Two months after the Defense Department opened combat jobs to women, a House panel has voted to also require women to register for the draft. The measure will be debated by Congress in the fall, in what promises to be a very calm and wholly rational continued discussion about the role of women in the military.
With summer approaching, the risk of a surge in cases of the Zika virus has become a major concern for US officials, and the White House has announced that they would be redirecting money earmarked for Ebola to efforts combatting Zika.
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is one of those people in public life who’s almost disturbingly free with her opinions, like that time she publicly accused Barack Obama and abortion of working in tandem to bring on the Rapture. But give the woman her due: she’s got moves.
During a panel at SXSW on Saturday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced a proposal for a bill that would devote $20 million to prosecuting cybercrime.
On Monday evening’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee took on the cottage industry dedicated to teaching children how to fight back during school shootings. This is the wrong approach, she sensibly pointed out.
The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, a crucial piece of environmental legislation that will phase out and eventually ban microbeads from soaps and cosmetics, has flown surprisingly easily through the Republican-controlled Congress over the past few weeks.
In a timely and brave show of solidarity with Christian Santa, 36 House Republicans signed onto a resolution Monday defending Christmas, a holiday that is basically illegal now. The resolution notes that the lawmakers “strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas.”
I bet Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker feels very bashful after accidentally failing to disclose millions of dollars earned since becoming a senator in 2007. Especially since he is a high-ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee! That is so embarrassing for him!
America’s lesser legislative body has released its calendar for 2016, and on it, a grueling schedule that involves a full 25 four-or-five-day weeks, a punishing 111 days of work. Inspiring.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, brand new House Speaker Paul D. Ryan admitted that his office is, at least in one way, a very bad hotel: he can’t get the smell of cigarettes out of the room.
Twice in recent weeks, we’ve gotten to watch hotly anticipated Congressional hearings, in which mostly male Republican members got the chance to grill powerful women who had upset them. In both cases, those members of Congress ended up looking like damn fools. How’d that happen?
In 1982, Van Halen created one of the greatest rock trivia facts of all time when they demanded in their tour rider that all brown M&M’s be removed from their dressing room munchies as a precondition for performing. Thirty-three years later, Wisconsin Rep Paul Ryan created a similarly ornate rider as a prerequisite…
Last night, Paul Ryan announced that he’d run for Speaker of the House if his Republican colleagues met a list of demands. Among them: insisting that time Ryan spends with his family not be sacrificed.
The “online communications director” for Michigan Democratic Congressman Sander M. Levin was arrested last week and charged with a brutal assault on his boyfriend, Roll Call reports. A police report obtained by the publication states that Timothy Foster, 32, beat and tried to stab the man, until Foster’s wife…
When Rep. Kevin McCarthy surprise announced that he would no longer seek to be Speaker of the House, Washington D.C. was rattled by a heaving sob made up of hundreds of little GOP congressmen running into their offices, slamming the door, huddling under their desks, and just letting their emotions go.
With California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s fart noise-length campaign for Speaker of the House coming to an end today amid wild rumors and speculation of “misdeeds,” many Hill watchers are wondering who could possibly take his place as frontrunner. Please allow me to suggest: a baby.
All aboard the Unbelievable Waste of Time Express as it departs the station for an indeterminate, never-to-be-reached destination: the House is preparing a resolution to convene a special subcommittee to “investigate” Planned Parenthood. They’ll be in there however long it takes, which will be forever.