By Carole on Jun 15, 2012
In some countries citizens wake up to learn that one individual has, by decree, changed major national policy. Evidently the United States of America has become one of those countries. Despite the fact that the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM Act failed in Congress, the Obama administration announced today that it will not deport some illegal immigrants if they meet similar requirements to those laid out in that failed legislation.
By Carole on Sep 29, 2011
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich will officially release his 21st Century Contract with America this afternoon. The former Speaker of the House says the plan to "fundamentally change the trajectory of America" would most likely take a President Gingrich two full terms to implement and includes new choices in how Americans would buy health insurance, pay their income taxes and save for retirement.
By Carole on Sep 14, 2010
There was a rare chance for some bipartisanship mixed with some sincere debate in Washington next week when a defense policy bill will be taken up by the Senate. This type of bill usually passes with plenty of support from both sides of the aisle but the inclusion of the repeal of the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy left open some uncertainty as that important and relative issue is to be debated and hopefully resolved. But just to make sure that chaos ensued and in a desperate attempt to put politics over doing his actual job, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) says he will insert a controversial immigration measure into the bill.
By Carole on Jul 20, 2010
In order to take control of the US Senate this November, Republicans need a net gain of 10 seats. Some of those contests promise to be nail biters, others will be long shots and at least one looks like a gimme. According to a new poll, US Representative John Boozman (R-Arkansas) has a 25 point lead over incumbent Senator Blanch Lincoln (D-Arkansas).
By Carole on Jul 19, 2010
A new poll shows the Pennsylvania Senate race going from the toss-up column to the leans-Republican category. Republican Pat Toomey now leads Democrat Joe Sestak by a 7 point margin (45% - 38%) and that's only part of the story. Virtually every indicator in the poll shows this perennial swing state is swinging right.