Post Tagged with: "Congress"

Political Blog

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

Higher interest rates could hamper plans for a tax code overhaul, which GOP lawmakers hope to have a bill for by August.

by × March 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Political Blog

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

What I and many other people oppose is repealing the law with no plan in mind.

by × February 7, 2017 × 1 comment

Columns, Opinion

Column: Washington needs scientists

Column: Washington needs scientists

There are more former almond farmers in Congress than there are physicists. They outnumber chemists and microbiologists, too.

by × January 12, 2017 × 1 comment

Cartoons, Opinion

Cartoon: Veto-man holds congressional power

Cartoon: Veto-man holds congressional power

News illustration by David London

by × February 26, 2015 × 13 comments

Blogs

Keystone passed in Congress

Keystone passed in Congress

By Scotty Schenck, photo editor The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline bill passed in Congress today. The pipeline is proposed to be built to transport oil sands from Canada to refineries in Texas along the Gulf Coast. The Canadian company TransCanada Corporation wants to build the pipeline. After being debated […]

by × February 11, 2015 × 2 comments

City, Featured Content

Republicans take Massachusetts, nation

Republicans take Massachusetts, nation

Midterm elections marked losses for Democrats both in Mass. and across the nation as Republican Charlie Baker was elected governor and Republicans gained control of the Senate by winning seven new seats.

by × November 6, 2014 × 1 comment

Opinion

Column: Learn from Ukraine and put people over politics

It would take a major abuse of power to ever see piles of tires burning on the steps of the Capitol. That being said, the Ukrainian uprising does cast a new lens on a recent issue in US politics: the debt ceiling.

by × February 27, 2014 × 50 comments

City

Katherine Clark, Massachusetts state senator, won 32 percent of democratic votes in the primary election for the District 5 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Photo Courtesy/Katherine Clark for Congress.

Clark, Addivinola move past congressional primary

Tuesday’s special congressional election primary left democratic State Sen. Katherine Clark and republican attorney Frank Addivinola vying for the US House of Representatives seat left vacant by Ed Markey.

by × October 16, 2013 × 9 comments

Opinion

Editorial: A constitutional scam

Despite the estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 federal employees (Federation of Government Employees) that are expected to be furloughed and the numerous government benefits at risk, Congress will continue to get paid.

by × October 3, 2013 × 46 comments

Opinion

Column: Lawmaker’s inaction putting NU funding in danger

If Congress fails to get it together by tomorrow, the United States faces some pretty significant spending cuts, also known as the sequester – anyone who has turned on CNN in the last two weeks is already probably sick of the word. But what I wasn’t so sure about, and what a lot of the news coverage fails to address, is whether I – a student at a large research university – am screwed.

by × February 27, 2013 × 38 comments