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  • Obama and Michelle
    New polls show voters want Obama and Congress to work together
    Two new polls show that voters do not want the governmental gridlock to continue next year. The most recent poll, released on December 17 by Rasmussen, shows that an overwhelming majority of voters think that President Obama and Congress should...
  • Sen. Reid succeeds at gaining Murthy confirmation
    Senate confirms Murthy as Surgeon General against NRA opposition
    Late Monday afternoon in Washington D.C. the U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy as the nation’s newest Surgeon General. The post has been vacant since July 2013 and while Murthy had been nominated over 13 months ago, his...
  • Tax break extenders may fix our addiction for 2014 but how about 2015?
    Tax break extenders may fix our addiction for 2014 but how about 2015?
    While back on Nov. 25 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew called a potential agreement to revive and extend lapsed tax breaks “fiscally irresponsible”. On Dec. 3rd, the House voted to renew retroactively back to Jan. 1, 2014, a 55...
  • Can Harry Reid reach the new Congress from the grave?
    Government shut down avoided but at what cost?
    Although the House of Representatives avoided another government shutdown this week, it has enabled the current, Democrat controlled Senate to keep control of government spending for almost a year after their power is gone. According to...
  • Congress
    Spending bill includes $1,000 monthly subsidy for Congress to pay for their cars
    After much debate, both the House and Senate were able to come to an agreement late Saturday night on a spending bill that will fund the government through September 2015. While there was vocal opposition on both sides, there was enough support to...
  • Ted Cruz forced a Saturday Senate session to block the 2015 spending bill instead it passed
    Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill after Ted Cruz forced Saturday session
    After being pushed into a rare Saturday session on Dec. 13, 2014, the Senate passed with a vote of 56 to 40 the large 1.1 trillion-dollar CRomnibus spending bill for the rest of the 2015 fiscal year, late Saturday evening. Earlier in the afternoon...
  • Professor Jonathan Gruber the pariah of Washington
    Professor Jonathan Gruber the pariah of Washington
    Hat in hand, Professor Jonathan Gruber provided a House Select Committee his very selective interpretation of his “architect” role in the writing of the Obamacare health law. A very coached and semi-contrite Gruber apologized to...
  • Congress close to passing Feed the Future bill
    Senate urged to pass Feed the Future bill
    Earlier this week at Huffington Post I wrote about the Feed the Future bill pending in the House. The legislation is officially titled the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 5656).The votes have been tallied and the bill has passed in the House of...
  • Pelosi revolted with the House Democrats nearly causing a government shutdown
    Shutdown averted: House passes spending bill after Democrats, Pelosi protest
    A government shutdown was just averted as the House of Representatives voted Thursday evening, Dec. 11, 2014 with just a few hours left to the midnight deadline to pass a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill called CRomnibus with a 219 to 206 vote....
  • Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel used expletives to the press
    Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel curses calls journalists' questions horsesh*t
    Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner is probably considering replacing his spokesman after he had a meltdown in front of the press during a briefing. On Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 after the speaker spoke to the press about the status...
  • This is how it stands with the tax break extenders
    This is how it stands with the tax break extenders
    In the U.S. News & World Report article by Ryan Alexander entitled, 'Temporary' Tax Extenders Sailing Through Congress Again --- Mr. Alexander states that, “the tax extenders package should be the bane of anyone who respects...
  • German Quadcopter Drone
    FAA exempts four companies from commercial drone restrictions
    Four more companies were approved by the FAA for the use of commercial drones today. The drones will likely be used for a variety of surveying projects, oil flare stacks, and construction sites. They will be exempted from a 2012 law that limits...
  • Congress tries to con America again
    My Turn: Congress tries to con America again
    ”There are a lot of stupid laws passed every day. I always say, criminals must have lobbyists in Washington.” ~ Frank Abagnale, con-artist turned FBI security consultantWell, well . . . so much for transparency so many howling members...
  • Don't tie a President's hands
    Don't tie a President's hands
    If we have learned anything from the Vietnam War experience, it is do not limit the President’s hands when it comes to deploying necessary force to win the war. Now, Vietnam foreign policy was wrong because we should not have engaged in that...
  • CIA report lacks integrity at 6,000 pages
    CIA report lacks integrity at 6,000 pages
    The point about the CIA report is that the American government should not employ torture as a means to extract information from captured enemies. It implies that the President of the United States must be more hands-on in supervising interrogation...