By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
States already have begun to tackle the sticky issue of drones and their effect on personal privacy.
The Super Bowl. Lady Gaga. March Madness. Tickets to any one of these events are extremely costly, but for the right price, House Democrats are willing to put them into a donor's hands.
Democrats worked hard to portray themselves as the party of the middle class during the recent fiscal cliff standoff, but they're good at courting Americans with big checkbooks, too.
The ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform filed an amicus brief Wednesday asking for dismissal of the contempt lawsuit brought by House Republicans against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation.
House Democrats defeated the broadest immigration reform effort yet in this Congress, voting down a bill on Thursday that would have ended the random visa lottery and replaced it with a system rewarding high-tech foreign graduates from U.S. universities.
A Washington Times analysis of newly released Federal Election Commission records found 70 House races and two Senate races where one candidate raised the most money from within the state, but the opponent raised the most overall thanks to out-of-state donations.
House Republicans could not muster enough votes Tuesday to pass a bill that bans abortions in the District after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a closely watched measure that pitted Democrats 'claims of a "war on women" against pro-life advocates' state-by-state defense of the unborn.
The news story "Rivals betting Rep. Conyers vulnerable in Aug. primary" (Web, Monday) leaves readers with the impression that the Michigan Democrat's days in the House might be numbered.
The Supreme Court affirmed on Thursday what the White House never wanted to hear: Obamacare constitutes the largest and most regressive tax in American history.
Challengers to U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. say the well-known Detroit Democrat is running on historical reputation and not recent record. And with redistricting adding more conservative suburban voters to Michigan's 13th District, they think the incumbent may be vulnerable in the state's Aug. 7 Democratic primary.
Before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testified to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the ranking Democrat had a warning for his colleagues on the panel: Play nice.
The House of Representatives Wednesday debated but did not immediately vote on a bill to outlaw abortions based solely on the basis of sex.
For two decades, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats in her signature bright blazer and multicolored scarf.
A House panel passed a bill Tuesday to renew the nation's domestic-violence prevention law over objections of Democrats who said it didn't go far enough to protect certain groups and rolled back protections for others.
Here's the thing about March Madness, and by extension big-time college sports: If you're a true, markets-know-best believer in the prosperity-creating, All-American double helix of economic opportunity and liberty, you ought to find the whole extravaganza infuriating. Not the dribbling and dunking. The system.
"This is a prime example of technology overtaking established law, and I think we're going to have to go beyond the Fourth Amendment," he said. "There are going to have to be a body of statutes that go into some of this in detail."
Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat, said that drones are such a game-changer on the technological front that the Fourth Amendment — which protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures — isn't enough.