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  • Hoyer: No budget this year

    06/22/2010 8:58:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Hoyer: No budget this year By: Simmi Aujla June 22, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made official Tuesday morning what most insiders have known for months: Congress won’t do a budget this year. Instead, Democrats are pushing an alternative route that falls well short of the more rigorous annual budget resolution — a short-term resolution that will call for discretionary spending lower than in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget. But he said Congress wouldn’t take longer-term budget action before hearing from Obama’s fiscal commission in December. Republicans have lambasted Democrats for not passing a budget resolution,...
  • Vanity: What can prevent Congress from meeting?

    06/21/2010 7:34:19 PM PDT · by Brent in TN · 22 replies · 1+ views
  • Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    06/19/2010 4:06:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 110 replies · 2,313+ views
    AP ^ | 20/6/10
    WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington. Capping a week in which the administration scored a victory — a $20 billion fund to be paid by BP for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill — Obama reserved his radio and Internet address to focus on the work that didn't get done. His main concern was the rejection...
  • Dereliction of Duty: Congressional Democrats skip passing a budget—and hope no one notices.

    06/19/2010 3:08:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1,140+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/28/10 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    The 1974 Budget and Impoundment Act requires Congress to pass a budget resolution by May 15 of each year. Congress hasn’t done so yet in 2010. But that isn’t so unusual. Delays are common. They are usually the result of interparty or intercameral disputes. But this year is different. Congressional Democrats aren’t simply delaying, they’re deliberately refusing to offer a budget until after the November elections. They’re simply choosing to ignore the law. The politics are not complicated. Democratic leaders do not want to send members home to face their constituents after voting for a budget that would take the...
  • You’ve Got to Be Kidding, Mr. President

    06/18/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT · by MsLady · 39 replies · 1,374+ views
    RS RedState ^ | June 18, 2010 | Dan Benishek
    I am addressing this post to my fellow citizens of MI-01, fellow activists across the country, and especially to Congressional Democrats and candidates currently serving in Congress. The word is out; Mike Allen at had the story yesterday. This administration is going to push the Senate to pass a cap-and-trade bill this summer. Then, with the same arrogance we have seen before from this administration, they are planning on passing a final bill during the lame-duck session of Congress that follows November’s elections—elections where the people will have spoken and expressed their will regarding the type of government they...
  • (NC) Dem Congressman Goes Nuts When Asked if He Supports the “Obama Agenda”; Attacks Students– Video

    06/14/2010 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 581 replies · 17,283+ views
    Here is shocking video of North Carolina Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge being asked by some students on a public sidewalk in Washington, D.C. if he supports the “Obama Agenda.” Once he realized the students were asking him that question, he went bonkers. Etheridge hit their camera and then grabbed one of the students by the arm as he repeated over and over “Who are you, Who are you? Tell me who you are?” The students identified themselves as such, but Etheridge persisted. At one point he then grabbed the student whose arm he had been holding onto and pulled himself...
  • Democrats Are Skipping Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage

    06/07/2010 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | Jeff Zeleny
    BEL AIR, Md. — The reception that Representative Frank Kratovil Jr., a Democrat, received here one night last week as he faced a small group of constituents was far more pleasant than his encounters during a Congressional recess last summer. Then, he was hanged in effigy by protesters. This time, a round of applause was followed by a glass of chilled wine, a plate of crackers and crudités as he mingled with an invitation-only audience at the Point Breeze Credit Union, a vastly different scene than last year’s wide-open televised free-for-alls. The sentiment that fueled the rage during those...
  • DeMint: Over 90 Percent of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate,without a roll call vote.

    06/04/2010 10:04:00 AM PDT · by day21221 · 43 replies · 1,628+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Senator Jim DeMint
    Senator Jim DeMint June 4, 2010 U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) voiced concerns that the Senate passes over 90% of legislation without any debate, without amendment, and without a roll call vote.
  • House to vote on raising the oil tax

    05/25/2010 7:16:56 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 56 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | May 24, 2010: 2:22 PM ET | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK ( -- The House is expected to vote this week on whether to quadruple the oil tax to pay for the damages from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But as dramatic as the increase might seem, analysts say that consumers will barely feel it. The House "oil spill response" measure, included among others in a larger bill, proposes that the tax be increased from its current rate of 8 cents a barrel to 32 cents. This is projected to raise nearly $10 billion over the next 10 years for the Oil Spill Liability Trust...
  • Lawmaker Introduces $165 Billion Union Pension Bailout Bill

    05/24/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Painesright · 78 replies · 2,806+ views ^ | 05/24/2010 | Erik Berte
    Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress. A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds. If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers. The bill, which would put the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation behind struggling pensions for union workers, is being introduced by Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who says it will save jobs and help people. As FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis reported Monday, these pensions are in...
  • The House Divided (How long can a people remain a People when its leaders side with its foes?)

