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  • House will vote Friday to prevent Homeland Security shutdown

    02/26/2015 8:18:24 PM PST · by what's up · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Scott Wong,Rebecca Shabad and Cristina Marcos
    The House will vote Friday on a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks in an attempt to avert a shutdown slated for Saturday at the massive agency. If the bill is approved by the House, the Senate is expected to quickly follow suit — though the upper chamber also plans to move forward with a bill funding Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the new strategy to his rank-and-file members during a closed-door caucus meeting Thursday night. Senior Republicans predicted it would win enough support to clear the...
  • The Truth

    12/01/2014 9:59:58 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/1/2014 | Erick Erickson
    Congress is coming back. And the painful truth is that the Republican leaders will not stop Barack Obama unless they hear from you in overwhelming numbers. Our action center is live. You can call them by clicking here. It is the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out that the Republican leadership wants to give its members an opportunity to express their outrage and opposition. Expression is not action. They will take no action to stop the President. In fact, a few days...
  • Vanity: STOP AMNESTY: Insist that Congress pass a short term CR rather than long term spending Bill

    11/14/2014 1:52:06 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    11/14/2014 | JSDude1
    This is a call to action: STOP Congress from passing an Omnibus Spending Bill through September of 2015, instead they need to pass a clean CR through January 2015, then they'll at least have the tools to fight Obama's lawlessness through defunding his "executive actions" on Amnesty, Obamacare, and whatever else. CAPITAL HILL SWITCH BOARD (Please use this): (202) 224-3121
  • Louie Gohmert: If Obama Legalizes 5 Million Illegals, Cut Off White House Funding

    07/29/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies ^ | July 29, 2014
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) joined Gibson with the latest on Obama’s plan of granting amnesty to illegals. Gohmert told Gibson that some of the illegal immigrants are admitting that they are not fleeing gang violence but are paying gang members to sneak them in illegally into America. On stopping Obama’s agenda, Gohmert said when A President is completely lawless it is time to shut down funding to anyone who will act illegally. We must use the powers of the purse granted by the constitution to reign in Obama.
  • Continuing Appropriations Act Expires On January 15th, 2014 (Still No Risk Of US Default)

    10/29/2013 4:00:17 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/29/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    P.L. 113-46, The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, runs out on January 15th, 2014. * The continuing resolution (CR) funds the federal government until January 15, 2014 at the same level as in fiscal year * It also suspends the limit on the federal government’s debt until February 7, 2014. * The act sets up a process for verifying the incomes of people who apply for health insurance subsidies under Obamacare, the topic of the original version of the bill. *It provides back pay to the 800,000 government workers who were furloughed during the shutdown. * It also creates a joint...
  • The ‘We Can't Win' Wimps Caucus

    10/18/2013 3:15:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/18/13 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "We told you you would lose!" wail the Beltway bundlers of the Republican establishment. "We told you you would lose!" moan neoconservative columnists from their privileged perches on the op-ed pages of the Beltway press. "Look at what Ted Cruz and this Tea Party people did to us," wails the GOP establishment. "Look what has happened to our brand." And 2014 was looking wonderful. What a basket of wimps. While the political and communications strategy of the fight to defund Obama seems not to have been thought through, can someone explain what else a moral and principled Republican party could...
  • A Speech for Mr Boehner

    10/16/2013 11:47:45 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 20 replies
    10/16/13 | Originalbuckeye
    My fellow Americans, the President, the Democrats and the News Media have won a great political victory today, but the American people have lost an important battle. Republicans were elected to control the House of Representatives to stop the hemorrhaging of taxpayer monies. We have tried valiantly to rein in the spending, to stop this headlong sprint to bankruptcy that will happen to our beloved country. Those of us trying to do the responsible thing for the USA have been ridiculed, demeaned and degraded by those who pretend they wish for a 'more civilized' dialogue. We have been called terrorists,...
  • BREAKING: House Deal Falls Apart As Conservatives Balk, White House Threatens Veto

