More than two weeks after votes were cast in the midterm elections, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has declared that she was re-elected to another term in Congress.
Illegal immigrants in California are eligible to pay lower college tuition than documented out-of-state students, according to a ruling by the state’s highest court.
A suspected bomb was found on a Munich-bound flight Thursday, a convenient coincidence in light of the growing revolt over the Transportation Security Administration porn show/grope fest going on at American airports.
A watchdog group that promotes transparency and integrity in government has praised House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) for announcing that he will fly commercial instead of using military aircraft when he becomes Speaker of the House.
The Treasury Department says that the Federal government began the new budget year with the third-highest October deficit on record.
*Why they’re called lame ducks. The phrase “lame duck” was first used in the 18th century on the London Stock Exchange. It referred to a broker who defaulted on his debts. The first written mention occurred in 1761, when Horace Walpole wrote Sir Horace Mann and asked, “Do you know what a Bull and Bear and a Lame Duck are?” It was not until the 19th century that the term came to refer to a politician who had been defeated for re-election but had not yet been replaced in office.
A House ethics subcommittee found Representative Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) guilty of 11 counts of corruption charges on Nov. 16.
More than half of Americans believe the upcoming shift in Congressional power will be good for the country, a recent survey reveals.