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#NotAJoke: Rep. Grayson desperately seeking “friends with benefits”

Posted by: ST on December 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm » 4 Comments

Via Capitol City Project: The Alan Grayson (D – Fla.) re-election campaign has begun searching for people to become the congressman’s “friends with benefits” according to an email sent out Wednesday morning. The email, originally obtained by Red Alert Politics’s Kelsey Osterman, was entitled “TODAY ONLY: Friends With Benefits.” The email states that the congressman wanted to […]

 

I suspect Secretary Sebelius will resign after the midterm elections. UPDATE: Accusations of “criminal obstruction”

Posted by: Phineas on December 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mostly because, if the Republicans take the Senate and she keeps giving contempt-laden answers like these, she’s sure to face impeachment: [Rep. John] Shimkus (R-IL)moved on to try and get Sebelius to acknowledge that items the Obama administration is claiming are free now because of Obamacare are not actually free: “I had […]

 

Obama & Rangel: A tale of two Democrat hacks who don’t like each other

Posted by: ST on December 9, 2013 at 9:32 am » 2 Comments

The New York Post posted a fascinating piece over the weekend detailing the long-running animosity between President Obama and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) (via Memeorandum): They’re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their […]

 

#Obamacare proponent Harry Reid exempts some of his own staff from … Obamacare

Posted by: ST on December 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm » 1 Comment

Ya can’t make this stuff up, folks.  Via CNN (hat tip): Washington (CNN) – Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges. Reid is the exception among the […]

 

Obama: “I’m not particularly ideological”, but Congress is the “biggest impediment” to progress

Posted by: ST on November 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm » 7 Comments

I included a link to this article in my earlier post on how Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Obama  use executive orders as often as possible to get around Congress, but figured it deserved its own post.   The Hill’s recap of it is a bit more thorough: President Obama told donors Sunday night that he’s […]

 

Charlie Rangel: We don’t need no stinkin’ Congress

Posted by: ST on November 25, 2013 at 10:32 am » 2 Comments

The Observer’s Politicker reports on a recent interview Congressman Rangel did with NY1 in which he expressed support for President Obama going around Congress via the use of executive orders “for everything”: Congressman Charlie Rangel has a solution for bypassing gridlock in Washington D.C.: executive orders for “everything.” In an interview last night with NY1, the congressman […]

 

Sen. Harkin: Hey, let’s expand this nuclear option thing to legislation, too

Posted by: ST on November 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm » 4 Comments

Via The Hill: After the Senate voted to change filibuster rules Thursday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) called for more reforms. “This has been escalating for a long period of time and it was time to stop it and that’s what we did this morning,” Harkin said. “Now we need to take it a step farther and change […]

 

Harry Reid goes nuclear: get ready for “Court Packing Scheme II.” Updated

Posted by: Phineas on November 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This morning the petty little tyrant also known as Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) did what he has longed to do and finally changed the rules of the Senate to weaken filibusters, the so-called “nuclear option:” In a move that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called “the most important and most dangerous restructuring of […]

 

Justice Dept.: #Obamacare will cost 80 million the coverage they like

Posted by: Phineas on November 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This isn’t exactly new news; when Forbes reported it back in October, their estimate was 93 million. But, the difference aside, this counts as an official admission that tens of millions will lose their employer-based coverage: “It is projected that more group health plans will transition to the requirements under the regulations […]

 

Clyburn: Obama failed to fully explain #Obamacare promise

Posted by: ST on November 18, 2013 at 10:32 am » 1 Comment

Right-o. It wasn’t an outright lie, you see – just a failure on the President’s part to not fully explain what he meant by his “if you like it you can keep it” promise on Obamacare.  Via CNN (hat tip): Washington (CNN) - The No. 3 House Democrat on Sunday blamed a culture of sound bites for […]