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September 22, 2014

A rare sight: Congress working a full work-week

  • 4,700 the number of days since January 1, 1978 that both chambers of Congress have been in session at the exact same time, out of 13,000-plus total days. To put that another way, Congress works a little fewer than half of all weekdays on average—and they really like taking Fridays off. source
10:39 // 23 hours ago
September 2, 2014

Don’t worry about Eric Cantor, he’ll be fine.

  • $1.4M the size of the sign-on bonus Eric Cantor received for joining a Wall Street bank after resigning from Congress. It’s part of a $3.4 million compensation deal with the investment bank Moelis. Cantor, the former House Majority Leader, left his post after losing a primary earlier this year. Nice cushion. source
10:51 // 2 weeks ago
May 10, 2014
Today, members of Congress can lease Lexuses, BMW’s, Infinities, Mercedes, all fall within the guidelines. Not all do that, but does that send a message to our folks back home that this is the right way to do it?
Rep. Rich Nugent (R-FL) • Arguing in favor of his amendment to a Congress pay bill, which would have taken away a perk for members of the House—the ability to receive a lease for a vehicle using their office budgets. Around 63 members of the House use their office budgets to pay for a car lease—at a cost of around $38,444.20 per month in taxpayer money. By the way, Nugent’s amendment failed.
23:29 // 4 months ago
April 26, 2014

Remember this video that went viral after this year’s State of the Union? In the clip, a congressman threatened a reporter who asked him some questions about a campaign finance scandal. That congressman, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), is facing an indictment over the whole deal.

13:52 // 4 months ago
March 17, 2014
theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Finally, we know who’s wearing the pants in this surveillance scheme.

theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Finally, we know who’s wearing the pants in this surveillance scheme.

18:51 // 6 months ago
February 24, 2014
"I’m sorry, John, I can change! I’ll try harder next time.”

"I’m sorry, John, I can change! I’ll try harder next time.”

9:48 // 7 months ago
February 5, 2014

Clay Aiken’s announcement that he’s running for Congress starts out with a harrowing tale of the domestic violence his mother faced while he was just an infant. Pretty powerful stuff.

10:49 // 7 months ago
January 27, 2014

Oh SNAP: Compromise on farm bill reached, complete with food stamp cuts

  • $8B the amount that a compromise farm bill would cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program over a decade-long period, according to a preliminary estimate given to NBC News. That sounds bad and is a roughly 1 percent cut, but it could have been a lot worse—the GOP originally wanted to cut $20 billion from the food stamps program. source
21:40 // 7 months ago
January 3, 2014
9:45 // 8 months ago
December 26, 2013
17:38 // 9 months ago