Kathleen Falk first candidate in Wisconsin recall race

Democrats get a candidate in potential Wisconsin recall race

The deadly consequences of a cut in the beer tax

The BEER Act would take the excise tax on ales and lagers back to 1990 levels. That means more violence and car accidents.


More Native American groups honored for their role as wartime code talkers

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Congressional Gold Medals are awarded to more groups who helped America in world-war era.


Think tank’s criticism of Elizabeth Warren’s populist policies leads to Democratic feud

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Think tank’s criticism of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s populist policies sparks intraparty feud.


Wisconsin recall petition gets over 1 million signatures; Democratic challenger Falk steps forward

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Wisconsin Democrats furious with Gov. Scott Walker’s policies have collected more than double the signatures necessary to force a recall election.

Which Democrats voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress?

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Check to see which Democratic lawmakers voted for contempt.


Ethics group questions who picked up tab for lawmaker lunches

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Members of Congress frequently eat meals there that they list in filings as “campaign” or “political” expenses, apparently counter to House rules.