At 9 p.m. Eastern time, President Obama is going to deliver his third State of the Union address. The White House released this video to show a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes leading up to tonight’s event.
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Here are the opening statements by Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chairman Phil Angelides and Co-chairman Bill Thomas.
The 108th Congress voted to approve President George W. Bush’s 2003 tax cut legislation. It passed the Senate with a 50 to 50 vote and Vice President Dick Cheney provided the tiebreaker vote. Democrat Yeas Miller (GA) Nelson (NE) Republican Nays Chafee (RI) McCain (AZ) Snowe (ME) You can see the entire roll call for… Read more »
The 107th US Senate voted in 2001 for the first of President George W. Bush’s tax cut. Democrat Yeas Baucus (MT) Breaux (LA) Carnahan (MO) Cleland (GA) Feinstein (CA) Johnson (SD) Kohl (WI) Landrieu(LA) Lincoln (AR) Miller (GA) Nelson (NE) Torricelli (NJ) Akaka (HI) Present, Giving Live Pair Bingaman (NM) Present, Giving Live Pair Kerry… Read more »
At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, Senator Bernie Sanders began his filibustering of extending Bush tax cuts on millionaires and billionaires. “I think we can do better, and I am here today to take a strong stand against this bill, and I intend to tell my colleagues and the nation exactly why I am in… Read more »
Reuters reports today that a Democratic aide said House Democrats will likely pass President Obama’s tax cut deal he made with Republicans some time next week. The aide told Reuters that some tweaking to the estate tax provisions are in the works, but it appears that the rest of the Senate bill will be passed… Read more »
Remember back in 2006 when Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) held hearings on the so-called “Climategate” brouhaha? Well, it turns out Barton’s “expert” witness was actually a plagiarist. He stole most of his “report” on climate change from a textbook – Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary by Dr. Raymond Bradley. Sources: Experts claim 2006 climate… Read more »
A new study by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that the wealth of members of Congress increased by 16 percent from 2008 to 2009. And while some lawmakers lost some money when the stock market crashed, nearly half, 261, are millionaires. Only 1 percent of Americans can claim the title of millionaire. According to… Read more »
The lame duck session of Congress reconvened today. The big issue confronting this congress is whether to extend the Bush tax cuts or to let them expire. This post was originally posted on RedLightJournalist.com.
Representative-elect Allen West (R) won Florida’s 22nd district and this week he announced that conservative talk radio host Joyce Kaufman will be his chief of staff. This story was originally published on The Redlight Journalist.
Democrats took it on the chin last night. Republicans and Tea Party Republicans landed one body blow after another before delivering the knockout punch. Republicans took 60 House seats and at least 6 Senate positions away from the Democrats. That means that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) will become the next Speaker of the United States… Read more »
Alan Grayson is running for reelection in Florida’s 8th congressional district and has published excerpts from a documentary “Daylight Robbery” about war profiteering in Iraq.
Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell is now a star in a new Next Media Animation video. Watch it because it’s funny.
Here’s another political ad mashup. This one’s about the Pennsylvania Senate race between Democrat Joe Sestak and Repbublican Pat Toomey.
If you are old enough to remember the 1990s when the Republican party did everything in their power to destroy President Bill Clinton and his wife, you know what’s going to happen if the Democrats lose control of Congress in this year’s election. It’s going to be all-out war against President Obama. The government will… Read more »
I know Sarah Palin’s supporters don’t give a rip about facts, details or being right, but Palin sure is wrong a lot. The former half-term governor of Alaska has put her proverbial foot in her mouth again. PolitiFact.com fact-checked her recent statement that “Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in US… Read more »
On Sunday, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) wrote in the Washington Post about the prospects of getting the climate bill passed this year – an election year. “Conventional wisdom says that Congress ducks tough choices in election years,” Kerry said, “predicting at best a watered-down energy bill. The same doubters said health reform was dead until… Read more »
On Wednesday, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto interviewed Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) about the congressional investigation into the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but Pence was more concerned with the alleged slowness of the Obama administration’s response to the disaster. Pence said the people “want to get to the bottom of what… Read more »
When I hear Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) speak I want choke him. I’m not necessarily a violent person, but when I see McConnell’s greasy white face on TV I want to punch him in the throat. The Senate minority leader is the current GOP hitman. It’s his job to lead the attack to kill every bill… Read more »
Republicans will blame Democrats. Democrats will point their fingers at Republicans. Whoever is at fault, incumbents are set up to lose big in November’s mid-term elections – maybe. A new Gallup shows that only 28 percent think members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. Conversely, 65 percent of registered voters want to see current members… Read more »