    10/15/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct. 15, 2013 | Guy Benson
    ----"Plan B" and fiscal cliff vote, redux. Having hammered out a deal to shoot back to the Senate tonight -- with most Republicans reportedly on board -- House GOP leadership has been forced to delay or cancel those votes after support among conservatives collapsed in the early evening hours. The rules committee meeting, which would have formally drawn up the bill and advanced it to the full house, has been postponed indefinitely. The reason is simple. They don't have the votes: What happened? The counter-offer's broad outline, which I've been following all day, seemed to be on track. Then the...
  • ‘WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN’: Rules Committee chair vows House GOP won’t accept ‘bad deal’ from Obama

    10/11/2013 11:08:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jeff Poor
    [with AUDIO] House Republicans wouldn’t accept a bad deal on the government shutdown and the pending federal debt ceiling negotiations from President Barack Obama, House Rules Committee chairman Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions announced. “I will tell you we will not back down, but there is much, much that we must understand about what is out there and how to accomplish it,” Sessions said on an interview set to air on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Friday night. Hewitt asked Sessions about the possibility of a deal made by the first of the month to ensure the government fulfills certain...
  • Rep. Peter King ready to sign Dem petition on ‘clean’ funding bill

    10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don't bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week. King has long-pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats' discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill. Until Friday. "If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with...
  • The Fight Remains About Obamacare

    10/11/2013 8:47:04 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 11th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    I stepped out last night, away from politics, to be the celebrity chef at a cooking school. It was refreshing to tune out the political world. But when I checked into my hotel after eleven last night, there was a backlog of weepy, crying emails from people ready to surrender. Why? Because the GOP has gone from being not liked to being not liked? Because this Congress has gone from being the worst ever to the worst ever? Surrender should not be an option. This fight has been and remains about Obamacare. A Republican Party fretting over polling should consider...
  • A Short Term Debt Ceiling

    10/10/2013 4:24:06 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | October 10th, 2013 at 11:51 AM | Erick Erickson
    It seems the GOP has taken a hint and will continue the fight on Obamacare by punting the debt ceiling discussion six weeks to Thanksgiving. I think this is wise, though I think the GOP should not do a clean increase. They should tie it to a full faith and credit act or something to stop future market jitters over this stuff. The GOP should not establish a precedent of debt ceiling increases without offsets of some kind. Nor should they allow the Democrats to act as if the House of Representatives should just be Barack Obama’s rubber stamp. But...
  • Republicans shift focus away from Obamacare toward fiscal issues

    10/10/2013 6:05:12 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Reuters/Townhall ^ | 10/10/13 | By David Lawder and Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a shift some Republicans hope will strengthen their hand in the fight over the U.S. debt limit, some of the party's leaders in the House of Representatives are playing down demands to weaken "Obamacare" and focusing instead on calls to rein in deficits. The emphasis on tackling long-term debt and deficits was evident in opinion pieces published on Wednesday by two of the most prominent House Republicans, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and a former vice presidential candidate. Ryan's piece in the Wall Street Journal failed to...
  • This is the Strategy. Now Do It

    10/09/2013 8:56:40 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | 10/9/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Conservatives need to push the debt ceiling fight off the front burner to after Christmas. Republican Leaders are begging us to merge the continuing resolution fight and debt ceiling fight. They covet this with all their mind and heart. They do not want a stand alone fight on Obamacare. They want to conflate it with the debt ceiling so they can do a grand bargain and leave Obamacare alone. Consider Rep. Paul Ryan’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. He wants a grand bargain and not once mentions Obamacare. Not once. Friends, as I noted the other day, we lose...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Republicans who oppose shutdown

    10/08/2013 9:12:12 PM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 20 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | October 6, 2013 | David Worthington
    UPDATED The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is preparing to make campaign donations to Republicans that vote to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, putting it at loggerheads with the Tea Party. That is significant, because The Chamber provides a financial counter balance to House incumbents that could face a primary challenger if they support a “clean” continuing resolution to fund the operation of the U.S. government or to raise the sovereign debt that can be issued by the United States Treasury to avoid a default. The shutdown crisis began last week over an attempt to nullify the...
  • The Federal Government needs More money to Waste [Snark intended]

    10/08/2013 11:39:28 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 8, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Feral Federal Government wastes tons of money. It certainly is grand that we will always have plenty to spare. U.S.S Barack Obama, our newest aircraft carrierHere's a link to an article by Jonathan Turley about recent wastes involving the Pentagon, produced by some pleasing congressional bipartisanship. He notes, [T]he Pentagon continues to spend wildly on items and them toss them out. We recently saw how [it] prefers to deliver bags of money to Karzai, buy Russian aircraft that Afghans can’t fly or maintain, or build huge buildings to be then torn down unused. Of course, no one is ever fired for constructing...
  • Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling

