| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:11 PM
WASHINGTON — "It’s not our fault," says National Park Service Ranger George Durkee of the government shutdown that has closed parks, ruining vacations and pilgrimages to monuments such as the WWII memorial.
Durkee, president of the Ranger...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Obama is ducking a leader's duty," Opinion, Oct. 4
Arthur C. Brooks, by selectively disregarding the conduct of certain congressional Republicans, favors a nonsensical Washington where defeated extremists create an increasingly adversarial system of...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate.
With the shutdown...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Housing Administration, whose role in the real estate market expanded dramatically in recent years, on Friday said it would need approximately $1.7 billion to stabilize its long-term finances.
It marks the first time the 79-...
| Jan 28, 2009
In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night, filled with new spending and tax cuts at the core of the young adminstration's revival plan for the...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 1:31 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the House Agriculture Committee met to formally organize and to adopt the Committee's rules for the 112th Congress.
The rules approved are designed to enhance transparency and increase accountability. One addition...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Two huge civil cases led by Baltimore — one that ended last week as the other gained momentum — spotlight City Hall's emerging role as an aggressive watchdog against the misdeeds of multinational banks.
On Thursday, Wells Fargo settled a...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:05 AM
USCA - The U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) expressed its direct opposition on July 11 to a U.S. House of Representatives farm bill amendment filed by Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) that has the potential to undermine the national country of origin...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
It appears that Rep. Krisiti Noem has been bought and paid for by “Big Ag.” When the House Ag Committee voted on the new farm bill, there were two amendments added that could be very detrimental to farmers and ranchers in South Dakota.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:16 PM
In case anyone missed the news — and judging by the fact that there aren't angry mobs storming Washington, everyone missed the news — Congress recently absolved Jon Corzine of being criminally responsible for actions that "wiped out...