Wondering why the House Ethics Committee exonerated every single lawmaker touched by the PMA Group campaign contributions-for-earmarks scandal? They didn ...Continue reading
Should a court case on whether Washington state must disclose the identities of people calling for a referendum affect the ...Continue reading
If nothing else, Jeffrey Smith's story in the Washington Post proves that Mark Twain's critique of congressional investigations still holds: "One does not blindfold one's self in order to investigate an object." So it is in the ...Continue reading
Farm subsidies have a way of inciting people. Here, in the words of the Environmental Working Group, is why:
Just ten percent of America's largest and richest farms collect almost three-fourths of federal farm subsidies cash payments that too ...
The Ways and Means committee skipped the seniority process and appointed Rep. Sander Levin to the helm of the powerful tax committee, and lawyers and lobbyists that specializes in tax issues will have an early opportunity to congratulate him.
For the second time ever, the House of Representatives released an online update to its "House Expenditure Reports" -- a compendium ...Continue reading
The Hill reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped California Democrat Rep. Pete Stark to fill in for Charles Rangel, who's taken a leave of absence from the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee after being ...Continue reading
Seven key Democrats seen as potential vote-flippers on the health care reform bill are heavily reliant on campaign funds from ...Continue reading