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  • House Repubs: Debt + Deficit Reduction Plan w/Senate Republicans (Video-WORTH WATCHING)

    07/21/2011 6:26:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 7-21-11
    GOP members on Cut, Cap, and Balance: From Earlier Site page article excerpt: White House talks with Congressional leaders resumed as President Obama’s hopes for a deficit reduction deal to coincide with an increase to the debt ceiling resurfaced. President Obama called Congressional leaders to the White House in separate meetings to discuss the “Gang of Six” proposal. VIDEO
  • Video: Trumka – We Give Dems 25% of Their Total Votes

    07/11/2011 9:25:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 7/11/11 | John
    I guess this isn’t shocking news in any way, but it is interesting to seem the head of the AFL-CIO put it so bluntly: If you listened to the rest of the clip you probably loved, as I did, the part where Trumka explains that nations around the world are promising people free health care and generous retirement benefits. I assume he means Europe, but has he seen the news lately in England or Greece or Spain or Portugal? Apparently not.
  • Critic of ATF gun-trafficking program raised no objection when briefed last year

    06/22/2011 8:49:04 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 69 replies ^ | June 21 2011 | Jerry Markon and Sari Horwitz
    A chief Republican critic of a controversial U.S. anti-gun-trafficking operation was briefed on ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program last year and did not express any opposition, sources familiar with the classified briefing said Tuesday. Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), who has repeatedly called for top Justice Department officials to be held accountable for the now-defunct operation, was given highly specific information about it at an April 2010 briefing, the sources said. Members of his staff also attended the session, which Issa and two other Republican congressmen had requested. Fast and Furious targeted Mexican gun traffickers but was linked to the killing...
  • The Economy Dems Now Own

    06/16/2011 3:56:52 PM PDT · by library user · 6 replies · 1+ views
    IBD ^ | June 16, 2011 | Staff
    The head of the Democratic National Committee says the administration has turned the economy around. So let us give discredit where discredit is due. Joe Biden should sue DNC chief and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for copyright infringement based on her statement at a Politico breakfast. We thought the vice president had a monopoly on statements completely detached from reality. "We own the economy," Schultz said. "We own the beginning of the turnaround, and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration...
  • Do more on jobs, Dems tell Obama (aims to make it easier, cheaper to create private sector jobs)

    06/10/2011 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Do more on jobs, Dems tell ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 06/10/11 06:00 AM ET Senior Senate Democrats are growing frustrated by what they see as President Obama’s passivity on the economy, and are beginning to discuss a large infrastructure package funded by tax increases. Some Democrats, such as Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, who serves as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, think such a package could lower the unemployment rate by as much as two percentage points. But the plan is not without political risk — Republicans would be quick to slap Democrats with the old “tax-and-spend...
  • Why Dems won't stop playing with Weiner

    06/07/2011 2:12:07 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 37 replies
    Redstate ^ | 06/07/2011 | gawken
    Whither the Dems? Why NO call for Weiner to resign? The behavior of the Democrat leadership after Weiner’s presser yesterday afternoon is probably MORE bizarre that the congressman’s risky behavior…sending lewd pics of himself to women in cyberspace. If you think about it, it makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever. It is a LOSE/LOSE proposition for them. And thus, it’s reasonable to inquire if there is indeed something in the Dem/liberal DNA, psyche, ethos, whatever, that makes them behave in this way. Comparisons have already been made as to how Boehner handled the fairly comparable Chris Lee incident. He was gone...
  • Guess Who is the Least Popular Congressional Leader?

    06/05/2011 1:06:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    With all of the vitriol being leveled against the Republican members of Congress by the media and the Democrats, one would think that their popularity would be significantly lower. In addition, due to positive coverage as well as new Democrat talking points, their leaders must have gained some? Well-- let's take a look at a new Rasmussen poll, shall we? Rasmussen is the most accurate of the major national pollsters and has largely predicted the last four election cycles. This time the organization is attempting to see who is well-regarded in Congress and who is not. Of course, the least...
  • Outrage Fades When Dems Do What GOP Did

    06/03/2011 3:45:53 PM PDT · by library user · 2 replies
    IBD ^ | June 3, 2011 | by Victor Davis Hanson
    ~ EXCERPT ~ Democrats in Congress recently went all out to try to pass the Dream Act, an amnesty for illegal-alien students willing to enroll — and stay — in college. Most who opposed it were derided as heartless at best, racist at worse. An insolvent California — still struggling with its $15 billion deficit — is trying to advance its own version of the bill that would contravene federal immigration law and cost millions. At about the same time, the state has announced plans to release roughly 40,000 inmates due to a shortage of funds needed to address overcrowding....
  • Dems Turning on Weiner; "Like Watching a Charlie Sheen Meltdown"

    06/02/2011 9:58:05 AM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/2/11 | Aurelius
    Anthony Weiner, who is now embroiled in a Twitter controversy in which he allegedly sent a picture of an aroused man (wearing underwear) to a woman, is now losing support from his staunchest supporters: Democrats. After nearly a week of bumbling about and starting more questions than answering them, Democrats have become weary of the Congressman from New York. "Watching Anthony Weiner's twitter and press blitz is like watching a Charlie Sheen meltdown. It's amusing, uncomfortable, and not necessary," said one high-ranking Democratic aide. "If Weiner really wants to get beyond this, he'll shut up and let Democrats get back...
  • Dems in weak spot on debt

    05/24/2011 2:03:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 5/24/11 | Conn Carroll
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced May 16 that the U.S. government has reached its legal debt limit, and that he had to dip into federal pensions to meet the country’s obligations. And if Republicans stick to their demands for major spending cuts, Geithner is going to have to start getting even more creative. It wasn’t supposed to go like this. When Democrats decided to pass on raising the nation’s $14.29 trillion debt limit during the 111th Congress’ lame duck session this December, the game plan for the 112th Congress was simple: scare “responsible” Republicans into voting to raise the debt...
  • OK in light of current events how bad(or good) will it be for Dems and RINOs in 2012?

