Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...
New bill would allow pets on Amtrak trains
WASHINGTON, D.C. - If a bill that was introduced in Congress this week is passed, Amtrak will be required to allow pets on board some of its trains.
Thu May 23, 2013
After The Gold Rush II - Kentucky Coal and Japanese Stocks
If you have based your hope for prosperity on what Globalization Guru Thomas Friedman referred to as The Electronic Herd, this morning you probably feel like one of the pigs that Christ sent over the cliff when he exorcised "Legion. " For today, at least, there is no hiding from the stupid.
After 2012 House Defeats, GOP Sees (Again) Golden Opportunity in California
About the only good thing you could say about California Republicans' election night in 2012 is that from adversity comes opportunity.
Ruffing It While Riding the Rails
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers want Amtrak to drop - Drop it. a OK, now roll over.
Wed May 22, 2013
'Conferencia GOP' Reaches Out to Latinos in New Video | Goppers
The Republican Party, long-marooned from the Latino voting bloc, has begun a concerted effort to mobilize this constituency as its own, particularly ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
The London Free Press
U.S. House votes to force approval of Keystone pipeline
The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada-to-Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.
You're Going to Be Forced into Amtrak's New Pet Car, and It'll Be Worse Than WiFi
If Congress sees fit, you could soon be accompanied by your dog or cat on Amtrak, adding adorability to the increasingly popular national rail service.
Amtrak may start allowing pets to ride with you
Amtrak fans in the House of Representatives have finally stumbled onto that age-old marketing principle: "If you want people to use a service, fill it with animals." Four House members have introduced a bill that would require all Amtrak trains to have at least one car that accommodates animals.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Miami Herald
Hoe, hoe, hoe! Christmas trees are back, in new farm bill
A Christmas tree-promotion program that pumped up conservative mockery and panicked the Obama administration is back for a second go-around, under a new farm bill.
Tue May 14, 2013
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
House farm bill has plenty for California growers
California lawmakers will now help plant another farm bill, hoping it will bear fruit for the state’s frustrated growers.
Mon May 13, 2013
Santa Clarita Homeowners Stuck in HSR Limbo
Republicans like Jeff Denham and Kevin McCarthy are doing all they can to undermine and stall the high speed rail project.
The Buzz: National Democrats help California candidates; solar getting Capitol greeting
Los Angeles children are to sing "Here Comes the Sun" today at the Capitol, part of a solar power promotion.
Sun May 12, 2013
The closest calls in the 2012 House elections
Last weekend-thanks to finally having 2012 presidential election performances for each of the nation's 435 House districts-we took a look at which were the most Democratic-leaning districts still represented by Republicans .
Thu May 09, 2013
Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new candidate program aimed at cultivating strong candidates in targeted districts for the 2014 elections.
Tue May 07, 2013
Judy Sly: Not all Republicans march in lock step
A weekend conference titled "The Changing Face of America" wrapped up Sunday morning at UC Berkeley with a panel discussion called "Friends and Foes: The Politics of Immigration Reform." Two Republican legislators were on the panel.
Mon May 06, 2013
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...
Members of U.S. House recognize BLET's 150th anniversary
CLEVELAND, May 6 - Seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives have issued congratulatory letters recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.
Customer Interaction Solutions
Statement from Co-Chairs of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus on Veteran Unemployment Numbers
Washington, DC--Today, Reps. Tim Walz and Jeff Denham , Co-chairs of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, released the following joint statement on today's veteran unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics .
Fri May 03, 2013
The April 9 New York Times Editorial, "Eating with our eyes closed," is a real eye-opener. As usual, there's always more to bizarre stories.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Ag-gag statute not a point of pride for Iowa
The April 9 New York Times editorial, "Eating with our eyes closed, is a real eye-opener. And, as usual, there's always more to bizarre stories.