(CNN) – Republican leaders in Congress received a dire warning on Tuesday from former Vice President Dick Cheney on the ongoing crisis in North Korea.
“We’re in deep doo doo,” Cheney told lawmakers, according to a GOP leadership aide.
Cheney talked about the North Korean leader, Southerland said, and shared some of his history dealing with Saddam Hussein, noting “you never know what they’re thinking.”
Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.”
The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s [...]
The Violence Against Women Act first became law in 1994 and has since been routinely reauthorized without controversy.
By providing resources for law enforcement to combat spousal abuse, it has protected countless women from domestic violence.
But the 2012 re-authorization, like many initiatives of the just-concluded Congress, fell prey to House Republican resistance — in this case, to expanding the Act to cover more women.
In the end, House GOP leaders refused bring [...]
What is wrong with all these gun banning people?
Des Moines Register Editorial Calls for Killing Gun Owners
“I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control,” he wrote. Is that a threatening James Byrd reference? “And if that didn’t work, I’d adopt radical measures,” he continued.
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No, really, there is a big, huge, massive rotation out of those dangerous, inflationary bonds into safe, predictable equities…
Boehner’s Plan B Is In Serious Trouble, And Republicans Are Holding An Emergency Meeting
House Speaker John Boehner‘s “Plan B” bill was shelved temporarily tonight after he failed to get enough Republicans to support the measure, in what was a rather embarrassing setback for the Ohio Republican.
Boehner said in a statement [...]
If the Fiscal Cliff negotiations are supposed to result in a bipartisan compromise, it is safe that the initial shots fired so far are about as extreme as can possibly be. As per our previous assessment of the status quo, with the GOP firmly against any tax hike, many were expecting the first olive branch to come from the generous victor – Barack Obama. Yet on the contrary, the [...]
Paul B. Farrell
September 24, 2012
Dow will repeat 2007-2008 peak-crash cycle, It’s deja vu as lessons of meltdown go unheeded
Dow skyrockets near 20,000 by 2014? In two years? Then crashes near 10,000 by 2016 presidential elections? Possible? You bet. Déjà vu 2007-2008.
So what’s your biggest risk as an investor? Listening and acting on the relentless manipulative B.S. from Wall Street’s media bulls in the next few years.
Last week [...]
Victoria N. Alexander
April 25, 2012
One day before the NY GOP Presidential primary, Vincent Reda, the First Vice Chairman of the NY Republican Party, made robo calls to voters declaring that all other candidates had dropped out of the race except Mitt Romney.
Doug Wead, Paul campaign advisor, notes that some GOP leaders have stooped pretty low trying to stop the Ron Paul campaign. Although many sources report that the GOP [...]
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul revealed this week that he would support moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a surprising position that contradicts conventional wisdom about Paul’s stance toward the Jewish state.
Paul first made this position known Wednesday night, during a private meeting with evangelical leaders interested in helping the Texas Congressman reach out to the conservative Christian community.
According to a transcript of the meeting obtained by Business Insider, the [...]
A Republican lawmaker is intensifying his push for legislation that would change how the government measures the unemployment rate.
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) intends to press GOP leaders to move his bill to include the number of individuals who gave up looking for work in the percentage of jobless claims.
Should the government measure unemployment with Hunter’s figure, the unemployment rate would be higher than the current rate of approximately 8 [...]
A leading New York Congressional candidate has been caught kissing and groping a woman and cavorting with another in a bar – neither of whom is his fiancee.
Matt Doheny’s political career could be ruined after a picture of him kissing a campaign consultant was leaked to Gawker.
A video also shows the politician cavorting with two women and groping his aide.
The picture shows him kissing Monica Notzon, who is the fund-raising consultant to [...]
March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has criticized his party for waging a “war on women” based on their reaction to the Obama administration’s mandate that will force religious institutions to pay for contraception, abortifacient drugs and sterilization.
In response to a question from Meet the Press moderator David Gregory , who asked if there was “something of a war on women among Republicans” during [...]
Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri’s largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.
“It’s like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here,” St. Charles County’s former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers.
Here’s some video:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bypassing GOP opposition to make three more recess appointments – this time to the National Labor Relations Board.
The move came hours after Obama used a similar tactic to install former Ohio Atty. Gen. Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Both moves infuriated GOP leaders, who threatened legal action and warned that Obama was setting a dangerous precedent by ignoring the [...]
Wall Street Journal slammed the House Republicans today on the payroll tax cuts issue…
The GOP’s Payroll Tax Fiasco (December 21, 2011)
“GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House Speaker John Boehner have handled the payroll tax debate, we wonder if they might end up re-electing the [...]
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a Republican presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)
The Republican presidential primary has become a bit feisty, but it will get downright ugly if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses.
