Category Archives: US Congress

Will Boehner survive As Speaker; Raises Ire Of Many House Republicans

After House Speaker John Beohner's gift to the democrats on a late night House vote on Tuesday, many Conservative House Republicans are talking about replacing him as Speaker, if they can find another to take his place. "The vote was considered a rout by the Democrats," Krauthammer told Fox News. "Tonight is one of the low points that Republicans have had in the last few years. on substance, Obama not only won tax increases in tax rates for the wealthy, but he's likely to gain another tax increase through reducing deductions in the future. So he gets a double rise in rates." House Republicans are considering House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia to take the House's top spot. Cantors Opposition to Biden and Mitch MaConnell is a sign that cantor has the resolve to stand up to the democrats. A source close to the situation, concluded, if enough members fail to support Beohner, Read more

Focusing on the Past

As upset by yesterdays actions there were some shining moments that I feel we can not ignore.  212 Representatives voted AGAINST this Health Care "Reform".  212 Representatives stood firm for their constituents.  You can find a link to the list of these men and women here. At this link there is also information for you to contact each of these Representatives.  I recommend calling at least your own (in Delaware's case it is Mike Castle) and thanking them for taking a stand with their constituents.  Let them know that you appreciate them listening to their phone calls, letters, and even paying attention to our rallies.  When I called Castle's office they sounded shocked to hear a "thank you" call.  Although we are all currently devastated by this bill's passage, don't let these feelings depress you.  It is important that you let your own Congressmen know that you are watching what Read more

Obama Grabs More Power And A Lebanese Man

The White House is appointing itself "The Interrogation Czar" in yet another move that makes me wonder if Congress is ever going to step in and do some of the stuff we elected them to do: President Barack Obama has approved creation of a new, special terrorism-era interrogation unit to be supervised by the White House, a top aide said Monday, further distancing his administration from President George W. Bush's detainee policies. The administration has also decided that all U.S. interrogators will follow the rules for detainees laid out by the Army Field Manual, according to senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision. That decision aims to end years of fierce debate over how rough U.S. personnel can get with terror suspects in custody. President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a new interrogation Read more

Ralph Nader On The GM Bankruptcy

Former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader chimes in on the GM bankruptcy: Today's bankruptcy declaration in federal court by General Motors is an avoidable, crude weapon of mass devastation for workers, dealers, auto suppliers, small businesses and their depleted communities. For GM's voiceless owners -- the common shareholders -- it is a wipeout. The proximate cause of the bankruptcy was supposed to be the inability of GM and the government's auto task force to reach an accommodation with GM's bondholders. But late last week, the bondholder problem was moving toward rapid resolution, and was clearly resolvable. Why then are GM and its multibillion government financier proceeding with bankruptcy? The bankruptcy and the GM restructuring plan are the product of a secretive, unaccountable, Wall Street-minded government task force that assumed power because of a Congressional abdication Read more

Madame Speaker, Your Private Jet Awaits

According to Judicial Watch, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her "extended family" are enjoying the benefits of travel via Gulfstream jet on the taxpayer's dime. Here's a little preview: The documents also detail correspondence from intermediaries for Speaker Pelosi issuing demands for certain aircraft and expressing outrage when requested military planes were not available. "It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable...The speaker will want to know where the planes are..." wrote Kay King, Director of the House Office of Interparliamentary Affairs. In a separate email, when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King writes, "This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset [s]peaker.".... During another email exchange DOD staff advised Kay Read more

BREAKING: Senate’s Financial Markets Bill

First, I can't believe I have watched CSPAN-2 for one hour so far...I've now gone 60 times my annual quota! As of 9:14PM - 45Y 18N. Looking like it's going to PASS...of course, you never know until it's over. 9:16PM - 58Y 18N. PASS, except voting still open...flip-flopping still a possibility. 9:18PM - 65Y 19N. It's all but final now. There won't be enough flip-flopping to turn it. Damn it! That was the Dodd Amendment?! You bastards! Is that what tonight was all about? I'm sooo confused. OK, so I THINK this was the intent of all the hullabaloo for the Senate today. Final vote: 74Y 25N. Who didn't vote??? (update: It was Kennedy that didn't vote...I should have know that with his recent health downturn) Sorry for the confusion. See what happens when you make me watch CSPAN-2 more than one minute per year?! I hate you Senate (for making me watch CSPAN-2)!!! BOOOO!!!! Read more