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By Carole on Jun 27, 2012
This morning, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that the House of Representatives will proceed with a contempt of Congress vote tomorrow against Attorney General Eric Holder. Neither the announcement nor the expected outcome is a surprise. Republicans have the votes to make it happen and even some Democrats may support the charge that Mr. Holder's withholding of documents regarding the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation rises to the level of contempt. But what is striking is that the words Speaker Boehner chose to summarize the situation are so applicable to so much about the Obama administration. "We're going to proceed," he said. "We've given them ample opportunity to reply."
By Carole on Jun 1, 2012
In the wake of today's dismal news on hiring and employment, the stock market is diving and pundits and politicians are blaming President Barack Obama's failed policies for what House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called "the sad new normal." Meanwhile an exquisitely timed new ad from presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney answers the question "What will be different about a Romney presidency?"
By Carole on Feb 4, 2012
Both President Barack Obama and a representative of the Republican Party used their weekly addresses to encourage their political opponents to pass legislation they claimed will improve the economy. The difference is the House's American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act would generate revenue to pay for infrastructure by expanding energy production while the president's proposed housing plan is just another expensive gimmick.
By Carole on Oct 10, 2011
The Democratic Party has officially gone 'all in' with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Executive Director Robby Mook just sent an e-mail to supporters urging them to sign a DCCC petition to "help us reach 100,000 strong standing with #OccupyWallStreet protestors."
By Carole on Oct 6, 2011
In the latest act of a re-election campaign disguised as official duty, President Barack Obama held a news conference today. In both his opening statement and the majority of questions from reporters, the topic was the dismal US economy and job market and in what amounted to a series of not-so-mini-campaign speeches, he alternately attacked his political opposition and defended his attacks on his political opposition.