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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘senate’

Satire: GOP Furious

Satire: GOP Furious

GOP Furious State Department Cut Embassy Security After GOP Cut Embassy Security Funding Written by David Neilsen May 13th 2013 WASHINGTON — After a day of emotional hearings on the Benghazi Embassy attacks of 2012, Republican legislators yesterday decried the Obama State Department for following through with the budget cuts to embassy security mandated by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. “This is negligence of the highest order,” said House Oversight and ... Full Story

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

  By Kevin Mathews When 90% of Americans want increased gun control policies and their elected officials reject even minimal reform, it begs the question, who exactly are our Congress members representing? Well, as usual, the money tells a significant part of the story: 42 out of the 45 Senators who voted no on the recent bill have received significant donations from the gun lobby. “Politicians are bought!” “Politics are corrupt!” “Corporate interests over the ... Full Story

Elizabeth Warren Rips NRA And GOP

Elizabeth Warren Rips NRA And GOP

    Elizabeth Warren Rips NRA And GOP For ‘Keeping The Game Rigged’ By Jason Sattler After calling out the NRA’s “armies of lobbyists are fighting to rig the system so that the public remains in the dark,” the senior senator from Massachusetts attacked the organization’s efforts to stop public research into gun violence.  “If as many people were dying of a mysterious disease as innocent bystanders are dying from firearms, a cure would be our top ... Full Story

Neocon Nightmare:

Neocon Nightmare:

      The Truth Behind the Attacks on Chuck Hagel       By Arriana Huffington   If President Obama's second term includes decision making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign five years ago. In fact, the more ridiculous the claims being made by Hagel's critics become, the ... Full Story

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

  31 GOP Men Don’t Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection by Jessica Pieklo The Senate finally voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) despite months of partisan wrestling over just who was deserving enough to be protected from domestic abuse. In the end the renewal easily cleared the Senate on a 68-31 vote. 15 Republicans joined all members of the Democratic caucus in voting yes. Notably, the 31 Republicans who voted against renewing VAWA are all ... Full Story

Super Rich buying the White House

Super Rich buying the White House

                  Anonymous Donor Writes Huge Check To GOP — Thanks, Citizens United! By Robin Marty Someone out there is so intent on making sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t serve a second term in office he or she is willing to shell out big cash to prevent it. Who?  Well, we’ll probably never know. According to the Washington Post, an anonymous $10 million donation was made to Karl Rove’s super ... Full Story

Why do Conservatives Hate Public Transit

Why do Conservatives Hate Public Transit

4 Reasons Conservatives Hate Public Transit By Jason Mark Once upon a time — in a political environment that seems otherwordly compared to what we have in the United States today — the federal transportation bill was a bi-partisan endeavor. Now things are different. Congress went into spring recess last week and once again left hanging a reauthorization of the transportation bill, which expired two and a half years ago. Congress was just barely able to approve a temporary, 90-day ... Full Story

Coffman Calls on Senate to Negotiate Differences and

  (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding the Senate plan for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors. Coffman is calling on the Senate to work with the House on a proposal that extends the benefits for a full year instead of just two months. "The Senate was in such a rush to get out of town and start their vacations that they didn't complete ... Full Story

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

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

Colorado Dems and GOP respond to redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Supreme Court’s Approval of New State Legislative Districts Denver – Following the approval of new legislative districts by the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Today’s ruling guarantees Colorado voters competitive districts that pressure legislators to look beyond their political bases. These new districts will favor representatives who are ... Full Story

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