GOP BEGINS RIGOROUS REVIEW OF THE FED
House Republicans are vowing a comprehensive dissection of the Federal Reserve and its policies, with the end goal of crafting legislation in 2014 to overhaul the central bank.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) told reporters Wednesday that his panel will embark on an exhaustive review of the Fed that will go far beyond any previous congressional oversight effort.
“It will be the most…Continue
WRITE THE LAWS ACT S. 1663 , ONE SUBJECT AT A TIME ACT S.1664 , READ THE BILLS ACT S.1665
Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) has offered three bills designed to…Continue
BANK LOBBYISTS WANT TO RAISE TAXES ON 96 MILLION AMERICANS
As Congress debates an overhaul of the tax code, it is considering implementing new taxes that will have a dramatic impact on the middle class and effectively …Continue
Added by Kathryn McEwen on October 6, 2013 at 12:33am — No Comments
HARRY REID'S OFFICE LEAKS BOEHNER OFFICE EMAILS AND IT COULD RUIN ANY FAITH YOU HAVE IN WASHINGTON
A series of leaked emails authored by House Speaker John Boehner’s chief of staff Mike Sommers show that the Speaker may have…Continue
Added by Kathryn McEwen on October 3, 2013 at 3:21am — No Comments
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal of charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
The lawmakers are drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation’s neighborhood watch volunteers, among other anti-violence measures.
CBC members had remained largely silent throughout the trial,…
HOUSE PASSES KEYSTONE XL BILL OVER WHITE HOUSE OBJECTIONS
The House voted 241-175 — largely along party lines — to pass legislation that would speed up the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, despite threats of a veto by President Barack Obama.
The bill, sponsored by Nebraska Republican Rep. Lee Terry, would not require the company building the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada, to receive a cross-border permit from the White House in order to…Continue
Like many of you, I come from a family in which someone has proudly served our country in war, so I take veterans' health and civil justice issues very seriously. On Memorial Day, we'll honor vets in our families and across the country with parades, special ceremonies and prayers in thanksgiving for their sacrifice. So it really bothers me when I see Congress and state legislatures across the country dishonor veterans by diluting their right to compensation for injuries endured while…Continue
OBAMA TAPED PHONE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN CONGRESSMEN AND AP REPORTERS
AP PHONE SCANDAL GETS REAL…Continue
Added by Kathryn McEwen on May 17, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
Woven into the fabric of our unique American culture is the timeless wisdom of founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, the author of the phrase, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure”, would be appalled at much that is going on in American politics, but probably not…Continue
Added by Richard Cameron on May 8, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
The more things change the more they stay the same. I am amazed at the scam Marco Rubio is trying to pull on the American people. The “Gang of 8” comes up with this great plan that will “protect We the People” while showing some “compassionate conservativism” towards those who break our immigration laws. Of course, as is the usual case, there are holes in this “plan” big enough to sail an aircraft carrier through…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on April 22, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments
By Alan Caruba
Only two Presidents have faced impeachment. One was Andrew Johnson in 1868 and the impeachment was defeated by one vote. Cited for violating the Tenure of Office Act, it was later found unconstitutional. The other was Bill Clinton in 1998, charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, the Senate voted against impeachment on either charge.
In retrospect, if Clinton had been removed from office, the nation would have had Al Gore replace him. I…Continue
Leaders of TEA Party Organizations,
I have seen the different groups in the TEA Party family all working independently, or so it seems to me, on projects that are all very important. I know that one of the draws of the TEA Party is independence but the time has come that all of you must unite to fight the common enemy, an out of control government. Both political parties are unresponsive to the citizens and only getting worse. There are good conservatives in…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on April 16, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments
Warning, the video contains a few brief expletives not deleted. Viewer discretion advised.
How not to get screwed on a car deal OR immigration reform
Lucky you. I'm going to give you the best guide ever published on how to buy or lease a car without getting…Continue
Added by Richard Cameron on April 15, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments
Food prices are up 48%. Energy’s up 23%. Wheat’s up 74%. Gas is up 68%. What’s next? Is there an end in sight?
For Social Security recipients, it may be coming very soon as conservatives in Congress demand an “adjustment” in the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) that was meant to help them cope with inflation. For endangered Middle Class Americans it may come in 2013 as this adjustment pushes more…Continue
By Alan Caruba
When I was a teenager I was a magician performing at birthday parties and before local clubs whose adults enjoyed legerdemain as much as the kids. The essence of magic is diversion, distracting the audience to watch the right hand while the left is setting up the illusion. It was a lesson I never forgot as I watch politicians divert attention from their actual agenda and right now President Obama is engaged in that as he goes around the nation asking for more gun…Continue
The video link here is beyond chilling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNuiLJHejKM&feature=player_embedded. The most chilling aspect of its beginning is the looks on the faces of the people. These are people who seem to be surprised and confused. These things don’t happen here! It often seems as though things happen overnight but it doesn’t happen that…Continue
This past week the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Sen. Diane Feinstein’s gun control measure that outlaws more than 150 different firearms by a strictly party line (10-8) vote, despite a 2nd Amendment that clearly says “shall not be infringed”. It doesn’t say “some firearms can be infringed”, or “some magazines can be infringed”; it says “shall not be infringed”. State legislatures in California, Illinois, New York, and now…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on March 16, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments
It’s taken since 2008 and two elections, but as Obama moves into his second term he is beginning to lose traction with Americans, including those who have supported him and who give him approval ratings in the fifty percent bracket.
Previous second term presidents have enjoyed…Continue
Crony Capitalists (CCs) never quit trying to entice federal officials into giving them special access or favors and shutting millions of the rest of us out of court, so they have no accountability to a local jury for negligence or shoddy service. They've enlisted scores of Members of Congress, many of them self-proclaimed backers of states' rights, in an effort to to override the Founding Fathers' clear guidance that Congress doesn't have authority over state tort law, specifically with…Continue
Today, as I watched a morning news broadcast, I remembered when it was obvious that the news syndications were searching for any bit of newsworthy information across our nation to pass on to the American public. So uneventful were our daily lives that, sadly, a plane crash or other human disaster gave every reporting entity the opportunity to have 24/7 coverage of that one incident, often without interruption.
Out of respect for the President, the leader of the free world, news staff…Continue
Added by granny870 on February 26, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments