Lawmakers/Politicians





The Torch Has Been Passed

A thoroughly pissed-off Gen. George Washington to British Lt. General Thomas Gage (Aug. 19, 1775): I have taken Time, Sir, to make a strict Inquiry, and find it has not the least Foundation in Truth. Not only your Officers, and…


New TSA Administrator Explains, Part II

Update: I did watch the rest of the hearing yesterday (see “New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On” (July 29)), although to be honest I just sort of listened to it in the background while…



FBI Investigating Ridiculous Soon-to-Be-Former Congressman

According to reports today, 33-year-old Rep. Aaron Schock's sudden decision to resign will not end federal investigations into his alleged misuse of campaign funds. Schock, seen above either speaking to young supporters or appearing in an episode of How I Met…


Followup to the Camera-Comment Controversy

Here's an update to yesterday's item on the Idaho legislator who asked whether a swallowed camera could be used for a gynecological exam. This clip from a local news report (thanks, J) includes some video from the hearing in question,…