    10/07/2013 10:08:30 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Redstate ^ | 10/7/13 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans are winning the shutdown fight, and Democrats know it. People turning on the news this week came away with the knowledge that it was about Obamacare and kept hearing that Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. They also learned that for some reason the President didn’t want Word War II veterans to tour their own memorial, and Harry Reid won’t turn the funding on for cancer clinical trials at the NIH. Oh, and the rollout for Obamacare is one big glitch. Late yesterday came word that the Amber Alert system has been shut down, but Barack Obama’s federally funded golf course remains...
  • John Cornyn's Response to my letter

    10/04/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT · by PuzzledInTX · 46 replies
    email | Oct 4, 2013 | John Cornyn
    Dear Ms. xxxx: Thank you for contacting me regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) and defunding of Obamacare. I know how passionately Texans feel about this issue, and I appreciate the benefit of your comments. All Americans should be exempt from the onerous and costly provisions of Obamacare and the best way to do this is to repeal and defund the law in its entirety. Texans continue to share with me real-life examples of how this law is hurting businesses, killing jobs, and burdening individuals with costlier premiums. All Americans should receive relief from this law, so I was pleased when...
  • Now 18 House Republicans Are Ready to Throw in the Towel in Obamacare Fight [Title Shortened]

    10/02/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 110 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    There are now reportedly a total of 18 House Republicans ready to throw in the towel in the current battle over Obamacare in order to end the first government shutdown in 17 years. As TheBlaze reported on Tuesday, Democrats needs just 17 GOP lawmakers to defect from the majority of Republicans in the House to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that fully funds both Obamacare and the federal government.
  • Durbin: Negotiating would only embolden conservatives

    10/02/2013 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), appearing on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown,” suggested that Democrats aren’t negotiating with Republicans out of principle — and out of worry that any capitulation would only embolden the cast-iron conservative wing of the party.
  • Cracks emerge in House GOP on shutdown strategy

    10/02/2013 5:20:35 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 October 2013 | Bob Cusack
    Cracks are starting to emerge among House Republicans on their government funding strategy. A handful of Republicans in the lower chamber on Tuesday embraced a “clean” continuing resolution (CR): Reps. Pat Meehan (Pa.), Jon Runyan (N.J.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Frank Wolf (Va.). They joined Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and GOP New York Reps. Pete King and Michael Grimm, who endorsed a clean CR earlier this week. A "clean" bill would not include provisions to delay or defund ObamaCare, and is supported by the White House and Senate Democrats. In a Tweet, Meehan stated, “I came to...
  • Latest House CR Funds and Permits Obamacare’s Attack on Free Exercise of Catholicism

    10/01/2013 4:29:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2013 - 1:48 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The last version of the continuing resolution that House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) pushed through the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Monday—and that the Democrat-controlled Senate summarily rejected—surrendered a position that House Republicans had taken in the previous CR that protected Americans from being forced by an Obamacare regulation to act against their moral or religious convictions. The Obamacare regulation in question effectively prohibits American Catholics from freely practicing their faith in the way they live their daily lives. Indeed, the Catholic bishops of the United States have unanimously declared this regulation an “unjust and illegal mandate” and “a violation...
  • Fedzilla is shut down-post your "Buh Bye's" here > Buh Bye NEA!!!!

    10/01/2013 4:26:50 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 64 replies
    Fedzilla is shut down-post your "Buh Bye's" here: Buh Bye NEA!!!! Buh Bye funding of Planned Parent hood Buh Bye talk of raising the debt ceiling, since they only spend whatever amount of Tax we send to DC
  • CRISIS: Budget, Debt Limit, Continuing Resolutions (The Democrat/Socialist way)

    09/30/2013 6:07:55 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 4 replies
    Sept. 5,2013 | Self
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat) has obstructed and prevented the House of Representatives efforts to submit a budget as required by Federal Law. That's right folks, Harry Reid (D) is breaking a Federal Law that the Senate had passed. Does he really lead the Senate or does he just have his own agenda to break the system. President Obama sent a budget to the Congress that received NO VOTES! Not even Harry Reid would vote for Obama's budget. What is our Debt, by the way? The US national debt has remained the same since 5/28/2013 at $16.699396 trillion. Continuing...
  • Betrayal in the works in the House!

