The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying [...]
On conference call with stakeholders, Biden says Obama will carry the gun control fight forward on his own. Updated: The White House says it is only implementing some of the executive actions Obama announced in January.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden told White House allies in the gun control fight Thursday that President Obama will be announcing new executive actions on gun violence in the days after the Senate voted down a [...]
Rep. Lamar Smith: Immigration Bill ‘Worse Than We Thought,’ Legalizes Relatives and Previously Deported
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals’ relatives and even those previously deported:
“It’s hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. [...]
DETROIT—Michigan’s governor on Thursday named a financial overseer of Detroit, who said his turnaround work could be completed in as little as six months if all of the stakeholders in the deeply troubled city work together.
via The hill:
House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.
The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.
It’s an unpopular idea with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and officials with the Obama administration have [...]
Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed a controversial bill Friday evening that would have allowed school districts to drop sex education and required abstinence-only instruction in those that kept it.
It was a decision that followed pressure by thousands of Utahns on both sides of the issue since lawmakers passed HB363 last week. Utahns flooded the governor’s office with thousands of letters; more than 40,000 people signed an online petition against it; hundreds [...]
White House press secretary Jay Carney first says Republicans “forced” President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later in his press briefing, Carney says Obama didn’t turn down the pipeline.
“In terms of Keystone, as you all know, the history here is pretty clear. And the fact is because Republicans decided to play political with Keystone, their action essentially forced the administration to deny the permit process [...]
January 23, 2012
As the Greek default (and it is a default no matter what they end up calling it) is finalized this week, the consensus seems to be that failure to reach a deal would cause a global financial apocalypse.
That may be true. And if it is, why aren’t we more worried about Illinois? It’s more or less the same size as Greece, its finances are in the same generally [...]
by Donny Shaw
In an incredible turn of events, six Republican Senators have asked Majority Leader Harry Reid not to hold a vote on PIPA, the Senate version of SOPA.
They write, “Prior to committee action, some members expressed substantive concerns about the bill, and there was a commitment to resolve them prior to floor consideration. That resolution has not yet occurred.”
And as an amazing validation of the grassroots response to SOPA, led by groups like Fight for [...]
1. the first is how helpful, kind, patient, welcoming and curious the average Chinese person is. For instance I was stopped 3 times over the course of my 10 days by native chinese who wanted to buy me lunch or coffee just so they could sit down with me and practice thier English. And when my friends and I went to see a local live Chinese band, they played a [...]