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Wash Post paints with numbers the oil industry lawmaker-lobbyist circuit in...

The Washington Post does the math on the “revolving door” turning always between the federal government and the oil industry, underscoring the significant influence...

Stabenow to bring standalone Unemployment extension bill

Today, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) plans to introduce a standalone bill to continue federally extended unemployment insurance benefits. The major federal jobs bill, also...

Proud serial apologizer Joe Barton repeats confused tendency on Twitter

After apologizing to BP for the $20 billion victims’ escrow fund, Rep. Joe Barton unapologized via a retraction. But now he’s unapologizing for that,...

Unemployment rate drops to 9.7%, GOP leaders unmoved

The economy added 431,000 jobs last month, dropping the national unemployment rate from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent, the Department of Labor Statistics announced...

DeMint would add border-fence provision to finance regulation bill

The South Carolina Republican announced today that he’s hoping to amend the finance reform bill working its way (slowly) across the Senate floor with...

WATCH: Video emerges of Iowa Republican who proposed microchip tagging ‘illegals’

Iowa GOP Congressional hopeful Pat Bertroche has drawn heat for days after the Iowa Independent reported he proposed microchip tagging illegal aliens. He later...

Greenspan to Crisis Commission: Finance too complicated to regulate

In some sense, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is a lame duck. Headed by Phil Angelides and created in May 2009, the FCIC is...

Court rules against ‘net neutrality’

A federal appeals courts dealt a blow to net-neutrality Tuesday, ruling that the Federal Communications Commission can’t force Comcast and other telecommunications companies to...

Bachmann ‘government takeover’ talking points refuted by CBS

As the Minnesota Independent reports, Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation and railed against the "government takeover" of the economy...

Iowa notebook: Obama health care rally in Iowa City

President Obama took the post-health care legislation battle to college town Iowa City Thursday. His arrival brought out heartland crowds for and against reform....