Saturday Jun 15
MSNBC Panel Slams 'Shameless' GOPers on Food Stamps
On Thursday's PoliticsNation , MSNBC host Al Sharpton complained about "shameless" Republicans trying to cut food stamp benefits and creating "a whole bunch of ugly names for people who need a little help," as he was joined by MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe and Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The Ghost of Todd Akin
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to outlaw nearly all abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
How to eat on $4.50 a day, take the SNAP Challenge
The SNAP Challenge has politicians simulating the daily food choices of low income Americans who feed themselves on an average $4.50 a day.
Democrat Who Said IRS Scandal Was Solved Backtracks: It's Not Solved
Last weekend, top Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Elijah Cummings, said the IRS scandal was "solved" and that we need to move along.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Dem unpacks grocery bags on House floor to describe hunger challenge
The Georgia Democrat is taking the food stamp challenge, living on just $31.50 worth of food for a week.
US politicians voice scepticism on PRISM
US members of congress are expressing growing doubts about the way the country's top-secret surveillance programs are managed, even as the top legislators from each party voice confidence in the measures.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Organizations push for Congress to curtail NSA spying
Privacy advocates are pushing the U.S. Congress to rein in the U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to collect massive amounts of data from U.S. residents, as alleged in recent news reports.
President Barack Obama has been mocked for learning about untoward conduct in his administration from the press.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
The American Spectator
Why NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Came Forward
The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Ga District 4: Rep. Johnson speaks out against NSA surveillance program
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson released a statement on Friday voicing his concerns over the National Security Agency telephone surveillance program.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Video: Did the NSA director lie to Congress?
First off, let's marvel at the unexpected genius of Rep. Hank Johnson , who turns out to be Congress' most adept perjury-trap specialist, perhaps of all time.
Cross Roads News
Sheriff Tom Brown weighing run for Congress
Brown confirmed this week that he is considering a 2014 run for the 4th District seat held by Hank Johnson.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Mobile Apps Bill Introduced in the House of Representatives
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., continue to show interest in understanding and developing regulatory proposals relating to mobile apps.
Did Intelligence Officials Lie to Congress about NSA Domestic Spying?
Last night, The Guardian published a secret court order that it had obtained, which shows that the National Security Agency is currently collecting telephone call metadata on millions of Verizon customers.
On Common Ground News
Johnson partners with city officials to provide greater access
Congressman Hank Johnson is partnering with local city governments to provide greater access for Fourth District residents to reach him.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Obama pressures Democrats to take on 'patent trolls'
President Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to pass legislation combating abusive patent claims, putting pressure on Democrats who have resisted taking that step.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Judiciary GOP: DOJ Defense of Holder Testimony Proof That He's 'Hiding from the Truth'
Leading Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee received an "insulting" response from the Justice Department in response to their inquiry about whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself before their panel last month.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Holder’s Worst Week Ever?
The House Judiciary Committee could be called on as early as this week to adjudge whether Attorney General Eric Holder offered false testimony regarding his participation in a federal probe involving Fox News reporter James Rosen.
Congress takes aim at 'patent trolls'
Congress is poised to take up legislation to combat frivolous patent infringement lawsuits.
Fri May 31, 2013
The Heritage Foundation
Morning Bell: Q&A on Scandals and Eric Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder is head of the Department of Justice-in charge of enforcing the nation's laws.