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Rep. Rahall (D-WV): “I probably have supported Pres. Bush more than Pres. Obama” — Updated

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2014 at 9:32 am » 3 Comments

Via The Hill’s Ballot Box blog: A longtime House Democrat in electoral jeopardy this fall says he supported former President George W. Bush more than President Obama. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), first elected in 1976, is a top target of Republicans in a state where Obama has long been deeply unpopular. He is facing a […]

 

Rep. Sheila @JacksonLeeTX18: Constitution is “400 years” old (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on March 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm » 11 Comments

This could be considered humorous … or sad, depending on which way you look at it and maybe how your day went today. Via the Washington Free Beacon, which filed this brief recap: “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving […]

 

Surprise: Campaign cash helped bring about $enate Dems’ climate change “talkathon”

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm » 2 Comments

The Washington Post’s “The Fix” blog provides some intriguing background into what led up to tonight’s so-called “climate change talkathon” Senate Democrats will engage in into tomorrow morning on the floor of the US Senate: Dozens of Democratic senators plan to speak out Monday night into early Tuesday morning about their growing concerns with climate change.  Adopting a […]

 

President Obama to Democrats: It’s time to hit the panic button

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2014 at 11:28 am » 1 Comment

Via The Hill: The election is coming, the election is coming! That’s the message coming from President Obama as he tries desperately to rouse Democrats out of a midterm election stupor that could cost his party control of the Senate — and bury his agenda once and for all. Obama has increasingly sounded like the […]

 

Did Obama know the CIA was spying on the Senate Intel Committee?

Posted by: Phineas on March 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m with Bryan Preston on this one. If this is true, then… Wow: A leading US senator has said that President Obama knew of an “unprecedented action” taken by the CIA against the Senate intelligence committee, which has apparently prompted an inspector general’s inquiry at Langley. The subtle reference in a Tuesday […]

 

Report: Another election year #Obamacare delay is coming

Posted by: ST on March 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm » Comments Off

Via The Hill: The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats. As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage […]

 

#NCSEN: Why won’t @SenatorHagan give direct answers to Qs about #Obamacare?

Posted by: ST on February 25, 2014 at 9:31 am » 1 Comment

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) officially filed for re-election yesterday at the State Board of Elections here, but according to News and Observer journalist John Frank, she wasn’t too keen on answering specific questions about Obamacare: U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who has been under fire from conservatives over the federal health care law, refused on Monday […]

 

Democrats plan aggressive demagoguery on minimum wage issue, in spite of CBO report

Posted by: ST on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 am » 2 Comments

Via The Hill: Democrats believe they are winning the battle over the minimum wage, despite an official budget report this week that found it would cost the economy a half-million jobs. House and Senate Democratic aides told The Hill they believe they can discredit and overcome the CBO report, which offered ammunition to Republicans who […]

 

Sandra Fluke one step closer to running for Waxman’s House seat

Posted by: ST on February 4, 2014 at 6:58 pm » 1 Comment

Via Politico: Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke has filed paperwork to seek the congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman with the local party, but her team says she’s just keeping her options open and hasn’t made any final decisions. The California Democratic Party lists Fluke’s name as having officially filed with the […]

 

Sen. Shaheen: If you like your Dr., you should be willing to “pay more” for plan

Posted by: ST on February 4, 2014 at 11:28 am » 2 Comments

Wowsers. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) doubled down on her defense of Obamacare in a recent radio interview with WKXL, saying those who wanted to keep their old doctors could do so, but only if they are “willing to pay more”. “At least for people who are willing to pay more, that they have that option […]