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Truth Is Out There? Really? Ex-Lawmakers Piqued, but Skeptical on ETs
UFOs aren't often discussed in Washington, D.C., and former members of Congress don't often hold hearings. But that's what's happening this week at the National Press Club, where the UFO advocacy group Paradigm Research has paid $20,000 each to former Sen. Mike Gravel and former Reps. Roscoe
Truth Is Out There? Really? Ex-Lawmakers Piqued, but Skeptical of ETs
UFOs aren’t often discussed in Washington, D.C., and former members of Congress don’t often hold hearings. But that’s what’s happening this week at the National Press Club, where the UFO advocacy group Paradigm Research has paid $20,000 each to former Sen. Mike Gravel and former...
Pols React to Colorado Shooting
ABC’s Kyle Blaine, Jilian Fama and Meghan Kiesel report: Politicians have taken to Twitter to respond to the early morning shootings at a “Dark Knight Rises” premiere in Aurora, Colo. We will support each other as a community and bring the shooter to justice. #theatershooting -Colorado Sen....
Congress Members Put Families on Payroll
Following a trail of nepotism in the halls of congress. An investigation has found that an extraordinary number of house members are trading on their positions as elected leaders. To benefit themselves and their families even hiring relatives for their offices and their campaigns. ABC's Jon Karl
Being a Lawmaker Can Be Lucrative Family Business, Report Concludes
How would you like a job where you can expense your fitness training, hire your kids and your spouse, earn 18 percent interest on your money and funnel millions of dollars of other people’s money to places your family members work? A 347-page report released...
House Democrats Protest California's Proposition 8
A collection of House Democrats are protesting silently against Proposition 8 today, participating in a photo shoot to draw attention to California’s state law banning same-sex marriage. Today, the NOH8 campaign released images of 10 members of the House of Representatives from its “NOH8 on...
House Republican Dan Burton Latest Congressional Veteran to Announce Retirement
Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., an outspoken critic of President Bill Clinton during Clinton’s 1998 impeachment hearings, announced today he will not seek reelection this fall. In a statement announcing his decision, Burton, a Republican currently serving in his 15th term, said that as he prepares to ...
Three California Republicans Announce Retirement From Congress in One Week
Three longtime California Republicans announced their retirement from Congress this week in what amounts to a sort of exodus for the state’s delegation as both parties adapt to a new, independently drawn congressional map in the country’s most populous state. Rep. Jerry Lewis, a 17-term...
Capitol Exodus: Two More Democrats Will Exit Congress
ABC News’ John Parkinson and Elizabeth Hartfield report: As members of Congress returned to their districts last week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, two Democrats in the House of Representatives decided this weekend that they’d prefer spending more time at home. Today, Rep. Barney Frank,...