13 hrs ago
Stars and Stripes
Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
In this Jan. 14, 2011, file photo human rights activists, hooded and wearing orange prison garb to represent prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington because the prison has not been closed down by President Obama.
20 hrs ago
Dem: Benghazi turns 'witch hunt'
Republican lawmakers have turned the investigations of the Benghazi attack into a "political witch hunt," the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said today.
Wed May 15, 2013
Lawmakers outraged as claims against American soldier said to include sexual assault, prostitution
The allegations against the latest military official accused of sexual assault include claims that he may have arranged for a woman to engage in prostitution, sources say.
Mon May 13, 2013
Hot Blast: Scandals and longevity
Just past the 100-day mark of its second term, the Obama administration is feeling the rushing wind of scandal.
Sun May 12, 2013
Wallace Responds To Dem Rep's Attack On Benghazi Talking Points: 'I'm Not A Potted Plant'
It's clear that Rep. Adam Smith had an aggressive strategy for his appearance on "Fox News Sunday" for a segment on the emerging scandal and cover-up surrounding the alteration of talking points for Amb.
Lawmakers decry "outrageous" IRS conduct as targeting scandal deepens
Amid a rising tide of outrage following revelations that the IRS targeted conservative tea party groups for excessive review of their tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections, the besieged tax agency found few defenders on Sunday, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle condemning the practice and demanding further investigation.
Crooks and Liars
Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
There are 436 representatives and 100 senators in Congress today. The Washington press corps is comprised of several dozens of reporters.
Rep. Adam Smith: GOP obsessed with Benghazi
The senior Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says Republican obsession over the White House 's handling of the inquiry into last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya , is hurting the investigation.
Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 May 2013
FOX NEWS SUNDAY : Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.; Rep.-elect Mark Sanford, R-S.C. MEET THE PRESS : Reps.
Thu May 09, 2013
Lawmakers Not Stoked About Protecting State's Pot Laws
LEGALIZE POT: Demonstrators demand the legalization of cannabis as they walk in downtown Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2009.
House Armed Service chair denied access to Benghazi files
One question left mainly unaddressed by yesterday's hearing on Benghazi - and by others, as well - is the lack of preparation by the Obama administration and the US military for the potential for attack in Benghazi.
Some progressives viewed Theodore Roosevelt as a socialist, in his day
It was economic government by anybody's economic philosophy, though it was supposed to be controlled by immutable laws of political economy that must in the end produce harmony.
Wed May 08, 2013
Grotesquely Misshapen South Carolina Congressional District 1
An elongated figure lies prone against the Atlantic Coast , rising from its middle a freakish twisted, wandering sort of stupendously giant penis ... are its twisted contortions and monstrous proportions pointing at the Appalachian Trail? A gerrymandered prick.
Tue May 07, 2013
The Highline Times
Congressman Smith tells Highline College town hall strong middle class is key to economy
A strong middle class is the key to a strong economy. That was the overall theme at Congressman Adam Smith's Town Hall meeting May 2 at Highline Community College in Des Moines.
Mon May 06, 2013
Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider: Internet sales tax bill moves to House
The Senate on Monday gave easy, bipartisan approval to a bill that would push internet retailers to collect and remit sales taxes for 45 states, but the bill's future remained unclear in the House.
Fri May 03, 2013
VIDEO: Challenges ahead for Mountains to Sound Federal Designation
Despite the ebuillent mood at the King County Library Services Center earlier this week, U.S. 8th District Rep.
Thu May 02, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Renewed Push to Close Gitmo Faces Test
Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama's renewed call to close the Guantanamo Bay prison faces its ... (more)
Wed May 01, 2013
Public Interest Comcast Media Consolidation
When I attempted a Google search on the term "public interest," I was told by my internet provider, Comcast, that it was, in big bold letters, a: Evidently, Comcast does not like the United States Constitution either, because it gave me the same message when I requested internet access to the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
Obama forward, backward on Syria - Gitmo an imperative but not a...
OBAMA FORWARD, BACKWARD ON SYRIA, by POLITICO's Stephanie Gaskell and Philip Ewing: "The White House sought Tuesday to spin a new narrative that it's mulling an aggressive new position on the Syrian civil war even as President Barack Obama and his top advisers repeated that Washington must proceed with caution.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
VIDEO: 'Ideological' Congress Poses Challenges to Mountains to Sound Federal Designation
Despite the ebuillent mood at the King County Library Services Center on Tuesday, U.S. Eighth District Representative Dave Reichert said "good things don't come easy" on announcing a new bill to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway a National Heritage Area.