    09/30/2013 3:57:38 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 319 replies
    Special Report | 9/30/2013 | Me
    According to Special Report, a cadre of Quislings in the House are planning a revolt against not only the conservative majority, but the leadership as well. No doubt led by Peter King who recently insinuated he was not going to continue playing 'Cruz' game', this group will vote with the rats to block our next volley to the senate, the hardest one yet for them to reject. We cannot allow this. If you are a Freeper and think your rep might be involved in this treachery, melt the phone lines and fill the inboxes. No insurrection can be afforded at...
  • HOUSE to send another CR to senate

    09/30/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 59 replies
    Just heard, just announced. GOP House to the rescue, will send a final CR to Senate to avoid government shutdown.
  • Moderates Revolt Over CR [RINO DEFCON 1]

    09/30/2013 3:53:41 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 43 replies
    Natonal Review ^ | 9/30/2013 | Jonathan Strong
    For almost three years, the story in the House has been about Speaker John Boehner’s restive right flank causing him problems. But Republican moderates have apparently had enough. In what is by far their boldest stand since the GOP took control of the House in 2010, a group of them are threatening to bring down a vote on the rule for the government-funding bill scheduled for 6:30 p.m. New York representative Peter King is leading the charge, and his fellow New Yorker Michael Grimm is close behind him. The group told leadership on Saturday they have 25 members who are...
  • Democrats: Drop ObamaCare demands and pass a clean CR, We’ll accept sequestration spending levels;

    09/30/2013 1:18:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    I’m surprised they’d even offer. A little while ago, I tweeted out a question: Since there are surely more than 30 Republicans who’d vote for Reid’s clean CR, why doesn’t Pelosi bring a discharge petition forcing Boehner to hold a vote on it? That’s an unorthodox procedure, granted, but this is an unusual situation. When people inevitably complain that the minority caucus has usurped the power of the majority in the House, Pelosi could simply say that that’s what Republicans were trying to do in the Senate. Boehner would probably welcome it, frankly, since the result would be to avoid...
  • Pelosi missed CR votes for wedding anniversary that took place 3 weeks ago

    09/30/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2013 | Caroline May
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi missed Saturday night’s votes on legislation to continue funding the government because she was out of town celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary, according to news reports. “Speaker Boehner has told me he has the votes for his proposals on his side of the aisle and that he will not need our help,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues. “I have been in contact with our leadership team and members, and we appreciate the united front from members as we proceed.”Pelosi’s wedding anniversary, however was three weeks ago, on Sept. 7, according to at least...

    09/28/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 368 replies
    Drudge ^ | 9-28-2013 | Drudge Report
  • New House GOP bill delays health law by 1 year

    09/28/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 98 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2013 1:44 PM EDT | Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor
    House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama’s health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White House and the Democratic-controlled Senate. They rejected a Senate bill passed Friday that would keep the government operating another 45 days and make no changes to the health law. Instead, House Republicans prepared to pass their own version Saturday and throw the issue back to the Senate, which is not scheduled to return until Monday afternoon, 10 hours before the shutdown deadline. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...
  • How to Constitutionally Fund the Government: It’s the House’s prerogative to supply funds, or not...

    09/28/2013 1:37:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 28, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    It’s the House’s prerogative to supply funds, or not, for Obamacare.Republican leaders are right: There was a flaw in Ted Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare: He took Republican leaders seriously. Senator Cruz, along with Senator Mike Lee and House conservatives, devised a strategy to forestall the unpopular socialized-medicine scheme that Democrats unilaterally rammed through Congress in 2010. They would starve it of funds, not unlike the way Democrats and Republicans have slashed funds for fence construction along the Mexican border, even though the fence has been the law of the land for seven years. The Obamacare defunding strategy, though, depended...
  • House Hearing Room Bursts Out Laughing at Obama's ‘Red Line’ on CR

    09/30/2013 7:22:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies ^ | 09/30/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    People attending a House Rules Committee hearing on Saturday evening burst into laughter when Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) affirmed to House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R.-Ky.) that President Barack Obama, by threatening to veto a continuing resolution to fund the government past Monday if it includes a House amendment to delay Obamacare, has thus “drawn a red line” on the CR. Previously, President Barack Obama had drawn a red line against the Syrian regime using chemical weapons.
  • FR: We Need "Signs Across America!" "SAA" Defund "The ObamaCare SCAM" Signs NOW! / Signs B4 Sunrise!

