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On Rangel: To be just, Congress must be fair

Opinion: The NAACP president says his objection to the censure of Rangel is about fairness. Read more……

Senate passes overhaul of food safety system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate passed the largest overhaul of the U.S. food safety system in decades on Tuesday, a response to massive recalls such as last summer’s recall of…

Chairman pitch: ‘Pro gun, pro life’

Lewis tries to persuade his colleagues to allow him to remain atop the appropriations panel. Read more……

Bennet: Lame duck is ‘rigged’

The senator’s candor about the lame-duck session is revealed on a C-SPAN microphone. Read more……

Source: O’Malley to head DGA

The move would put a proven fundraiser and campaigner at the helm of the organization. Read more……

Study adds fuel to ‘don’t ask’ debate

The report also warns that wariness about the change runs high in some front-line combat units. Read more……

Carter to Obama: Be independent

He says the next two years might be better for the president without Democrats controlling Congress. Read more……

Inhofe may skip Cancun confab

Oklahoma senator says there is a lack of interest in the climate change summit. Read more……

Obama urges Senate approval of START nuclear pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated his call for the Senate to ratify a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, calling it “absolutely essential” to U.S.…

Senate rejects proposal to ban earmarks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on the pet spending projects known as earmarks that have become a symbol of wasteful spending for many voters.…