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Since when does the Washington Post Brief Senate Democrats about Super Committee?

Since when does the Washington Post Brief Senate Democrats about Super Committee?

We thought journalists got briefed, not the other way around.  We also remember CNN Fareed Zakaria advising the White House on foreign policy.  Journalists run amok.  How can one be an unbiased holder of the Forth Estate and be in Bed with the very politicians they cover? We attempted contact with Ezra Klein for comment, our attempts went unanswered. Washington Post columnist and JournoList creator Ezra Klein actually briefed a […]

Statement by 'Super Committee' Co-Chairs Congressman Hensarling and Senator Murray

Statement by 'Super Committee' Co-Chairs Congressman Hensarling and Senator Murray

The Chairs of the Super Committee didn’t even have the Character to hold a joint press conference, instead they hand out (in our case e-mailed) a statement.  They simply broke up and ran home.   We warned that this was the Lefts desire all along.  President Obama wants to run against a do nothing Congress and the Democrats made sure that he would be able to do so. Here is the […]

Statement by Speaker Boehner on Joint Select Committee Co-Chairs Jeb Hensarling & Patty Murray

Statement by Speaker Boehner on Joint Select Committee Co-Chairs Jeb Hensarling & Patty Murray

Washington (Nov 21) Washington (Nov 21) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the announcement by Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction co-chairs Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Patty Murray (D-WA): “While I am disappointed, the House will forge ahead with the commitments we have made to reducing government spending and removing barriers standing in the way of private-sector job creation. Doing otherwise is not an option. This […]

The Impotent super committee fails to perform

The Impotent super committee fails to perform

By Albert N. Milliron Already blame is being cast on one another in the Super Committee.  A group of 6 Republicans and 6 Democrats from the House and Senate charged with cutting a mere 1.5 Trillion from the debt.  With the National Debt at 15 Trillion, 150 Billion a year is a drop in the bucket. One can only infer that the committee was set up to fail and “Kick […]

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 […]