews, Evangelical Protestants and Mainline Protestants — signed on to a letter to Congress, urging them to reduce the US prison population by passing the Smarter Sentencing Act
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 22, 2014 12:30 pm|
The American people are fairly ambivalent about whether it is better to have one party control of both houses of Congress, or not. Roughly a third think one party control is better, another third think a divided Congress is preferable and the rest think it makes no different or don’t have an opinion.