Panel: Texas Democratic Rep. Reyes may have broken ethics rules, law

An independent House panel has concluded that there is substantial reason to believe Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, violated ethics rules and federal law by conducting campaign meetings on House property and using campaign money to pay expenses for his daughter's residence.

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From rumor to truthiness: Echo chamber says David Gregory is a gonerComments Off

Flash! “Huge David Gregory Rumors Pick Up Steam.”

Report says Pentagon has lost track of thousands of firearms given to Afghan forcesComments Off

The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency due to be made public Monday. 

North Carolina mayor walks to Washington to bring focus to ObamaCare’s effect on rural hospitalsComments Off

A North Carolina mayor on Sunday was just a few miles away from finishing his 273-mile walk to Washington to draw attention to the closing of his small town’s local hospital and the plights of other rural facilities caught in financial bind created largely by ObamaCare, a changing economy and less federal funding.  

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-Virginia governor, wifeComments Off

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.

Congress reaches tentative deal to help fix troubled Department of Veterans AffairsComments Off

The leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees reached a tentative deal Sunday to improve veterans’ health care — a potential solution to help fix such ongoing problems as delays for benefits and long waits for medical treatment concealed by secret lists.

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