RUSSIAN electoral interference, UNITED States presidential election, 2016, and UNITED States governmental investigations
The article explores the challenge facing Senator Richard Burr, Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election while attempting to cover up any wrongdoing by President Donald Trump. Topics covered include Burr's stewardship of the investigation, impact of Burr's association with Trump on his re-election bid and Burr's actions indicating the conflict between his need to project bipartisanship and to protect Trump.
UNITED States elections, UNITED States Congressional elections, 2018, and CAMPAIGN management
The article focuses on the U.S. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and its plans for the 2018 midterm elections. Topics include strategy for reclaiming the House of Representatives, the role of campaign strategist executive director Dan Sena, and how DCCC efforts may be viewed by progressives.
The article profiles U.S. President Donald Trump's biggest Republican supporters in the House and how they have embraced shamelessness, corruption, and racism. Those featured include New York Representative Chris Collins, California Representatives Devin Nunes, Duncan Hunter, and Dana Rohrabacher, and Texas Representative Louie Gohmert.
UNITED States legislators, DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, and ELECTIONS
The article discusses the November 2010 U.S. elections and prospects for Democratic party candidates. It focuses attention on the U.S. Congressional campaign of Virginia's state representative Tom Perriello and his Republican challenger and state senator Robert Hurt. The election is characterized as a Republican party priority in gaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The article examines the strategies that the U.S. Congress could use to prevent U.S. President George W. Bush from taking military action against Iran. Congress could, the article states, limit the funds available for such action, re-write the Authorizations to Use Military Force (AUMFs) to exclude any war with Iran, and it could ensure that accurate information is collected and included in the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) for Iran.
UNITED States governmental investigations, SEPTEMBER 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, HUMAN rights violations, and INVESTIGATIONS
The article addresses several issues that may be adopted by the U.S. Congress to reclaim their constitutional powers. A congressional investigation into the Iraq war must make full use of subpoena power and must be prepared to forward findings of illegal acts to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. Congress should also demand a no-holds-barred public accounting of inhumane treatment since 9/11 by intelligence services and by third-country surrogates.
Mother Jones. Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p20-22. 3p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph.
UNITED States Congressional elections, 2010 and UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2009-2017
The article presents a profile of Jon Vogel, the executive director of the U.S. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It discusses his efforts to prevent the Republican Party from winning control of the U.S. Congress in the congressional elections scheduled for 2010. Vogel is quoted commenting on his motivation and experience. INSET: Send in the Drones.
UNITED States legislators, CAMPAIGN funds, CORPORATE political activity, POLITICAL participation, CHARITABLE giving, and HISTORY
The article discusses the financial backing given to U.S. Congressmen in the Senate and House by major corporations. Individual senators and representatives are noted including New York's Charles Schumer, Massachusetts' Scott Brown, and California's Nancy Pelosi. Political donations also are listed by industrial sectors. A list of the top 75 corporate sponsors of U.S. Congressmen also is provided.
UNITED States elections and UNITED States Congressional elections, 2018
The article focuses on the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. Topics include the policy changes that have been implemented since President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, what could transpire if the Democrats gain control of the House or Senate, and how the elections will impact the Republican Party (GOP).
Mother Jones. Sep/Oct96, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p44. 12p. 30 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.
CONFERENCES & conventions
Presents a timeline on the activities of the Republican-dominated US Congress from September 27, 1994 to July 30, 1996. Includes the signing of the `Contract With America'; Voting on the budget bill; Christian Coalition's `Contract With the American Family'; Support for the most favored nation status for China.
EMPLOYEES and UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2001-2009
In this article the author discusses the political re-emergence of Newt Gingrich, a former U.S. speaker of the house of representatives. It is noted that Gingrich was absent from the national political stage for a period but became a leader of the Republican Party following the 2008 victory of Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama over John McCain, the Republican challenger.
POLITICAL science, CONFERENCES & conventions, and UNITED States -- Politics & government
Comments on the Congressional Republicans' Contract With America. Budget cuts for several government programs; Tax cuts; Increase in military spending; End of welfare mothers' benefits; Elimination of unfunded mandates; Attack on health and environmental regulations.
The article presents information about various U.S. Senators and Representatives and their views on environmental policies. The officials mentioned include Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, and Rep. John Dingell of Michigan. Other mentioned include Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
Brief data is given about vote ratings from the U.S. Congress for the years 1999, 2004, and 2009 which show that Republican legislators are moving away from centrism more dramatically than Democrats and the Congress as a whole during this decade.
Interviews political commentators E.J. Dionne Jr., Kevin Phillips, Theda Skocpol, John B. Judis, Lars-Erik Nelson and Ellen Goodman about the Republican-dominated US Congress. Includes a discussion about the influence of conservative ideology on Congress; Mandate for reform; Americans' claimed anti-government sentiment.
Mother Jones. Sep/Oct98, Vol. 23 Issue 5, The Mother Jones Extra p1. 4p. 4 Color Photographs.
Reports that media baron Rupert Murdoch, could be close to closing a deal with a coalition of minority leaders in the United States. Donation of $100 million to help increase the number of minority-owned United States broadcast stations; Details on the deal according to sources; Reference to the Federal Communication Commission rule overturned by a panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia pertaining to television and radio.
Discusses a proposal for restoring democracy in the United States Senate. Examples illustrating minority rule in the US Senate; Criticism of the Senate concept by the founding fathers; Way to address the problem of Senate malapportionment that doesn't require the alteration of two-senators-per-state rule.
POLITICAL corruption -- United States and EMPLOYEES
The article presents a list of Republican Party members of the U.S. Congress who are leaving office in 2008 as a result of corruption charges or under suspicion of wrongdoing. Among the representatives appearing on the list are John Doolittle of California, Rick Renzi of Arizona and Vito Fossella of New York.