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Archive for the ‘Congress’ Category

Posted by Nirek On Jul - 16 - 2014 72 COMMENTS
Shutdown - Tea Party

There is a lot of federal money that is supposed to go to the States highway funds to repair roads and bridges. The Tea Party controlled House has held up those monies.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jul - 4 - 2014 47 COMMENTS
Voting Booth

We are “responsible for the greatest trust ever confided to a political society.” (Patrick Henry) But as polling demonstrates the American Public has shirked its responsibility in failing to be the informed electorate that John Adams believed was the foundation of any democracy.

Posted by Beatriz09 On Jul - 3 - 2014 40 COMMENTS
Warren Matthews

If you want to correct the error Matthews and so many other people have been making for years now, you will have to stop talking policy and start explaining strategy and the way our democracy functions.

Posted by Zeke On Jul - 2 - 2014 41 COMMENTS
Thomas_P._Rossiter,_Signing_of_the_Constitution

If one engages with a theocrat and takes the time to debunk enough of their claims, eventually, they will get into ambiguous territory like what was the “Real” intent of the founders.

Posted by Mopshell On Jun - 30 - 2014 41 COMMENTS
Obama and Boehner

In his weekly press conference June 25, 2014, House Speaker John Boehner confirmed that he will initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Obama over the administration’s use of executive actions. Boehner asserted: “This is about defending the institution in which we serve. What we’ve seen clearly […]

Posted by Misterbadexample On Jun - 27 - 2014 62 COMMENTS
drought2

The warming we’ve seen is setting feedback loops that guarantee higher levels of warming. The melting of the Siberian permafrost means thousands of gigatons of methane (more damaging as greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide) released into the atmosphere.

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 26 - 2014 93 COMMENTS
GOP - Tantrum

Since it is Republican policy to do nothing for America and since Obama is doing something for America…which contradicts their policy, they are seeking to sue him. I believe the charge is “Driving Policy While Democrat…and Black”.

Posted by confuseddemocrat On Jun - 26 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
mcdaniel

McDaniel warned that this is a war, and they will not “surrender”. He promised that they (conservatives) will eventually win control of the Republican party and the country. Paraphrasing what the late Maya Angelou once said “ when someone shows you who he is…believe him.”

Posted by phoenixdoglover On Jun - 20 - 2014 39 COMMENTS
Professor Brat Goes to Washington?

Americans’ current confidence in Congress [7%] is not only the lowest on record, but also the lowest Gallup has recorded for any institution in the 41-year trend.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 19 - 2014 105 COMMENTS
DUH

Studies of how much Americans understand the workings of the government at all levels show that most have only the vaguest idea of how bills become laws. Thus Obama’s support among Hispanics has eroded because HE has not gotten immigration reform through Congress.

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 19 - 2014 30 COMMENTS
Capitol1846

When it started it may have been a good thing. Today, not so much. “The history of lobbying in the United States is a chronicle of the rise of paid advocacy generally by special interests seeking favor in lawmaking bodies such as the United States Congress.

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 10 - 2014 43 COMMENTS
Reagan Taliban

Throughout American history, Republicans have always stood for supporting the goals they speak up for…then attacking any Democrats who accomplish them!

Posted by AdLib On May - 19 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
ows - Freedom Plaza

At a time in our nation’s history when our Supreme Court has chosen the wealthy to dominate our politics and the press has mostly abandoned their duty to empower the public with truth, how can the people find their way back to a true and responsive democracy?

Posted by Nirek On May - 16 - 2014 13 COMMENTS
gop obstruction

The same Republicans who decried the judicial filibuster and demanded an “up or down vote” for President Bush’s selections to the federal bench have stymied Obama’s choices at a record rate.

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