August 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- FBI officials said they are not investigating any criminal wrongdoing in a late-night swim last summer in Israel involving drinking and several Republican congressmen, including one who skinny dipped in the Sea of Galilee and has since apologized. The incident, which occurred during a fact-finding congressional trip for mostly freshmen GOP lawmakers and was paid for by the American Israel Educational Foundation, occurred during a night of revelry that eventually led to a late-night dip by congressmen and some of their aides.
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August 19, 2012 |
A complex plan to build a new federal courthouse and federal office building in downtown Los Angeles has come under fire by two congressmen who argue that the proposal lacks justification and won't work financially. Under the plan proposed by the U.S. General Services Administration, two buildings would be built on a lot bounded by Broadway and 1st, 2nd and Hill streets. Part of the project would be funded by a private developer, which in return would take over an existing federal courthouse building on Spring Street.
July 11, 2012 |
Recent troubles with the Air Force's fleet of F-22 Raptor fighter jets have prompted fresh questions by two members of Congress looking for answers on the oxygen problems that have plagued the aircraft for years. F-22 pilots have reported dozens of incidents in which the jet's systems weren't feeding them a proper amount of oxygen in flight, causing hypoxia-like symptoms. Hypoxia is a condition that can cause nausea, headaches, fatigue or even blackouts. On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
February 15, 2012 |
Apple has some explaining to do -- to Congress. On Wednesday, Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman of Beverly Hills and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina penned a letter to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook, requesting information on Apple's iOS app developer policies and suggesting that perhaps Apple could be doing more to secure iPhone users' private information -- specifically the email addresses and phone numbers they keep in...
September 29, 2011 |
Three lawmakers walked into the House of Representatives and did something that has proved quite a challenge for Congress this year: They agreed to fund the government. Without bluster or brinkmanship or bleary-eyed midnight rancor, two Republicans and one Democrat engaged Thursday in a civilized moment of legislating. It was over in a matter of minutes. Congress gave final approval to a stopgap measure to keep the government running for a few days and replenish disaster aid, ending for now a partisan war that risked shutting down the government.
December 16, 2010
The goal of the Endangered Species Act is to restore healthy, self-sustaining populations of disappearing plants and animals, not to keep them teetering on the brink of extinction. Yet the actions of three states and a handful of congressmen seem likely to undermine the spectacular return of the gray wolves of the Northern Rockies and possibly harm attempts to restore other wolf populations across the country. Even worse, they would set an appalling precedent for undermining the species act. When the Northern Rockies population of wolves reached a robust 1,700 two years ago ?