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Lawmakers Asked Boehner To Postpone Netanyahu Speech — But Who Is Still Going? By
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with U.S. Senator John McCain during a meeting with the Israeli and U.S. delegations at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. WASHINGTON...
DC Legalizes Pot In Capital, Despite Threats From Congress By
WASHINGTON  — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could...
Netanyahu Admits Sabotage Of Iran Talks His Primary Mission By
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.  Israel’s premier says he will go “anywhere” he is invited to speak about the country’s stance regarding Iran’s...
Money Pipeline Flowing Between U.S. Congress And Big Oil By
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, accompanied by Eric Cantor., right, and  Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, to discuss President the Keystone XL pipeline.  Photo: J. Scott...
The Bibi-Boehner Fallout Continues By
The Bibi-Boehner fiasco appears to be the gift that keeps on giving. At least, it continues to buoy the hopes of those who want the P5+1 and Iranian negotiators to forge a framework accord by the notional deadline of March 24 to be followed by a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s...
Benjamin Netanyahu Heads To Washington Next Month To Push America Into A New War By
Shimon Peres, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits between them during the annual ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem, Israel.  Photo: Gali Tibbon/AP TEL...
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 those requiring companies to prevent contamination...
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...