    09/27/2013 11:20:38 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 14 replies
    FR Golden Gate | Sept 27, 2013 | Golden Gate
    Defund "The ObamaCare SCAM" We need the Best info on the likely *Schedule* as this goes back to the US House. Having the best info on the *Schedule* allows us to get people involved in activism, and to keep their interest. We need ideas for Signs and Slogans.
  • House Debates Senate-Passed CR[Live Thread]

    09/28/2013 7:54:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 306 replies
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  • LIVE Thread: Senate cloture vote. Guess the number of RINOs that vote to support "Dingy" Harry

    09/27/2013 6:59:01 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 966 replies
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    Senate just came into session. Happily, Dingy Harry is sparing us any commentary early on this morning, as is McConnell. Debate goes until 12:10, at which time there is 30 minutes reserved for majority and minority leaders , then the vote. Will there be any more GOP intramural fireworks on the senate floor?
  • Sen. Reid: "There's No Need For Conversations"

    09/26/2013 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 26, 2013 | Real Clear Politics
    "Send us a clean CR, clean debt ceiling. That's the path forward. There's no need for conversations. We've spoken loudly and clearly, and we have the support of the president of the United States, and that's pretty good," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.
  • Senate GOP may speed up CR to give Boehner, House more time

    09/24/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans want to speed up the debate over the stopgap spending measure in order to give Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) enough time to make a counteroffer to Senate Democrats...... [SNIP] At a special meeting held in the Strom Thurmond Room, GOP senators discussed speeding up the debate in the upper chamber this week. “There were a lot of us that thought giving the House some time to send back another policy,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). “There was a lot of discussion about giving back time on the motion to proceed so that possibly the House wouldn’t be jammed...
  • Obama calls Boehner, rules out debt negotiations

    09/21/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-21-13 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    President Barack Obama is once again warning House Republicans that he will not negotiate over a debt-ceiling increase, even as the U.S. government moves closer to its borrowing limit. Obama called Speaker John Boehner Friday night to reiterate his hard-line stance. The Ohio Republican’s office said the president called to say “he wouldn’t negotiate with him on the debt limit.” “Given the long history of using debt limit increases to achieve bipartisan deficit reduction and economic reforms, the speaker was disappointed but told the president that the two chambers of Congress will chart the path ahead,” a Boehner aide said...
  • Democrats push Reid to get more aggressive in shutdown battle

    09/21/2013 4:58:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to be aggressive in the standoff over a government shutdown with House Republicans. They say Reid should counter the House Republican government funding bill by not only stripping language defunding ObamaCare, but by increasing funding for the rest of the government. Democrats say Reid can afford to go on offense against Republicans given their division, and polls that show most voters would blame them if the government shuts down. “We’re going to try to get as high a CR level as we can get,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the...
  • A Battle Won but the War Continues to Defund Obamacare

    09/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-14-13 | David Bossie
    This week, thanks to a groundswell of opposition from conservative activists, the House Republican leadership decided to delay voting on their continuing resolution. Leadership would never admit it, but they canceled Thursday’s scheduled vote because they did not have enough support from Republican members. Using tactics that only Washington insiders could dream of, House leadership attempted a questionable parliamentary scheme which is known as "deem and pass." The goal was to give Republicans a chance to say they voted to defund Obamacare while simultaneously passing a bill out of the House that funds it. If that sounds confusing, that’s because...
  • Boehner Plans Short-Term CR

    08/22/2013 6:58:09 PM PDT · by Errant · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 August, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    Speaker John Boehner strongly hinted on a conference call with rank-and-file House Republicans that the upcoming continuing resolution will not be a do-or-die fight over Obamacare spending. “Our intent is to move quickly on a short-term continuing resolution [CR] that keeps the government running and maintains current sequester spending levels,” Boehner told members, according to a person on the call. While Boehner did not explicitly rule out using the CR for an Obamacare fight, other sources on the call said it was clear he preferred not to use the spending bill to draw a line in the sand. “He didn’t...
  • Split the Continuing resolution up? (Vanity).

