Capital in the 21st Century:' Too Big to Tweet
In that extended conversation about "The Great Gatsby Curve," the fact that income distribution in modern-day American roughly equals the way money was held in 1928, Thomas Piketty hasn't yet become the household tweet that political leaders favor lately.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid
The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee in a letter to President Obama that was obtained by CNN.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
It's My Mind
Sun-Times: State Rep. admits to FBI he screwed up over bribe
Here's the sad thing about this story . In 2012, not long after his arrest the Illinois House of Representatives voted to expell Derrick Smith from that chamber.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
In Our View/Encouraging the next generation: The difference of nonprofits
In 2003, a 25-year-old named Clint Borgen decided to become a lobbyist for the world's poor.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Daily Caller
GOP Reps press DHS on the agency's release of criminal aliens
U.S. President Barack Obama announces Jeh Johnson to be his nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, October 18, 2013.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Air Force Times
Korb on pay and benefits reform: Inaction carries heavy cost
I am proud to be one of the 23 million living American men and women who have earned the title of veteran by serving our country in the nation's armed forces.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Speak Softly and Carry a Big Twig
Archimedes had geopolitics about right when he declared "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth."
National Public Radio
Dems Call GOP-Led Benghazi Probe 'Witch Hunt'
House Democrats on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, calling the probe a partisan "witch hunt."
Tue Apr 08, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Lawmakers want voters to decide on Obamacare access
More than 200,000 people have fallen into what they're calling the "Jindal Gap" and do not have access to healthcare.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
U.S. Naval Institute
Lawmakers Question Utility of Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development, testify before the House Armed Services Committee on the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Huffington Post
Darrell Issa, Charged With Reining In Wasteful Spending, May Be Biggest Offender
One of the main purposes of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to root out waste and duplication in government spending.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
God and Jesus, Politics and Government
Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions.
Mike Rogers to retire, heading to radio - Hagel heads to Asia
MIKE ROGERS TO RETIRE, HEADING TO RADIO, via POLITICO's John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman: " Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers is not seeking re-election to Congress, ending a 14-year career in Washington.
American Legion Magazine
Dellinger goes to Capitol Hill
Sen. James Inhofe, R-OKla., speaks with National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger , Legion Legislative Director Louis Celli and National Security Commission Chairman Mike Schlee.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Vets demand action to address suicide spike in their ranks
Former Marine Cpl. Tyler Tannahill left his home in Overland Park, Kan., to spend this week lobbying lawmakers in Washington to honor four fellow Marines who served alongside him in Iraq and Afghanistan but who took their own lives.
Adam Smith calls for halt to Republican "witch hunt" over Benghazi
The political spectacle over the Benghazi investigations has cost the Pentagons millions of dollars - and the tab shows no sign of ending soon.
Rep. Adam Smith shoots down Sept. 11th conspiracy theory about WTC 7
The ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee brushed aside the notion Thursday that the World Trade Center 7 building was brought down by "controlled demolition" in the Sept.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Pentagon says Benghazi probes cost millions
This Sept, 14, 2012 file photo shows a Libyan military guard standing in front of one of the U.S. Consulate's burnt out buildings during the visit of President Mohammed el-Megarif, to the U.S. Consulate to express sympathy for the death of the American ambassador, Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the deadly attack on the Consulate.
The Origins and Aims of the Northwest Detention Center Hunger Strike
Mexican-born Jose Moreno was headed to Tukwila in the rainy, early morning of February 24 to get fingerprinted for a visa application that might allow him to stay in this country.
The Daily Gazette
Where voters finally got it right
In August 2012, Smith, a Chicago Democrat, became one of the few Illinois House members to ever be expelled by his fellow members.