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The Swamp Remains Undrained

A year ago, Republicans promised to “Drain the Swamp,” riding the slogan all the way to unified control of the government. They talked the talk, and some, such as freshman Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana, even walked the walk, introducing legislation to begin drying out the Capitol’s marshier corners.

Fitzpatrick to Spend Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico Assisting Recovery Efforts

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) announced Tuesday that he will travel to Puerto Rico this week to inspect hurricane recovery efforts and meet directly with affected residents, as well as with government and humanitarian professionals on the island. Earlier this year, the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that destroyed nearly 80-percent of Puerto Rico’s agricultural industry, left millions without power for extended periods and was responsible for dozens of deaths.

EDITORIAL: Making Sure Corrupt Politicians Do Time For Their Crimes

If you can’t get the New York state Legislature to act, you go to Congress. That’s where the crusade against corruption in Albany is heading now.

It’s hardly the place known for getting things done. But now that the former two most powerful figures in the state Legislature are both walking free after being found guilty of bribery and extortion, we can’t afford the sit-and-wait game anymore.

Op-Ed: War on Terrorism Memorial will honor veterans of America's longest conflict

For a generation of Americans and military members, the Global War on Terrorism launched after the Sept. 11 attacks has been the defining military engagement of their lifetimes. Spanning numerous military operations across multiple continents, this conflict has dramatically changed the previously held understanding of war, both on the battlefield and in our society. Now, it is changing how we approach honoring those who have served.