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Flip-flops abound

November 21, 2013 by

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Our dysfunctional politicians make it worse when they insult or reverse their position on issues. There are some instances in which a sincere change of heart is acceptable. However with others, it seems that sadly,

Step one of 10: Much more needed from Congress on gun control

April 11, 2013 by

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It’s about respecting victims of gun violence. As impotent as lawmakers in Washington have been, it’s almost a surprise that the Senate voted today to end debate on a gun control bill. Now they’ll decide whether to

The babies again: They couldn’t avoid the sequester

March 1, 2013 by

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Acting like babies seems to be contagious. Fresh from our post on Tuesday about another aspect of the story, the babies are back. You can argue whether the President or Congress

Too many of our representatives have no backbone

December 7, 2012 by

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The stalemate over the “fiscal cliff” is the latest example of the paralysis in Congress caused by a rigidly partisan atmosphere. There is solid evidence that a great majority of the American people have been tired of the gridlock for years. It’s not productive to

McConnell says repealing Obama’s health plan, not jobs, is #1

July 1, 2012 by

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said today that if Republicans reclaim the presidency and

Call someone a name; it’s easy but not radio worthy

June 20, 2012 by

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Name-calling will continue until we, the public, speak up against it. We help you with contact information. Appearing on Ed

Senator exaggerates McConnell’s goal to defeat Pres. Obama

March 21, 2012 by

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Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) misstated the oft-quoted assertion by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that winning the presidency in 2012 was his major goal. Durbin, the senate majority whip, said today,

Did the President propose realistic changes that may be accomplished?

January 25, 2012 by

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Pres. Obama laid out his vision for America in last night’s State of the Union address. While we know most Republicans lawmakers and other officials will have the usual┬áknee-jerk negative reaction, a fairer gauge would be independents and in some cases, Democrats. We picked out two issues on the minds of many, jobs and education. […]

1st post GOP Sunday debate: Disrespect, misstatements, falsehoods

January 8, 2012 by

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There were too many errors in this morning’s debate hosted by Meet the Press moderator David Gregory on NBC. Here are a couple: Newt Gingrich- “I can cut on theft alone 100 billion dollars in Medicaid and Medicare if the federal governmentwere competent.” Mentioning a specific figure without explaining where the reductions would come from […]

Reid and McConnell personify the dysfunction of Congress

November 3, 2011 by

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The Senate majority and minority leaders, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, sounded off on the floor today, continuing to act like feuding children, discussing their rival bills on jobs and the budget. Here’s how it went:The argument came to a head when Reid threatened McConnell that he would stay on the floor all day until […]

McConnell has no comment about debate audience behavior

September 19, 2011 by

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to comment today on audience reaction to two statements by hosts at two Republican debates. Appearing on Meet the Press today, the GOP senator was asked to

Obama doesn’t respect Republican debate

September 1, 2011 by

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They seem to argue about everything these days in Washington. Now the issue is Pres. Obama requesting a joint session of Congress to deliver his speech on job creation. The problem is that he wants to do it on the same date and at the same time as the upcoming Republican debate next Wednesday. Accounts […]

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