June 8, 2011
Although political scandals date to the country's earliest days, attention to sex-related wrongdoing in Congress began in earnest in the 1970s. Here are some examples from the last 10 years: 2011 Rep. Christopher Lee (R-N.Y.), who is married, resigned hours after news reports that he sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman through Craigslist. Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) resigned after complications from revelations of an extramarital affair with a former aide, who happened to be married to another of his former aides.
September 22, 2006 |
Congressional Republicans agreed Thursday to prohibit customs agents from seizing prescription drugs that Americans buy in Canada and bring back into the United States. The deal would let Americans carry up to a 90-day supply of medication back to the U.S. from Canada without being stopped by customs agents, said House and Senate Republicans. But it would not let Americans buy less-expensive prescriptions over the Internet or by mail order, officials said. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
June 16, 2006 |
The Senate sent President Bush a $94.5-billion emergency spending bill Thursday, meeting his funding requests for America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and providing new aid to Gulf Coast hurricane victims. The 98-1 vote on the compromise House-Senate legislation gave much-needed funds to support U.S. troops overseas. Most of the money -- $66 billion -- goes to the Pentagon for military operations.
May 29, 2010
SATURDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Memorial Day; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Afghanistan and Iraq; North Korea: Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.). The Gulf oil disaster: Sen. David Vitter (R- La.). 6 and 9 a.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Merle Haggard; Warren and Peter Buffett.
August 27, 2007 |
New Orleans reminds me of a character in a Bruce Springsteen song who constantly takes two steps forward and one big step back. Clearly the crime index is off the charts, and the old-way politics of corruption is crippling the rebuild. Consider this: Since the first anniversary last August, Rep. Bill Jefferson has been indicted by the FBI on 16 counts, Sen.
March 22, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The owners of the oyster farm fighting to continue operating in Point Reyes National Seashore continue to flex their political muscles, this time gaining the support of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana. Vitter joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein to attach a rider in the Senate budget resolution that would allow the controversial farm to remain operating in the park for another 10 years. [For the record, 8:04 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly called the Senate budget resolution a bill.]
November 8, 2009
Re "The illegal immigrant counts," Opinion, Nov. 2 Simplistic solutions to complex problems rarely work. I'm not sure who is more delusional, Gregory Rodriguez or U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) The census should be removed from the political process and done independently in a scientific manner. The political questions that seem to be driving both sides in opposite directions are obvious: Should the distribution of federal money, seats in Congress and seats on the electoral college consider people in the country illegally?
June 7, 2013 |
Last month, immigration reform advocates were optimistic about the future. And they had reason to be after the Senate Judiciary Committee completed its work on a bipartisan bill that would provide sweeping changes to the current immigration system. Now, however, the mood is less optimistic. One reason is that the more conservative House of Representatives is gearing up for its own discussion of immigration reform. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to take up border security next week. Another reason for concern is Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Appropriation Act that passed this week.
May 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Two of President Obama's second-term Cabinet nominees inched forward Thursday, while another was poised to win final confirmation by the Senate. Thomas E. Perez, Obama's choice to lead the Labor Department, and EPA nominee Gina McCarthy won party-line votes of Senate committees Thursday morning, after Republicans had employed various procedural tactics to delay progress in confirming their appointments. It is unclear at this point how soon, if at all, the full Senate would move to confirmation votes for either nominee.