Republican congressmen Dave Reichert, Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes ask tough questions and get unhelpful answers from former acting commissioner of the IRS Steven Miller in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.
Ed Markey Takes Credit for Technological Innovation in Campaign Ad; Congressional Record Contradicts Massachusetts Candidate's Claims
Ed Markey takes credit for Facebook, Skype, and Google. Do we owe him a ‘thank you’?
Republicans in the House yesterday began a push for their latest congressional effort: legislation to offer more flexibility to working families who want to spend more time with their children. The bill, H.R 1406, would allow private employees to ask for time off according to bargaining agreements, and includes a controversial caveat known as ‘comp time’ that allows overtime to be paid on an hourly basis. This bill would modify the existing Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 which requires that overtime must always be paid at least half-again the time worked.
Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford took an enormous amount of heat in 2009 for an affair with his Argentine mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, to whom he is currently engaged. The politician famously told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail after inexplicably disappearing for several days; it was later revealed that he was actually in Buenos Aires visiting Chapur. He and his wife Jenny subsequently filed for divorce.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and Mark SanfordCredit: Fox News
As the special election in South Carolina’s 1st District looms, the once-lopsided race seems to have tightened considerably. Just two weeks ago, a poll had Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch leading former Republican governor Mark Sanford by a comfortable 9-point margin. Now, with two days left in the campaign, the congressional contenders appear to be in a dead heat.
President Obama and Penny PritzkerCredit: Chicago Tribune
President Obama began this week by tapping Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Department of Transportation and ended it by nominating major campaign donor Penny Pritzker for Secretary of Commerce.
Oklahoma State Rep. Dennis Johnson (R-Duncan), has apologized after using the phrase “They might try to Jew me down,” and then delivering an equally distasteful on-the-fly apology, when discussing a law to prevent “Big Box”stores from offering prices so low that small businesses can’t compete.
RedState.com’s Erick Erickson rips apart ad touting Senator Lindsey Graham. And it is terrible.
In what appears to be a truly bizarre coda to the 2012 presidential election, a former aide to Rep. Paul Ryan and campaign staffer to Speaker Newt Gingrich has been arrested and charged with Internet extortion and cyberstalking.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes refuses to condemn secret recording tactics used against Senator Mitch McConnell.