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Since 1983, Larry Flynt has sent the monthly magazine he founded, Hustler, to each and every member of Congress. The dirty mag comes in a plain manila envelope, fairly undetectable to the poor intern or staffer tasked with opening the … Continue reading

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Congress to consider banning online gambling

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hipsterlibertarian: azspot: Americans Think Their Own Member of Congress Should Lose These polls are so frustrating, given actual incumbency rates. On the other hand, for the wanna-be candidate, these numbers are fantastic: Run a half-way decent challenger campaign and you … Continue reading

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Every member who sits on the committees that oversee government intelligence operations has received campaign contributions from the top twenty largest intelligence companies in the United States, according to a new report.

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Congress agrees to budget deal that would raise military spending by $63 billion. The proposal will raise 2014 spending for the full fiscal year to $1.012 trillion. Negotiators also did not include a proposal to extend unemployment benefits.

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House bill seeks to increase gas tax by 15 cents per gallon

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Milk Prices Could Soar to $8 a Gallon as U.S. Nears “Dairy Cliff” If congress doesn’t pass the new farm bill they created a default that the US will have to buy milk at twice the market rate. So either … Continue reading

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Just a mere 9 points higher than me, and I didn’t even run for congress, see I am saving you money already.

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Congress Approval Rating Drops To Dismal 5 Percent In Poll The Associated Press-GfK survey found that just 5 percent of the public approves of the job being done by senators and representatives, while 83 percent disapprove. 11 percent said they … Continue reading

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thinksquad: The last minute bill might have diverted a potential default (not), but did also pack a lot of pork. Here is some of it: Which includes a $1.2 billion authorization increase – to $2.918 billion – for a dam … Continue reading

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The last minute bill might have diverted a potential default (not), but did also pack a lot of pork. Here is some of it: Which includes a $1.2 billion authorization increase – to $2.918 billion – for a dam project … Continue reading

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An unidentified woman acting as a stenographer for the House of Representatives was dragged off the floor late Wednesday night after she went to the dais and began yelling about religion. “He will not be mocked,” the woman yelled. “He … Continue reading

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As of noon Wednesday, at least 66 lawmakers — 32 Republicans and 34 Democrats — have said that they plan to donate or refuse compensation earned over the course of the impasse. (The count includes a few members who already … Continue reading

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/where-lawmakers-stand-on-syria/

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Congress invites Eric Holder to outline federal approach to marijuana enforcement. Congress to Hold Hearing on Country’s Clashing Marijuana Laws

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The Republican-controlled House voted, 315-108, for the $638 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes money for weapons, troops and the war in Afghanistan. But it also addresses a range of policy matters, including this year’s efforts to combat sexual … Continue reading

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Indefinite Detention Of Americans Survives House VoteThe U.S. House of Representatives voted again Thursday to allow the indefinite military detention of Americans, blocking an amendment that would have barred the possibility. Congress wrote that authority into law in the National … Continue reading

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