Category Archives: Congress

The Economist: Phillip Coggan & Ryan Avent- Money Talks: Losing faith

As Ryan Avent said the United States economy could takeoff if the U.S. Government and I mean the U.S. Congress especially, like the House Republican Conference, stopped shooting the economy in the foot. And get out-of-the-way and stop creating all … Continue reading

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AP: Video: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’ Profile Raised After All-night Talkathon

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s Profile Raised After All-Night Talkathon – YouTube. Senator Ted Cruz is one of the biggest waste of times that Congress has ever seen. Which is seriously saying something to spend all of that time and to … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Democrats: Video: Reasonable Republicans Reject Extremist Republicans Shutdown Agenda

Reasonable Republicans Reject Extremist Republicans' Shutdown Agenda – YouTube. Shutting down the Federal Government is bad for everyone else because shutting down the government. Means workers not able to go to work and would lose pay as a result. And … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Ed O’Keefe- Interviewing U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez: Immigration ‘Rock Star’ Says House Bill Will Pass

    Source: The Washington Post: Ed O’Keefe- Interviewing U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez: Immigration Reform’s ‘Rock Star’ Says House Bill Will Pass What the Republican Party needs to figure out is that comprehensive immigration reform is in their long-term interest. Not … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Democrats: Video: U.S. Senator Susan Collins Urges Senate to Conference With House on Budget

U.S. Senator Susan Collins urges Senate to Conference With House on Budget – YouTube. Senator Susan Collins easily one of the most responsible Republicans Senators as well as Republicans in Congress as a whole. Talking about the need for the … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats: Video: Leader Harry Reid: A New Normal For the Senate: The Senate Ends Gridlock & Avoids ‘Nuclear Showdown’

Reid: A New Normal for the Senate – YouTube. Looks like the United States Senate avoided the so-called nuclear option as cooler heads prevailed. And the Senate will not become the House where the majority runs over the minority and … Continue reading

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Heritage Foundation: Video: The Nuclear Option: The Filibuster Power Grab in the Senate

The Nuclear Option: The Filibuster "Power Grab" in the Senate – YouTube. I have no doubt that Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell would be trying to eliminate or at least limit the Senate filibuster. Even just for executive nominations … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats: Video: Leader Harry Reid: It’s Time to End Gridlock In Washington: How to Reform The U.S. Senate

It's Time to End Gridlock In Washington – YouTube. I’ll start this post with a few old sayings not to be cheesy but to make a broader point. That you should be careful what you wish for because you just … Continue reading

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Associated Press: U.S. Senate Advances Immigration Bill- Why This is a Good Bill

  Source: Associated Press: U.S. Senate Advances Immigration Bill This just in, damn I’ve always wanted to say that, no not really except when I’m joking around. The U.S. Senate just passed comprehensive immigration reform with a 68-32 vote. Two votes … Continue reading

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Slate: David Weigel- Filibuster Reform Kicks Open the Coffin and Returns From the Dead: Senators Have a Right to Make Assholes Out of Themselves

I wouldn’t mind having a super majority requirement to confirm executive appointments in the U.S. Senate, if the leaderships in both parties were responsible and not blocking appointments because they are being made by a president from the other party. … Continue reading

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