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Obama Admin. tells GOP End Debt Limit Votes

Obama Admin. tells GOP End Debt Limit Votes

President Obama as Senator Obama voted NOT to raise the debt ceiling when George W. Bush was the President.  Now he doesn’t want Congress to vote on the issue. The Obama administration is asking to eliminate Congress’ role in raising the debt ceiling as part of a fiscal cliff deal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Roll Call in an interview Thursday. The White House dispatched Treasury Secretary Timothy […]

Readout of President Obama’s Lunch with Gov. Romney

Readout of President Obama’s Lunch with Gov. Romney

Readout of the President’s Lunch with Governor Romney This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office.   Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years. The focus of their discussion was on America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that […]

White House Press Briefing – Nov. 29, 2012

White House Press Briefing – Nov. 29, 2012

PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:15 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  I’m sorry, Mr. Knoller, did you have a request?   Q    You bet.  (Laughter.)  Any chance your briefing might be interrupted by a joint appearance?   MR. CARNEY:  Uhh — no.  (Laughter.)   Q    Why not the historical record, seriously — I mean, to view them together?  We’ve seen other Presidents and […]

Susan Rice has Major Financial Stake in Keystone XL Pipeline

Susan Rice has Major Financial Stake in Keystone XL Pipeline

Don’t take the bait, it’s a trap to get the Right to approve her as Secretary of State.  Notice only the left is reporting this story. Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands […]

Class Warfare? Here is what Happens when you Tax the Rich

Class Warfare? Here is what Happens when you Tax the Rich

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50% tax rate In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs. This number fell to just 6,000 after Gordon Brown introduced the new 50p top rate of income tax shortly before the last general election. The figures have been seized upon by the Conservatives to claim that increasing […]

Strange Bedfellows Ron Paul, Kucinich take on Obama over drone strikes

Strange Bedfellows Ron Paul, Kucinich take on Obama over drone strikes

“nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” Democratic Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Democratic New Jersey Rep. Rush Holt Jr. are challenging the Obama administration to release documents it uses to legally justify drone strikes overseas. If passed by Congress, their “resolution of inquiry” would require Attorney General Eric Holder to “transmit to the House […]