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Congress subpoenas thousands of allegedly damaging Toyota documents

The head of embattled Toyota has bowed to calls to testify in US Congress as lawmakers demand a whistleblower lawyer hand over potentially damning internal company documents on alleged safety defects. A key congressional committee has subpoenaed former Toyota lawyer Dimitrios Biller, who has accused the world’s biggest car maker…

Lindsey Graham blames Reid for GOP’s record filibusters

Sen. Lindsey Graham isn’t willing to place all of the blame on Senate Republicans for the record number of filibusters in the 110th Congress. On Fox News Sunday, Graham implied Majority Leader Harry Reid forced so many filibusters by allowing so many bills and refusing Republican amendments. When asked about…

Howard Dean: Democrats ‘need a spinal transplant’

WASHINGTON — One year after being swept into the White House and bestowed huge majorities in Congress, Democrats have seen their towering lead over Republicans evaporate. Why? According to previous DNC chairman Howard Dean, they’re just not tough enough. Dean declared Thursday that Democrats “need a spinal transplant” as the…

Veteran Democratic lawmaker Jack Murtha dies at 77

Democratic heavyweight Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) — who went by Jack — has died after complications following gallbladder surgery. A local news station said the congressman had died in the hospital with his family by his side at 1:18 PM ET Monday. Murtha was the chairman of the House Appropriations…

Olbermann: New GOP strategy is ‘say anything’

Keith Olbermann believes that Republicans are looking to old John Cusack movies for strategy tips. “Between John McCain’s self-contradiction [on repealing Don't ask, don't tell] and Frank Luntz’ position, ‘just lie,’ [about regulatory reform],” Olbermann said Tuesday on his MSNBC show. “The Republicans are slowly revealing their newest policy: say…

Boehner: Wrong time to debate ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

The Congress shouldn’t even consider policy changes offering equality for homosexuals while the country is facing a recession and two wars, according to the House Minority Leader. NBC’s David Gregory asked Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to comment about President Barack Obama’s call to end the military’s controversial policy known as…

Obama to push for ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal in SOTU

UPDATE: President Barack Obama has pledged to work with Congress this year to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military. But the president’s words weren’t strong enough for some gay-rights activists, who say that pledging to “work” on changing the…

Cornyn: Effect of Supreme Court campaign finance ruling ‘overstated’

Sen. John Cornyn wants everyone to calm down about a Supreme Court decision that would allow corporations to pour an unlimited amount of cash into campaign advertisements. Cornyn believes the effect of the decision has been “overstated.” “I think [the impact has] been overstated,” Cornyn (R-TX) told Fox News’ Chris…

GOP will ‘absolutely’ take over Congress in 2010

After telling Sean Hannity that the GOP wasn’t ready to take back Congress in 2010, RNC Chairman Michael Steele changed his tune Sunday. “We absolutely can take the Congress back this year,” Steele told NBC’s David Gregory. According to National Journal, members of Congress and top aides were livid with…

Kucinich: Obama should fire generals who spoke out on Afghan surge

Obama ‘giving his generals a little too much leeway’ Congressman Dennis Kucinich says President Barack Obama ought to fire the generals who publicly aired their views on the war in Afghanistan during this fall’s deliberations on a troop surge. The Ohio Democrat known for his anti-war views said there is…

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