Democrats in Congress have seen a spike in their net worth despite making income inequality a central political issue for the party, according to statistics included in an annual report from the Center for Responsive Politics.
The Soros family and Hollywood bigwigs are among the latest individuals to pump tens of thousands of dollars into the Wisconsin Senate campaign of Democratic hopeful Russ Feingold.
The Obama administration is attempting to circumvent Congress by cooperating with China on space activities despite concerns about Beijing’s development of anti-satellite weapons and cyber theft of information from NASA, according to critics of the U.S. policy.
Members of Congress are increasingly losing the trust of many Americans, as a majority view representatives as out of touch, focused on the needs of special interests, and corrupt.
More than 400 former members of Congress have passed through the revolving door by making the move to K Street as lobbyists or as senior advisers performing similar work, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
Republican leaders are in discussions with a key bloc of House conservatives over ways to sanction Planned Parenthood for what some say is potentially illegal activity while avoiding a legislative fight that could result in a government shutdown.
The Social Security Administration has not responded to a letter questioning the agency’s new gun control efforts sent last month by Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee.
“No response yet,” Ways and Means spokesperson Doug Andres told the Free Beacon.