WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Senators on Tuesday sounded increasingly pessimistic about avoiding the automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Friday, predicting they’ll go forward absent an elusive deal on taxes.
“Until there’s some agreement on revenue I think we should go ahead with the sequester,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, told reporters on Capitol Hill. Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, told reporters: “The spending cuts [...]
Many Senate Republicans say that with Congress deadlocked on averting the fiscal cliff, it is up to Obama to force a deal. The lesson from the movie ‘Lincoln,’ they say, is ‘the president has to lead.’
The Friday afternoon meeting with congressional leaders at the White House represents a potential “Lincoln” moment for President Obama as time has effectively run out to cut a deal to avert the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” of spending cuts [...]
By Mitchell LandsbergApril 13, 2012, 12:17 p.m.
Reporting from St. Louis—
Mitt Romney drew a warm reception from the National Rifle Assn. on Friday as he attacked President Obama for “employing every imaginable ruse and ploy” to restrict gun rights, which Romney pledged not to do if elected in November.
Although gun control groups have complained that Obama has done little to support their cause, Romney took a page from the NRA leadership, which has been saying [...]
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 [...]
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Republicans have decided they’re not going to give a rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech later this week, a decision House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi took as a high affront to the White House.
At least three GOP lawmakers also have announced they’re not going to show up for the presidential address. House Speaker John Boehner’s office then confirmed Tuesday evening that nobody from the party would deliver an official [...]
In late July 2010, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s then-communications director, Dave Dziok, told his boss that he planned to take a new job with the public relations firm Edelman.
Dziok had worked for Bachmann for two and a half years, a relatively long period by the standards of her office, and was leaving on good terms.
Staff turnover can frustrate any employer, but Bachmann responded more dramatically. Dziok’s departure [...]
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the federal government as agreed to pay a greater-than-usual share of the cleanup costs from a deadly tornado that struck Joplin.
He says the federal government will cover 90 percent of the expedited debris removal from areas that received extensive damage. That’s the same proportion the federal government is paying for deadly tornadoes that hit Alabama last month.
Typically, the federal government pays [...]
Mo Senator Roy Blunt tours Joplin (Photo/Blunt staff)
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he’s asking the federal government to reimburse 100 percent of the cost to local governments dealing with the Joplin tornado aftermath.
Blunt, who had an office in Joplin for 14 years, says he toured the town earlier this week and found it almost “unrecognizable” with a six-mile long swath wiped almost clean and lacking familiar [...]
The announcement by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl that he won’t seek a fifth term has set the Democrats further back in their hopes of keeping the Senate during next year’s elections. Kohl is the fifth Democrat to retire after next year, or sixth if you count independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who caucuses with the Democrats. With Democrats defending 23 seats, and a short list of Democratic [...]