The principled, antiwar, Constitution-obeying, Fed-hating, libertarian Republican congressman from Texas stands firmly outside the bounds of permissible dissent as drawn by either the Republican establishment [...]
From Washington Times:
President Obama still is pressing Congress to pass his jobs stimulus bill immediately, but his own party leaders in the Senate, where Democrats have a majority, have pushed that vote off yet again.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said Monday night that when the Senate returns from a weeklong vacation, the chamber will work instead on a bill that [...]
House Democratic leaders are calling on President Obama to forget about trying to persuade Republican lawmakers to back the party’s job message.
The pleas come from some Democrats who were frustrated with the president’s agreement on the debt-limit debate earlier this summer, and are looking to change the political dynamic on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
With Obama poised to address a joint session of Congress [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has signed off on a bipartisan deal between President Obama and GOP leaders to raise the debt limit.
After meeting with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for over an hour and a half on Sunday, Reid and other Senate Democratic leaders must now sell the deal to their caucus.
“Senator Reid has signed off on the debt-ceiling agreement pending caucus approval,” [...]
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During this speech Friday, President Obama asked American to email, call, and tweet GOP Congressional leaders, and ask them to support a bipartisan debt solution.
President Obama brought his debt battle to Twitter and he lost – more than 40,000 Twitter followers.
Obama asked Americans Friday to call, email, and tweet Congressional leaders to “keep the pressure on” lawmakers in hopes of reaching a bipartisan deal to [...]
from left to right: Kurt Zellers, Amy Koch, and Governor Mark Dayton met with the media Tuesday morning July 19, 2011, to announce the special session to begin at 3 p.m. today. Zellers is Speaker of the House and his colleague Koch is Senate Majority Leader. (Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff) (Chris Polydoroff)
After 19 days of unwanted world attention, Minnesota’s historic state government shutdown is on [...]
By Alexander Bolton
House Republican leaders have missed a 36-hour deadline President Obama set during a Thursday meeting for lawmakers to give him a plan to avert a national default.
The deadline came and went Saturday morning without a response from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Instead, Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) plan to move the Cut, Cap and Balance Act on the floor next week, which [...]
Donald Trump is not at all impressed by the congressional Republicans like Eric Cantor and John Boehner and their brand of negotiating. Wednesday the boisterous billionaire was on Fox News and gave Greta Van Susteren an earful like only The Donald could.
“Well, the Republicans are doing another el foldo,” Trump said in regard to the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations between GOP leaders and President Obama.
By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & DAVID ROGERS
President Barack Obama called congressional leaders back to the White House for another round of budget talks Monday, telling them during a testy meeting Sunday that they will gather daily until a deal is reached, Democratic and Republican officials said.
In a bid to take his case to voters, the president also will hold a press conference Monday morning, the White [...]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will meet with President Obama today to try to restart talks on raising the debt ceiling.
Unwilling to negotiate with Democrats on tax increases, Republicans are willing to agree to cuts in defense spending to reach a compromise on raising the debt ceiling.After congressional Republicans pulled out of the Vice President Joe Biden-led talks over Democrats’ insistence that tax hikes be [...]
Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Monday to keep the negotiations going on a possible deficit reduction deal.
The session comes after talks led by Vice President Joe Biden concluded last week without an agreement and as congressional leaders hardened their positions, making a possible compromise more difficult.
With an August 2 deadline looming to increase the [...]
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will demand a seat in the table for the final talks on the national debt limit, putting a strong liberal voice in the room.
Pelosi and House Democrats were left out of the negotiations between President Obama and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year that extended nearly all of the Bush tax rates though 2012.
Pelosi didn’t participate in [...]
Private sector down 300k jobs as public employment remains stable
WASHINGTON (CNN) – As House Republicans grow increasingly restive over the continuing conflict in Libya, party leaders announced they will hold a vote Friday to demand more information from the president.
The Republican measure reflects widespread frustration in the party over what members call lack of details from the White House on the military effort and a lack of deference to Congress before taking military [...]
Map via Frank Jacobs, Strange Maps blog/Big Think
Yes, dear readers, corruptocrat Interior Secretary Ken Salazar can be stopped.
Since day one of the Obama administration, I’ve chronicled Loathsome Cowboy Ken Salazar’s War on the West, War on Jobs, and War on Science/Rule of Law. The last straw was his attempted Wild Lands grab. GOP leaders rose up with farmers, ranchers, and Western governors to stop the scheme in its tracks. Utah [...]
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the Medicare reform plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan would be “on the table” with respect to negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.
“We are going to discuss what ought to be done,” McConnell said during an appearance on Meet The Press. “I can assure you that to get my vote [...]