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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…

Using drug money to finance terror

Expect to hear more in coming months about Middle East terrorists turning to the illegal drug trade to finance their evildoing.

Just another silly season in Congress

August is supposed to be quiet time in the national capital. Congress is in recess, the Supreme Court is adjourned and the president is usually at his ranch in Texas.…

Irradiating our mail

Since the 2001 anthrax attacks, the feds have spent $75 million on nuking millions of pieces of mail sent to Congress, the White House and Cabinet departments, to protect against…