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  • The Taxman Cometh: Senate Bill’s Marginal Rates Could Top 100% for Some

    12/10/2017 4:31:31 PM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10th, 2017 | By Richard Rubin
    WASHINGTON—Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed tax rates in the Republican plan. That means a business owner’s next $100 in earnings, under certain circumstances, would require paying more than $100 in additional federal and state taxes. As lawmakers rush to write the final tax bill over the next week, they already are looking at changes to prevent this from happening. Broadly, House and Senate Republicans are trying to reconcile the bills they passed, looking for ways to pay for eliminating the most contentious proposals. The formal...
  • Shorter Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m a Liberal, Maybe Gimme a Pass?’

    10/09/2017 5:29:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/05/2017 | Sonny Bunch
    So, there's a lot of odious stuff in the New York Times‘ hard-hitting piece on film executive Harvey Weinstein's decades of scummy behavior. You should really read the whole article. I don't feel the need to highlight any individual part of it. It's all amazing, especially his fixer Lisa Bloom's remarkable hypocrisy. I do want to note just one thing, however. Here's the conclusion of a statement he provided to the Times: This is grotesquely brazen. Because it's so transparently obvious what Harvey Weinstein is saying here: "Guys, I'm a liberal, I'm going to go after the NRA, I'm going...
  • House Committee Vows to Pursue Hillary's Private Emails

    10/21/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/2016 | John Gizzi
    Rep. Lamar Smith is pushing ahead in his committee's effort to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. On Thursday, Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, announced that he is going to hold the Platte River Networks, which set up and maintained Clinton’s server, in contempt of Congress when lawmakers return to Washington following the November election. “Platte River continues to obstruct our committee’s investigation into the possible misuse security of former Secretary Clinton’s private e-mail server,” Smith told a packed press conference on Capitol Hill."
  • Why Is Ted Cruz Getting a Total Pass For Attack on Donald Trump’s Wife?

    03/25/2016 12:12:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 155 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/25/16 | Tommy Christopher
    I get that the media has gotten the memo that Donald Trump is the greatest threat to civilization since NBC’s “The Slap,” but the controversy surrounding the Trump v Ted Cruz wife-dissing battle has revealed a stunning bit of tunnel vision, particularly among liberals. While everyone piles on Trump for retweeting an unflattering photo comparison of Heidi Cruz and Melania Trump, they’re giving Cruz and his SuperPAC a complete pass for what amounts to a political sexual assault on Melania Trump. Both attacks were ugly; I would submit that the explicitly sexual nature of the attack on Mrs. Trump is worse,...
  • Dallas v Detroit: The Pass Interference Flag Picked Up

    01/06/2015 2:54:04 PM PST · by DBCJR · 33 replies
    The play everyone is freaking out about. Lions 87 should be called for illegal hands to the face mask, Hitchens COULDN'T turn his head.
  • Threaten Students with Killer Robots, Get a $92,000 Settlement

    09/24/2014 12:30:17 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 9/24/2014 | Ashly McGlone
    Oceanside Unified School District officials (San Diego) investigated complaints that a teacher threatened to have a robot shoot and kill students, and the educator was allowed to resign and receive a $92,000 settlement instead of being fired.
  • reality of Post Abortion Stress Syndrome

    08/07/2014 12:05:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Live Action ^ | Christina Martin
    She sat across from me, tears streaming down her face. The subject of abortion came up and this woman struggled to discuss it. ‘Emotionally damaging’ was the phrase she used to describe the procedure. She thought about her child. She wondered how old he or she may be. As she reflected on her past she wrestled with feelings of regret. She admitted to choosing abortion without knowing all of the facts. She felt rushed into the decision, wishing now that she would have gathered more information before she decided. This woman’s story is all too common. In the decade I’ve...
  • Blake Farenthold wants pathway to legal status only after border is secure

    07/03/2014 1:15:59 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | Congressman Blake Farenthold
    As I said today on MSNBC, a pathway to legal status could pass the House only after the American people believe the border is secure. I oppose amnesty in any shape or form, as well as any reforms that reward unlawful behavior. Our broken immigration system cannot be fixed until the border is secure and we have an Administration that will enforce the Rule of Law.
  • Obama: I´ll do ´everything in my power´ to pass gun bill

    05/03/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/3/13 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama vowed on Friday he will "continue to do everything in my power" to pass gun control legislation, saying that it´s "the right thing to do." Delivering a speech in Mexico City at the National Anthropology Museum, Obama said he swore an oath to uphold the Second Amendment, and "I always will.” But he said passing legislation to prevent criminals from obtaining guns will "save lives" in both the United States and Mexico. Last month, the Senate rejected a measure that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases. After the legislation was defeated,
  • Misconduct scandal prompts L.A. schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to state

    06/03/2012 5:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/01/12 | Michael Martinez
    Misconduct scandal prompts L.A. schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to stateBy Michael Martinez, CNN updated 6:19 AM EDT, Fri June 1, 2012 Los Angeles (CNN) -- In the wake of a teacher misconduct scandal, Los Angeles school officials have referred the discipline cases of 604 teachers from the past four years to state authorities to decide whether the teachers' licenses should also be revoked, a school spokesman said Thursday. Of the 604 cases in which teachers were fired or facing discipline, 60 teachers were accused of sexual misconduct with pupils on or off campus or with minors who...
  • Obama uses variation of phrase ‘pass this bill’ 17 times in speech

    09/08/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/11 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to “pass this bill” — or made some variation of the phrase — 17 times in his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs package, the American Jobs Act, during the speech.

