House Candidate Promises He’ll Never Embarrass You with Dick Pics

If you’re sick and tired of your New York congressmen showing off a little too much skin because they’re pretty bad at the internet, Daniel Donovan says he’s your man because he doesn’t even know how to get naked on…

Eric Cantor Defeated in Surprise Primary Landslide

House majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary election Tuesday night. Instead of once again running for Virginia’s 7th congressional district this fall, Cantor’s challenger, David Brat, will be on the ballot. Cantor is now the first House Majority…

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…

Marjorie Margolies Gets Campaign Help from Bill Clinton

Marjorie Margolies wants to return to Congress in 2014 and she has a big name behind her: former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton will appear at an April 10 fundraiser luncheon at the Prime Rib restaurant in Philadelphia on behalf…

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…

Bill That Would Ban In-Flight Calls Approved By House Committee

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…

House Passes Innovation Act, Hopes To Stop Patent Trolls

I think that we can all agree that patent trolls are just about the worst. Even if you have no stake in the tech sector, frivolous litigation aiming to make a quick buck off of somebody else’s innovation hurts consumers…

House Stenographer Rant “Work of God”

While all of America and international markets suffered due to the government shutdown, we now know who suffered the most – House stenographer, Dianne Reidy. In a bizarre act Wednesday night, Reidy approached the dais of the House with what…

Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When…

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA

Whenever House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte isn’t thinking about implementing a nationwide online sales tax, he’s busy thinking about the NSA. That’s only a good thing, however, as he’s one of the lawmakers that wants to subject the agency to…

Rep. Bob Goodlatte To Move Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill [Report]

In early May, the Senate voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The legislation would require all online businesses to collect sales tax for every state they did business in regardless of their physical location. Now after three months,…

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Introduces Internet Tax Legislation In House

Back in August, Sens. Ron Wyden and John Thune introduced legislation that would permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998. The legislation prevents state and local governments from taxing Internet services. Now similar legislation has finally been introduced…

Darrell Issa Calls For Another Vote On House Amendment That Would Defund The NSA

In late July, an amendment that would have defunded the NSA’s phone metadata collection program was brought to the House floor. It was narrowly defeated in a 205-217 vote, but now one of the lawmakers who voted against it wants…

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished

The NSA has become quite the touchy subject in Washington these past few months after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s spy programs. The president and those who support the NSA have been on the defensive…

House Judiciary Committee Votes In Favor Of Cellphone Unlocking

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Over 100,000 Americans and the White House certainly think so. Some members of Congress think so as well, and the House-backed legislation that would legalize cellphone unlocking is one step closer to…

House Wants To Take The NSA Down A Peg With Defense Spending Amendments

Ever since it was revealed that the NSA was spying on Americans in early June, some members of Congress have proposed laws to strip the agency of its power. Those proposed laws probably won’t go anywhere anytime soon though. That’s…

Steve Cohen’s Long-Lost Daughter Is Not His Daughter

Rep. Steve Cohen has had a rough week. It was only three years ago that he found out he had a daughter named Victoria Brink, but CNN reports that DNA tests this week show that she was in fact not…

House Panel Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Amendment

The ECPA amendment that would require government agencies to obtain a warrant when accessing email hasn’t made much headway since the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it back in April. Now the House is trying to make sure email privacy is…

Justice Department Finally Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Within U.S.

When the NSA spy programs were first revealed, the government told us that it was only collecting records that were relevant to terrorism investigations. Further leaks contradicted that claim, but the government didn’t address it. Now one government official has,…