They all understand the alternative is much too scary to even contemplate. In fact the ability she has to access her incredible
House lawmakers and their staffers used to make about 150 stops there a year on their privately sponsored jaunts around the world. Then came a massive ethics investigation, and they all stopped taking those free trips to Turkey -- cold.
What if the next President of the United States decided not to move to the nation's capital? After the election, they announced plans to fly into Washington on Monday -- keep office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays -- and return home on Friday. Welcome to the United States Congress.
Donald Trump retreated today from his claim that there was "no problem" with the size of his hands or his manhood. "I guarantee
Among the U.S. lobbyists for Turkey, perhaps the most questionable is Porter Goss, CIA Director from 2004 to 2006, who has agreed to sell his soul and possibly U.S. national secrets for a fistful of Turkish Liras.
What does it mean for a representative democracy when most of its representatives are insulated from the real-world economic experiences of its citizens?
Today, the working poor receive $3-7 Billion in federal assistance. The real number is probably higher than that, but the savings from raising the minimum wage is not likely to be 100 percent. So, let us call it $5 Billion.
I had spoken with my husband Tom, and I heard the fear and screams in the background. I saw the images on TV of his building engulfed in flames. All those innocent people trapped above the point of impact in the North Tower had no chance of survival -- no chance of rescue.
When you are in the midst of a political life, it feels as if the personal part of your life is put on hold and you have to hold your breath and hope for the best until it is over.
I have a question I like to ask journalist friends whenever they're stressed about misspelling the name of some obscure interest
In light of the Petraeus situation and the scrutiny it has received I have a modest proposal to solve several of the nation's problems at once.
How the nation and our political leaders deal with members of Congress like Michele Bachmann and Allen West, who talk as if they are the reincarnation of Senator Joe McCarthy, is our next test.
The dreadful thing about the legislative log jams that have confronted both Houses because of the intransigence of their members is that it has cut into the members' recess time.
The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.
Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.
After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.
What kind of health care plan will $8,000 buy in 2022 for our sickest and oldest seniors, when $9,000 can't buy a plan for a Member of Congress today?
Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.
The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are enjoying their own financial stimulus. Despite a stubbornly sour national economy congressional