As Charleston gradually lays to rest nine shooting victims from last week’s church massacre, a police report reveals self-confessed shooter Dylann Roof had wanted a much deadlier weapon. 638 more words
More shenanigans and secret deals between Odummer and the drug companies, involved with the passage of the TPP agreement. WikiLeaks released another chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the still-secret mega-treaty between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, on Wednesday, two days before a planned vote in the House of Representatives to give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, also known as Fast Track). 646 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have demoted another defiant colleague in their bid to impose party discipline on procedural votes.
Second-term Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina lost his subcommittee chairmanship this weekend, shortly after Speaker John Boehner expressed anger over rank-and-file Republicans voting against party-backed “rules” that govern individual bills. 237 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he’s committed to passing a major trade deal as soon as possible, but he has not figured a way out of Congress’ logjam on legislation that’s a priority for President Barack Obama. 109 more words
This is how corrupt the system is. Just one year after a new VA secretary vowed to clean up a broken health care system for America’s veterans, a vital new hospital hangs in the balance as lawmakers and the agency fight over how to pay for it. 732 more words
NEW YORK (AP) – A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer launched another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of the derailment. 672 more words
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer accused House Speaker John Boehner of “massive ignorance” about rail safety on Friday and announced another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of Amtrak’s deadly derailment. 405 more words