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  • Bill: Make it unlawful for lobbyists to lie to lawmakers

    04/04/2017 7:20:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s full Legislature will consider making it a misdemeanor crime for lobbyists to lie or conceal a “material fact” while testifying to lawmakers. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2nT72rM ) the State and Local Government Committee voted in favor of a revised version of the bill on Monday. The bill no longer includes members of the public, state workers and lawmakers.
  • "Breaking: Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter"

    07/19/2016 11:12:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers.
  • Republican Lawmakers Worry About Running On Trump’s Coattails

    01/17/2016 10:23:49 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    OANN ^ | 1/16/2016 | Susan Cornwell
    The prospect of running for re-election with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket was worrying some party lawmakers as they huddled for an annual retreat, where a few forecast trouble if Trump becomes the party's presidential nominee. "Heaven help us," Representative Peter Roskam said when asked about it by a reporter. But the Illinois Republican quickly added, "I'm not going to comment on the presidential candidates at this point." That reticence was shared by many lawmakers asked about running on Trump's coattails during an event in Baltimore where Senate and House of Representatives Republicans gathered to talk...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • We Need to Become America Again

    10/01/2015 9:06:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/1/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The American people, the working people of this country, the 9-5ers with a wife and kid are scared. Business owners just scraping by are demonized by the administration for being too rich and not paying their employees enough. The economy has spent time in a ditch yet Barack keeps telling us everything is fine. The Obama administration is unique, being the first in American history to at once dismiss our culture, the Christian religion and the moral principles upon which the nation was founded. The majority of Americans do not condone Barack Obama bowing and scraping before those whose mores...
  • Russian lawmakers give Putin OK to use troops in Syria

    09/30/2015 5:51:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    AP via My Way ^ | 09/30/15
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria. The Kremlin sought to play down the decision, saying it will only use its air force there, not ground troops. Putin had to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the constitution. The last time he did so was before Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014. The Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, discussed Putin's request for the authorization behind closed doors Wednesday, cutting off its live web broadcast to hold a...
  • Lawmakers promise best behavior for Pope Francis's visit

    09/15/2015 3:48:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2015 | Christina Marcos
    Lawmakers are expected in the coming days to receive protocol guidance ahead of Pope Francis’s Sept. 24 address to a joint session of Congress. The guidance comes amid fears that the first-ever papal address to Congress could spark a State of the Union-like atmosphere given the pontiff’s politics, where one-half of the chamber stands to cheer on the pope while the other sits on their hands, grim-faced.
  • As prices fall at the pump, some U.S. lawmakers eye gas tax hike

    01/08/2015 12:32:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/15 | Susan Cornwell and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. gasoline prices plunge to the lowest level in more than five years, some U.S. lawmakers see a golden opportunity to bump up taxes at the pump to help pay for the repair of crumbling roads and bridges. Fuel taxes have been flat for more than 20 years, starving the Highway Trust Fund of revenue used for rising infrastructure repair costs. Lawmakers have fueled the fund with last-minute short-term injections of cash, but want to find a more permanent fix. Last July, before a similar deadline, Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Democrat Chris Murphy...
  • Atheists urge lawmakers to reject Bible for swearing-in ceremonies

    01/06/2015 8:24:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Secular Coalition for America asked members of Congress to reject using religious texts such as the Bible or Torah to swear into office Tuesday, urging them to instead use the Constitution — or nothing at all. “By taking the oath of office on the Constitution, senators will demonstrate their commitment to our secular government, the laws that they’re affirming to uphold, and the people they were elected to represent,” said the coalition, which bills itself as a group of atheists, agnostics and humanists who are fighting against religious influences in politics. All members of the House and more than...
  • Obama administration considers mandatory quarantine

    10/24/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. 'There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,' Skinner said.
  • Lawmakers Could Be Suspended Without Pay (California & shoulder fired missiles)

    05/29/2014 2:58:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/27/14
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the Legislature to suspend members without pay. SCA17 passed Tuesday on a 31-3 vote. Among those voting no was a Republican lawmaker who wanted to halt tax collections for the constituents of three suspended lawmakers. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the measure after the chamber voted to suspend the Democratic lawmakers in March. Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee face federal corruption charges, while Sen. Rod Wright was convicted for lying about living in his district.
  • Firing Squad Or Hanging? AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers

