Republican Senator Tom Coburn singlehandedly blocked a veterans suicide bill, even as numbers show the epidemic is only getting worse.
The Massachusetts Senator emerged from last week's budget fight as the leader of an undeniable populist uprising in the Democratic Party.
Either that or it's going to create an unregulated legal weed zone in the nation's capital.
Lawmakers are poised to pass a budget amendment that would block the DEA from cracking down on legal medical marijuana dispensaries and their patients.
Maryland Congressman Andy Harris is on a relentless crusade to stop the nation's capital from getting high.
Residents of the nation's capital are enthusiastic about legalization, but Republicans in Congress may stand in their way.
Republicans are already losing their minds over the president's new executive order.
The GOP is now preparing to take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years--a political power shift that gives the party free rein to torment President Barack Obama for the next two years.
Voter choices today will directly impact the quality of air we breathe, how much we pay in taxes, and whether the country's broken immigration system gets fixed before we start collecting Social Security.
Operation Plowshare was all about using nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes—but the program produced few economic benefits and, activists say, polluted Colorado with radiation.
Obama's Attorney General announced on Thursday that he was leaving his post, ending a controversial, but influential, reign as the country's top cop.
Tax-hater and Congressional bully Grover Norquist just announced that he's attending Burning Man, which is fitting, because the festival is about as bureaucratic as the US government itself.
The mounting death toll and general suffering inflicted on civilians in Gaza is disconcerting. Somewhat lower on the "horrific" scale, but still pretty messed up, is the portrayal of the bloodshed in American media outlets.
A flood of selfish little Central American brats are daring to risk their lives in the hope of a better future. Here's how we should stop them.
With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it's pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of all the corruption. Luckily, there's an app for that.
"Is this the kind of country we want?" former congressman Patrick Kennedy said yesterday at a briefing on the social impact of marijuana use in the US. He was pointing to a picture of a jar of Nugtella, a weed-laced hazelnut spread that High Times…
The most charming gravel-voiced, ethically troubled politician in New York just keeps hanging on.
We were glad to see Cantor go, and his replacement in the leadership, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was announced yesterday. McCarthy will be a step up in my book, and there are some real bright sides to his replacing Eric Cantor, but that's really not sa…
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary in Virginia last night in a stunning upset has sent GOP leaders into a panic, proving that right-wing anti-government populism continues to resonate, at least in Virginia's Seventh District.
Eric Cantor wasn't just some right-wing congressman. He allegedly had ties to corruption, stood in the way of tech funding because he didn't understand it, and was one of the architects of the government shutdown. It's good that he's fucking off.
Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who disappeared for a week to visit his Argentine lover, is trying to chip away at the modern surveillance state.
Last night, when no one was looking, the US House of Representatives did something surprising: It voted to deescalate the war on drugs, passing an amendment that would prohibit the DEA from terrorizing legal medical marijuana businesses.
Debates about drug legalization tend to take place in exotic places like Uruguay and the state of Colorado. Now that it's reached into their own backyard, members of Congress are freaking out.
In the world of the constant campaign, the State of the Union is just a blip, an applause-filled ritual that ends with politicians denouncing each other and everyone going back to business as usual.