Congress

All The Ways Americans Benefit From Republicans Voting To Expel George Santos: There Are None (Except for Democrats!)

It’s really something that by the end of the week, the three things Republicans will have accomplished since taking control of the House will have all benefited the Democrats’ chances of taking power back next year and will have done nothing whatsoever to improve the […]

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How Congress Can Do Away With Spendy Government Shutdown Theater For Good

The routine threat, and occasional occurrence, of federal government shutdowns has not served anyone well.  The process ends up providing temporary disruption of federal government functions that are nonetheless significant for those affected, including everything from border security to medical research. Even the threat of […]

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Supreme Court Should Fire The Rogue Regulators At The Unconstitutional CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) emerged like a mutant monster from the politically radioactive rubble of the 2008 financial crisis. Conceived by then-academic Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and created by the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress gave the agency largely unlimited authority over much of the financial […]

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How Conservatives Quietly Outmaneuvered Weakened McConnell On Ukraine

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered a stunning blow this weekend when Republicans in the upper chamber disregarded his repeated calls for prioritizing Ukraine funding by passing the House GOP’s short-term spending bill, which included no provisions for the Volodymyr Zelensky regime. Publicly, McConnell pretended […]

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If The Pentagon Gets Away With Funding Abortion Without A Vote In Congress, It Won’t Stop There

Sen. Tommy Tuberville is standing firm in his determination to stop Defense Department travel subsidies for abortions. Pushback against his stand is not surprising, but the vitriol aimed at the Alabama Republican suggests the controversy involves more than just taxpayer-funded abortion. On Oct. 20, 2022, […]

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‘Highly Credible’ Whistleblower: CIA Offered Six Analysts Hush Money To Shut Them Up About Covid Lab Leak

Image CreditFDRLST/Canva The CIA offered hush money to six CIA analysts who concluded that Covid-19 originated from a lab in Wuhan, China, a “multi-decade, senior-level, current” CIA officer alleged to Congress. The news of the suspected payoff broke in two letters penned by the Select […]

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