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77 Democrats Sacrifice Medicare To Protect Military Spending

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as passed by the House of Friday preserves spending on extravagant weapons program that the Pentagon says it doesn’t want. It keeps open redundant military bases that are not strategically necessary. The money to pay for this wasteful military spending is being taken from older Americans, by reducing their health care benefits. [...]

List of the 163 Democrats Who Spent Time Promoting Theocracy Instead Of Creating Jobs

163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. [...]

Who Has The Gall To Stand Up To Weak Democratic Leadership?

Democrats, Maybe you’re sick and tired of being lied to by your party’s leadership, but don’t make the mistake of saying that politicians are all the same until you’ve taken a good look at Andrew Gall. [...]

Can Americans Engage In UnAmerican Activities?

Our nation was founded through raucous protests. Loud protests are a core aspect of the American identity. I’d like to see more of them. [...]

Are Congressional Recipients of Magliocchetti Largesse Acting on the Basis of Pre-Existing Policy Preference, Or…?

As federal investigators prepare to shift the focus their latest probe of military contracting corruption to Capitol Hill, it’s worth considering what investigators might be looking for. The power players are set: Paul Magliochetti, his PMA Group lobbying firm, his family of donation clones and the members of Congress who received and doled out largesse. [...]

The M that Matters: Not Murtha. Not Magliocchetti. Military.

Americans for Campaign Reform has a fact sheet to put the scandal of Magliocchetti campaign dough for earmark dollars in a broader context. Paul Magliocchetti and his family have funneled $1.5 million to members of Congress over the past twelve years, and that’s a significant outlay compared to what your family or my family could [...]

ManTech and Steny Hoyer Dance the Military Contract Tango

Last week, the New York Times went all atwitter about a burgeoning corruption scandal in which Paul Magliocchetti used his family and employees at the lobbying firm PMA Group to funnel money to members of Congress on defense appropriations committees. Allegedly, Magliocchetti received choice military contracts for his lobbying clients in return. The Times focused [...]

Magliocchetti Family Connections to the United States Congress

Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]

Thanks to Congressman Bicycle

Why does a soap box derby get more consideration in Congress than environmentally responsible transportation? H.R. 863 from Earl Blumenauer allows for people who get a small monthly benefit for riding a bicycle to receive assistance for using mass transit systems as well. [...]