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White House adviser: Obama and Senate powerless against TEA Partiers .. or something

The White House is now admitting that it is powerless against the TEA party freshmen in the House of Representatives. David Plouffe, a senior Obama adviser said “We’re not going to make progress on the deficit, on things we can do right now for jobs, on tax cuts, unless those 30 or 40 Tea Party […]

Progressive U.S. Senate Piles on the Debt with 2012 FEMA Bill.

Pretty much everyone in the country wants to fund FEMA ( Federal Emergency Management Agency) to ensure the money is there to help the areas of America that need to recover from the numerous natural disasters of late. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and the subsequent flooding from them have left many towns ravaged and they are in […]

GOP Wins Special Elections in N.Y. and Nevada

Last night in a special election vote for the disgraced N.Y. Democrat Anthony Weiner’s House seat, retired broadcast executive and political novice Bob Turner (R) beat N.Y. State assemblyman David Weprin.(D) Not only did a Republican take this seat for the first time since 1922,  NY-09 is a district where registered Democrats have a 3-1 […]

The Classless Community Organizer Strikes Again

On this past Saturday of the Labor Day weekend that generally marks the end of summer in America, President Obama was in full community/union organizing mode during a speech he gave in Detroit. In an article at TheHill.com, Obama previews jobs plan, warns Republicans against ‘more games’, In that article citing direct quotes from his […]

Recipe For Disaster

Washington may call the recent “debt deal” necessary, but the “ingredients” that went into making the “deal” sometimes seem a bit “seedy”. A more appropriate name might be a recipe for disaster! Rich Mitchell is the Sr. Managing Editor of Conservative Daily News. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not […]

Making the Cut

As we all know money is on most everybody’s mind in these hard economic times, coupled with our Congress fighting each other over the debt and spending issues. No one in Congress has put any permanent solutions on the table but Cut, Cap and Balance seemed to be a step in the right direction. The […]

New York Times Still Calling Reid’s Bill Failure “Republican Filibuster”

This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill, S.627, failed to get to a vote for passage. The vote to end debate, otherwise known as a cloture vote, failed 50-49 as 60 votes are required to end debate. Although Harry Reid has refused two offers by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to vote here […]

Reid Delays Senate Vote on His Proposal Until 1pm Sunday

Just after 10pm on Saturday night, Harry Reid announced that the Senate vote on his debt bill was being moved from 1am on Sunday morning to 1pm Sunday afternoon eastern time. Reid mentioned that negotiations were ongoing. What comes out of these negotiations is likely to be a watered-down combination of several plans. The two-phase […]

Compromise is a good thing!

Compromise can be a good thing,  but let me tell you what I thought yesterday about the happenings on the Hill. I still wondered why Speaker Boehner, who was on the Sean Hannity show a few days ago, stated, “The Mack Penny Bill was worth looking at” had done absolutely nothing with regard to that […]

Sausage-Making, Mediscare and a Vote [Video]

On Saturday afternoon, the blow-hards of Congress fired off salvo after salvo at each other before holding a vote that was a foregone conclusion. The House version of Harry Reid’s debt ceiling bill was coming up for a vote and the following debate took place just before the scheduled vote. Rich Mitchell is the Sr. […]

House Version of Reid’s Debt Bill Fails House 173-246

Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the House version of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill on Saturday. In a 173 to 246 vote, 10 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. In the pre-vote debate, a large part of Democrat commentary was in disagreement with the choice of rules under which […]

Reid Shows Signs That He Does Not Have 60 Votes for His Bill [Video]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not have the votes to pass his own debt ceiling bill. Reid spent Friday night addressing the Senate in an attempt to blame Republicans for his inability to garner 60 vote support in the Senate for his legislation. Reid has 53 democrats that will vote for just about anything […]

Harry Reid Wouldn’t Know Compromise If It Bit Him On The Nose

Things just are not the same when the shoe is on the other foot! The Democrats are all up in arms with the Republican, specifically the Tea Party Republicans, for not “compromising” on the debt ceiling. Senator Harry Reid said:  “Obviously what is being done in the House is not a compromise. It is being […]

HR 2693 – Reid’s Debt Bill in the House [Full Text]

On Thursday, it appears as though the House version of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill has surfaced. HR 2693 “The Budget Control Act of 2011″. This bill isn’t compromise, it’s pure can-kicking.  Summary The Reid bill looks like mainly fluff – no real cuts and nothing of substance. It basically defers everything to another […]

Budget Ceiling Crisis Update: Debt Limit Compromise Passes the House

As the commentary and reports roll out of Washington D.C., it is apparent that we are not as near to a solution as first thought. This post will be constantly updated with the newest activities on the debt ceiling. 8-1-11 7:09pm The debt ceiling compromise passes the house by a wide margin 269-161. The bill […]