All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Democrats’

Sarah Palin Spared by Hillary Clinton in ’08 Campaign

Hillary Clinton celebrated the release of her new book, Hard Choices, at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Tuesday morning. The memoir seeks to expose the thought processes behind some of the tougher decisions Clinton had to make during her term as Secretary of State under Barack Obama during his first term as president. While the book contains subjects one …

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Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Lessen Student Loan Burden

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which would extend the ability to cap one’s student loan repayment amount at 10 percent of one’s income, finally allowing those who borrowed money before 2007 to take advantage of an opportunity many have already capitalized on. Following his own executive order, Obama continued to push student-loan legislation, however, as he endorsed …

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Minimum Wage Hike Shut Down by GOP

The federally-mandated Minimum Wage has been at $7.25 an hour since 2009. If Senate Democrats, and President Obama, had had their way, that amount would have gone up to $10.10. But that effort has been brought to a grinding halt by the Republicans in the Senate. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa (Dem) introduced the bill for a vote in the …

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Sarah Palin Uses Dr. Suess to Knock Obama

Sarah Palin knocked President Obama and his healthcare plan during her appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. She channeled the children’s author, taking a heft dose of literary liberty with his famous rhyming words. “I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his healthcare scam,” Palin said. “I do not like these dirty crooks …

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Brian Schweitzer Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid

President Barack Obama would be the first to admit that he is not America’s favorite person. The current president has faced his fair share of criticism during his 6 years as president, most of which has stemmed from the right side of the political spectrum. However, Obama has now found a new opponent on his own side of the court: …

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Cory Booker Survives Lonegan’s Attacks to Win Solidly Blue New Jersey Senate Seat

Mayor of Newark Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to become the new junior Senator from the reliably blue state of New Jersey. The Senator elect is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, and has been touted as a future Presidential contender. The Senate seat will allow Booker to expand his national profile with powerful media backing. …

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The Government Shutdown Is Over, Debt Ceiling Raised

The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, have come up with the Reid McConnel deal, which was passed earlier Wednesday by both the House and Senate, ultimately ending the government shutdown and avoiding default.The plan will fund the government through January 15th, and then raise the debt ceiling through February 7th of next year. …

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Government Shutdown Ends: House and Senate Reach a Deal

Who saw this coming? The House and Senate have reached a deal at the 11th hour and the government shutdown is over. Lawmakers in D.C. squabbled back and forth for weeks about the budget, causing around 1 million government workers to be furloughed for 16 days. Just before we reached the October 17 deadline–the date the U.S. would go into …

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Government Shutdown: What to Expect

Since Congress was unable to agree on the fiscal near-future, it’s looking likely that the government will grind to a screeching halt. As complex as the process is, and as unpredictable as it may be (Congress may reach a last-minute agreement unbeknownst to the public), government programs have begun to identify areas that need to remain in operation. Any workers …

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Obamacare Hindered by Republicans

The Republicans have decided to play hardball. The party voted 231-192 in favor of a spending plan that would stall Obamacare for a year. They also voted 248-174 to repeal Obamacare’s tax on medical devices. The devices tax is especially harmful because it taxes medical innovation. Time, however, is running out for congress.  If no deal is reached by the …

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Jack Lew: US Treasury Secretary Threatens America with Debt Ceiling

In a brazen attempt to raise the already exploding US public debt, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress on Wednesday that the government will spend all its borrowed cash by October 17th, and demanded trillions in new money to keep financing Washington DC’s insatiable appetite for debt. “The debt limit impasse that took place in 2011 caused significant harm …

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Government Shutdown: Its Marco Rubio vs Rand Paul

With their eyes on 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are staking out carefully crafted positions on the looming government shutdown in an effort to defund Obamacare. From the outset it appears that Rand Paul is more strategic and better prepared in his approach towards the much reviled healthcare law within the Tea Party and …

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