Alma Adams, a long-time Democratic state representative and arts educator, is all-but-certainly going to be a Congresswoman. But due to a needless omission by her state's governor, her first partial term may well be over before she gets sworn-in.
A new Democratic staff report released today by shows months of interviews by Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) majority staff yielded absolutely no evidence of White House involvement or political targeting in the IRS's enhanced screening of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.
As of the end of the day Tuesday, 190 U.S. representatives have signed a “discharge petition,” a rarely-used parliamentary maneuver, aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform — including all but 10 members of the House Democratic Caucus.
One day before House Democrats are set to introduce a discharge petition that aims to force a vote on immigration reform, a nonpartisan federal agency has projected that reform could reduce the national budget deficit.