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Supreme Court might ignite new battle in gun control war

Lock and load…the Supreme Court will weigh in soon with a gun ruling that could open he door for more gun control by states and localities or it could slam…

House ethics panel legalizes bribery

The House Committee on Standards and Official Conduct ruled Friday that bribing a member of Congress is legal as long as that member can come up with another excuse for…

Pelosi backs scandal-ridden Rangel

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, once again forgetting her pledge to “drain the swamp” of scandal from Congress, won’t ask scandal-scarred Ways & Mean Chairman Charles Rangel of New…

Gulf War illness will get ‘second look’

Two decades after the Gulf War that left many Veterans with illnesses, the Veterans Affairs Department says it will finally take a look at those illnesses to see if they…

Is Olbermann a liability for MSNBC?

MSNBC’s bombastic left-wing “news” anchor Keith Olbermann is out of control and causing increasing problems for the cable news network, NBC insiders say. Olbermann, who fancies himself as a cross…

More ethics problems for Rangel

The House Ethics Committee says 20-term Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel repeatedly violated ethics rules by accepting corporate money for lavish trips to the Caribbean. Rangel, chairman of the powerful House…

Congress endorses, extends Patriot Act abuses

Congress, under a Democratic leadership that once promised to roll back the excesses of the USA Patriot Act, gave overwhelming approval to an extension of the act without any new…

Democrats scuttle vote on jobs bill

The jobs bill may be headed for the unemployment line after an unlikely coalition raised enough hell about the legislation to force House leaders to scrap a planned Friday vote.…

Health care summit craps out

They came, they talked, they pontificated, they postured. In the end, they accomplished nothing. After seven-and-a-half hours of positioning, President Barack Obama, Republicans and Democrats failed to reach any agreement…

We’re getting there…

An interesting…and long…week here at Capitol Hill Blue. A week ago today our database server crashed under a heavy resource load and CHB was offline for seven hours. In today’s…