U.S. Congressional News

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Rep. Wilson's Outburst Is Nothing Compared to How They Used to Express Disagreement in Congress

    ​RFT managing editor Ellis Conklin offers his two cents on the latest political ramblings in Washington D.C.Goodness, have you ever seen so much hand-wringing and over-the-top condemnation over Representative Joe Wilson's unfortunate discharge Wednesday evening when he derisively hooted, "You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8.5

    The U.S. Senate votes to increase the food-stamp rolls. (AP)You know who disapproved of President Obama's "beer summit"? The Women's Christian Temperance Union. For reals.Starbucks tries to make an impersonal coffee experience even more efficient. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.3

    After initially rejecting it, the U.S. House passes sweeping food-safety legislation. (Washington Post)Is the demand for meat behind the slaughter of horses in Florida? (AP)The ballyhooed 2005 vintage of Bordeaux is now a (relative) steal. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.30

    The U.S. House of Representatives votes down food-safety legislation. (Reuters)A new study, which looked at older studies, finds that organic food is not healthier than regular food. (Reuters)President Obama has chosen Bud Light as the beer of choice for his summit with Henry Louis Gates and police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.18

    A committee in the U.S. House passes food-safety legislation. (Bloomberg)Be careful when you eat and drive. (Buffalo News)A truck carrying glaze for glazed doughnuts overturns near Seattle. Cue the Homer Simpson drooling sound.... (Q13 Fox)

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Joyce Meyer Ministries Says It's Accredited

    www.joycemeyer.orgJoyce MeyerSeventeen months after the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an accounting inquiry into six television evangelists, one of those TV preachers -- Fenton's own Joyce Meyer -- says she's now financially square. Yesterday a Virginia organization called the Evangelical C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.4

    A bipartisan effort in the U.S. Senate to strengthen the FDA's food-safety powers. (San Francisco Chronicle)A record number of British pubs closed last year, with much blame being assigned to a beer tax. (Guardian)The hottest cut of meat right now? Would you believe the cube steak? (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Headline of the Day: "Lawmakers Cheat and Drink"

    Ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been criticized by anyone with a pulse over the past two months (compared to the previous six years, when the jabs were mainly given by Illinois residents.) And in defending himself since his December 9 arrest, the politician has often veered into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    McCaskill: "I'm home from work. Time to focus."

    Hats off to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who shows us again that she's one of us, "our Claire" even, this time via Twitter: thing though, now that McCaskill's home from "work" (a.k.a. the U.S. Capitol), only now is she going to focus? The devotion to college bask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan To Run for U.S. Senate

    Robin CarnahanMissouri's Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced her intent this morning to replace Republican Christopher "Kit" Bond as a U.S. Senator for Missouri. Last month Bond told Missouri legislators that he would not seek re-election for a fifth term in 2010. Carnahan, a Democrat, broke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Well That Was Easy

    Roland Burris, the man appointed by Blago to fill Obama's vacant Illinois senate seat, was officially sworn in this morning by Dick Cheney. Appropriate, no?

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Forget Dying for the Pro-Life Cause. Let's Send Postcards Instead!

    In November St. Louis' archdiocesan administrator, Bishop Robert Hermann, made headlines when he told church clergy: "I think any bishop here would consider it a privilege to die tomorrow to bring about an end to abortion." The bishop went on: "If we are willing to die tomorrow, then we should be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    How Much is a U.S. Senate Seat Worth? You Decide! (Updated)

    From the "That Didn't Take Long" department of political humor, an eBay listing for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-Elect Obama and allegedly shopped around by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Bidding started at 99 cents and, as of this writing, has reached $51. Bidders, note: Free shi ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
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    July 19, 2008
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    September 21, 2007
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    August 14, 2007
  • Music

    February 7, 2007

    Red Heart the Ticker

    9 p.m. Monday, February 12. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).

  • Culture

    November 1, 2006

    Uncommon Knowledge

    The Rep knows how to celebrate an anniversary.

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    The Lamest Duck

    In his final term, Dick Gephardt goes AWOL

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Purple Power

    In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    No Thanks, We're Brits

    Week of October 23, 2002

  • News

    October 16, 2002

    Blood and Guts

    Jean Carnahan's shooting prowess could take her into the trenches

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    Base Motives

    It's lonely at the top for Talent and Carnahan

  • News

    May 29, 2002

    Joyce Abusive

    Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    What About John?

    Ashcroft deserves a better role in the Enron scandal

  • Film

    December 26, 2001


    Week of December 26, 2001

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Jim Talent's Low Blow

    Republican hopeful can't seem to fight like a man

  • News

    December 27, 2000

    Justice for John Ashcroft?

    He deserves a taste of his own medicine in confirmation hearings

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Will the Real John Ashcroft Please Stand Up?

    Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.

  • News

    July 19, 2000

    Hand-Me-Down District

    After 32 years, Bill Clay is retiring from his congressional seat. He wants to leave it to his son, but a crowded, eccentric field of candidates is contesting the will.

  • News

    May 5, 1999