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‘Duck Dynasty’ Headed to Congress?

‘Duck Dynasty’ Headed to Congress?

By Kimberly Ripley August 23, 2014

The Ducky Dynasty gang won’t be taking up congressional seats in their camouflage attire, long beards, and bandannas. However a member of their family is hoping to do just that–sans the attire. Zach Dasher, who is in fact a member …

Sen. Harry Reid Still Wants Redskins Name Changed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada called on the National Football League to change the name of the Washington Redskins as a response to long-standing charges that the name is racially offensive. This move is linked to the example …

Unemployment Benefits Extension Could Be Postponed Unemployment Benefits Extension Could Be Postponed

On Wednesday, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said that the proposition to continue long-term unemployment benefits “is simply unworkable” when questioned about the potential to offer benefits for the beginning five-month lapse of 2014 and stretching retroactively all …

Chuck Schumer Pushes Drug and Immigration Reform Chuck Schumer Pushes Drug and Immigration Reform

Lately, much attention has been brought to the plight that is heroin addiction here in the United States, with much unfortunate thanks going to the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a heroin overdose last month. The …

Debbie Dingell Seeks Husband’s Seat in Congress Debbie Dingell Seeks Husband’s Seat in Congress

Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell — who announced his retirement on Monday — is considered by many to be the frontrunner in a race for his congressional seat considered unwinnable for Republicans. Dingell, 60, plans to announce …

John Dingell, Longest Serving Congresssman, Retires John Dingell, Longest Serving Congresssman, Retires

United States Representative from Michigan John Dingell has announced his intention to retire from the House after nearly 60 years of service. Dingell first came to the House in a special 1955 election following the death of his father. Over …

House Committee Passes Bill Banning In-Flight Calls House Committee Passes Bill Banning In-Flight Calls
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The FAA made a lot of fliers happier last year when it relaxed its ban on using electronic devices during take-off and landing. The ban on in-flight calls was still in effect though, but it looked like the FCC was …

Sandra Fluke May Run For Congress In California Sandra Fluke May Run For Congress In California

The steps are being taken for Sandra Fluke to run for Congress in the state of California. She is seeking the endorsement from the California state Democratic Party in order to run for the seat that will be vacated by …

Farm Bill Passes Senate; Cost is Nearly $1 Trillion Farm Bill Passes Senate; Cost is Nearly $1 Trillion

Tuesday, the United States Senate voted 68 to 32 in favor of a new five-year farm bill, following 3 years of highly contested arguments and political maneuvers attempting to sway the bill in favor of a particular political party. The …

Americans Now Turning on Their Own Congress Members

It’s been a cliche in American politics for some time that voters think congress is doing a terrible job, yet believe that their own member of congress is working hard in their best interests, as well as those of the …

Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach
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The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back …

Another Democratic Congressman Announces Retirement

Congressman Bill Owens today announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives this fall. Owens is the Democratic representative from New York’s 21st District. Owens has served in the House since 2009, when he won …

Congressman George Miller Announces His Retirement

U.S. Representative George Miller today announced that he will not be seeking re-election for his California district seat this fall. Miller is currently one of the longest-serving Democratic representatives in congress, having first been elected to his seat in 1974. …

Gabrielle Giffords May Run For Office in the Future

In an interview with NBC’s Today show on Thursday, former Arizona Senator Gabrielle Giffords stated that she may consider running for office “…a little later” down the road. Leaving the potential open for a return to political office is a …

AT&T’s Sponsored Data Criticized by Congresswoman AT&T’s Sponsored Data Criticized by Congresswoman

Yesterday AT&T announced its “Sponsored Data” initiative, which would allow companies to pay AT&T subscribers’ data costs for accessing their content. The plan immediately raised red flags for net neutrality activists, who saw the plan as the very thing they …

Unemployment Extension Possible in 2014?
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The million or more people who will no longer be seeing unemployment checks – money that has kept food on the table – are unsure of how they will survive. However, the possible good news is that next week, as …

Unemployment Benefits Expire For 1.3 Million
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This weekend, millions of Americans are suddenly going to stop receiving their unemployment benefits. The extended federal benefits plan expires this Saturday, the 28th, forcing 1.3 million to go without a source of income. These long-term federal benefits were created …