Labor organizer Cesar Chavez was always ready for a confrontation. And now the founder of the United Farm Workers, dead since 1993, is in the middle of a ruckus over the U.S. Navy's plans to name a new ship in his honor.
Tuesday's election marks the end of an epic, historic campaign season that included witches, rallies for sanity, the Tea Party and a journalist handcuffed by a campaign. From Meg Whitman to Harry Reid to Joe Miller, candidates have spent more than ever, fought more than ever, and given us an election cycle of firsts.
Pick up a television remote control in your Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel room today and you are guaranteed to find a program to teach you how to play craps, blackjack and roulette as well as be inundated with 30-second messages about who to vote for in the Nov. 2 election.
A military pilot whose jet crashed into a suburban San Diego home, killing four, followed procedure and ejected from the plane as the troubled aircraft went down, a California congressman said Thursday.
You don't have to travel to the Democratic side of the presidential race and to hear the chords of protectionism. That was evident at yesterday's Republican presidential debate in Johnston, Iowa - the last formal verbal joust before that state's voters kick off the official race by voting in caucuses on January 3.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Red Storm Rising Chinese Import Scandal Demonstrates FDA Failings, Congress Told CSPI Urges New Money for FDA, Ultimately Single Food Safety Agency WASHINGTON -- While all imported meat and poultry products are visually inspected at the border and subject to microbial and chemical testing, 99 percent of imported seafood, produce, animal feeds, and grains pass through U.S. borders uninspected. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, that's because meat and poultry products are regulated by the well funded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and most other foods are regulated by the woefully underfunded Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CSPI food safety director Caroline Smith DeWaal, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight today, said that even when USDA and FDA are operating at the same port, they don't share
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Co-sponsors of HR 563, Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-California) bill to pardon former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean: 100 (plus Hunter). Republicans: 96 Democrats: 4
When it comes to the debate over whether former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby should be pardoned, the Republican presidential field is split between "yes," "no," "maybe" and "I'd have to study the transcript."
In what would be a veto challenge to President Bush, House members have introduced or are planning legislation to stop a United Arab Emirates-controlled firm from taking over operations at some U.S. ports.
The White House accused a senior House Democrat -- and a decorated Vietnam veteran -- who called for a swift withdrawal from Iraq of advocating surrender, comparing him to anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore.
Americans owe Congressman Duncan Hunter their gratitude and congratulations. The powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee ordered hearings on China's $18.5 billion bid to buy California-based Unocal this week.
Faced with an $8 billion budget shortfall, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will visit the nation's capital Thursday, with a bipartisan group of state legislators in tow, to lobby for a larger piece of the federal pie for the Golden State.
The proposed sale of IBM's personal computer unit to China's Lenovo Group may pose a threat to national security and needs a closer review, three Republican lawmakers said in a letter to Treasury Secretary John Snow.
The House of Representatives passed the intelligence reorganization bill Tuesday, voting 336-75 to enact the changes proposed by the independent commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a bill to overhaul U.S. intelligence agencies, resolving an impasse over the control of data from spy satellites, the chairmen of the House and Senate armed services committees announced Monday.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist predicted Sunday that Congress will have an intelligence overhaul bill by midweek, even though the chairmen of the House and Senate armed services committees want changes in its current version.
In what could be a significant blow against an intelligence overhaul bill stalled in Congress, the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed new doubts Friday about the legislation.
Two GOP House committee chairmen who helped block an intelligence reform bill defended their actions Monday and insisted they will not relent, despite intensive arm-twisting by the Bush administration and Republican leaders.
All 100 senators will have a three-hour window Wednesday to view additional photographs and video showing abuse of Iraqi prisoners, Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee has announced.