The Sunlight Foundation determined that Congress is talking at nearly a full grade level below the level at which members spoke seven years ago, according to its study of the Congressional Record—the official record of members’ proceedings and speech.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) surveillance provisions expire at year-end. National Intelligence Director James Clapper and Attorney General Eric Holder call renewing them the intelligence community’s top legislative priority.
Natural News by: Hesh Goldstein (NaturalNews) It seems that America has become the land of the special interest and the home of the double standard. If we lie to Congress it’s a felony, but if Congress lies to us it’s just politics; if we dislike a black person we’re racist, but if a black person [...]
You know things are bad for workers when a bipartisan congressional hearing is called to examine a department’s drooping spirit. It ranks 31 among 33 large agencies in The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey published by the Partnership for Public Service. (The Partnership has a content-sharing relationship with The Washington Post.)
That’s right, rather than get the legal Congressional approval needed for an attack on another country, Panetta has openly admitted that he plans to bypass Congress as long as the international community agrees.
What’s strange about this concession is that workers who are fired for drug use are not eligible for unemployment benefits anyway. However, a second section of the bill is likely to impact hundreds of thousands of individuals. This section applies to workers applying for jobs in industries where drug testing is prevalent even if the workers have never been laid off because of drug use. Any state that chooses to apply this rule will shift the financial burden of drug testing from employers to state taxpayers.
Wired By David Kravets A Senate staffer was tasked two years ago with compiling reports for a subcommittee about the number of times annually the Justice Department employed a covert internet and telephone surveillance method known as pen register and trap-and-trace capturing. But the records, which the Justice Department is required to forward to Congress [...]
Washington Post (LM Otero/ AP ) – An American Airlines ground crew work an aircraft before departure at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport in Grapevine, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. By Steven Mufson, Published: February 3 American Airlines has saved $2.1 billion since 2006, thanks to two congressional measures that allowed it to reduce contributions to its [...]