Sunday, November 18, 2012


  • Dianne Feinstein: Congress Has Asked White House To Investigate Early ...

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that Congress has called on the White House to explain who created the early "talking points" following the attack on the U.S.

  • Congress to investigate Benghazi 'talking points'

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman says Congress has ordered the Obama administration to explain who exactly created its "talking points" on the Sept.

  • If Congress stumbles, most Americans won't be able to escape 'fiscal cliff'

    FILE - In this April, 15, 2008, file photo, Jackie Doyle, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., second from left, waits in line to mail her husband's taxes at the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York.

  • Congress attacks Mamata for seeking BJP's support

    Kolkata : The Congress Sunday said the Trinamool Congress did not have the adequate numbers in parliament for pushing through a no-confidence motion against the UPA and attacked the Mamata Banerjee-led party for seeking support from "communal" ...

  • Their View: Congress must reform estate tax to preserve ranching

    Without action from Congress, the current lowest tax bracket of 10 percent will revert to 15 percent. Each tax bracket above that will increase 3 percent with the top individual tax rate increasing from 35 percent to almost 40 percent.

  • As Hostess Folds, Congress Thinks of New Ways To Kill Snack Food Industry

    I'm not gonna lie to you: I'm not a big fan of Twinkies. Truth be told, I can't actually remember eating one as a kid.

  • Women Are 'Pretty Scenery' at the 18th National Congress of the Communist ...

    For me, the most interesting story to come out of this week's 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China isn't the seven bland men who claimed the reins of power for the next ten years.

  • Mamata lacks principles: Congress

    Accusing Trinamool Congress chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of lacking principles, seeking to fight the Congress with the support of parties she has been opposing like the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of ...

  • Clinton says Congress committed to budget deal

    SINGAPORE (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated Saturday that she is ''out of politics'' and assured a Singaporean audience that Congress is committed to avoiding year-end ''fiscal cliff'' tax increases and spending cuts ...

  • Congress' first bisexual lawmaker proud of 'diverse' class

    Congress' first bisexual lawmaker proud of 'diverse' class. Congresswoman-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is set to be the first openly-bisexual member of Congress. She speaks with NBC's Mara Schiavocampo about the diverse group of lawmakers that make ...

  • Sen. Wyden: Congress 'in the dark' on natural gas exports

    "The first thing that the department has to do is deal with the fact that Congress is in the dark on this issue," Wyden said in an interview broadcast Sunday on Platts Energy Week TV.

  • Letter: Congress again plays bait, switch

    In the aftermath of the recent national election our Congress is faced with yet another problem of its own creation. A law is about to go into effect that will make automatic cuts to the national budget without any further input from our congressmen ...

  • OPINION: Public must apply pressure to president, Congress to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

    A few days ago, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., told the Rotary Club of Savannah the only way to ensure President Obama and congressional leaders negotiate a solution to the pending fiscal cliff is for the citizenry to keep the pressure on both parties.

  • Congress scouting for 'Tees Maar Khan' in AP

    The simmering discontent over Telangana statehood issue and the emergence of YSR Congress as a countervailing force in state politics is forcing the Congress to scout for a "Tees Maar Khan" to lead the party's campaign in the crisis-hit Andhra Pradesh ...

  • Congress urged to approve equitable, sustainable farm bill this year

    Every five years, Congress is responsible for reauthorizing the Farm Bill, which funds federal nutrition, agricultural commodities, land conservation, rural development, and organics programs.

  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: A one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival.

  • Congress approves Russia trade relations bill

    Congress approved legislation Friday establishing permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia and Moldova by a 365-43 vote, showing some ability to work in a bipartisan fashion.

  • Did Congress kill the Twinkie? The tariff tale behind the Hostess demise.(+video)

    It's the end of a lunchbox era as baked icons such as Twinkies, Hostess CupCakes, and Wonder bread face extinction amid a contentious labor dispute, which ended Friday in the declared liquidation of Hostess Brands Inc., the Texas-based confectioner.

  • Government report anticipates calls for gun control in Congress

    The CRS reports are intended to advise Congress on issues, and are not officially posted online, a subject activists interested in keeping an eye on the horizon should work to rectify.

  • Pot Law Reaches Congress in Uruguay, Government to Become Dealers

    MONTEVIDEO - Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country's leading pot dealer on Thursday, as lawmakers formally introduced to Congress a framework for regulating the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.

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