Representative David Wu (D-Ore.), who stands accused of engaging in an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of one of his donors, says he will not step down but also will not seek re-election. However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has called for the Ethics Committee to investigate.
A bill that would abolish the immigration visa lottery was recently referred from the Judiciary Committee to the full House. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the bill that would abolish the Diversity Visa Lottery, which was introduced in 1995 to increase the diversity of immigrants to the United States.
The secret to becoming a healthy adult may be as simple has having a positive outlook as a child. A Northwestern University study found that teenagers who remain happy through their formative years report better health as adults.
A lawsuit filed against the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking compensation for the rejection of a man’s requested “GOPALIN” license plate. James Linlor of Douglas County said the DMV denied his application for the “GOPALIN” plate.
A licensed gun dealer in the District of Columbia may open shop in police headquarters, according to The Washington Times.
As candidates are gearing up for the 2012 Presidential election, there is a focus on President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising.
The U.S. government has sold its shares in Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat SpA, according to Fox News. The news source reports that this sale has resulted in the government losing an estimated $1.3 billion in taxpayer dollars.
The week ending July 16 showed an increase in unemployment claims, according to data from the United States Department of Labor.
The Senate Friday killed the House Republican “cut, cap and balance” bill, and Majority Leader Harry Reid called off a weekend session. The party-line Senate vote was 51-46, The Hill reported. The Republican-led House passed the measure, which would have cut spending by $111 billion in 2012, capped spending over the next decade and barred more borrowing until Congress passes a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, by 234-190 Tuesday.
The Republican-led House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that will cut $227 million from the legislative branch, according to The Hill.