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No Labels steps up effort to fix our government

January 22, 2014 by

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We wrote about the website, No Labels, recently, supporting its attempt to refocus Washington on being productive, rather than just being partisan. Here’s their latest explanation of their current goal, one that most people should

Pres. Obama weighs military strike on the U.S. Capitol

January 15, 2014 by

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Sometimes we need a little humor. While we night want to hit members of Congress over the head sometimes, an attack by the American army seems a bit much. But the satiric group, The Onion, has no limits and so this story appeared today on its home page: http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-not-ruling-out-us-military-action-in-congres,34946/

Group seeking bipartisanship in D.C. launches new program

January 13, 2014 by

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We’ve written about the group, No Labels, before. It’s a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to promoting bipartisan cooperation in Congress. It’s undertaking a

President Obama diminishes risk of unemployment fraud

January 7, 2014 by

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As Congress considers extending jobless benefits, the President made his case in favor of three additional months of benefits in a statement at the White House this afternoon. He urged lawmakers to prevent the jobless from “falling off a cliff.” He said, about a familiar criticism of additional benefits:

NSA chief not quite honest in TV interview

December 22, 2013 by

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Susan Rice made a statement on 60 Minutes tonight that seems to be unprovable. She was interviewed by CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl. Here’s how it went: Stahl: “Officials in the intelligence community have

Where are we a year after Newtown?

December 16, 2013 by

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Some important things have happened. States have stepped up efforts to get at the mental health issues involved in so many killings. More gun control groups have appeared but their successes so far are limited.

‘He’s going to have “The End of the Senate” written on his tombstone’

December 13, 2013 by

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That’s a quote from The New York Times today, reporting on the never-ending incivility that has led to some single digit approval ratings for Congress. The issue this time is

Kerry assumes too much on Israel’s stance toward Iranian nukes

December 11, 2013 by

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Secretary of State John Kerry’s appearance today before U.S. Senators continued his attempts to gain support for the temporary deal with Iran. He wants to head off proposals for greater sanctions on

‘The handshake’ and the American hostage

December 10, 2013 by

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No sooner had President Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro today before the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa than the criticism began. It came especially

Should this sign be at Congress’s door?

December 5, 2013 by

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Might be a good idea. This sign, which says “Warning” at the top is for fans at NBA games. The print is too small to read here but you can read it at this link to nesn.com:

Wish they hadn’t said that

November 15, 2013 by

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And we wish we didn’t hear it, either. The subject is Obamacare again. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has been part of our posting history, said today, “Did I ever tell my constituents that if they like their

If only some particular politicians and media people would take this to heart

November 4, 2013 by

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An excellent commentary on the need for civility appeared last week on Seacoastonline.com, the website covering news provided by several newspapers in northern New Hampshire and southern Maine. We think you’ll find it makes an effective case.

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