Will Senate Republicans filibuster the Ryan-Murray budget agreement?

By Tom Toth Senate Republicans have a decision to make. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the budget agreement negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). At this point, however, not enough republican senators have come out in support of the deal to ensure cloture and there are several reasons why there may end up […]

Democrats all but eliminate filibuster, replace it with the law of the jungle

By Robert Romano Standing Rule XXII of the Senate clearly states that “to amend the Senate rules… the necessary affirmative vote shall be two-thirds of the Senators present and voting,” but none of that matters anymore. Senate Democrats under Harry Reid have changed the rules regarding cloture on most presidential nominees with just a simple majority — an egregious power […]

Net Right Daily Warned of Media Pressure Against Chief Justice Roberts

By Kevin Mooney — Here, in a nutshell, is what several astute commentators on the right, including George Will, Charles Krauthammer, and others have told readers in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare: Associate Justice John Roberts would have ruled to strike down the federal health care law, but Chief Justice John Roberts felt an institutional obligation […]

01.16.2012 in Featured, Politics by Bill Wilson 63

GOP weakness increases likelihood of Obama reelection

By Bill Wilson — In 2010, Republicans swept into the majority of the House of Representatives on a bold platform that included repealing the unpopular Obamacare legislation, cutting $100 billion from the budget in the first year in power, rolling back the Dodd-Frank financial takeover, and reining in regulatory excesses at agencies like the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Their […]

Super Committee begins to take shape

The Congressional “super committee” to tackle the national debt has begun to take shape. Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner have all named their representatives to the committee. Here is what it looks like so far: Harry Reid’s appointments: Patty Murray of Washington, John Kerry of Massachusetts and Max Baucus of Montana Mitch McConnell’s appointments: Jon Kyl of Arizona, […]

08.04.2011 in ALG Videos, Media by NetRight Daily 0

Boehner, Pelosi, Reid, McConnell, Obama and McCain Star In ‘Ignored For The Ring’

By Frank McCaffrey – “Lord Of The Rings” fans will be excited to find out that Washington has put out a new sequel to their favorite movie franchise. It’s called “Ignored For The Ring” Check out this preview:

08.01.2011 in Congress, Featured, Federal Budget, House, Politics, Senate by Rick Manning 0

No deal better than a bad deal

By Rick Manning – When it takes about five minutes for President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to sign on to a new debt deal, perhaps Republicans should look for the trapdoors. Based upon press reports, here are just four. Contrary to what the deal states, it actually guarantees a tax increase. The “deal” sets the CBO […]

08.01.2011 in Congress, Federal Budget, House, Politics, Senate by Bill Wilson 6

The No Solution Deal

By Bill Wilson – A late deal struck by House and Senate leaders to raise the debt ceiling — with spending cuts that won’t balance the budget anytime soon, if ever — is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in Washington. There is no solution to the problem in sight. It leaves the American people short-changed; who in […]

Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal?

Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Mitch McConnell have reached a debt deal agreement, while Boehner possible holds out. The deal would cut as little as $2 trillion over the next decade. Boehner is supposedly concerned that the deal would cut too much from the Pentagon, and is still considering whether he will support the legislation. Further trouble for the compromise […]

Obama’s Loaded Gun

By Bill Wilson - With White House talks ended over Obama’s insistence on job-killing tax increases, it is time for House Speaker John Boehner to turn up the pressure for spending cuts on the Senate. On July 22, just minutes after defeating the House-passed “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan to trim the deficit by $5.8 trillion over the next ten years […]

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