Tag Archives: 113th Congress

The New Republic: Jamie Holmes- ‘Why Can’t More People Escape Poverty?’

Source:The New Republic– Poverty in America? Source:The New Republic “During this week’s Congressional Black Caucus special order hour on “Lifting Americans Out of Poverty”, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ explained the base causes that keeps many struggling American families at or under … Continue reading

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VOA News: Congress to Focus on US Border Crisis

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat At some point Congressional Republicans are going to have to decide if they want to solve the Texas border crisis, or keep it going to use it against President Obama and … Continue reading

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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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ABC News: This Week- ‘Powerhouse Roundtable Discusses Government Shutdown’

“Cokie Roberts, Jonathan Karl, Paul Gigot, Soledad O’Brien, and Steven Rattner on “This Week.” Source:ABC News The White House is waiting for the House Republican Leadership to fall. And that happens with vulnerable House Republicans for 2014 who are in … Continue reading

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Associated Press: Raw Video- President Obama on The Budget Battle

“In an exclusive sit-down interview with the Associated Press, President Barack Obama said there are enough members of the House to vote to reopen the government and to avoid the first ever default, insisting the only obstacle is Speaker Boehner. … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Six Presidents Make The Case For Foreign Intervention

America has a history of intervening on wars in other countries and making mistakes there. Like in Korea in the 1950s and Vietnam in the 1960s and the 2003 War in Iraq. Which makes it harder for American presidents to … Continue reading

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ABC News: This Week- Striking Syria: This Week’s Roundtable

“Rep. Adam Kinzinger Donna Brazile, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Greta Van Susteren and Dan Senor.” From ABC News President Barack Obama, in the political battle of his life trying to make the case two years late in my point of view. We … Continue reading

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Associated Press: Raw Video- President Obama Says He’ll Address Nation on Syria

Source: Associated Press: Raw Video- President Obama Says He’ll Address Nation on Syria Smart move by President Obama, because even though it looks like Congress will back him on Syria, he doesn’t have the support of the country yet which would … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Video: Congress: As Unproductive as it is Unpopular!

Congress: As unproductive as it is unpopular! – YouTube. Congress has become as fun and easy to make fun of as obese people and dumb people. Because of all the weakness’ it has and lot of those weakness’ being self-inflicted … Continue reading

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ABC News: This Week Sunday Spotlight- U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan’s Gridlock

Good to see someone who served in Congress successfully transition out of Congress. And into private life and not feel the need to have to return to politics.

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