Rand Paul Forgets He Supported Cutting Aid to Israel

By: Monday August 4, 2014 1:32 pm

There is no surer sign that someone is lining up to run for president than when they start genuflecting before AIPAC. And therefore it should have been no surprise that Rand Paul, who did in fact in 2011 support cutting aid to Israel, has suddenly had a memory lapse. I haven’t really proposed that in [...]

FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion

By: Friday July 25, 2014 8:48 am

The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014 is passed. The 12 page draft memo provided to FDL indicates that the DOJ estimates the cost avoidance [...]

Transpartisan Coalition Scores Victory: Audit the Fed Passes Senate, 96-0

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 9:30 am

The Senate just passed the Sanders amendment, Audit the Fed, by a vote of 96-0. Though a weaker version than the Paul-Grayson bill that passed the House, the amendment calls for a thorough audit of the Federal Reserve from December, 2007 until the bill is signed into law. This period covers many of the Fed’s [...]

Glenn Nye, Loretta Sanchez to Vote “No” — 204 Yes, 209 No

By: Saturday March 20, 2010 8:14 pm

To the surprise of pretty much no one, Glenn Nye remains a “no” vote on health care. But I admit I didn’t see this one coming. From Roll Call ($):

As their whip efforts narrow to just a handful of Members, House Democratic leaders are facing an unlikely problem vote: Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

Harry Mitchell to Vote Yes on Health Care: 202-209 (208-214 With Leaners)

By: Friday March 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Harry Mitchell (D-AZ 5) has told Channel 12 News in Arizona that he will vote “yes” on health care. Mitchell was a “yes” vote the first time around but had not committed. Mitchell will face the winner of a hotly contested GOP primary in his district. One of the candidates is Dave Schweikert, the GOP [...]

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