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Congress is bipartisan on Pizza and Fries

Congress is bipartisan on Pizza and Fries

Anyone who has ever been around the Hill while congress burns the midnight oil on legislation knows that Pizza, Burgers and fries are the food of choice for those who make the choices on votes.  So why not afford school children the same love.  The Washington Post shared the roll call to cast Shame, Shame, Shame on Congress. Here is a rule any parent knows, if they don’t like it, […]

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords records a message for her Constituents

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords records a message for her Constituents

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in a message recorded to her Southern Arizona constituents, says that she is getting better and is anxious to get back to work representing them. “I’m getting stronger. I’m getting better,” the three-term congresswoman said in the message released today. The congresswoman also said, “I want to get back to work. Representing Arizona is my honor.” The message, which lasts about a minute, was recorded last […]

Pelosi aide: '60 Minutes' report a 'right-wing smear'

Pelosi aide: '60 Minutes' report a 'right-wing smear'

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi’s office accused the news program “60 Minutes” of omitting key information from its report Sunday charging members of Congress with using privileged information to profit from stock trades. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill also called the report “a right-wing smear” based on a new book by conservative author Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institution, a think tank based at Stanford University called, “Throw Them All Out […]

Does Congress trade stocks on inside information?

Does Congress trade stocks on inside information?

A report on CBS News’s 60 Minutes alleges top leaders in Congress, including Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi are getting rich by trading on information gleamed from their congressional duties. A new report out Sunday from the CBS’ news magazine 60 Minutes alleges that top leaders in Congress are getting rich by trading on information they only have access to by way of their positions — a congressional equivalent […]

The "Do Nothing Congress" passes two jobs bills

The "Do Nothing Congress" passes two jobs bills

Editors note:  With more money and in less time than Obama’s proposal The two measures, on their own, would do little to bring down the 9 percent unemployment rate. They represent one of the few areas of overlap between contrasting job-creation agendas the two parties are promoting ahead of the 2012 elections. The Senate voted 95 to 0 to eliminate a yet-to-be-enacted law that would withhold 3 percent of payments […]

Super Committee to big to Fail? Nope, Nada, Nyet – Set up to Fail? You Betcha

Super Committee to big to Fail? Nope, Nada, Nyet – Set up to Fail? You Betcha

There is some speculation that the White House wants the Super Committee to fail so that the President can continue his Campaign stump speech  that the Congress is a “Do Nothing” entity and “we can’t wait” for them to act.  The Presidents entire effort to get re-elected is that he says he will act without Congress from the executive branch. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY., today suggested that the […]

Congressman Joe Walsh is Pissed off but quite right!

Congressman Joe Walsh is Pissed off but quite right!

  Joe needs a little less Joe. Decaf? Congressman Walks is a bit inappropriate but quite correct.  The Government bailed out the banks because they forced them to loosen their lending requirements to the point where no, bad, slow credit was no problem… until now. Most folks attack at the level they understand, The Government loves to point the finger at the Banks.. While the slide more money to Fannie […]

On ABC's This Week, Speaker Boehner highlighted the 22 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills

On ABC's This Week, Speaker Boehner highlighted the 22 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills

November 6, 2011  Posted by Speaker Boehner’s Press Office On ABC’s This Week, Speaker Boehner highlighted the 22 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills that would remove government barriers to job growth (by stopping unnecessary regulations, preventing tax hikes on small businesses, and more) but remain stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Instead of more of the same failed ‘stimulus’ spending, these bills – all part of the Republican Plan for America’s Job […]

is "60 Minutes" about to do an exclusive on Nancy Pelosi conflict of interest while Speaker?

is "60 Minutes" about to do an exclusive on Nancy Pelosi conflict of interest while Speaker?

“60 Minutes” challenged Nancy Pelosi on her conflict of interest while Speaker and facilitating financial reform while being involved with credit card companies. via Breitbart.tv » ‘60 Minutes’ Ambushes… Nancy Pelosi? The buzz is that 60 minutes started sending a reporter to Minority Leader Pelosi briefings and is asking pointed questions about her involvement with the banking industry and legislation that dealt with Credit Card companies.   Additionally members of […]