What Does It Take To Get Fired By A Democratic Congressman?

Investigative Group | Luke Rosiak
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) questions the witnesses during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

‘I’m not going to fire him now’

Democratic Congressional Staffer May Be Going Back To Prison For Not Paying Taxes

Politics | Thomas Phippen
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) questions the witnesses during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

‘Willfully made a false statement’

Dems Weigh Blaming Obama For 'Russian Interference'

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) (R) speaks as Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) (L) listens during a news conference March 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Top House Democrats held a news conference to discuss the incident that committee chairman Darrel Issa (R-CA) has shut down a hearing on the IRS targeting scandal without letting the Democrats to make comments before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Could be’ his fault

Mitch McConnell: Racist -- Or Longtime Civil Rights Ally

Politics | Matt K. Lewis
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao, U.S. Labor Secretary, wave to campaign supporters at his election night party headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky November 4, 2008. (Photo: Reuters/John Sommers II)

The answer may surprise you.

'But I'm Black:' Democratic Congressman Defends Calling Clarence Thomas 'Uncle Tom'

Politics | Scott Greer
Bennie Thompson

Rep. Bennie Thompson claimed Clarence Thomas is an ‘Uncle Tom’

Amtrak to allow guns on trains - TheDC

US | Alexis Levinson

On December 15, Amtrak will begin allowing passengers to stow their unloaded guns in the checked baggage car

Homeland Security chairman to TSA: 'Reconsider' pat-downs - The Hill

Politics | Associated Press

House Dems say the agency should rethink the invasive new screening procedures in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday

Time to restore the privacy and civil liberties oversight board

Opinion | Lanny Davis

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and, most recently, his daughter, Liz Cheney, a former State Department official, have charged that President Barack Obama and his administration have been overly concerned about the civil liberties of terrorists at the expense of an effective program to prevent another September 11 and to destroy al Qaeda