Black caucus member to GOP: 'You all do not care about the 47 percent'

"Mitt Romney was right: You all do not care about the 47 percent," Brown said. "Shame on you."

More than 100 lawmakers ask Obama to seek congressional approval on Syria strikes

List of lawmakers includes dozens of Republicans and several Democrats.


Bob Dole is back in Kansas, running for nothing, but running hard

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The widely revered Republican elder statesman is running for nothing but is nonetheless running hard.

Skinny-dipping in Israel: GOP lawmakers reprimanded for drinking, swimming report says

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Report cites skinny-dipping, drinking during fact-finding trip in Israel.

Danny Werfel's Capitol Hill charm offensive

Acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel has managed to win over Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike during his recent Capitol Hill appearances.

Todd Akin is a real problem for the GOP

Why are so many Republicans trying to play doctor?


Conservative groups targeted by IRS testify that agency demanded they curtail activities

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Conservative activists seeking tax-exempt status told lawmakers they were subjected to intrusive demands.


Accuse first and ask questions later

In the IRS scandal, Republicans have decided on the verdict before the trial.


Is skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee sacrilegious?

A pack of lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides, including a nude congressman, took a booze-fueled, late-night swim in Israel’s Sea of Galilee last summer, Politico reported on Sunday (Aug. 19). Which leaves at least one question: Is skinny-dipping at the biblical site sacrilegious?

Kelsey Smith Act would save lives, cost taxpayers nothing

The Kelsey Smith Act would force cellphone providers to release information on the phone's location to police in the case of emergency. It's named for a young woman in Kansas who was abducted and killed in 2007.