May 21, 2013
While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.
Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of [...]
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 [...]
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., spoke to Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle and Eric Schatzker this morning, saying that Congress “can’t write laws” to prevent technical errors like what happened with Knight Capital yesterday. Frank also said that while he hasn’t yet followed the news of Knight Capital, he believes Dodd-Frank would have prevented JP Morgan’s CIO unit losses.
Frank on whether investors should still have confidence in the U.S. financial system [...]
* Conservative senator “comfortable” with Romney
* Candidate tries to overcome suspicion
* Presses fiscal conservative themes
By Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, sensing the U.S. Republican presidential nomination will be his, is working behind the scenes to try to unify conservatives behind him and he may be gaining some traction.
Romney’s objective is to ease conservative doubts about his candidacy raised repeatedly by chief rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, [...]
Ron Paul with Sean Hannity discussing the economy and the election. Paul talks about the lack of attention he receives, if he is not ignored altogether. Paul says he and his staff were “annoyed” by the fact that he only received 89 seconds to speak at the last Republican debate.
Paul warned his Republican colleagues in the Congress that they better keep their pledge to not raise taxes. He says [...]
With his self-imposed deadline for releasing a deficit plan before overseas markets open just a few hours away, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said both sides were “not there yet” and pushed for a two-stage debt-limit vote.
“I would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem,” Boehner said on Fox News Sunday. “If that’s not possible, I and my Republican colleagues are prepared [...]
ABC News‘ Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:
Talks between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama to raise the debt ceiling in conjunction with sweeping spending cuts and tax and entitlement reform have broken down. There will be no “grand bargain” to deal with the debt crisis and raise the debt ceiling.
Boehner’s decision to abandon negotiations with President Obama puts an end to a deal that would [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement regarding House consideration of a balanced budget amendment, H.J. Res. 1, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte:
“We are being asked by the Obama Administration to approve a debt limit increase. While President Obama inherited a bad economy, his overspending and failure to enact pro-growth policies have made it worse and now [...]