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  • Obama´s bid to break Supreme Court deadlock with White House talks ends in failure as Republicans

    03/01/2016 1:41:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/1/16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging. In an awkward Oval Office sit-down that lasted less than an hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered their case for refusing to consider any nominee to the highest court during the throes of a presidential election. Their Democratic counterparts, meanwhile, resolved to ´continue beating the drum,´ Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters after the meeting. The gathering was the first time
  • Italy election: Europe jitters over result deadlock

    02/26/2013 6:28:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/26/2013
    European politicians and markets have reacted anxiously after Italy's general election produced a stalemate between centre-right and centre-left blocs. France and Germany urged continued reform, while Spain described the result as a "jump to nowhere". Italian markets fell sharply while others in Europe and around the world opened down. Centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi said fresh elections should be avoided, and called for a period of reflection. The BBC's Alan Johnston in Rome says he was hinting at the possibility of considering what would be a very awkward alliance with his opponents on the centre-left. With all domestic votes counted, Pier...
  • Virginia GOP Senate candidates share thoughts on 17th Amendment repeal

    05/03/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 1, 2012 | Richard Sincere
    Three of the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Virginia agree that efforts to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – which authorizes the direct election of senators – are impractical at best. In post-debate interviews in Roanoke on Saturday, where all four candidates participated in a forum sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia, the candidates expressed their views on the 17th Amendment in response to questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner. ‘Repeal Amendment’ alternative Jamie Radtke said that she does not think the repeal efforts are viable, “so I’ve been...
  • Poll: Apportioning blame for the budget deadlock

    04/08/2011 1:54:37 PM PDT · by blondee123 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/08/2011 | Reuters
  • The 3rd is FURLOUGH FRIDAY!

    09/02/2010 9:08:10 AM PDT · by pansgold · 3 replies
    IX / II / MMX | pansgold
    Well. I wonder if the democrats in Sacto have a clue as to how much money the state lost this morning by not having a budget. Thanks to furlough Friday imposed by the court system, all state offices are again ordered closed every Friday until a state budget is passed. I don't have a figure on the amount of money the state just paid out today to every person on welfare today but it's a pile of cash for sure. The point? The loss of one days interest to the state treasury on billions of dollars just paid out this...
  • Bush makes nominations to FEC, seeks to break deadlock

    05/06/2008 5:01:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 93+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush nominated two new Republicans and one new Democrat to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday in an attempt to break a Senate confirmation deadlock that had paralyzed the regulatory agency. Bush resisted efforts to withdraw the nomination of Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department official whom he nominated in 2007 but who had not been able to win votes in the Senate to get confirmed. The White House said the latest compromise would permit a separate vote on von Spakovsky. The stalemate over von Spakovsky had left the six-member FEC without a quorum to conduct business...
  • You don't want a highway right in your backyard?

    04/05/2008 6:31:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 264+ views
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | April 5, 2008 | Henry Aubin
    In 2006, former premier Lucien Bouchard and several business leaders blamed the not-in-my-backyard syndrome - NIMBY - for much of the Montreal metropolitan area's "immobilisme." The criticism followed the cancellation of two projects that had stirred public protests - a casino near Pointe St. Charles and the Suroît power plant. Despite the scolding, citizens remain unrepentant and as pesky as ever. Protests against noisy aircraft over the West Island, for example, are giving headaches to airport officials trying to accommodate increasing numbers of flights. Protests on the North Shore are also causing problems for the expansion of a smelly regional...
  • A Thompson Convention Nomination?

    01/24/2008 5:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 177+ views
    Steven Stark lays out a scenario whereby all the other candidates, none of whom have wholehearted Republican support, cancel each other out, paving the way for Fred Thompson to receive the nomination at the convention. "When conventions deadlock, history teaches us that yesterday's disappointments become tomorrow's stars. If McCain can't stampede to the nomination and Super Tuesday doesn't produce another clear front-runner, we may not have heard the last of Fred..." I find the idea highly unlikely, though appealing...but stranger things have happened. Whoever would have thought the 2000 election wouldn't be decided for 36 days?
  • EU set for deadlock - with UK to blame

    06/15/2005 1:21:27 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 45 replies · 1,475+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 15, 2005 | Staff
    The European Union is set for financial deadlock - with Britain being blamed.Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg prime minister and current EU president, said he was fairly certain a deal will not be agreed at an EU summit this week. And Britain's £3 billion annual rebate will be the main sticking point, he added. Mr Juncker said that although farm payments will be discussed "a number of states ferociously stick to agreements we made in 2002". "We have to take a detailed look at what to do with the British rebate; 24 member states believe the rebate can't go on like this,"...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • How to break the budget deadlock (DemRat Initiative)

    04/29/2003 9:36:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/29/03 | Editorial
    <p>CONSIDER a radical idea: Enable a mere majority, not two-thirds, of the California Legislature to pass a budget.</p> <p>Then consider how completely un-radical it is. Majority rule is good enough for Congress to approve the federal budget. Majority rule is good enough for all but two other states.</p>
  • No Speaker in the NC House, Day 2

    01/30/2003 12:04:50 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 24 replies · 264+ views
    Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1-30-2003 | LYNN BONNER, AMY GARDNER, AND DAN KANE
    Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:58AM EST State House still deadlocked on speaker Members are split between 3 men By LYNN BONNER, AMY GARDNER, AND DAN KANE, STAFF WRITERS, Staff Writers At mid-morning, the state House remained deadlocked over the election of a new speaker of the House. With the House evenly divided 60 to 60, Republicans had to essentially filibuster because one of their members, Rep. Cary Allred of Burlington, wasn't there. That gave Democrats a temporary 1 vote advantage. But Republicans successfully used procedural moves to delay a vote on the speaker until Allred showed up an hour late....