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House votes 90 percent tax on bailout bonuses

Acting swiftly, the Democratic-led House approved a bill Thursday to slap punishing taxes on big employee bonuses at firms bailed out by taxpayers. The…

House to vote on taxing AIG bonuses

Venting their outrage, lawmakers are preparing to slap heavy taxes on employee bonuses at insurance giant AIG and at other companies that have received large bailout packages from the government.

Pork, by any other name, is still pork

 The idea of devoting $1.8 million to research controlling the smell of pig dung stinks to high heaven to opponents of Congress' proclivity for pork-barrel projects.

"Pigs stink. We…

Senate Republicans block spending bill

The Senate, tied up in a fight over a huge omnibus appropriations bill, will have to pass a stopgap spending measure Friday in order…

Rove, Miers will testify…sort of

Armed with an agreement by top Bush administration aides to testify under oath, congressional Democrats may…

Lawmakers start whacking away at Obama’s budget

President Barack Obama's proposed tax increases are being met with misgivings by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress as he sends his Treasury secretary…

The best Congress special interest money can buy

Political Action Committees (PACs) spent a record $416 million in the 2008 federal elections -- most on candidates for the House and Senate.

As one…

Republicans look forward to budget battle

Top Republicans charged President Barack Obama with driving the United States…

In Congress, a rare consensus on Iraq

After years of bitterly debating whether to set a timetable for troop withdrawals in Iraq, Congress has agreed to one.

The general consensus came Friday in the form of…

Roland Burris and the Sound of Silence

Simon and Garfunkel's classic song, The Sound of Silence, could apply now to the controversy surrounding embattled Illinois Senator Roland Burris.