    08/15/2013 4:53:37 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    8/15/2013 | Myself (but I got the idea from someone else)
    Here's a thought, tell me what you guys think: Here's how we ~could~ logically defund Obamacare. This was taken by poster known as Akzed: Here's what he (or she) said: (This is from a Redstate thread): Someone had a great idea yesterday: the next budget or continuing resolution or whatever, just chop it into fifty pieces, send them for votes in the senate and signatures by 0b00ba one at a time, and never send one up that has funding for 0boobaCare in it. What could the tyrants do?
  • Calorie restriction falters in the long run - Genetics and healthy diets matter more for...

    08/29/2012 6:41:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 29 August 2012 | Amy Maxmen
    Genetics and healthy diets matter more for longevity. To those who enjoy the pleasures of the dining table, the news may come as a relief: drastically cutting back on calories does not seem to lengthen lifespan in primates. The verdict, from a 25-year study in rhesus monkeys fed 30% less than control animals, represents another setback for the notion that a simple, diet-triggered switch can slow ageing. Instead, the findings, published this week in Nature1, suggest that genetics and dietary composition matter more for longevity than a simple calorie count. “To think that a simple decrease in calories caused such...
  • On spending, Congress can't agree on easy stuff

    09/26/2011 11:02:31 AM PDT · by ˘ommon ˘ents · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON — Congress is once again allowing shutdown politics to bring the federal government to the brink of closing.For the second time in nine months, lawmakers are bickering and posturing over spending plans. The difference this time is that everyone agrees on the massive barrel of money to keep the government running for another seven weeks.<snip>
  • Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown, Hold Up Of Disaster Relief, To Protect Green Energy Cronies

    09/23/2011 8:48:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-23-11 | Curt
    These Democrats are just plain idiots: Congress must pass a stopgap spending bill by Sept. 30 to avert a government shutdown. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to be on recess next week, adding to the urgency of reaching an agreement by the weekend. Democrats opposed the GOP bill en masse because it partially offsets $3.65 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with a $1.5 billion cut to a separate Department of Energy manufacturing loan program. “The bill the House will vote on tonight is not an honest effort at compromise. It fails to...
  • Solyndra Language Paves Way for CR Passage in House

    09/22/2011 5:36:41 PM PDT · by cc2k · 2 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 22, 2011 | 4:43pm, Updated: September 22, 2011 | 5:30 pm | Susan Davis, Billy House and Amy Har
    House Republicans have found the path to passage for a short-term bill to fund the federal government: Add language intended to embarrass the Obama administration. Following a lengthy closed-door meeting, House Republicans emerged with a strategy to keep intact the continuing resolution the House defeated on Wednesday by adding a $100 million offset targeting the government program involved in the loan guarantees awarded to the failed energy company Solyndra, the solar-energy firm backed by more than $500 million in government loan guarantees and previously supported by President Obama. The company has since declared bankruptcy and is the focus of a...
  • Daniel Craig: Bond 23 Script Is Better Than Casino Royale

    08/01/2011 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies ^ | 07.28.11
    James Bond actor Daniel Craig has recently admitted he believes the script for the latest Bond film is far better than Casino Royale. The Cowboys & Aliens actor said he was excited to reunite with Road to Perdition director Sam Mendes for the upcoming Bond 23, where he will be reprising his role as secret agent James Bond. During an interview, the actor told Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau: "I think it's a great choice because Sam has a fervour and energy to really direct a Bond movie, with a capital B."
  • Casino Royale (1954): First James Bond screen adaptation

    07/23/2011 4:04:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    various | July 23, 2011
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  • Paul Ryan Is Right About the Budget -- Americans Cannot Afford Another Decade of Massive Spending

    04/05/2011 10:22:00 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The deficit is a spending problem. That's the simple truth. If federal government spending after President Clinton's last budget had simply grown fast enough to keep up with inflation and the growth in population, the 2012 budget would be running over a $70 billion surplus. Instead, federal expenditures more than doubled from $1.86 to $3.82 trillion in the ten years from 2001 to 2011, causing this year’s enormous $1.65 trillion deficit. During President Obama's first three years in office the government's deficits are adding up to over $4.3 trillion. And there is no let up in sight. The Congressional Budget...