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  • White House Christmas
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2014
    Here we are at the end of another year. 2014 was quite the year politically here in Illinois and throughout the United States. Republicans made big gains politically: winning several blue state governorships in Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland...
  • taxes
    Recent budget cuts will delay tax refunds, says IRS
    If you thought the recent budget compromise would only hurt government funding, then prepare yourself: it might hurt your personal finances, too. On Dec. 18, the IRS announced that 2015 tax refunds will take longer to process – and directly...
  • Elizabeth Warren is likely seeking a 2016 nomination
    Elizabeth Warren blasts Democrats and Republicans
    With Democrats the new minority in Congress in a few weeks, discontent within the party is soon to become public. As many people might suspect, it is none other than Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) leading the parade with regard to this internal...
  • Stacey Dash
    Fox News host compares social welfare programs to slavery
    One of the biggest debates within the political arena is over social service programs. Often referred to as welfare programs, conservatives, liberals and independents, find themselves in heated debates over what is considered welfare and how...
  • Protesters against the Koch Brothers
    Koch money and GOP access may discourage pairing amnesty with gun rights
    Claiming to be “a conservative on economic matters,” billionaire David Koch told ABC News in a Sunday interview that he considers himself “a social liberal.”“Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said...
  • Lame duck Obama's embargo-lifting decision on Cuba hits massive senate criticism
    Lame duck Obama's embargo-lifting decision on Cuba hits massive senate criticism
    President Obama is facing deep resistance for his lifting of the decades-long embargo against Cuba on Wednesday. The decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba has prompted many across party lines in the Senate to speak out.Politico...
  • Low-income health coverage may be on the table in Florida Senate
    Low-income health coverage may be on the table in Florida Senate
    Health coverage for low-income Floridians may be on the table in the Florida Senate.According to the Orlando Sentinel on Dec. 17, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, gave out hints that the state Senate may be open to the possibility of...
  • Beginning brings about an end in Washington and hopes for a fresh start in 2015
    Beginning brings about an end in Washington and hopes for a fresh start in 2015
    An article by Alan Fram, Associated Press, entitled “ Senate OKs nominees and tax bill as term nears end” gives more detail on some might say the “Democrat held Senate’s last stand” as when Washington opens up again...
  • Jeb Bush
    Jeb Bush announces he will probably run for president in 2016
    The 2016 presidential election is less than two years away, and while it seems almost a lock that Hillary Clinton will get the nod for the Democratic nomination, the Republican field is considered up for grabs. One person that is positioning...
  • Republicans need a fool-proof plan to undo Obamacare damage
    Republicans should focus on Obamacare damage control
    Republicans will soon control both chambers of Congress, and subsequently have a chance to do something…anything…about Obamacare. This unconstitutional, crippling, job killing law has wreaked enough havoc to cover ten presidential...
  • spending bill has a price
    A pathetic Congress leaves only so another can begin
    This is a dreadful time in history for Congress. The poll numbers for this body are at all time lows. The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill which would be good for about the next year. President Obama is for it simply...
  • Rick Perry
    Rick Perry reminds us that running for president isn't an IQ test
    Current governor of Texas, Rick Perry, has been rumored to give a run at the White House another shot in 2016. After a failed bid in 2012, the high-profiled Republican has been making the rounds, doing interviews, and making controversial remarks...
  • Jeb Bush speaking on education reform
    Jeb Bush presidential campaign doomed to fail
    In this instance the third time will not be the winner. The third member of the Bush family to seek the presidency will not be elected. There is no significant political constituency, nationally, that is demanding that former Florida Governor, and...
  • Reagan on the House floor
    Democrats use cardboard cutout of Ronald Reagan to anger Republicans in Congress
    If there is one standard bearer for the modern Republican party it would be the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Though Reagan has been dead for over a decade, he frequented the House floor this week as a guest of the Democratic...
  • NH Statehouse dome
    More games in the race for NH House Speaker?
    Today New Hampshire legislators will be sworn in and the Speaker of the House will be voted on by the entire group but it is not without drama that seemed to happen overnight last night. There were rumors, emails and swirls of posts on social...