Elisabeth Meinecke

Posted February 28, 2011

The third time was the charm for Indiana Rep. Mike Pence's legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, which passed the House this February and now goes to the Senate as part of a complicated continuing resolution discussion.

Posted January 25, 2011

As the process of approving judges begins again in the new Senate, the Obama administration may have missed a chance for bipartisan outreach at the process’ outset.

Posted January 10, 2011

In the halls of a congressional office building, right across from Nancy Pelosi’s representative office, first-time Rep. Todd Rokita is settling into his new workspace.

Posted December 22, 2010

Changing how Washington works begins with a change in schedule, according to Brad Dayspring, spokesperson for Majority Leader-elect Rep. Eric Cantor. Cantor recently released the schedule that will govern the GOP’s first year of majority in the House.

Posted December 06, 2010

Despite the Federal Reserve’s announcement last month of a new round of quantitative easing to help unemployment, the national unemployment rate increased to 9.8 percent in November.

Posted November 24, 2010

TSA administrator John Pistole told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that the TSA hasn’t changed anything yet as a result of the public outcry against its latest enhanced pat-downs.

Posted November 20, 2010

Speaking to the Federalist Society Friday, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) outlined both his view of the presidency and what he feels are the job’s constitutional parameters. And he contrasted those views with the actions of the current administration.

Posted November 19, 2010

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has been working for over 18 months to moderate the TSA’s use of the new body scanners that have caused privacy concerns with their explicit images.