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Capitol Police: congressional staffers insist on bypassing security make Capital unsafe

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

The Capital Police are having problems with Congressional staffers avoiding security check points.  These Beltway elitist think they have some special clearance because they work for so and so or have a security badge.  The Police are concerned about securing the Capital from any potential danger. U.S. Capitol Police officers say they need more backing from their leaders to stop congressional staffers who insist on bypassing metal detectors when entering […]

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Big Bucks from Corporations goes to Black Caucus

February 17, 2010 politisite 0

When the Congressional Black Caucus wanted to pay off the mortgage on its foundation’s stately 1930s redbrick headquarters on Embassy Row, it turned to a familiar roster of friends: corporate backers like Wal-Mart, AT&T, General Motors, Coca-Cola and Altria, the nation’s largest tobacco company. Soon enough, in 2008, a jazz band was playing at what amounted to a mortgage-burning party for the $4 million town house. Most political groups in […]

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Joyce Murtha urged to run for late husbands seat

February 12, 2010 politisite 0

Running for a deceased congressman seat by a spouse has become a tradition over the years, I guess the most famous is the wife of Sonny Bono who died after a tragic skiing accident.  The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is reporting that Joyce Murtha is being urged to run for her late husband, John Murtha’s seat. Family members, particularly spouses, assuming a late politician's seat is not unusual in American politics. Among […]

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Congressional Performance worse than Bush

August 10, 2009 politisite 0

Just 14% of likely voters give Congress good or excellent ratings this month, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down four points from June, nine points from May, and is the lowest rating measured for the legislators since February. Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters say Congress is doing a poor job, up nine points since June and the highest level found since October 7, 2008. Democratic […]

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Report – Now Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is In Trouble?

July 25, 2009 politisite 0

The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Senator Barbara Boxer leading her relatively unknown opponent, former Hewlett-Packer Hewlett-Packard (you’d think I’d have looked at my printer 20 inches away . . .) CEO Carly Fiorina, by only four points, 45%-41%. Boxer has never been terribly popular in the Golden State, but given the conditions Democrats have enjoyed the past few years, it is surprising to see her in Elizabeth Dole 2007 […]