Todd Akin, a nominee for Senate in Missouri, made remarks in TV interview
GOP representative has no-exception rule in his anti-abortion stance
Akin later backtracked after being widely criticized, saying his comments were ‘off-the-cuff’ and he had ‘deep empathy’ for rape victims
A Republican representative has said that women don’t become pregnant if they are the victim of a ‘legitimate’ rape while explaining his anti-abortion views on TV.
Todd Akin, a nominee for Senate in Missouri, also [...]
Will Paul’s bill to audit “high exalted priesthood” Federal Reserve pass today?
July 25, 2012
Wednesday the 25th of July is the day that libertarian Congressman Ron Paul’s political legacy will be written, as the House votes on his bill to audit the Federal Reserve.
In order to pass, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, H.R. 459, needs two-thirds of the House to vote in favor. That equates to around 292 votes.
Last month, [...]
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Republican Representative Darrell Issa have introduce an Internet Bill of Rights aiming to limit CIPSA and preserve online anonymity.
This year it seems that Congress is attempting to sneak legislation that could alter the Internet forever, but their may be hope for Americans. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden has bridged the political gap with Republican Representative Darrell Issa to come up with an Internet Bill of Rights. [...]
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee today said he has declined a meeting with the Colombian woman at the centre of the Secret Service prostitution scandal he is investigating.
Congressman Pete King said in a written statement a lawyer for Dania Londono Suarez asked his staff for a meeting with him in his Washington, DC office.
The Republican Representative from New York said he declined the proposal to avoid the [...]
Imagine having government-approved employees embedded at Facebook, complete with federal security clearances, serving as conduits for secret information about their American customers.
That’s not a hypothetical — those words are a verbatim excerpt from concerned GOP presidential hopeful, Congressman Ron Paul. The Republican representative from Texas asks Americans to consider that draconian dilemma before it becomes a reality. It will all be possible under a new bill slated for discussion on [...]
Barney Frank has slammed fellow congressman Allen West, after the republican representative accused 78-plus House Democrats of being communists.
Addressing a town-hall meeting in Florida, West said ‘there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party’. He did not provide names.
But Frank, who is retiring this year after 16 terms, lashed out at the freshman lawmaker in a statement today, calling West’s remarks [...]
March 12, 2012
If Obama works with the United Nations and NATO against Syria and does not seek authorization from Congress for the use of the U.S. military, he may face impeachment, according to a resolution introduced by Republican Representative Walter B. Jones Jr.
“Expressing the sense of congress that the use of offensive military force by a president without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an [...]
By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney February 3, 2012: 10:53 AM ET
Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, more than a dozen states have proposed using their own alternative currencies of silver and gold.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A growing number of states are seeking shiny new currencies made of silver and gold.
Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, lawmakers [...]
Everyone complains about their job now and then, and members of Congress are no exception.
A few lawmakers have suggested in recent months that despite a $174,000 annual salary, generous health care and pensions, and perks for things like travel and mail, being one of the elite 435 ain’t always what it’s cracked up to be. And when you calculate the hours they put in, the [...]
South Carolina lawmakers are proposing a bill that would give the state another form of legal tender.
Sen. David Thomas, a Republican from Greenville, wants to make gold and silver coins another option in the Palmetto State. Lawmakers are calling it the Sound Money Legislation.
“I’m no financial expert but am I smart enough to know that you can’t keep printing money when it has no backing,” says SC [...]
(Reuters) – Republican Representative Ron Paul on Thursday said he will push to examine the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions if he takes control of the congressional subcommittee that oversees the central bank as expected in January.
“I think they’re way too independent. They just shouldn’t have this power,” Paul, a longtime Fed critic, said in an interview with Reuters. “Up until recently it has [...]
Ohio’s Cordray Interview About Lawsuit Against Ally (video)
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray talks about the state’s lawsuit against Ally Financial Inc. Ohio’s suit alleges that Ally’s GMAC mortgage unit violated state consumer law and committed fraud by filing false affidavits in foreclosure proceedings. He talks with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Bank foreclosure cover seen in bill at [...]