Recent Congress

  • by Lahdee

    I was surprised by Ed Schultz’s appearance at Netroots Nation. As I listened to his presentation I was struck by his over the top approach and his question about the President. Schultz wonders why the President doesn’t go to his base, as did dubya, when challenged by the other side. Why, indeed? Mr. Obama cannot […]

  • by Lahdee

    The Wednesday version comes from Utah’s Orrin Hatch. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has proposed an amendment to the jobs bill requiring that recipients of unemployment insurance or welfare benefits get drug tested before they get their checks. Apparently Mr. Hatch doesn’t have a foot outside ideology world. Anyone who is currently unemployed knows prospective employers […]

  • by Lahdee

    Senate republicans have decided that if they can’t take their ball and go home then there damn well won’t be a game. Beginning today republicans have tossed a grenade into the workings of the U.S. Senate by not allowing vital committees to do their work. Amanda Terkel at Think Progress has the news. The bottom […]

  • by Lahdee

    Congratulations to us on our first steps towards meaningful health care for all Americans. Regardless of what happens next we begin moving forward with this legislation in our pocket. Even if reconciliation fails health care legislation has passed and will become the law of the land upon the President’s signature. Congratulations to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. […]

  • by Lahdee

    An email I received from Congressman Harry Mitchell’s campaign on why he is voting yes on HCR. Dear Friend, Over the last year or so, I’ve spoken with many of you regarding health care reform. I believe this will be one of the most important votes I will cast in all of my years spent […]

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