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Gun deaths today: Were there background checks?

December 15, 2014 by

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Did the killers go through any background checks when they bought their guns? We haven’t seen anything about that so far but we’re guessing they’ll be information about that quickly after the Pennsylvania suspect is caught.

Sunday talk shows validate the futility of arguing the torture report

December 14, 2014 by

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From everywhere, it seems, many officials and military are expressing their view on the value of the report on torture issued by a Senate committee last week. Opinions differ greatly on how accurate it is. It became obvious very quickly

The furor over the torture report shows politics at a low point

December 10, 2014 by

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We thought it couldn’t get much lower. The 6,000-page torture report covering mainly the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during the Bush administration was highly critical of the CIA. But the failure

Release of torture report risky move

December 8, 2014 by

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Risky by the Senate and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in particular. She (pictured) led the chamber’s investigation and has pushed for the release. But the big concern is for the welfare of Americans.

If Boehner fell, would Reid go to help him, and vice-versa?

December 2, 2014 by

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Why do we ask? Because with the way most politicians in Washington fail to deal with each other in a productive way, paralyzed by partisanship, it just seems like this is not an outrageous question. Maybe they would learn from this example from

Shocker: Congressional leaders to seek funds on TV’s Shark Tank

November 28, 2014 by

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Well, not really. Not yet, anyway. But what if they did? If you’ve watched the ABC and CNBC program Shark Tank, do you think this post has it about right? (Photo of the most frequent Sharks, clockwise from top left, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban) Speaker of […]

We’re ready to be disgusted by the immigration issue

November 19, 2014 by

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Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters,  just over two weeks ago,  registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility

Sunday shows: Sorry electorate, we choose to ignore you

November 16, 2014 by

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Discussions of the Keystone oil pipeline, greenhouse gas pollution in China and immigration dominated this morning’s discussion on “Fox News Sunday” between Sen. John Thune (R-SD), pictured on home page, chair of the Senate Republican conference and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), pictured on 2nd page, a member of the Senate environment committtee. Thune favors

Why this article reminds us of Congress

November 15, 2014 by

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We hope you’ll read the following story and let’s just say please note the paragraph beginning, “In that sea of chaos … ” We’re thinking it’s going to take some congressmen to have the courage to step up, as football player Roy Sanders (pictured, home page) did Friday night,

Some post-election comments show a mixed bag of hope and no change

November 5, 2014 by

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We can’t say we had much hope that it would be different. While some were civil in their remarks, others carried on with the usual disrespect and overstatement. Iowa Senator-elect Joni Ernst (R) said

What should Congress and the President do first after the election?

November 4, 2014 by

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1) Establish a plan for cooperation. 2) Establish a plan for cooperation. 3) Establish a plan for cooperation. 4) Triage the issues that need attention immediately. Hmm, we seem to think that

Schieffer proves again why news anchor commentary can be important

November 2, 2014 by

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Most network anchors don’t do commentary. Bob Schieffer of CBS News is an exception. If others can also keep their views basically non-partisan, their credibility would help get their message out. During today’s “Face the Nation” and on this Sunday show every week,

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