Skip to comments.Senate & House Coverage -- (April, 2007)
Posted on 04/09/2007 7:03:04 AM PDT by Mo1
Thank you, OXENinFLA for putting together the below comments and links!
Since "Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America.", I and others think it's a good idea to centralize what the goes on in the Senate (or House).
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Here's a few helpful links.
C-SPAN what a great thing. Where you can watch or listen live to most Government happenings.
C-SPAN 1 carries the HOUSE.
C-SPAN 2 carries the SENATE.
C-SPAN 3 (most places web only) carries a variety of committee meetings live or other past programming.
OR FEDNET has online feed also.
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THOMAS where you can see a RECORD of what Congress is doing each day. You can also search/read a verbatim text of what each Congressmen/women or Senator has said on the floor or submitted 'for the record.' [This is where the real juicy stuff can be found.]
Also found at Thomas are Monthly Calendars for the Senate ,
Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats
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nothing is going on today in congress .. I just wanted to put up the new thread while I had the time ping
I answered your other post on the other thread..
I thought for sure they were coming back this afternoon...oh, well, I heard they were going to be talking about the Stem cell bill.
I don’t want that to pass so...who cares when the idiots come back..I am just SO fed up with politicians.
Fox has on Tammy Bruce and Bob Beckel to talk about Hoyer and Pelosi.
Beckel just doesn’t see anything wrong with Hoyer meeting with “The Brotherhood”...”this is the GOP making a bunch of noise”...
It is AMAZING how they rationalize this stuff!!!!
Bruce: This shows that the Dem Party doesn’t mind meeting with terrorists....of course they know what the Muslim Brotherhood is...and it legitimizes them.
Oh..dear...Tammy said we have a “government now that has no vision for the future the dems and the Republicans..”
Beckel thinks that Bush is hoping the “tooth fairy” would meet with Iran and Syria and the MB. EVEN AL-QUEDA!!!
Beckel would negotiate with al-queda....
WHY did Tammy have to say that THIS administration has no vision for the future???? If she hadn’t said that, it would have been okay..but she cheapens her points by saying that.
If Bush is guilty of anything about foreign policy, one MIGHT say he has too MUCH vision for the idiot people to understand!!!
The way my scheduled has been like .. plus with the kids home from school .. who knows what my day will be like *L*
Happily, when I saw Beckel, I hit the mute button so I was spared the whole thing.
Beckel looked very animated at one point.
He is so excited about this coup d’etat...as Jeb Babbin put it.
In fact, I just get this sense from ALL of the libs that they are not going to be able to make it to Jan. 2009...they are SO SURE that the take over of this country is going to happen...
And their vision of HEAVEN is coming...they are going berserk.
I was watching the repeat of Fox News Sunday last night..and even Mara Liasson is getting cocky...UGH!!
Your kids are home for Spring Break??
If people want to be ignorant of the facts, make things up and spread lies .. I’m not sure what else can be done .. especially when so many will not listen
How the Dems plan to make a peace deal with terrorists is beyond me
Who are the Dems going to sacrifice and give to them in return .. the Jews??? .. they already gave them the blacks in Africa/Sudan/Rwanda?? .. who will be next after that??
Just how many people are the liberals going to sacrifice so they can be friends with the terrorists???
I am hearing Major on with Laura right now...
He is all excited that “this goes all the way to the President”...the US Attorney case...and he and Laura are “tut-tutting”..
One question: Who CARES???
Does Pres. Bush NOT have that right??
Major is sounding like this is gonna take Bush down...
He is saying that his sources are telling him “everything in the Administration is like amateur hour..they don’t know what is going on”
I gotta say....doesn’t that show that they aren’t lying and corrupt??? They aren’t EXPERTS at lying and getting out of “scrapes”!! right??
Major is just way to much of a Dem cheerleader.
He can replace them for any dang reason he wants
Heres a question for Major
Why are they (Dems) trying harder to take down the President instead of the terrorists ??
Why are they (Dems) more willing to talk with the terrorists then they are the President ??
Why are they (Dems) traveling across the globe to have meetings and talks with terrorists and their supporters .. but they won't go across town and work on peace with the President???
I thought he was going to have trouble catching his breath, he was so excited. Laura is just an Eastern elitist who get a few things right.
I am not a fan of Politico.com...BUT, here is an article that COULD have been written by ME.
You guys know this is one of my pet peeves.
So few of them actually work, sleuth. They have “staff.” Coburn works, and Gingrey in the House, and Sessions’ people. Jon Kyl masters the subject matter. They are few and far between. For the most part, we are ill served. Sometimes you and I and Mo1 know more about what is in the legislation than they do...and mostly they don’t care.
Yes...you are right.
That speech Sessions gave on the Senate floor about a year ago about the Senators being told in the cloakroom how to vote by their aides was a real eye-opener.
Good morning ladies.
Mo-—I know you have the kiddos home..so you might not be able to watch the Senate this week...which is probably a good thing...LOL
Bah...Reid opened the Senate with his normal litany of complaints about how awful everything is in the world..and how it is all Bush’s fault...but THEY will fix it.
Craig Thomas stood up for the GOP..and mentioned it has been 61 days since Bush asked for the money for the troops..but they can’t even work on it because Pelosi refuses to bring the House back..even though our troops do NOT get a weeks vacation...
Then, TA DA....Sen. Bennett stood up and read excerpts from the WaPO editorial against Nancy Pelosi..and said he was going to talk about the economy...but that Pelsoi’s “shadow” foreign policy trip was too important and “needs to be talked about”...LOL YAY!!!
