Alcee Hastings (screengrab from Roll Call video)

Alcee Hastings is right: Members of Congress have too much money, but Congress is underpaid

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We get the government we pay for. If the public doesn’t fund government, the privately wealthy will take it over.
Congressman Mark Pocan, via Creative Commons

Representative Mark Pocan: A diamond in the congressional rough

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Not all members of Congress are awful.
Congress, via Creative Commons

It’s time to unlock Congress

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Outlining a blueprint for reforms designed to fix our legislature’s dysfunction.
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Aaron Schock goes down

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America’s bougiest Congressman has resigned amid yet another round of spending revelations.
Benjamin Netanyahu, via mikhail / Shutterstock.com

Bibi’s cynical speech

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Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a long-anticipated, diplomatically unprecedented, political kerfuffle of a campaign speech, the circumstances of which were ...
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the authors of the government shutdown to kill Obamacare.

The Cruz Congress: How the election benefits Hillary

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Imagine the damage Ted Cruz can do in the Senate majority — the entire Congress will be stuck on Cruz control.
Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA)

GOP House member says colleague was paid $1200 for vote

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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) says a colleague was paid $1,200 in exchange for voting against a land bill.
Only the little people pay for their own foreign travel.

GOP House to no longer disclose lavish foreign trips paid by special interests

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GOP House has killed a 30 y .o. rule requiring the public disclosure of foreign travel paid by special interests.
Watch the hands, Carl.

Meet Carl DeMaio: Anti-gay gay, newest victim of the war on intolerance

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Gay GOP congressional-hopeful DeMaio refused to speak out against Prop 8, gay-baited fellow pro-gay GOP candidate.
Aaron Schock teletubby, photo by Will Kohl.

Conservative media picks up Aaron Schock gay rumor

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WorldNetDaily reports on the rumors that anti-gay GOP Cong. Aaron Schock is gay, only helping to fuel the flames.
Protester during Obama’s “I can’t close Guantánamo” speech: “You are commander-in-chief”

Why is the ACA (Obamacare) so complicated?

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The only customers that Obama, Messina and Baucus listened to were doctors, hospitals and drug companies.
Job recovery by recession since WW II. Our non-recovery is the heavy red line.

The country needs jobs, not a bipartisan austerity diet

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The S&P is at record highs, but the jobs market stinks & Congress wants to cut spending, again. Help stop them.
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From polls to mayorships to fundraising, GOP’s fallen and can’t get up

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It’s still a year before the 2014 elections, but the GOP is in terrible shape, thanks in part to the shutdown.
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