    05/24/2010 7:20:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1,608+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Bill Bennett and Seth Leibsohn don’t mince words on NRO: “Allowing the running down of a part of the United States by the head of a foreign government, at the White House, standing next to the president — who not only didn’t challenge him, but encouraged him — is a foreign- and domestic-policy catastrophe.” I couldn’t agree more with them, or with Mona Charen and Michelle Malkin, who’ve written forcefully about the absurdity of entertaining commentary on our immigration enforcement (or lack of same) from Mexico. That would be the same Mexico that enforces its immigration laws with the very...
  • Good news: Top Democrats wearing bracelets protesting Arizona law now

    05/21/2010 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 2,459+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 21, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Someone on Twitter told me you can see Pelosi wearing one here. Problem one: There’s not nearly enough detail to tell for sure. Problem two: Er, since when do Arizona protest bracelets exist? I hadn’t heard a word about them, and surely top Democrats wouldn’t be so stupid as to adorn themselves with actual badges of how out of touch they are with popular opinion about immigration. But guess what. As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing...
  • Calderon urges U.S. to reinstate assault weapons ban. (from my cold dead hands!)

    05/21/2010 11:16:22 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 87 replies · 1,656+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05-21-2010 | Reuters
    In a speech to a joint session of Congress, Calderon described efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico, where 23,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he came to power in late 2006 and launched an army offensive. Washington is also aiding Mexico's battle against drug gangs with a 2007 pledge of $1.4 billion for equipment and police training to help fight the cartels that ship some $40 billion worth of illegal drugs north each year. "There is one issue where Mexico needs your cooperation. And that is stopping the flow of assault weapons and other deadly arms...
  • Democrats Give Standing Ovation to U.S Criticism

    05/21/2010 7:04:14 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 54 replies · 1,350+ views ^ | 05/21/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Yesterday morning Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress. During part of his speech he stated that he strongly disagreed with the recently-passed anti-illegal immigration law in the state of Arizona. For that swipe at a U.S. state’s decision to take a stand against illegal immigration, the Democrats in attendance gave Calderon a standing ovation, as shown in the video below. Take note that at about the 20-second mark of the clip, there is a woman wearing a turquoise-colored top standing up. That person is former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano, who is of course now...
  • MEXICO IMMIGRATION LAWS read by Mark Levin from (audio)

    05/20/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by FactReal · 8 replies · 536+ views
    FactReal ^ | 5/19/2010 | FactReal
    Click image or click here. MEXICAN IMMIGRATION LAWS ARE TOUGHER THAN IN THE U.S. (links, PDFs to Mexican law & constitution) Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón came today to the U.S. and criticized the Arizona law. Since many in the Obama administration have not read the Arizona law but have attacked it, Mark Levin decided to read to Obama and Calderón the Mexican immigration laws (article by article) to show how strict and discriminatory they are.
  • Calderon On AZ Immigration Law Before Congress,Democrats Give Standing Ovation

    05/20/2010 12:38:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 522+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | annem040359
    While Democrats in the USA House give a standing ovation to the President of Mexico, a country that is HARSH to its illegals while ENCOURAGING its own citizens to become illegals coming over to the USA. Plus attacking a state in the union, Arizona, which is doing what the feds simply do not or will not do, ENFORCE the American/Mexican border.
  • The Truth About Gun Sales to Terrorists

    05/16/2010 5:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | May 16, 2010 | Steve Chapman
    Months before he loaded his SUV with propane tanks and fireworks and drove to Times Square, police say, Faisal Shahzad went to a firearms store and bought a rifle. It was found in his other car at Kennedy Airport, where his name showed up on the no-fly list in time to keep him from escaping. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is one of many people wondering why a suspected terrorist can be barred from flying but not from purchasing a gun. It "defies common sense," he says, that "the rights of terrorists are placed above the safety of everyday Americans." Well,...
  • Killers Without Conscience - 2010

    05/07/2010 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 278 replies · 2,359+ views
    2010 | Ward Dorrity
    There will always be those who are easily seduced by the offer of wealth and unlimited power. But one of the lessons we can glean from an unflinching look at history and human nature is that power-lust inevitably trumps greed. The power to harm others – and to harm others without consequence - is irresistible to a profoundly evil subset of humanity. Real trouble begins when such people acquire power.  So here’s a bold assertion that many of you will dismiss out of hand: there are those in government - and those who seek control of your government -...
  • Congress’ Historic Decision to Ignore Its Basic Duty

    05/14/2010 8:01:18 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies · 499+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 05/14/10 | Heritage Foundation
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) once said that the “most basic responsibility of governing is to pass a budget.” Yesterday it became clear that Congress has decided to shirk that responsibility, as word broke that the House likely will not pass a budget resolution for the first time since the modern budget process was created in 1974. That’s earthshaking news, especially given the ballooning federal spending, which soared to an $82.69 billion deficit in April, a projected $1.5 trillion deficit in 2010, and even more deficits as far as the eye can see. Like any American’s household budget that...
  • Trust gap will haunt Democrats in November

    05/10/2010 11:55:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2010 | Chris Stirewalt
    It was a jarring split screen.On one side of the television, members of Congress were bloviating about the need for financial reform to prevent another crisis.On the other side of the screen, Greek rioters were finally dispersing in a cloud of tear gas after their firebombs sent world markets skidding.Down in the lower right corner, the readout on the Dow looked like the altimeter on a nose-diving jet.How funny that anyone would promise to bring security and predictability to a financial world that can be undone by the protests of some uncivil servants in a little country in the corner...