    08/24/2011 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 73 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Anthony James
    TOKYO ROVE” STRIKES AGAIN© 2011 by Anthony James Sour Grapes Karl Just Can’t Help Himself. As former president Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again, Karl.” On Wednesday evening on Greta Van Susteren’s top-rated FOX TV news and talk show, “On The Record,” former Bush political adviser and the man euphemistically referred to as “The Architect” for his alleged contributions to George W. Bush’s winning campaign strategies in 2000 and 2004, Karl Rove just inexplicably and repeatedly soiled himself in front of the American public again and again. Greta had asked him why he felt it was that the...
  • Obama Commerce Nominee in 2009: U.S. Must Pass Cap and Trade Now

    05/31/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/31/11 | Matt Cover
    John Bryson, nominated by President Barack Obama today to head the Department of Commerce, once said it was “incredibly important” that the United States pass cap and trade legislation and that America needed to become a global leader in combating man-made global warming. “I regard it as incredibly important that the United States comes forth in this year with federal climate change legislation as a foundation for moving ahead,” Bryson told the U.N. International Energy Conference in late August 2009. “I think we in the U.S. have an obligation to assist
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham predicts tax cuts will pass, 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal (& DREAM Act) won't

    11/28/2010 9:44:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/10 | Joseph Weber
    Graham predicts tax cuts will pass, 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal won'tBy Joseph Weber The Washington Times 11:02 a.m., Sunday, November 28, 2010 Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, gave a blunt analysis Sunday about the possibility of extending tax cuts to Americans and about the fate of "don't ask, don't tell" and other legislation in the lame-duck congressional session that resumes Monday. Mr. Graham said Congress has "enough bipartisan support" to extend the so-called Bush-era tax cuts, despite the refusal by Democrats to extend them to all Americans. He also said senators who support a repeal of the "don't...
  • Democrats Mulling Dropping "Deem and Pass"

    03/20/2010 11:49:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies · 1,648+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2010 | Fox News
    UPDATE: A senior House Source confirms to Fox News that "deem and pass is dead" Developing.. Fox News has learned that House Democrats are considering dropping a controversial parliamentary ploy to pass the Senate's version of the health care bill before the House begins on a second "fix-it" resolution, known as reconciliation. Senior House Democratic sources indicate that there is an ongoing discussion about dropping what's billed a "deem and pass" strategy. Democrats have signaled for days that they would probably use a procedural two-step to get the House to approve the Senate’s health care measure.
  • Biden: Labor legislation to pass this year

    09/07/2009 5:47:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 948+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/7/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Controversial legislation that would make it easier to organize unions will pass this year, Vice President Joe Biden said today. Appearing at a Labor Day rally in Pittsburgh, Biden praised the role of unions in building the middle class and said the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will make it through Congress before the end of the year, the Associated Press reports. That's a very optimistic timeline, considering that Democrats are already putting all their legislative muscle behind healthcare reform.
  • How Democrats Pass Legislation (Video from Tammy Bruce website)

    09/06/2009 9:44:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies · 676+ views
    Tammy Bruce Website ^ | September 3, 2009 | Pat
    "We knew it!" Comment: So, this is the Dems secret in moving bills through the House. No wonder it smells like an out-house. Link to Video:
  • Pelosi Says Health Care Will Pass the House ("I have no doubt we have the votes")

    07/22/2009 11:06:09 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 42 replies · 1,947+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | July 22, 2009 | Editors
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she has the votes to pass a health care overhaul bill. Her prediction came as Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry A. Waxman , D-Calif., said that he would try to move forward Thursday with his markup of the House’s health care bill, which broke off because moderate Democrats raised objections to the bill’s costs. “I have no doubt we have the votes to pass this on the House floor,” the Speaker said at a press conference. “I’m feeling pretty confident,” she added, conceding that intense negotiations continue in her caucus on coming up...
  • ‘Reconciliation’ to Pass Health Bill Won’t Work

    07/01/2009 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 654+ views
    Roll Aall ^ | 7/1/09 | Morton M. Kondracke
    Liberal health reform advocates have talked about ramming a reform plan — including a Medicare-like public insurance option — through the Senate with only 51 Democratic votes. But a leading Senate player says it won’t work.
  • House, Senate Pass Obama-Friendly Budget Plans

    04/02/2009 11:45:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 608+ views
    abc ^ | 4/2/09 | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writers
    Acting in quick succession, the House and Senate approved budgets Thursday night drawn to President Barack Obama's specifications and pointing the way toward major legislation later this year on health care, energy and education