The Senate finally appears to have a Plan B -- or at least the beginnings of one -- to break the standstill on funding the Department of Homeland Security.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that the chamber will vote on a stand-alone bill to block President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions that could allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the country and work. - Referenced Article
A Fox TV affiliate in San Diego suffered a major broadcast blunder when it showed a picture of President Obama instead of an image of a suspected rapist. KSWB-TV, also known as Fox 5 San Diego, displayed a picture of Obama speaking at a microphone rather than art of a suspect in a rape case in a report during its newscast on Friday night. - Referenced Article
It’s a tossup. American voters are sharply divided over whether ObamaCare will ultimately be a good thing or a bad thing for the country.
The latest Fox News national poll also finds that, while a majority wishes the 2010 health care law had never passed, the number of voters who are glad it did is at an all-time high. In the end, will ObamaCare be a good thing or a bad thing for the country? The new poll, released Thursday, finds views split 47-47 percent on that question.
A year ago, more voters said it would be a bad thing by 51-42 percent. - Referenced News
Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin has been many things in his political career: Republican vice-presidential candidate, uncompromising budget hawk, conservative policy maven and, for Democrats, the breathing symbol of draconian fiscal policies.
Now, from his new perch as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Ryan finds himself in the unlikely position of gatekeeper of President Obama’s agenda. - Referenced Article
Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, square off Monday night at a House committee meeting about health care.
“Had governors worked with the administration, we might not be in this position,” Hastings said. “I don’t know about in your state, which I think is a crazy state to begin with — and I mean that just as I said it.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren used her Twitter Account this month to reach out to two Massachusetts' Governors. She chided Mitt Romney on his record on working families and congratulated Deval Patrick on "leaving Massachusetts stronger."
Good to see Mitt Romney suddenly talking about working families. Are corporations still people too, Mitt?
This week, members of the Congress will vote on who will lead them in the House. It seems House Republicans -- who make up the majority -- will likely stick with the guy already in charge, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio).
As per usual, however, there are several conservatives who are unimpressed with Boehner's tenure and have a few alternatives in mind. - Referenced Article
Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.), who pleaded guilty last week to tax evasion, said he would resign before Congress returned next week.
“After much thought and prayer, I have made the very difficult decision to step down from Congress effective Jan. 5," Grimm said in a statment. "This decision is made with a heavy heart, as I have enjoyed a very special relationship and closeness with my constituents, whom I care about deeply." - Referenced Article
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