Congress Staffers Walk Out, Perform "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Protest

Staff from both the U.S. House and Senate, along with elected officials and the Senate chaplain, walked out today to show support for those protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. » 12/11/14 4:17pm 12/11/14 4:17pm

Happy 10th Birthday, Missile Defense! Too Bad You Still Don't Work.

Members of Congress and conservative lobbyists have been celebrating a very special birthday: President George W. Bush's official activation of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. But the sad truth is that they're celebrating 10 years of self-delusion. The project is broken, despite the $40 billion spent on it. » 10/16/14 12:15pm 10/16/14 12:15pm

Does The Majority Party Have An Advantage In Congressional Ballgame?

Tonight, Congress will once again take part in its annual baseball game, an ultra-American tradition that dates back to 1909. The Democrats, led by Louisiana Ace Cedric Richmond, have won the last four, but Republicans have a new weapon in freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis. Both played serious college ball, which doesn't… » 6/13/13 4:00pm 6/13/13 4:00pm

Read Roger Goodell's Letter To Congress Defending The Redskins Name

Last month, 10 members of Congress publicly called on Roger Goodell to change the name of the Redskins. Now, Goodell responds, in a letter calling the nickname "a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect." » 6/12/13 10:45am 6/12/13 10:45am

That $5,000 Football "Signed By American Presidents" Is The Most…

If the federal case against him is accurate, Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a fall in part because of his covetousness for a "football signed by American Presidents" valued at $5,000. The former U.S. Congressman from Illinois and a conspirator are accused of fraudulently raising campaign funds and using the money "for… » 2/16/13 1:30pm 2/16/13 1:30pm

$70 Million For NASCAR Tracks And Other Surprising Pork In The Fiscal…

Unless you've been nursing a hangover so intense that it has kept you away from the news in recent days, you probably know that the U.S. House voted late yesterday to approve legislation that would avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." The bill was sent to President Obama today for his signature. » 1/02/13 1:20pm 1/02/13 1:20pm

Why Did Four Congressmen Vote Against Awarding Jack Nicklaus A…

On April 16, the U.S. House of Representatives awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Jack Nicklaus "in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf." Previous medal recipients have included everyone from George Washington to Howard Hughes to Bob Hope. Byron Nelson… » 4/25/12 4:45pm 4/25/12 4:45pm

Jurors In Original Clemens Case Thought Retrial Would Be A Waste Of…

So says U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton in court transcripts recently made public. While at a company picnic last September, Walton made an off-the-cuff remark to a former colleague's spouse—also an attorney. The spouse said something to the effect of "Looks like you have to retry the Roger Clemens case" and… » 4/14/12 6:45pm 4/14/12 6:45pm

Cake Typo Gives Bobby "Cocks" An Excellent Post-Baseball Porn Name

The Senate invited the Braves manager to Capitol Hill to celebrate his upcoming retirement, complete with a misspelled cake that read "Thanks For 50 Great Years Bobby Cocks." Bobby Years, on the other hand, is still sore. [DC Sports Bog] » 5/05/10 11:30am 5/05/10 11:30am

Congress Gets Involved In Concussion Debate, Fails To Solve Everything

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was called to the national principal's office today to explain to senile Congresspeople why football isn't the deadliest game in town. We had some trouble following the testimony because this terrible headache. » 10/28/09 4:30pm 10/28/09 4:30pm

Shuler Still Playing Bad Football In DC

Stop Shuler, the site that unsuccessfully attempted to keep now-Congressman Heath Shuler from returning to Washington, D.C., would probably have a field day with this: Shuler was the quarterback for the Congressional team in a game against the Capitol Police ... and he got shut out. » 10/23/07 4:00pm 10/23/07 4:00pm