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Congressional nicknames explained

From Daniel “Hickory Foot” Webster to Estes “Left Eye” Kefauver and Bob “The Package” Packwood, the history of congressional nicknames stretches back to at least the War of 1812, and perhaps as far back as the founding of the nation. And although the practice of assigning members nicknames is little known outside of Capitol Hill, it continues to this day.

Ask a Drone

2:33 AM 02/14/2013

About the author: MQ-9 Reaper “Pale Horse” is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle currently deployed at a secret CIA base in Yemen. It has been authorized to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism by the U.S. government, and is an advice columnist syndicated in over 30 newspapers nationwide. If you have a question for the MQ-9 Reaper, please email

How the Catholic Church will pick its new pope [VIDEO]

11:34 AM 02/11/2013

Pope Benedict's announcement on Monday that he will become the first Catholic pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years means that the church will soon need to elect a new leader. But how will they do it?

TheDC Morning: A fun new way to punish kids

9:15 AM 02/08/2013

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Letter demands firing of Crossroads aide, calls Bozell ‘critically important figure in American history’

2:56 AM 02/07/2013

A group of conservative leaders has signed an irate letter demanding that a Republican political consultant be fired for calling the relatively undistinguished scion of a prominent political family a "hater."

Dear Chuck Hagel

1:40 AM 02/04/2013

About the author: Chuck Hagel is a Vietnam veteran, former U.S. Senator from Nebraska, nominee for Secretary of Defense and syndicated advice columnist published in more than 30 newspapers nationwide. If you have a question for Chuck, please send him an email at 

New Jersey Democratic Sen. says ‘it’s too bad’ if Menendez is guilty

3:36 PM 01/31/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg offered a less than full-throated defense of fellow New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday.

Gun-friendly states attempting to lure Remington from New York

5:29 PM 01/30/2013

Remington, a New York-based gun and ammunition manufacturer, may soon decide to leave the Empire State in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's strict new gun control law.

Bloomberg praises Biden’s ‘balls’

6:58 PM 01/29/2013

New York mayor and noted ass aficionado Michael Bloomberg had some kind words recently for the "set of balls" belonging to Vice President Joe Biden.

Government scraps position dedicated to closing prison at Guantanamo

6:08 PM 01/28/2013

The State Department office responsible for helping facilitate the relocation of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has been closed, The New York Times reports.

Obama suggests he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’

1:08 PM 01/27/2013

In an interview with The New Republic, President Barack Obama suggested he regularly goes skeet shooting with guests at Camp David.

Listen to LBJ’s last conversation with Richard Nixon [AUDIO]

10:27 AM 01/22/2013

Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s death. He was 64 years old.

White House staff: Our petition website sure is dumb, huh?

2:48 PM 01/18/2013

White House staffers have now reportedly come around to the fact that their petition website is just one big, dumb waste of time.

Cuomo’s new gun law does not exempt New York cops, could prevent police from responding to school shootings

6:35 PM 01/17/2013

A New York lawmaker says that the state's recently passed gun control law stunningly fails to include any exemptions for law enforcement officers, and technically prohibits police from ever bringing guns on school grounds or possessing extended ammo magazines.

Schumer throws his weight behind Hagel

12:28 PM 01/15/2013

New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer now says he plans to support former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s bid for Secretary of Defense despite the Nebraska Republican’s past statements on Iran and Israel.

Report: Obama to nominate Lew for Treasury

10:57 AM 01/09/2013

Chuck Hagel defends his record on Israel, Iran

5:57 PM 01/07/2013

In the first interview published since President Barack Obama nominated him to be the next secretary of defense, former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel said his record had been “completely distorted” by his critics.

Hoax article detailing fake war stayed up on Wikipedia for five years

5:03 PM 01/06/2013

For the last five years, those who spend their time procrastinating on Wikipedia could read up on a 17th century war between colonial Portugal and India’s Maratham Empire known as the “Bicholim Conflict.”

House kills Sandy relief bill amid fiscal cliff vote

10:31 AM 01/02/2013

To the dismay of northeastern politicians and their local press, House Republican leadership chose to delay a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief funds Tuesday evening.

Cory Booker falls to earth: NYT discovers that Newark still sucks under celebrity mayor

11:13 AM 12/14/2012

Cory Booker, the much-praised Democratic mayor of Newark, is facing a growing chorus of detractors who say his national celebrity and skill at handling the press far outstrips his actual accomplishments in the city, The New York Times reports.