U.S. Congressional Research Service

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Congress candidate Stewart Mills profited big from Cash for Clunkers program he now decries

    In a recent profile of his race against 8th District incumbent Rick Nolan, Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills referred to the Cash for Clunkers program as "another failed example of Washington, D.C., trying to legislate the free market." Mills also told attendees of a 2nd Amendment ral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's health care funding conspiracy theory debunked

    ​Rep. Michele Bachmann insisted over and over again on Sunday's Meet the Press and on Facebook that she was privy to a sinister plot by President Barack Obama to hide $105 billion worth of funding in the health care reform law. The story has about as much truth as the hogwash she peddled about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Michele Bachmann decries "Slaughter Solution" that Republicans used over and over

    The rule has been in place since the 1930s, and it's been used by both Republicans and Democrats to move legislation through Congress.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2006

    4/6: Morning Communique

    Growth spurts may trigger teenage cancer, more money spent in Iraq than post-WW II Germany, sight restoration thanks to green algae, the Star Wars Lego symphony, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2006

    1/30: Morning Communique

    Anti-gay marriage amendment coming back, pork barrel projects are way up, Absolut ends their 25-year-old ad campaign, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2005

    9/14: Morning Communique

    Biloxi is being cleaned up by undocumented workers who believe their work should entitle them to temporary visas.

  • News

    July 21, 2004

    The Check's in the Mail

    How a once-mighty union sold out thousands of workers on the eve of retirement

  • Feature

    January 21, 1998

    Welfare Cheats

    Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."

  • Feature

    October 16, 1996

    Field of Scams

    There's no justifying the public financing