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Obama & Bin Laden

10:48 pm Apr. 30, 2012

A year after a team of U.S. Navy SEALS went deep into Pakistan and killed Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, President Obama is pushing back on charges that he is trying to capitalize on the one year anniversary of that operation for political gain. Republicans complained bitterly in recent …

42 Helps 44

9:53 pm Apr. 29, 2012

Four years after it was Obama vs Clinton, this weekend brought proof of how the Clintons are now securely on Team Obama, as the former President helped the current President raise money and campaign for re-election in recent days. On Sunday, the 42nd President headlined a fund raiser for the …

Student Loan Fight Continues

10:00 am Apr. 29, 2012

The political hot spot in the Congress will again be a focus on plans to extend a freeze on student loan interest rates for another year, as the Senate (after a week off) will take up a plan from Democrats which only differs in how the extension is paid for. …

The Capitol as Family

10:39 pm Apr. 26, 2012

There was no “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” when I was a kid. But seeing that we only lived a few blocks from the Capitol, I made it over to the offices where my parents worked from time to time. Now, over forty years later, I’m the …

Student Loan Interest Rate Vote

10:13 pm Apr. 26, 2012

The House on Friday will vote on a bill from Republicans that would insure interest rates for student loans don’t jump suddenly in July. How we got here is a very interesting peek into the politics of 2012. One week ago, the White House announced that President Obama would go …

Postal Reform Gets Thumbs Down

9:29 pm Apr. 25, 2012

Soon after backers of a major Postal Service reform bill pushed their plan through the U.S. Senate, the Postmaster General gave the effort a big thumbs down, saying Senators are blocking too many of his plans to save money. “Unfortunately, action by the Senate today falls far short of the …

Mitt Romney Blowout

6:52 am Apr. 25, 2012

There was no hiccup, no protest vote, no stumble for Mitt Romney in five northeastern states on Tuesday night. The results were simply an old fashioned southern butt whipping of his remaining Republican competitors. Romney won every single county in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Romney won …

Supreme Court – Arizona Immigration Law

11:09 pm Apr. 24, 2012

If the theater of the Obama health law wasn’t enough, the politically explosive issue of illegal immigration reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the Justices review a legal challenge to an Arizona law that cracks down on those wrongly in the United States. At issue is what’s known …

Student Loan Rates

1:00 pm Apr. 24, 2012

President Obama is on a two day, three state trip this week highlighting his call for Congress to prevent an increase in student loan rates due to take effect on July 1. If nothing is done, interest rates for student loans would go from 3.4% to 6.8% – something that …

Romney’s Tuesday Test

8:57 pm Apr. 23, 2012

While Mitt Romney has been deemed the Republican frontrunner in the wake of Rick Santorum’s decision to drop out of the GOP race for the White House, Tuesday is the first chance for Romney to prove that in five different primaries. In other words, if Romney sweeps Pennsylvania, New York, …