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  • Press Release of Senator Cruz

    09/27/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz ^ | 9-27-2013 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Press Release of Senator Cruz Cruz: Vote Latest Example of Washington Not Listening to the People Contact: / (202) 228-7561 Friday, September 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding today's vote in the Senate to invoke cloture on H.J. Res. 59: "Today's vote by Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats to fully fund Obamacare was yet the latest example of Washington not listening to the people. "Obamacare is a 'train wreck,' a 'nightmare,' to use the words of its Democratic author and a union leader who previously supported the bill....
  • Texas Senate Committee Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    07/11/2013 12:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Texas state Senate committee has taken the next step in the process of getting a ban on late-term abortions in place in Texas. The panel approved the House-backed bill to stop abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Following the debate and vote, abortion activists at the committee hearing disrupted the committee by breaking into a protest song. A collection of tweets describes some of the debate, the protest song, and national support the bill received today from former presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics accountable by making them meet...
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • Officials: Ex-Manchin aide tapped for (Robert) Byrd (WV Sentate) seat

    07/16/2010 8:07:30 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 16, 2010 | LAWRENCE MESSINA
    Gov. Joe Manchin is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Three officials familiar with the governor's pick spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment ahead of an official announcement. ...The 36-year-old Goodwin, a Charleston lawyer, would hold the seat until November. That's when the governor wants general election voters to decide who will serve the final two years of Byrd's term. The Legislature has...
  • Kagan Defends Expansive Health Exception on Abortion in Senate Hearing

    06/29/2010 9:59:25 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies ^ | June 29, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Kagan Defends Expansive Health Exception on Abortion in Senate Hearing Washington, DC -- Abortion advocate Elena Kagan defended expansive life and health exceptions on abortion during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings today on her nomination to the Supreme Court. The health exception is the part of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions responsible for allowing unlimited abortions.
  • How Often is Congress in Session? How Much do They Actually Work?

    02/16/2009 1:59:09 PM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 14 replies · 994+ views ^ | 02 16 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    The current salary (2009) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year. But they work hard you say, they deserve it you say. Well, perhaps. So how much do they work? Well, congress is in session anywhere from 130 to 190 days a year. On average, over the last 9 years, they have met about 140 days a year. So far this congress has worked 23 days, out of a possible 46 days, or 50% of the time. Here is a little vacation calander posted on the website (please note a "work period" is a...
  • Join Us at Senators' Hometown Offices Monday on Immigration

    03/31/2006 3:27:05 PM PST · by blogbat · 2 replies · 430+ views
    Citizens for Immigration Reform
    Citizens for Immigration Reform is asking for people to take part as local chapters visit the nearest office of their US Senators on Monday to discuss the immigration issue. Here's the e-mailed Anouncement: "Dear Friends, We need your help. We have to do more to stop the amnesty and guest worker. The Senate is debating these bills this week and next. It may even last a third week but we can't be certain. So here is the plan. Next Monday all Americans who want an enforcement only bill to pass the Senate, as it did in the House, you need...
  • US Senate approves $305-mn aid for Pakistan

    01/26/2003 4:08:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 153+ views
    The Times of India ^ | January 26 2003 | IANS
    WASHINGTON: The US Senate has approved a long delayed $305 million aid package for Pakistan, including a controversial provision of $50 million for purchase of military equipment. The proposal includes $200 million for debt relief, $50 million each for military purchases and social sector development, $4 million for an anti-narcotics campaign and $1 million for financing Pakistani officers' military training in the US under the International Military Training and Education programme. Official sources here say the debt relief of $200 million would, in actual terms, benefit Pakistan to the extent of about a billion dollars. The $1 billion takes into...
  • Talent Leading Carnahan in MO!

    11/05/2002 7:46:38 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 18 replies · 305+ views
    Missouri Elections Tracker ^ | 6 November 2002 | Self
    Just opened up a a 51% to 47.5% lead! Click Here for latest resutls
  • New Technology For Catching Liars (LETS start with Media and Sentate,Congress)

    06/22/2002 7:39:11 PM PDT · by WakeUpChristian · 21 replies · 357+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2002, | By CHRISTOPHER NEWTON
    New Technology For Catching Liars By CHRISTOPHER NEWTON Associated Press Writer June 21, 2002, WASHINGTON -- The world is becoming a trickier place for people who tell lies -- even little white ones. From thermal-imaging cameras, designed to read guilty eyes, to brain-wave scanners, which essentially watch a lie in motion, the technology of truth-seeking is leaping forward. At the same time, more people are finding their words put to the test, especially those who work for the government. FBI agents, themselves subjected to more polygraphs as a result of the Robert Hanssen spy case, have been administering lie detection...
  • Don Nickels to Challenge Trent Lott for Majority Post

    04/25/2002 5:06:16 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 202 replies · 460+ views
    CNN 'Political Cloakroom' Segment ^ | April 25, 2002 | Bob Novak and Tucker Carlson
    <p>If the GOP gains control of the Senate, CNN just announced that Don Nickels of Oklahoma will challenge Trent Lott for the Majority Leader Post.</p> <p>Some of the Senators are no longer happy with Lott's leadership, the news channel reported Thursday.</p> <p>No reaction from the Senator from Mississippi yet.</p>