Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tag: congress

Senators Say They’ve Met Threshold for Criminal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of a criminal justice bill say they have met the threshold set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for getting...

Congress-Bound, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar Enjoys Another First

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fresh off of becoming the first Somali-American elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that she's still enjoying being known for...

Air Marshals Claim Supervisor Made Them Target...

Members of Congress are requesting Inspector General John Kelly to investigate the Federal Air Marshal Service after employees claimed they were asked to target...

Diamond and Silk’s Testimony Before Congress Flies...

https://youtu.be/zWSvwz7B9nY Trump-loving social media vloggers "Diamond and Silk" are in the hot seat after allegedly lying to Congress about money they received from President Donald...

Congress Drags Its Feet on Renewing Funds...

The clock is ticking for Congress to renew federal funding for thousands of community health clinics across the country, but the legislation that would...

Legislation Designed to Strengthen U.S. Engagement with...

WASHINGTON, USA — Representative Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Monday praised passage in the U.S. House of...

D.C. Statehood: Is America Ready for a...

Is now the time for statehood for the District of Columbia?  As the 51st state of the Union, the nation’s capital would be known...

With Little Fanfare, Congress Passes Bill To...

As protesters across the nation voice their frustrations over the recent barrage of Black men being killed by police, Congress finally took action and—with...

As Congress Fails to Move on Voting...

As a new study out of the University of Southern California offers fresh evidence that lawmakers who are in favor of stringent voter ID...

First Lady Battles Congress to Keep School...

If you try to mess with children's health, you're going to have Michelle Obama to deal with. The first lady is taking the unusual...

Obama Awards Medals of Honor to 24...

President Obama corrected a past injustice yesterday when he awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans — only three of them still...

With Midterm Elections Approaching, Obama Finds Support...

With the midterm elections approaching, President Obama is finding that Democrats are increasingly opposing him on issues to better position themselves against challenges from...

Backwards System: Many Major Tax Breaks Will...

As 2013 comes to a close, so will dozens of tax breaks that save companies billions of dollars in tax liability. Congress has allowed 55...

Memory of Iraq War Vote Lingers Over...

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that he faces an uphill battle to win congressional backing for a military strike against Syria. As the unpredictable debate...

Obama Asks Congress to Approve Military Strikes...

With the drumbeat of military action against Syria building in intensity, President Obama today said he has decided that the United States should launch limited...

New Poll: Obama and Congress Face Falling...

Just when you thought the American public's dissatisfaction with Washington couldn't get any worse, it continues its downward slide with a whopping 83 percent...

Obama Counters Benghazi Critics With Push For...

President Obama was actually asked at a White House news conference yesterday whether the controversies currently surrounding his administration placed him  in a position...

Obama Says He Agrees With Hunger Strikers...

As more than 100 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay participate in a hunger strike to protest their legal limbo, President Obama yesterday said he essentially...

Sequester Cuts at the Smithsonian Slice a...

One of the joys of growing up in Washington, D.C. and, for a time, raising my son there, was the ability to go into...

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago Weekend...

Chicago's unrelenting shooting spree continues as up to 25 people were shot and four killed over the last three days. The mayhem occurred even as...

Obama Pushes Deadline For Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama set a deadline for Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill, saying that he expects debate to begin on the Senate...