- Blunt Amendment Defeated: Best Quotes from the Heated Debate
March 02 2012 12:59 PM
Politicians on both sides of the aisle were eager to make the Blunt Amendment debate a very public battle. The fight was close, and the arguments were loud. Here are some standout quotes from the days leading up to the final 51-48 vote.
- Romney's Greatest Failure Will be Granting Obama a Second Term
March 01 2012 12:37 PM
Democrats have made deceit and dishonesty in government a science. They are excellent practitioners of vile, wicked behavior. My biggest concern for America is that they very rarely pay any political prices for their misdeeds.
- Rush Limbaugh ‘Slut’ Comment: Who Is Sandra Fluke?
March 01 2012 10:30 AM
On his Wednesday radio show, inflammatory commentator Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute.” The target of these attacks was Sandra Fluke, who has testified in favor of insurance coverage for contraceptive healthcare.
- Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Crashing the Democrats' Party
February 29 2012 3:29 PM
A group called Freedom to Marry wants Democrats at the 2012 convention to add a plank affirming support of same-sex marriage in its official party platform.
- The Energy Report
February 24 2012 10:41 AM
Excuse me sir, would you like to fill up with algae or put air in your tires? That is the question you may hear if Obama's vision of an energy plan comes to fruition.
- Congress Extends Payroll-Tax Cut, Sends Bill to Obama
February 17 2012 10:02 PM
Congress passed legislation on Friday that extends a tax cut for 160 million workers through December. The new law continues long-term jobless benefits, handing President Barack Obama a major victory in a year in which his re-election is at stake.
- Gingrich Threatens TV Stations over Potential Airing of Pro-Romney Ad
February 17 2012 3:24 PM
Newt Gingrich says any TV station that airs an ad from rival Republican Mitt Romney's super PAC claiming the ex-House speaker backed China's controversial one child policy will be sued, according to Politico.
- Payroll Tax Holiday & Unemployment Extended: How Much Will You Save?
February 17 2012 1:00 PM
The payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits were extended by the U.S. Congress on Friday. This article will help you determine how much you will save if the extension is signed into law.
- Payroll Tax Deal Heads for Congressional Passage
February 16 2012 7:06 PM
A deal to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million U.S. workers through 2012 headed on Thursday toward congressional approval as Democratic and Republican leaders rallied support for the bipartisan agreement.
- RNC Valentines Day Cards Slam President Obama, Prominent Democrats
February 14 2012 1:29 PM
The Republican National Committee insists the lighthearted but personal attacks are meant in good fun.
- House Passes Congressional Insider Trading Ban, 417-2
February 09 2012 7:18 PM
The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed new curbs on insider trading by lawmakers and other government officials despite complaints from Democrats and some Republicans that key anti-corruption provisions were dropped.
- Stephen Colbert 'Must Be Stopped': Nancy Pelosi Trashes Faux Pundit's Super PAC [VIDEO]
February 09 2012 3:59 PM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi mocked Stephen Colbert's Super PAC in a web ad pushing the Disclose Act, legislation introduced to combat the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
- Boston, New York Mayors Aiming at Illegal Guns in Super Bowl Ad Spot
February 04 2012 8:42 AM
Among the slick, million-dollar ads airing during the Super Bowl this Sunday, viewers in New York and Boston will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be sitting on a couch touting an issue most politicians avoid like the plague: gun control.
- Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist Cut from Gingrich Book, Flooded With Hate Mail
February 02 2012 1:46 PM
Hayhoe said she has received threatening and intimidating e-mails after a conservative blogger posted her e-mail address on his Web site.
- State of the Union: Obama Takes Aim at Congress
January 25 2012 11:02 AM
With Congressional approval ratings mired at historic lows, Obama has increasingly sought to bolster his re-election chances by criticizing Congress as ineffective and paralyzed by runaway partisanship. He invoked that theme in the State of the Union address.
- What is SOPA? 8 Things to Know About 2012 Bill and Sister Act PIPA
January 19 2012 10:48 AM
Yesterday, Internet titans like Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing launched a coordinated blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). But what is the SOPA bill? How would it affect the way the Internet works now? Who supports and opposes the bill, and is it even likely to pass?
- SOPA Blackout: Congress Members Who Support, Oppose Anti-Piracy Bills May Come as Surprise
January 18 2012 12:51 PM
Several prominent liberals have co-sponsored both SOPA and PIPA, while several conservative lawmakers -- including Michelle Bachmann, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul -- have opposed it.
- Nancy Pelosi: GOP Knows Romney Can't Beat Obama
January 17 2012 3:44 PM
The House Minority Leaders claimed even his own party doesn't believe Mitt Romney can win in November 2012, which is why support for him has been so half-hearted. But Pelosi had even less regard for his fellow candidates, who she called third tier representatives that show the Party's disconnect from what Pelosi asserts are the true carriers of the American Dream: the Democrats.
- Fact Checking the 2012 South Carolina Republican Debate
January 17 2012 11:05 AM
In a spirited debate last night in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Republican candidates went after both President Barack Obama and their GOP rivals on issues ranging from U.S. trade relations and the federal income tax to misleading attack ads and America's relationship with Turkey. But what statements were true, and what were false?
- Occupy Wall Street: Why Wealth Redistribution Cannot Work
January 13 2012 2:57 PM
There has always been economic disparity and there always will be.