    04/27/2011 10:50:46 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    27 April 2011 | US Navy Vet
    Please post comments here.
  • Some Dems skeptical of dual roles for new DNC chief Wasserman Schultz (two paychecks?)

    04/08/2011 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/11 | Shane D’Aprile
    Some Dems skeptical of dual roles for new DNC chief Wasserman SchultzBy Shane D’Aprile - 04/07/11 06:15 AM ET There is skepticism on Capitol Hill about President Obama’s decision to appoint Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The Florida lawmaker is respected and well-liked in the Democratic Party, but there is concern that her dual role as DNC chairwoman and House member opens the door for tensions. “I think she’s at the disadvantage of having to run a big organization and then being in a situation where she has a big part of...
  • Dems too crazy to win

    04/08/2011 10:43:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/11 | Cheri Jacobus
    Dems too crazy to winBy Cheri Jacobus - 04/07/11 06:29 PM ET Fiscal sanity versus the ruination of America. That seems to be where the budget debate lies. The Republican budget proposal to eliminate some $6 trillion in federal spending over the next decade and eliminate the deficit in 30 years is shocking — but only in the sense that the situation has become so out of hand, so insanely ridiculous, it will take at least that much and that long to right the wrongs of Washington. The insanity of fiscal policy that promotes an unsustainable chasm between spending and...
  • Pelosi: GOP Budget Will Deprive Seniors Of Meals (VIDEO)

    04/05/2011 2:38:56 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 38 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 |
    VIDEO:Pelosi: GOP Budget Will Deprive Seniors Of Meals
  • Dems 'likely' to offer budget alternative to Rep. Ryan's plan (but, why?)

    04/05/2011 3:38:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/04/11 | Mike Lillis
    Dems 'likely' to offer budget alternative to Rep. Ryan's planBy Mike Lillis - 04/04/11 03:31 PM ET House Democrats are "likely" to propose a 2012 budget bill to counter the much-hyped GOP blueprint set for release Tuesday, according to a House Budget Committee aide. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the senior Democrat on the budget panel, is still weighing his options, the staffer emphasized, but is leaning toward offering an alternative to the plan Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will unveil this week. "It is likely," the staffer said Monday, "but he's still talking to folks, and he's still undecided." The...
  • Area college students protest voter ID bill

    04/04/2011 12:05:08 PM PDT · by wbill · 57 replies
    Greensboro News and Record ^ | Monday, April 4, 2011 | Jonnelle Davis
    GREENSBORO — A voter ID bill would keep young people and the elderly from voting, a group of college students and state legislators said Monday at Bennett College. Students from area universities have been working behind the scenes to protest the proposed voter ID bill that is currently in the House. They held a forum Monday morning to discuss the bill and followed it with a press conference to voice their concerns. “This bill makes it more difficult for me to exercise my vote and my voice,” said UNCG junior Caleb Patterson. “The voter ID bill would add one more...
  • Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action (Kucinich calls for Obama's impeachment)

    03/20/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-03-20 | John Bresnahan & Jonathan Allen
    A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday. Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part. Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush...
  • The Strategy of Short-Term CR Opponents: A Response to Keith Hennessey

    03/17/2011 7:45:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | 3-16-11 | Ross Vought
    *snip* FIRST, our viable alternative strategy is to force Senate Democrats to pass a bill. Currently, the very willingness of Republicans to do the short-terms absolves both Senate Democrats and the President of any responsibility. The House acted. It passed H.R. 1. The Senate has not. Harry Reid has essentially thrown up his hands and said that he can’t pass anything (notwithstanding the fact that he claims to run the Senate). We all know that he can pass something. Until the Senate passes legislation, real Congressional negotiations cannot begin. Not unlike their Wisconsin state colleagues, Democrats must participate to have...
  • Donald Trump's Federal Campaign Contribution Report

    03/08/2011 3:08:05 PM PST · by tutstar · 21 replies
    Newsmeat ^ | 03/08/11 | newsmeat
    Don't know if it's allowed to post the chart cause I don't see any info re copyright info.
  • Senate Dems give up on Berwick

    03/06/2011 1:22:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/6/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama’s renomination of Donald Berwick to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) came as a surprise on Capitol Hill. Presidents do not usually renominate recess appointments after a recess ends their term unless the recess appointment was a true emergency or the President in question wants to make a point. In Berwick’s case the decision makes even less sense, as Obama gave the controversial Berwick the recess appointment without even allowing the Senate to hold a single hearing when his party had nearly a supermajority in the Senate. Indeed, Berwick didn’t even do the Senate the...