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04
OCT
2013

Reid: Boehner’s ‘job not as important as our country’…

Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused House Speaker John Boehner of being more worried about his job than the country amid a government shutdown. The Nevada Democrat also talked for the...
04
OCT
2013

CEO’s step up layoffs while lobbying House for guest workers…

This week, the pharmaceutical giant Merck announced it will cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to remain competitive in a rapidly changing drug industry. Earlier this year, Merck announced plans to cut 7,500 jobs, bringing the total of workers let go to 16,000. In all, Merck intends to...
03
OCT
2013

PELOSI: WE’LL DO ‘WHATEVER IT TAKES’ TO CONFERENCE WITH SENATE ON IMMIGRATION

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Democrats are willing to do “whatever it takes” to go to conference with the Senate to pass an immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for all of the country’s illegal immigrants....
03
OCT
2013

Firearms Industry Praises Bipartisan Introduction of 2013 Sportsmen’s Act in US House

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today praised the bipartisan House leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) for introducing the Sportsmen’s Heritage and...
01
OCT
2013

Obama: ‘I Shouldn’t Have To Offer Anything’…

With just hours to go before , President Obama said there is still a window to avert it. “There’s still an opportunity, during the course of this day to avert a shutdown and make sure that we are paying our bills,” Obama said in an interview with NPR. [Read more]
01
OCT
2013

Senate votes to keep massive subsidy for itself…

A sense of the absurd spread on the Senate floor as lawmakers voted a second time within hours to reject a House-passed funding stopgap shortly before a midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown. Senators defeated the House proposal along party lines, 54-46. There were no...
01
OCT
2013

OBAMACRASH

Surprise! Obamacare health insurance exchange websites don’t work; HealthCare.gov a total mess [Read more]
20
SEP
2013

Defund Obamacare vote set for House…

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has voted 40 times to repeal or curtail the Affordable Care Act since Republicans took control of the chamber in 2011 – and each time the Democratic Senate has swatted away their bills. In using the threat of a government...
19
SEP
2013

Republicans think Labor Department has secret Obamacare ‘fix’ for unions

Two Republican House lawmakers asked the Labor Department to provide “all legal analyses” it has done on a proposed Obamacare “fix” sought by Big Labor. The lawmakers think the administration is secretly working on a such a fix but trying to keep it hidden...
18
SEP
2013

IRS flagged ‘anti-Obama’ Tea Party language…

Correction: An earlier version of this story understated the number of groups represented by the the American Center for Law and Justice. WASHINGTON — Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns...