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Legislative Mischief

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USA Today (video)

At age 55, South Carolina state Sen. David Thomas began collecting a pension for his legislative service without leaving office. Most workers must retire from their jobs before getting retirement benefits. But Thomas used a one-sentence law that he a

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Washington Post

Like many federal contractors, General Electric has a lot riding on the work of a new congressional “supercommittee,” which will help decide whether to impose massive cuts in defense and health-care spending. But the Connecticut-based conglomerate

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"Caylee's Law" is a new proposal is gathering signatures across the country. AP reports that at least 16 state legislatures are now considering some version of this law. Will Caylee's law really save any children's lives, or punish irresponsible pare

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AP

Defiant and combative no longer, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner soberly announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, bowing to the furor caused by his sexually charged online dalliances with a former porn actress and other women.

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AP

Sources tell The Associated Press that embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner is telling associates he will resign amid the furor over his sexually charged online relationships with several women. The married seven-term New York Democrat's resignation woul

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The Hill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress. Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financi

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