by Robert Reich Republicans lost the election but they still shape what’s debated in Washington — the federal budget deficit and so-called “fiscal responsibility.” The White House’s and the Democrat’s continuing failure to reshape that debate has lead directly and…
BERKELEY, Calif. – It takes a lot of money to win a seat in Congress, and Maplight, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics in the U.S. Congress, crunched the numbers to find out just how much.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg has reintroduced legislation to prevent known or suspected terrorists from legally purchasing firearms or explosives.
TRENTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has launched its second annual National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
We are now five years out from the worst financial crisis in modern history, and still the yoke around the neck of the average American seems to tighten with every new tax, fine, fee and law adopted by our so-called representatives.
What should the President do now? Push to repeal the sequester (a reconciliation bill in the Senate would allow repeal with 51 votes, thereby putting pressure on House Republicans), and replace it with a “Build America’s Future” Act that would close tax loopholes used by the wealthy, end corporate welfare, impose a small (1/10 of 1%) tax on financial transactions, and reduce the size of the military.
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy — and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office.
Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public’s business, and to sow distrust among the population.
Captain Mark Kelly, former astronaut and the husband of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, wrote a stunning op-ed saying the gun show loophole “just doesn’t make sense.”
by Assemblywoman Linda Stender It’s basic common sense – no gun licenses for those on the FBI Terrorist Watch List. It is also the basis of key legislation included in a comprehensive Assembly Democratic bill package on gun violence prevention. Let’s…