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Dec 25, 2012

Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013; highlights include lots of money for other countries, a continuation of indefinite detention, Christmas gifts given to Northrup Grumman and other campaign contributors, and rules will finally apply to defense contracting. All that and more in this summary of...

Dec 15, 2012

Doing nothing, literally, is planned until 12/28 and a special guest helps filter fact from fiction in regards to solar power.

*Correction from CD004: H.R. 6190 (The Give Me My Damn Inhalers Act) failed this week.

  • 1 million Primatene Mist (manufactured by Armstrong Pharmaceuticals) inhalers in a CA...

Dec 7, 2012

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson quits Congress to become a lobbying titan, the Coast Guard is funded, Louie Gohmert votes for 'lunatic', GOP confuses net neutrality, and a crisis is engineered during a short week in Congress.

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Quits to Make Millions in Private Sector - Represents southeast Missouri: - Leaving...

Dec 1, 2012

During another slow week in Congress, Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns, Nydia Velazquez (NY) ignores a subpoena, the Department of Homeland Security gets investigated, the Senate fights about filibusters, and the Trans-Pacific-Partnership is confirmed as real, secret, and scary.

Bills Signed Into Law: - HR 2606: Fast tracks...

Nov 17, 2012

During a slow week in the House of Representatives, inhalers are given relief, airlines are forced to ignore a European carbon law, and trade with Russia is "normalized."

*Mistake in CD003: Pete Sessions, not Jeff Sessions. * Hazardous Waste Manifest was bill signed into law during recess. H.R. 6190 - Asthma Inhalers...