Posts Tagged ‘congress’
By David Frum, The Daily Beast 14 February 12 Is Mitt Romney so weak he won't be able to stand up to Congress? The most quoted speech at CPAC this year was Mitt Romney's, but my vote for the most significant goes to Grover Norquist's. In his charmingly blunt way, Norquist articulated out loud a case for Mitt Romney that you hear only whispered by other major conservative leaders. They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and ... Full Story
(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding House Resolution 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): "SOPA may have the best of intentions to protect property rights and copyrighted materials from illegal use, but the possible restriction of free speech and burdensome regulations on the activities of legitimate websites, many of which are small businesses, force me to oppose the bill."
Welcome the passage of Senate Bill 1867 and the police state. No hearings were held and this passed under the guise of “our security.”Our government now has the right to detain and imprison American civilians indefinitely WITHOUT charges or due process. Guilty until proven innocent is now the American way. This bill is the final step necessary to strike down any remaining Constitutional protections. We have fusions centers all over the country gathering information on all ... Full Story
BERKELEY, CA–MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announces the launch of its Company pages for U.S. Congress and the CA and WI Legislatures. The new Company pages profile top contributing companies and organizations, ranking them according to the total contributions they have made, documented bill positions they have taken, and bill positions they have "won." Company pages also show total contributions from related companies and ... Full Story
Kevin Lundberg to run agains Polis in 2nd district Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, has decided that he will run against Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat representing the 2nd Congressional District, Larimer County's new district in 2013. "Based on strong support from citizens of the Second Congressional District Kevin has decided to move forward with a campaign," said Lundberg's campaign website,www.kevinlundberg2012.com.
From killing blackbirds to imprisoning U.S. Citizens, you will find fact and opinion not available in the main stream media. Tune in everyday to see the OpEd News original articles and selection of provocative articles from other publications. Daily Headlines By Mark Sashine Y2012- The Year Of A Coward Obama is afraid of the people of the US. It is inconceivable that he was once a community organizer. He is so afraid of the people that this fear fills the void ... Full Story
The issue of indefinite military detention of U.S. Citizens has become a hot topic. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was crafted by John McCain, who should know better, Senator Levine and Dick Cheney (whom I thought was no longer a government official) and was rushed into consideration with little debate and no coverage by the main stream media (MSM) In the aftermath, many articles have been written on the subject and many voices raised in rage and I will link to some ... Full Story
OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be Provocative and informative, news and opinion that you did not see on the nightly news. Learn the rest of the story. You may not agree with everything here, but you will find it thought provoking and illuminating. Daily Headlines By Danny Schechter Is the Iraq War actually over? The county has a long way to go to recover from a war that is not over. The war that began with the bang of shock ... Full Story
OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be Fifty-seven provocative articles that you will not find in the main stream media. Is the president in danger, can we save the spirit of Christmas, and more. You may not agree with the writers, we don't, but you will have food for thought. Read "A Dangerous Woman: Indefinite Detention at Carswell" to see what can happen. Think you are not a threat, read "10 Ridiculous Things that Make you a Terror Suspect." It these articles ... Full Story
Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his Balanced Budget Amendment As a reminder, Udall's amendment: • Requires that the federal budget be balanced each year unless 3/5ths of each House (60 votes in the Senate) vote to waive it for national emergencies. • Requires the President to submit a budget each year that is balanced. • Allows the requirement to be waived when the U.S. is in a declared time of war. • Creates a Social Security lockbox that protects the ... Full Story