U.S. Congress

Rep. Keith Ellison can’t catch a break. Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, is running for chair of the Democratic National Committee. He is also the first Muslim to be elected to Congress. Stung by Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election, Democrats are pondering the future and searching for a new leader and Ellison, for […]

As expected, no news in Washington. The hopeful and optimistic wish for bipartisanship in Congress came crashing back into reality on Wednesday when the Senate voted down the gun control bill that was to expand background checks for gun sales, closing loopholes on gun shows and private sales. President Obama called the non-action on this […]

In an effort to extend fairness to the American families who are struggling to make ends meet, President Obama called for Congress to extend the existing tax cuts for all except those who earn over $250,000 per year. Of course, the immediate Republican response was a negative one when it involves taxing the wealthy, and […]

          While President Obama plans to continue pushing his American Jobs Act around the country, the one constant in all of this is the Republicans refusal to support any measures offered by the White House.  As usual, not one Republican voted to put Americans back to work, leading to speculation that they have no intention […]

Freshman Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December. “I won’t place one more dollar of […]