Cornyn then got up and said he concurred with Bennett about Pelosi..and then talked again about the war supplemental...and how the HOUSE is letting down the troops.
On C-span...there is that stupid debate between Gingrich and jon f’n carry...
It took about 5 minutes of watching carry’s tongue darting out of his mouth to make me physically ill...so I have NO idea how that is going.
Harry Reid did say they were going to be talking about federal funding of ESC research today...they are in a quorum call.
Thanks, sleuth. I didn’t even realize they were back. The only thing happening in the world has to do with Don Imus...oh, and Anna Nicole Smith’s baby maker.
Mary Landrieu is talking about a coach who died (I don’t follow sports) and for once is not asking for more money, although she may slip it in.
I am assuming that one of our favorites...Sen.Coburn should be a big player during this stem cell debate.
On the DARK side...Harkin and Kennedy will be big players...oh ugh.
Vote for ESCR or you are against HOPE!, the new dem magic word.
There is a LIVE thread for that Newt/carry debate...and I looked at the posts..
According to what was posted...Newt is LOSING the debate...sheesh
That was my impression. He accepted the premise so it was over at the beginning.
For Newt to lose a debate with that nitwit carry, he should be laughed out of Washington.
My mouth is hanging open.
Does no one see the idiocy in believing that cures cannot be found unless the federal government of the United States spends taxpayer money. No one else can do research, no one else can fund it. Just the American taxpayer, regardless of any objections they may have to creating life for the purpose of experimentation.
Woo Hoo .. alright Sen. Bennett !
Also .. why are you libs against medical testing on animals .. but all for medical testing on babies??
Good grief ....Specter wants MARCHES???
Specter wants his name on the CDC building is what he wants.
Specter can bite me!! He wants people to march for the DEATH of babies fgs!!
You are right...SHE and Pelosi and Hillary and BABS have rich, rich, rich husbands...they could finance a whole pharmaceutical research facility.
But, NOOOOOOOOo they want taxpayers who don’t believe in killing fetuses to have to PAY for it!!!
Specter can’t handle the fact that one day he will die ... he wants to live forever
My granddaughter has diabetes...and the like to throw diabetics in their argument for killing embryos...but, NO ONE in our family wants that...especially my granddaughter, I am sure.
embryo research is a very dangerous road to being going down
Yes it is...and I think that there are way too many other sources of stem cells that do not require using embryos.
I wish it was illegal....I think the people that are pushing this bill should be grateful that it isn’t totally illegal.
To be going after ALL taxpayer’s money is digusting.
I saw a little bit of Norm Coleman earlier.
He and Sen. Isaakson have co-sponsored an alternate bill...SR.40 (I think).
I heard Sen. Coburn speak on it...their bill would allow for stem cells from each person to use their OWN stem cells.
Coburn pointed out that any time a “cure” would be made from the embryonic stem cells of anyone...the “patient” would be required to take anti-rejection drugs for their whole lives...just like transplant patients do now..
But, if we use our own cells...we don’t.
THAT isn’t going to answer the show problem...but I THINK there may be a vote this afternoon on the Coleman/Issackson bill..
I have to admit to being in and out on the Senate coverage..so I may be wrong about a vote...AND about the bill (there could be more aspects I missed hearing about).
The President is willing to sign Isakson’s bill and will veto the other one, so if they want research to proceed, they would be well advised to vote for Isakson’s offering.
Thank you...you are so much better at keeping up than I am.
BTW...did you hear what Jim Angle said on Brit’s show about Lantos and Pelosi??
They had applied for visas to go to IRAN..and were turned down..but, he said regardless of what Pres. Bush has said, he and Pelosi would go tomorrow..if they got the visas!!
What makes me think those visas will NOT be granted???
These idiots are gonna get us all killed!
No, I got a phone call and missed it.
That hideous woman is in way over her head and Lantos must simply have gone insane. A holocaust survivor. I just can’t believe it.
I could be wrong .. but doesn't the country you are going to give the visas ??
You are right...IRAN turned them down.
That is why I said that NOW they will probably get them..because Nutjob will see the propaganda opportunity to have them over there shaking his hand and smiling their cheap smiles...UGH
You may not have seen this, but it’s a good video
Late day at work, just catching up now
I saw that video earlier. We face so many challenges and then that silly, foolish, power drunk woman goes out and makes things worse.
Boy, oh, boy we saw this coming a long time ago...but, it makes me SICK to see how beholden the Dem party is to the unions.
That's why he vetoed it
It's also a real good way to drive businesses from the state too
OUCH ... great commercial
I remember reading about him vetoing that bill...but it seems like that was quite a while ago...Howie is just now going to Colorado.
I guess he didn’t have the time before...since he was going all over the world telling the world’s leaders that they are in the process of staging their coup d’etat...and as soon as it is over...
International LAW..here we come!!!
Howie is as smart as Gramma Nancy .. he’ll make a lot of promises that he can’t keep
The Unions will give him one more chance .. basically because they have no other choice
The Dems will throw them a little meat to chew on .. but then the unions will want more and they will get mad at the Dems again
It is very disheartening.
Here is a pick me up. Take a look at the item and then read the link in it about Roberts and Scalia
LOL Although I think the reporter writing about the two SCOTUS Justices must need a day off.
“nothing is going on today in congress”
Thanks so much, but I can personally only take partial credit for giving our fine staff the day off, so they can’t squander any of our money or freedoms. ;^)
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