Category: POLITICS

Voters Sick Of Health Care Debate

Voters Sick Of Health Care Debate

July 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Thomas Dean is sick of all the congressional bickering over the health care law.

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NRA Draws Red Line On UN Arms Treaty

NRA Draws Red Line On UN Arms Treaty

July 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the powerful lobby group, said 58 senators have pledged to oppose the treaty if it covers civilian weapons, fearing an infringement of America’s gun rights.

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House Unlikely To Vote On Postal Reform Bill Before August Recess

House Unlikely To Vote On Postal Reform Bill Before August Recess

July 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Issa bill passed House Oversight last October, the bill has yet to proceed to the floor, with Democratic lawmakers among those speculating that Republicans didn’t have the votes to pass their measure.

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Senator Lindsey Graham Says Avoiding Taxes Like Mitt Romney Is ‘Really American’

Senator Lindsey Graham Says Avoiding Taxes Like Mitt Romney Is ‘Really American’

July 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As the entire Democratic apparatus (including this morning, a Times editorial) blasts Mitt Romney for putting his money in Swiss banks and Caribbean tax shelters, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is defending Romney.

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GOP Senate Primaries See Businessmen Making Real Strides

GOP Senate Primaries See Businessmen Making Real Strides

July 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Self-funded businessmen are surging in three key GOP primaries right now in Arizona, Missouri and Wisconsin, and all three appear to have a good shot next month of beating better-known Republicans who have held high-level elected offices.

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Indiana Abortion Law Ruled Illegal

Indiana Abortion Law Ruled Illegal

July 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The restrictive state law was signed in May 2011 by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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Railway Projects Boost Obama Transit Push

Railway Projects Boost Obama Transit Push

July 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Railway projects boost Obama transit push in Virginia, California and Washington D.C.

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Obama Calls For Some Bush Tax Cut Extensions

Obama Calls For Some Bush Tax Cut Extensions

July 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

President Barack Obama revitalized his push for holding down middle-class tax rates Monday, calling on Congress to pass a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for people earning less than $250,000 a year.

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‘Thank God’ For High-Speed Rail Funding, Gov. Jerry Brown Says

‘Thank God’ For High-Speed Rail Funding, Gov. Jerry Brown Says

July 9, 2012 | By

“It’s a jobs creator, and thank God we got it,” Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week.

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House Set To Ease Rules Requiring Banks To Warn Consumers Of ATM Fees

House Set To Ease Rules Requiring Banks To Warn Consumers Of ATM Fees

July 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The House is expected to approve legislation early this week that would relax current rules requiring banks to warn customers about ATM fees.

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Businesses Won’t Wait For Elections Before Implementing Health Law

Businesses Won’t Wait For Elections Before Implementing Health Law

July 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Most businesses waited for the Supreme Court before making plans to comply with President Obama’s healthcare law — but most aren’t waiting for November to see whether the law might be repealed.

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Repealing Health Law Would Mean More Benefits For Members Of Congress

Repealing Health Law Would Mean More Benefits For Members Of Congress

July 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Affordable Care Act, specifically, a Republican amendment to the Affordable Care Act — kicked members of Congress and their aides out of the healthcare program for federal employees.

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Arizona’s Only Latino Governor And Former U.S. Diplomat Detained By The Border Patrol

Arizona’s Only Latino Governor And Former U.S. Diplomat Detained By The Border Patrol

July 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

On the way to his 96th birthday celebration, former Arizona Governor Raúl Héctor Castro was stopped and detained by the U.S. Border Patrol, and made to stand outside in 100-degree heat during the process.

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GOP Hopes Lumbering Economy Dooms Obama

GOP Hopes Lumbering Economy Dooms Obama

July 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Pundits speculate on whether the lumbering economy will doom the re-election hopes of President Barack Obama..

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Where Money Lives – Investigating Mitt Romney’s Offshore Accounts

Where Money Lives – Investigating Mitt Romney’s Offshore Accounts

July 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Buried Treasure Grand Cayman, where Bain Capital maintains at least 138 funds. Inset, Mitt Romney tries to spot his La Jolla home from the campaign plane.

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The GOP: Nothing But Lip Service – From June 2003

The GOP: Nothing But Lip Service – From June 2003

July 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The GOP’s lip service on the military. Has their position changed since 2003?

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The British Virgin Islands’ Box 438: The Best-Connected, Tax-Friendliest Address In The World?

The British Virgin Islands’ Box 438: The Best-Connected, Tax-Friendliest Address In The World?

July 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Box 438 is just one of 100 such providers in the B.V.I., but it has a pedigree sure to stimulate conspiracy theorists.

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GOP: Voters Will Have Final Say On Health Care Law

GOP: Voters Will Have Final Say On Health Care Law

July 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Republican congressional leaders said Sunday that voters — not the Supreme Court — will have the final word on President Barack Obama’s health care law come November.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Override Race-Bias Death-Row Veto

North Carolina Lawmakers Override Race-Bias Death-Row Veto

July 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature voted on Monday to override Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue’s veto of a law that will limit the ability of death-row prisoners to use statistical evidence of racial bias to challenge their sentences.

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Twitter Forced To Release Occupy Protester’s Tweets To New York Court

Twitter Forced To Release Occupy Protester’s Tweets To New York Court

July 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Micro-blogging site loses legal challenge to prosecutors’ request for three months’ worth of messages from Malcolm Harris

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