    04/07/2014 2:37:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 4/4/2014
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty. Phil Wyman, who spent 17 years in the state Legislature, said he was motivated by the case of Democratic Sen. Leland Yee. Yee faces federal charges that include an attempt to coordinate an international gun-running scheme from the Philippines. Wyman also criticized Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris for being “silent as a mouse” on the corruption cases that have marred the state Senate this year. A campaign...
  • Connecticut Gun Confiscation, LawMakers List.

    03/24/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/24/14 | boddyxpolitic boddyxpolitic
    A Short List of the Lawmakers who voted "YES" on an UnConstitutional Law.
  • Immigration groups turn to anger (Illegals to confront Republican lawmakers at public appearances)

    02/11/2014 3:01:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/14 | ANNA PALMER, SEUNG MIN KIM
    Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans. After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right. A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups say they will begin confronting Republican lawmakers at public appearances, congressional hearings and events back in home districts. The goal: Shame Republicans in swing districts into taking up the issue — or make them pay at the ballot box in November.
  • Obama Calls Waxman One of the Best Ever Lawmakers Ever

    01/30/2014 6:12:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama today lauded retiring 20-term Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) as one of the most accomplished legislators of all time. “Early in the 20th Century, Henry Waxman’s grandparents came to America, the land of opportunity, and found a place where they could build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the course of 40 years in Congress, their grandson has fought to give every American family that same chance,” Obama said in a statement. “Thanks to Henry’s leadership, Americans breath cleaner air, drink cleaner water, eat safer food, purchase safer products, and, finally, have access to quality, affordable...
  • More than 500 lawmakers in China resign over alleged fraud

    12/28/2013 2:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/28/13
    HENGYANG, China, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- More than 500 public officials in China have resign amid an investigation into alleged electoral fraud, officials said. Hunan province's Hengyang City Saturday accepted resignations of 512 municipal lawmakers who allegedly took bribes from 56 provincial lawmakers, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. **SNIP** An investigation into the fraud found about $18.1 million in bribes were offered to lawmakers and staff in Hengyang, the BBC reported.
  • Lawmakers: Sebelius failed at government website projects prior to serving in Obama administration

    10/23/2013 10:13:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/13 | Patrick Howley
    Obama administration Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ failure at designing websites to provide government services began during her term as governor of Kansas, long before the Obamacare website debacle, Kansas political insiders told The Daily Caller. Sebelius oversaw numerous costly and disastrous government website projects during her six-year governorship (2003-2009), including a failed update of the Department of Labor’s program to provide unemployment pay and other services and similar updates pertaining to the Department of Administration and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services. The Department of Labor’s overhaul of its computer programs was a notable boondoggle,...
  • Obama administration: Lawmakers, staff can get abortion coverage

    10/01/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-30-13 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money — a move that conservatives say breaks federal law on abortion funding. Under the terms of Obamacare, lawmakers and their aides are required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health care exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will have most of the costs of their premiums paid by their employer — in this case,...
  • Joe Biden, lawmakers meet in White House Situation Room

    09/05/2013 5:17:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | September 5,2013 | Johnathan Allen
    Vice President Joe Biden hosted a late-afternoon briefing on Syria with a small set of House and Senate members in the White House Situation Room Thursday, according to a White House official.
  • U.S. lawmakers warn of catastrophe if Syria not hit (What happens if Hussein nails chemicals?)

    09/03/2013 4:48:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 9/03/13
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT: Two U.S. Republicans foreign policy hawks warned Monday that a vote by Congress against President Barack Obama’s proposal for military force in Syria would be catastrophic, as President Bashar Assad warned any potential strikes risk triggering a regional war. “If the Congress were to reject a resolution like this after the president of the United States has already committed to action, the consequences would be catastrophic,” Sen. John McCain said after a meeting with the president at the White House. McCain, a Republican, said he was encouraged by the meeting but that there was “a long way to go”...