USPS sees $8.5 billion loss, warns Congress it'll be broke by 2011

The financially troubled U.S. Postal Service reported an $8.5 billion loss in the fiscal year that ended in September and said it will run out of money in 2011 if economic conditions don't improve and Congress doesn't act.

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Iliterate Clown Voted Into Brazilian Congress

Posted October 4th, 2010 by assawyer

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, a 45-year old illiterate Brazilian man best known for his portrayal of Tiririca the clown, just won a place in Brazilian Congress with more than 2x the votes as the next closest candidate. JOKES: YES WE CAN.

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New Frank Zappa release: "Congress Shall Make No Law"

Posted September 2nd, 2010 by rancemuhamitz

September 19, 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Zappa’s testimony on Capitol Hill and at Annapolis against the censorship of free expression by artists. In commemoration of this event, Zappa Records is preparing to release ‘Congress Shall Make No Law,’ a CD containing Frank Zappa’s testimony.

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Roger Clemens may go to prison for lying to congress

Posted August 20th, 2010 by Misesian

I don't really know or care who Roger Clemens is, but he may be locked up for lying to Congress. Apparently he's a pretty well-known guy, so you guys could discuss how he will be locked up for doing nothing wrong.

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Senate Passes "The XXXXXX Act of XXXX"

Just in case you ever thought that Congress reads the bills it passes, this one made it out the Senate door with the short title "The XXXXXX Act of XXXX."

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Apple's secrecy irks Congress... "Wahhh!! Apple ignored us!"

Posted June 14th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar

Sen. John Rockefeller and others in Congress wonder whether the company has more than technological innovations to hide. When Apple didn’t participate in an April hearing on children’s online privacy, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, gave voice to his suspicions. “When people don’t show up when we ask them to ... all it does is increases our interest in what they’re doing and why they didn’t show up,” Rockefeller said of Apple and Google, which both declined to testify.

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Keeping convicted sex offenders confined forever is Constitutional.

Posted May 17th, 2010 by lobb40118

In a 7-2 ruling penned by Justice Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court says a federal law passed by Congress to keep convicted sex offenders confined beyond the term of their prison sentences is Constitutional.

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Ron Paul Returns Over $100,000 to Treasury

Posted March 1st, 2010 by Fizzul

Congressman Ron Paul has continued to run his Congressional office in a frugal manner, and was able to return more than $100,000 from his allotted office budget to the Treasury this year, an increase over the $90,000 returned last year.

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Congress considers giving some of Hawaii back

Posted February 23rd, 2010 by KDus

This resolution might give some of Hawaii back to native Hawaiians. Congress is arguing over whether Hawaiians are legally equivalent to native Americans.

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Corporation to run for Congress

Posted February 1st, 2010 by rancemuhamitz

Murray Hill Incorporated, a diversifying corporation in the Washington, D.C. area, has filed to run for U.S. Congress in the Republican primary in Maryland's 8th Congressional District.

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