Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky lashed out at her Republican colleague Joe Walsh today for accusing President Obama of lying about the debt ceiling.Walsh released a video yesterday accusing the White House of using scare tactics in the debate about raising the national debt limit."
As of Tuesday, new federal safety standards will make selling certain cribs illegal in the United States. Everyone from yard sale organizers to mass manufacturers must adhere to the law, or else they could face civil penalties.The new standards make the sale of drop-side cribs illegal.
Many members of Congress are reassessing their security at public events after this weekend's shootings in Arizona. The violent incident killed six people, including a federal judge, and injured many more, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Congressional Democrats are holding firm against a plan to extend tax cuts from President George W. Bush's time in office. That includes Democrats from President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.Mr. Obama wants to extend tax cuts for wealthy Americans in addition to the middle class.