37 min ago
Is Wall Street Still "Untouchable"?
This fall will mark the five-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy, sparking the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
4 hrs ago
The Montgomery Advertiser
Dana Milbank: Sessions fighting for a lost cause
Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for a lost cause as the one Jeff Sessions is taking now.
7 hrs ago
The Miami Herald
Amid immigration reform, calls to change asylums
As Congress debates legalizing about 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, immigration advocates are pushing plans they say will open the asylum process for thousands of more people who flee persecution in their home countries.
Tue May 21, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Leahy steps back on gay marriage issue
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, confers with the committee's ranking Republican, Sen.
Media Matters for America
WSJ Supports Dismantling Federal Court In Order To Block Obama Nominees
The Wall Street Journal is endorsing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's absurd claim that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit doesn't need to fill its judicial vacancies, a position the senator didn't take when he was helping confirm former President George W. Bush's right-wing judges.
Mon May 20, 2013
Career Public Defender a Rarity for Federal Appeals Courts
On Friday, Jane Kelly became a federal appeals court judge with an unusual background that supporters say makes her a perfect fit for the job and a potential U.S. Supreme Court candidate someday.
Iowa senator under fire for change-of-heart on fuel tax increase
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee took a swipe at an Iowa state senator Monday for her change-of-heart on a statewide fuel tax increase.
IG: ex-US Attorney retaliated in Fast and Furious
The U.S. Attorney in Arizona violated Justice Department policy by providing Fox News with information apparently aimed at undercutting the credibility of a federal agent who helped reveal the botched arms-trafficking probe called Operation Fast and Furious, the Justice Department's inspector general said Monday.
Staff wrote a new blog post: Legislators optimistic about federal farm bill
The new 2013 version of the federal farm bill will be slimmer than before, and with several notable differences.
Senate Judiciary Committee moves toward vote on immigration
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, defends his amendment to prohibit anyone from obtaining legal status until the Homeland Security Department has maintained "effective control" of the border for six months, as lawmakers examine proposed changes to immigration reform legislation, on Capitol Hill in ... (more)
Obama Staggered by Recent Scandals: Polls Show the Public Is Incensed ...
State, National, International , posted by Freedom is more than just a word, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 16 hours ago Yesterday's Gallup poll shows Obama with a 51-42 approval rating.
Sun May 19, 2013
Arutz Sheva Israel News
AFSI: Grassley's "Hitler" Reference is Spot On
Sen. Chuck Grassley's tweet reference to Hitler's 1939 invasion of Poland, as part of statement that the US currently lacks a foreign policy, is "spot on," says Mark Langfan, Chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel .
Sat May 18, 2013
Despite setback, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz continues push for transparency
Tim Walz that explicitly banned insider trading by congressional members and government employees was hailed by watchdog groups as one of the most significant congressional reforms in more than a decade.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Tea Party and IRS Controversy: More Scrutiny Needed -- Not Less
Despite the uproar over the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of certain Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status, the IRS should be doing more - not less - to ensure that only those organizations that truly qualify for tax-exempt status get it.
Thu May 16, 2013
H-1B At Center Of Immigration Reform Debate
But it is the one that matters most to IT. Don't look for a short, sweet process of H-1B reform.
Senate panel rejects E-Verify changes
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday rejected a proposal requiring the government to implement the E-Verify program to combat illegal immigration 18 months after enactment of immigration reform.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Obama Administration is Cracking
Attorney General Eric Holder snapped at members of House Judiciary Committee. "I don't, frankly, think I've always been treated with respect, and it's not even a personal thing," he said.
AG Holder slams Issa's conduct as 'unacceptable and shameful'
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday lashed out at Rep. Darrell Issa , calling his conduct "unacceptable and shameful." In a tense moment at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Holder clashed with the lawmaker who led the successful vote in the House finding the nation's top cop in contempt of Congress.
Top Dem Trying to Resurrect Political Intel Disclosure Requirement
Rep. Louise Slaughter, the top Democrat on the powerful House rules committee, has a response to Republican efforts to water-down financial reform legislation: Tie it to political intelligence.
New Media Journal
Senators Vote to Weaken Entry-Exit System in Immigration Bill
Senators fended off changes to the immigration bill in committee on Tuesday, but the first cracks emerged in the carefully crafted compromise between business groups and labor unions, leaving even some supporters frustrated at the defensive votes they had to cast.