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Columbia Journalism Review
How extreme is that legislator, really?
When Republican Scott Brown faced Democrat Martha Coakley in a January 2010 special election for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, he was criticized by Coakley and other Democrats as being too conservative.
Wed May 22, 2013
Scandal of dysfunction
Amid scrutiny and oversight of the Obama administration's many failures and the scandals that have resulted, it's easy to forget that Congress has failed - once more - to fulfill its statutory duty to pass an annual budget by April 15.
Democratic Underground Latest Breakin...
Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Trust The Republicans'
Source: TPM Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday defended his objection to initiating House-Senate budget negotiations unless Democrats take a debt limit increase off the table, saying he doesn't trust his party to hold the line.
Tue May 21, 2013
McCain bucks party by objecting to restrictions on budget conferees
Sen. John McCain bucked members of his own party Tuesday by objecting to a GOP request to prohibit budget committee conferees from raising the debt ceiling.
Sun May 19, 2013
Let the light of day shine
As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King now are faced with a particularly important opportunity - the chance to finally publicize this country's use of torture since 9/11. In December, the Intelligence Committee approved a 6,000-page report on the CIA's use of torture on post-9/11 detainees.
A dishonorable level of sex crimes among the ranks
In 2011, Newsweek published a sobering piece on sexual assaults in the military.
Fri May 17, 2013
Why the End of 'Craft' Beer Is Just a Tax Break Away
Garret Oliver has been brewmaster at The Brooklyn Brewery since 1994. He was the brewmaster at Manhattan Brewing before that and has served as editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer , written two other books on beer and continues to make a series of brews that gets all the beer geeks excited.
Gays 'thrown under the bus' in immigration bill
The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking up the massive bill that leaders in both parties agree presents the best opportunity to reform immigration policy in decades.
Thu May 16, 2013
Senate confirms Orrick as federal judge
A divided U.S. Senate confirmed on Wednesday the nomination of William Orrick III , a former top immigration lawyer in President Obama's Justice Department , to the federal court in San Francisco.
Gillibrand leads Senate charge for protocol changes in military sexual assault cases
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday proposed major changes to military laws for sexual assault cases, backing a bill to prevent military commanders from handling sexual assault cases that involve their subordinates.
Spotlight on US military sex assaults
The White House and U.S. lawmakers went on the offensive against sexual assault in the armed forces on Thursday after a rash of scandals discrediting the military's efforts to stamp it out.
Maine delegation criticizes IRS action
Maine's House and Senate members agreed that the Internal Revenue Service overstepped its bounds by subjecting conservative or tea party groups to more scrutiny.
In DC, Maine lobster rolls a lunch truck favorite
The Red Hook Lobster Pound DC food truck welcomes hundreds of customers during lunch at Farragut Square, in Washington D.C., on Friday.
Crooks and Liars
Conservatives Defend Obama in Wake of Wiretapping, IRS, and Benghazi Scandals
Wow. I admit I'm very surprised to read that none other than Michelle Malkin is defending Obama over the Associated Press wiretapping "scandal." The frenzy over AP is a stark reminder of basic party differences on the War on Terror.
Wed May 15, 2013
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers exempt from federal furlough days
The U.S. Defense Department announced Tuesday that civilian shipyard workers, including those at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, will be exempt from furloughs imposed under sequestration.
New York Post
Bipartisan rage amid AP furor
Lawmakers from both parties unloaded on the Obama Justice Department yesterday for authorizing a sweeping info-grab of reporters' phone records as part of a national-security-leak investigation.
IRS' abuse of power justifies right's fears
Or the United Nations were to concede it has been running fleets of black helicopters over American cities, but only in the course of conducting extensive good will tours.
Tue May 14, 2013
Meet the Washingtonians getting wrung out by the sequester
Guest Opinion: Air traffic controllers are back at work, but others are still squirming under the effects of the sequester.
Here's how the IRS scandal could cost Uncle Sam billions
Revelations that IRS civil servants used biased criteria to target conservative groups seeking tax exempt status is rightly drawing bipartisan outrage.
Allegations against IRS has everyone wondering who was targeted
The allegations against the IRS have brought about suspicion and also have raised new questions, like how long could this have been going on? Also, who else was targeted? The list of who was targeted is getting longer and it's set off a political firestorm in Washington.