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More proof we need a real leader

So, folks, here we are on the brink of financial disaster caused by incredible mismanagement from the titans of Wall Street. What do we get from the titans of Washington?

We…

One way to blow $630 billion

In congressional parlance, a continuing resolution is usually described as a stopgap funding measure allowing the government to continue functioning while Congress catches up on its required financial paperwork.

‘Quick action’ promised on bank bailout

Congress promised quick action on a plan to buy up toxic assets, such as bad mortgages, held by troubled banks and other institutions, hoping…

Charlie Rangel’s chickens come home to roost

The House Ways and Means Committee, which has the exclusive power to write our tax laws, is one of the most powerful committees in Congress and its chairman is, e…

Getting social on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mac Thornberry doesn't tweet on Twitter, or anywhere else probably.

But he recently sounded off on the right of other U.S. House members to post updates -- tweets -- up…

Congress can be hazardous to health

The 110th Congress is close to becoming the most deadly term for lawmakers in the past 20 years.

The death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, who died Wednesday of a…

Democrats blew it on the surge

As top Democrats address their national convention in Denver, they will propose "ending" Operation Iraqi Freedom, demand a speedy withdrawal of U.S. forces there, and insist that "Bush lied, and…

Tubbs Jones dies from brain hemorrhage

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and a strong critic of the Iraq war, died…

It’s the little things that count

When it broke for its August recess, Congress had passed only 294 laws, the fewest at this point of any Congress in the last 20 years. Out of those, 81…

Pelosi puts politics over principle

Never let it be said that Nancy Pelosi isn't principled. Actually, her main principle seems to be that when politics dictate, give up the…