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2014-09-08 12:25:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ Roll Call announced today the release of the 24(th) annual Roll Call 50 Richest Members of Congress. The 50 Richest list is the most comprehensive accounting of wealth on Capitol Hill. Since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of every member of Congress -- including delegates -- to determine the minimum net worth of every member. This year, for the first time, we will be publishing the complete list that includes...

2014-06-04 08:38:33

Mayday PAC begins push to raise $5 million by July 4; $5 million in matching dollars to be raised NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After meeting its initial goal of crowdfunding $1 million two weeks ahead of schedule, the Mayday PAC - established by Harvard Law Professor and campaign finance reformer Professor Lawrence Lessig and Republican strategist Mark McKinnon - launched the next phase of its effort by setting a new, ambitious fundraising goal and releasing the names of...

2014-03-27 23:00:14

Government is for the many not just for those with money and influence--asserts Congressman John Sarbanes Haverford PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 On February 4, 2014, John Sarbanes announced that 100 Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill to help Americans have a stronger “voice” with their elected officials. As written, the bill, HR#20, encourages political candidates to rely on large numbers of small donations—instead large money donations from PAC’s, corporations Wall...

2014-03-04 08:29:21

By concentrating on actions of members of Congress, project seeks to cut through partisan and ideological biases and provide citizens with accurate assessment of Congressional performance SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A disgruntled military vet has threatened to throw a wrench into the plans of career politicians that have failed to represent the values and desires of their constituents. Brett Hunter, a computer science student and recently separated vet, is developing...

2014-02-28 23:31:55

The Georgia House passed House Bill 494, a historic measure to amend the U.S. Constitution with a balanced budget requirement. The Compact is an important step towards reigning in the nation's $17.4 trillion federal debt. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 State Representative Paulette Rakestraw Braddock (R-HD19)) announced the passage of House Bill 794 on Friday, February 21. Sponsored by Rep. Rakestraw Braddock, HB 794 proposes to amend the United States Constitution by adding a...

2014-02-04 23:00:18

Water Citizen reports that the President addressed water directly at some points, such as in the call for upgraded ports and passage of waterways legislation, and the protection of water during energy production. He also noted several issues where water plays a significant role, such as support for basic research and patent reform for entrepreneurs and small business owners (which includes innovations in water technologies), and for high-tech manufacturing jobs (including water...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.