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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Corrine Brown
House Democratic leader Perry Thurston says the hundreds that attended the "Moral Monday" event at the Capitol are shining a light on "issues that matter," though those topics have not been high priorities for the Republican majority.
California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state's high-speed rail project, including a $180 million payment due in April.
Florida Rep. Corrine Brown, a Democrat, blamed racism for a decision to move an early voting location out of a predominantly black community, a local NBC affiliate reported.
Democrats angrily denounced a Republican-led effort to strip food stamp funding from the farm bill and vote on SNAP spending separately, with one even suggesting that biblical principles demand lawmakers provide the benefit.
House Republican leaders powered through a slimmed-down farm bill Thursday, dropping the food stamp program from the measure and leaving the rest of the bill, which maintains the farm subsidies system that props up U.S. agriculture.
The United States Supreme Court will soon begin conference deliberations on the Shelby County Voting Rights Act case, which could change the face of American politics.
Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.
In a packed forum on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the parents of Trayvon Martin found support among members of Congress, who turned the death of their 17-year-old son into a rallying cry against racial profiling.
The 2012 congressional elections are more than 10 months away, but some key votes already have been cast — and not by the electorate.
The nation's first black Marines received a rare national tribute Tuesday as the House voted to award the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor given by Congress.
A congresswoman who has been investigated by authorities for misuse of public money billed $20,000 to taxpayers for an elaborately catered luncheon this summer, the only one of its size funded by the public.
It's a favorite trick of the left, now performed nightly on CNN by the insufferable Eliot Spitzer. Liberals sneeringly challenge conservatives to explain exactly where they would cut government to balance the budget and then scoff at the supposed "small potatoes" when individual programs are named for elimination. As Mr. Spitzer proves, unprincipled, undisciplined people don't understand what's wrong with an undisciplined government leviathan.
"We are becoming a third-world country while we sit here arguing about nickels and dimes," she said.
Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Florida, said the U.S. is falling behind other nations' infrastructure by failing to invest in projects such as California's bullet train.