Congress
Farris (HSLDA)

Undue influence

Congress | Some conservative leaders warn of U.S. sovereignty issues related to UN disabilities treaty
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/14/12, 08:00 pm

WASHINGTON- Few would argue against fair treatment of disabled persons, but some conservative leaders are crying foul over a UN treaty now poised to pass the Senate.

Read more

Mudd before Congress in 2008 (AP/Photo by Susan Walsh)

Bad loans

Congress | House report says Countrywide won influence in Congress with discounts
by Les Sillars
Posted 7/05/12, 05:33 pm

The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials, and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a report from the House of Representatives.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Bill Haber

Dubious honor

Congress | Eric Holder becomes the first sitting Cabinet member to be cited for contempt of Congress
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 6/29/12, 12:19 am

WASHINGTON-The House on Thursday voted to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for withholding documents requested in its ongoing investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.

The 255-to-67 vote marks the first time Congress has held in contempt a sitting member of a president's Cabinet. Seventeen Democrats supported the contempt resolution, but more than 100 Democrats boycotted the vote. A group of African-American lawmakers led the walkout, which also included Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Read more