Obamacare repeat: Senators not allowed to read bill prior to cloture
April 11, 2013
Like the disastrous and unconstitutional Obamacare bill rammed down the throats of the American people, the unconstitutional S. 49 gun bill aimed at the heart of the Second Amendment passed cloture earlier today in the Senate with 68 votes despite the fact senators have not had a chance to read it.
Sen. Mike Lee: Nobody has read the [...]
Reid to Senate Republicans: Filibuster deal in 36 hours or face nuclear option By Alexander Bolton – 01/22/13 03:29 PM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is giving Republican colleagues 36 hours to agree to a deal on filibuster reform or he will move forward with the nuclear option.
“I hope in the next 24, 36 hours we can get something we agree on. If not, we’re going to move forward [...]
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians say the U.N. General Assembly will vote Thursday afternoon on a resolution raising their status at the United Nations from an observer to a nonmember observer state.
There are no vetoes in the General Assembly and the resolution, which needs a majority vote for approval, is virtually certain to be adopted.
France to recognize Palestinian state at UN (Ha’aretz)
If one is curious why the EURUSD has been ramping as if no one will ever sell one more euro ever again, the reason is simple: the BIS is desperate to mask the fact that the fragile Greek coalition, whose creation sent Europe to the edge back in June during the Greek re-elections that just barely avoided a Grexit, has just crumbled. And with an illiquid market, the reflexive argument always is a simple one: [...]
House Republican leaders are forging ahead with plans to hold a vote Wednesday on a full repeal of President Obama’s health care law, after launching debate on the repeal measure Tuesday nearly two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld most of the law as constitutional.
Wednesday will mark the chamber’s second vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in full, though this attempt is being given no greater chance of passing [...]
With the meeting scheduled at 5 pm Eastern Tuesday and a potential markup session on Wednesday to prepare the contempt resolution, here is a primer for how the process works:
1) The subpoenaed witness either refuses to show or refuses to answer a question.
2) The Congressional committee decides to hold him or her in contempt and takes a majority vote to do to that. They issue a “contempt citation.”
3) The contempt [...]
The French-led counter-attack and rumblings of revolt through every branch of the EU institutions last week have brought this aberrant phase of the eurozone crisis to an abrupt end.
“It’s not for Germany to decide for the rest of Europe,” said François Hollande, soon to be French leader, unless he trips horribly next week. Strong words even for the hustings.
“If I am elected president, there will be a change in Europe’s [...]
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Much noise has been emanating out of Israel vis-a-vis its Iranian intentions, with some opinions suggesting an attack is imminent, while others claiming that Israel will ultimately defer to D.C., and postpone an attack, and the eventual gasoline price shock, until after the election. The truth is nobody but a few select generals, knows: in warfare surprise is the key factor, so outright flashing invasion intentions [...]
The NBA and the Players Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the league’s 2011-12 season on Dec. 25.
After 16 hours of negotiations Friday, the two sides reached a handshake agreement a little after 3 a.m. ET in New York. Both sides must still get a majority vote from the 29 owners and 450 players to finalize the agreement – as well as [...]
The Greek parliament has passed a second austerity law which will last until 2015. In the meantime protesters have started gathering in the heart of Athens ready to demonstrate over the parliament’s decision.
Financial journalist Demetri Kofinas, who is in Athens, told RT the Greeks have started massing quickly in front of the parliament building in the city center. The protesters planned to gather at 6 [...]
Vince Cable has said he will consider legislation to curb union power if they call too many strikes, but does not yet see a case for changing the law. The Business Secretary will today say there is not yet a compelling argument for toughening the current rules, which allow militant unions to call strikes even if fewer than half their members vote in favour.
But, in a [...]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. â€“ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Saturday that President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda is “over,” but said GOP lawmakers are willing to work with the White House to do what they “think is right for America.”
In a speech Saturday night to a GOP crowd in his hometown, the Kentucky Republican derided Obama for performing “Clintonian back flips” to portray himself as a moderate, but [...]
Seems some of the Fed governors are having second thoughts about any further stimulation.
From the MW article under this headline:
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, said Wednesday he was wary of calls for the Fed to buy more assets to stimulate the economy.
“There are limits to what policy can do,” Evans said.
That comment, while not a majority vote, may indicate unwillingness to further [...]