Tag Archives: U.S. Senate

AP: Raw Video- Mark Sherman- Explaining Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

AP: Raw Video- Mark Sherman- Explaining Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling What I get from Mark Sherman, is that the challenge to the Affordable Care Act in King V Burwell, is that the challengers were saying that the subsidizes through … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: WonkBook- Christopher Ingraham- The Orwellian Deception of Chuck Grassley’s Leniency Industrial Complex

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Anyone who calls them self a Conservative and especially a fiscal Conservative, but who supports the American Prison Industrial Complex and our current criminal justice system, I at the very … Continue reading

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Slate: Blog: Beth Ethier: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Promotes Industrial Hemp: Senate Leader is Fighting to Remove Hemp From Controlled Substances Act

Slate: Blog: Beth Ethier: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Promotes Industrial Hemp: Senate Leader is Fighting to Remove Hemp From Controlled Substances Act This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress This might be the only bipartisan bill … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Opinion: Jonathan Capehart: “John Boehner Needs to Follow His Own Advice on DHS Funding”: How Senate Democrats Should Try to Fix Another GOP Mess

Washington Post: Opinion: Jonathan Capehart: John Boehner Needs to Follow His Own Advice on DHS Funding This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress It is not often that I agree with House Speaker John Boehner on … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Brian Beutler- Republican Homeland Security Spirals Out of Control

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus For the life of me, I can’t figure out how Democrats lose to these Tea Party and Neoconservative Republicans in any elections outside of the Bible Belt. Congressional Republicans know … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: FIXGOV- William Galston- State of The Union, President Obama in Campaign Mode: Pushes Middle Class Agenda

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus President Obama looked strong and confident to me last night. I really didn’t have any serious issues with the President’s speech. Going into the speech I was expecting a 2015 … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion: Kevin Mahnken: President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Need For Succession Reform

The New Republic: Opinion: Kevin Mahnken: President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Need for Succession Reform This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress Here’s a post that perhaps only political, Constitution and American history junkies would … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Elaine Teng- Congress Blocks Washington-DC Marijuana Legalization: Time For Big Government to Butt Out

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I’ve lost count how many times Republicans and so-called Conservatives talk about the need for federalism, state and local control, but that as long as states and locals governing what … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Opinion: Thomas Mann: The New Normal in Politics: Response to Gridlock and Gloom: How Voters Get the Government They Vote For

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress Brookings Institution: Opinion: Thomas Mann: The New Normal in Politics: Response to Gridlock and Gloom I don’t feel any sympathy for anyone for Americans who claim to hate the … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Brian Beutler- 2015 Congress Will Shake Up America’s Boring Politics: How Will a Party That Doesn’t Believe in Government Govern

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Here is sort of what the lighter more positive side of a united Republican Congress at least for Democrats, but perhaps bad for the rest of the country. A party that … Continue reading

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