The head of the National Park Service said Tuesday that parks should take down any signs blaming service cuts on the budget sequesters, saying he thought that was inappropriate.
Voting on bills and resolutions is a member of Congress' most basic duty, but only 10 of its current 535 lawmakers represented their constituents on every vote last session.
In the latest attack on therapies aimed at helping gay patients who want to become heterosexual, a California congresswoman Wednesday said she was introducing a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to denounce the practice.
States are so desperate for cash that they're getting sneaky. Combine the sluggish economy with Obamacare's expensive Medicaid expansion and spiraling public-sector union benefit payments, and the usual tricks just aren't balancing the books anymore.
More than 21 states have simplified how they collect taxes in hopes of recovering an estimated $20 billion in sales taxes that go uncollected by out-of-state online merchants every year. But the nation's governors say they still need help from Congress.
In theory, the star-studded annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is a plum gig, a once-in-a-lifetime chance for comics to enhance their national profiles and gag writers to put material in the mouth of the world's most powerful person. In reality, it's a nerve-wracking pressure cooker for comics and presidential joke penners alike. Off-color and ill-advised jokes can ignite national controversy; political cracks can touch off outraged partisan food fights.
Uh-oh, the Dogs Against Romney thing has legs. First, the independent group protested against Mitt Romney outside the Westminster Dog Show in New York. But it ain't over until the fat dog sings, apparently. The American Kennel Club has joined the chase.
Terrorists from Nigeria have again turned the joyful celebrations of Christmas into a D-Day for premeditated mass murder. This year, extremists slaughtered worshippers in a church during Christmas services near the Nigerian capital and elsewhere in the country.