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Republican-Led Congress Opens With Broad Attack On Regulation By
A Pilgrim’s Pride contract chicken farm full of three-week-old chicks just outside the city limits of Pittsburg, Texas.  The Consumer Federation of America warned last week that long-standing food safety regulations, such as...
One Member of Congress = 18 American Households: Lawmakers’ Personal Finances Far From Average By
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (AP Photo) The median net worth of a member of Congress was $1,029,505 in 2013 — a 2.5 percent increase from 2012 — compared with an average American household’s median net worth of $56,355. Once again, the majority of members of Congress...
US Congress Might Be Mostly Male, But That’s Not The Case In Other Countries By
The US Congress opened its 114th session on Tuesday, bringing in one of the most diverse groups of lawmakers in US history: Women make up 20 percent of its ranks, and approximately 17 percent are non-white. While it’s certainly a step forward, the US still has a long...
Key Decisions On Drones Likely From Congress By
Members of the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial...
FOIA Reform: How To Kill A Bill And Get Away With It By
Thomas Whittington, a Chicago area tour guide, familiarizes himself with the one of many exhibits at the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) WASHINGTON — On Thursday evening, the 113th Congress (Jan. 3, 2013 – Jan. 3,...
Protests Erupt After Congress Plans To Overturn D.C. Marijuana Legalization By
(TheAntiMedia) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though D.C. residents voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana in November via Initiative 71, Congress is planning to override it. It is doing so with a trillion dollar federal spending bill that contains a sneakily added provision....
US Troops Will Deploy To Iraq Without Congressional Approval: Pentagon By
Updated at 2:19 pm (GMT +2): Some of the 1,500 new US troops authorized to “advise and train” Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be deployed in Iraq within the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to...
GOP Needs To Clear Net Neutrality, Immigration Reform Hurdles On The Way To 2016 By
The Republicans’ win on Election Day has radically affected the partisan dynamics in Washington. With the Republicans now holding a two-seat majority over the Democrats in the Senate and enjoying their largest majority in the House since World War II, the traditional...
VIDEO: Protester Arrested During ISIL Hearing In Congress By
Reports: Code Pink activist Tighe Barry was arrested and charged with disruption of Congress today during an Armed Service Committee hearing on the subject of The Administration’s Strategy and Military Campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “This...
America’s Polarized Congress Reflects A Divided U.S. Public By
NEW YORK,  - Less than 15 percent of U.S. citizens approve of the job that Congress is doing, a 40-year low, and few expect last week’s congressional elections to herald a new era of political cooperation. However, the polarised, gridlocked Congress reflects the increasing...