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Poetic Justice & Obama’s $2 Trillion Health Law

Posted by Phil Klein, DC Examiner On March - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Phil Klein, DC ExaminerWhen President Obama pitched his national health care legislation to a joint session of Congress in Sept. 2009, he declared that, "the plan I'm proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years." This week, a ...

Lawmakers debate pay cutoff for budget gridlock

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 14 - 2012 1 COMMENT
It might be dismissed as an election year gimmick by the big shots who run Capitol Hill, but frustration over Congress' failure to pass a budget since 2009 has given surprising momentum to a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't — or w...

2 House chairs face challengers in Ala., Miss.

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Two powerful House chairmen were among the members of Congress trying to fend off challenges from within their own parties in primaries Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi.

Students seek to stop loan interest rate hike

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Millions of college students could be in for a shock this summer when the interest rate on a popular federally subsidized student loan doubles unless Congress acts.

AFL-CIO, Labor Unions Line Up Behind Obama

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The nation’s largest labor unions, whose support has been a mainstay of the Democratic Party, have set aside their frustrations and disappointments in President Obama and formally lined up behind his bid for a second term. Today the American Federal ...

Justice backs new category of secret gov’t files

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In the middle of Sunshine Week, when news organizations and advocacy groups promote government transparency, the Obama administration urged Congress on Tuesday to keep secret a whole new category of information even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Payroll tax extension adds to deficit, analysis finds

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This year's budget deficit will swell by an additional $92 billion from estimates made in January after Congress later extended a payroll tax cut without reducing spending elsewhere, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office sa...

Analysis: Looming political fight puts farmers on battlefield

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are short on time and money to make the biggest cuts in agriculture in a generation and failure risks unintentionally driving up food prices and adding to an already onerous deficit. Just as Congress took the count...

Midwest militia group had ‘kill’ list: FBI agent

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
DETROIT (Reuters) - A Midwestern militia group whose members are accused of plotting to murder police had a "kill list" that included current and former U.S. presidents, top government officials and members of Congress, an FBI agent testified on Tuesda...

Obama supports new category of secret gov’t files

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In the middle of Sunshine Week, when news organizations and advocacy groups promote government transparency, the Obama administration urged Congress on Tuesday to keep secret a whole new category of information even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Judges warn budget cuts could halt some trials

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some federal civil trials may have to be suspended because of steep budget cuts that Congress has scheduled to take effect in January, the federal judiciary's policy-making body said on Tuesday. The 27-member group, which is made...

Threatening letters suspect appears in court in Washington state

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
TACOMA, Washington (Reuters) - A man suspected of sending about 100 threatening letters to members of Congress and the media last month made his first appearance on Monday in federal court in Washington state, where a judge ordered him sent back to Ore...

Official says decision puts US information at risk

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In the middle of Sunshine Week, a time dedicated to government openness, the Obama administration is urging Congress to change the Freedom of Information Act to keep secret a whole new category of information.

Low-Profile SuperPAC Targets Powerful Incumbents

Posted by Politics On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Unlike its much-trumpeted presidential superPAC counterparts, the Campaign for Primary Accountability has no million-dollar donors — at least not yet. Its goal is to oust entrenched members of Congress in primary races, regardless of their party.

Reid: ‘I Think Congress Looks Bad’

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Just 10 percent of the country approves of the job that Congress is doing—and the most powerful member of the Senate is apparently not one of them.

Reid: ‘I think Congres Looks Bad’

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Just 10 percent of the country approves of the job that Congress is doing—and the most powerful member of the Senate is apparently not one of them.

US Rep. Inslee to resign for Wash. gov. race

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Rep. Jay Inslee is resigning from Congress to focus full time on running for governor of Washington state this fall.

AP Sources: Wash. Rep. Inslee to resign House seat

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Democratic officials say veteran Rep. Jay Inslee intends to resign from Congress to focus full time on running for governor of Washington state this fall.

Right to Vote Is the American Promise

Posted by Marian Wright Edelman, Huff Post On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Marian Wright Edelman, Huff PostThese words are from the well-known televised address President Johnson gave before a joint session of Congress urging members to move forward without delay on what would become the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The speech...

Obama’s Weekly Address – Investing in Clean Energy

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
President Obama is calling for Congress to end $4 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies, and invest in clean energy instead, arguing that decreasing the nation’s dependence on oil will ease the pain at the pump. “We’ve been handing out th...

Gingrich Says Panetta Should Resign Over Syria Remarks

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
GULFPORT, Miss. -- Newt Gingrich on Friday called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after the Pentagon’s top official indicated that the U.S. military would try to seek “international permission” before intervening in Syria. H...

Man Arrested in White Powder Letters to Lawmakers

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A 39-year old man has been indicted and arrested in the connection with what federal authorities say were mailings of about 100 threatening letters containing a powdery substance to the offices of members of Congress.

Man charged over threatening letters sent to US Congress

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A man was arrested and charged on Friday in connection with about 100 envelopes containing threatening letters and a suspicious powdery substance mailed from Oregon to members of Congress and the news media, authorities sai...

House Republicans riven by internal battle over spending

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A battle among Republicans in the House of Representatives over government spending laid bare on Thursday deep divisions that threaten the party's hopes of major gains in the November congressional elections. House Speaker John B...