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USAID chief: GOP budget would kill 70,000 children

By | 03.31.11 | 3:40 pm

Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), told a House Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that the passage of the House Continuing Resolution would have a devastating impact on developing areas around the world.

To the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs subcommittee, Shah said: More…

The Fanjuls: Koch brothers of South Florida?

By | 03.31.11 | 9:57 am

Image by Matt MahurinFollowing revelations of their involvement in the war on public unions in Wisconsin, the once-anonymous Koch Industries executive vice president David Koch and his brother Charles have in short time become boogeymen of the left, the liberal answer to the center of so many conservative conspiracies, George Soros More…

Rep. Virginia Foxx uses questionable stats to attack health care reform

By | 03.21.11 | 5:16 pm

In an interview with The Mount Airy News, a newspaper based out of Mount Airy, N.C., (a small town best known as the inspiration for Andy Griffith’s Mayberry), Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) asserts there is plenty of access to health insurance in the U.S. when the true picture is More…

Rep. Upton among top House spenders on year-end bonuses

By | 03.14.11 | 6:22 pm

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who promised in February to scrutinize the Obama budget proposal “line by line” for any potential cuts, gave his staff some of the biggest year-end bonuses of any member of Congress, a data analysis by Congress watchdog group LegiStorm has found.

Though More…

S.C. Rep. Tim Scott introduces bill to slash corporate taxes

By | 03.08.11 | 5:54 pm

Last week, U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced H.R. 937, which was submitted with the curious name, “The Rising Tides Act of 2011.” The innocuous-sounding bill could prove a good deal more incendiary than its name suggests.

Scott’s bill would slash the corporate income tax rate for the More…

Report shows links between House Oversight committee and oversight-hostile Koch brothers

By | 02.28.11 | 4:03 pm

The Watchdog Institute, a nonprofit reporting center based out of San Diego State University, has released a report showing connections between a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Koch brothers, Charles and David. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is chaired by Rep. Darrell More…

Who in the House Crossed the Aisle for the Unemployment Extension Vote?

By | 07.22.10 | 4:02 pm

Yesterday’s final Senate vote on the unemployment benefits extension bill saw two Republicans and one Democrat vote with the majority of members of the other party, bringing the vote to 60-40 in favor of the bill. When the House voted on the bill today, 31 Republicans voted with More…

As Barton Un-unapologizes, Texas Voters Take Notice

By | 06.23.10 | 5:14 pm

As the saga of Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) apology to BP took yet another strange turn today, a new poll shows the voters he represents think he was wrong — and that the entire episode has negatively affected their opinion of him.

Public Policy Polling released the results of a More…

Lee Scores Upset in Utah’s GOP Senate Primary; Matheson Survives Challenge

By | 06.23.10 | 12:03 pm

One big surprise and one cruise to victory in the Beehive State, as attorney Mike Lee scored an upset victory in the state’s Republican Senate primary and incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson (D) easily won renomination.

The Associated Press called the race for Lee several hours after the polls closed and More…

Marshall Takes Dems’ N.C. Senate Nomination; D’Annunzio Comes Up Short

By | 06.22.10 | 9:08 pm

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (D) has won her party’s Senate nomination, while embattled Republican candidate Tim D’Annunzio lost his bid to challenge Rep. Larry Kissell (D).

The Associated Press declared Marshall the winner in her runoff after she beat former state Sen. Cal Cunningham 60-40 percent. Marshall More…