Posts in category "congress"

Mr. Obama, give us your best shot for the new Supreme Court justice

Bring it on. Republicans shouldn’t be afraid of who President Barack Obama will nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. I say, Mr. President,  send the best ya got. Find someone, if you can, that won’t anger the radical left or the hard right. See if you can follow... Read more »

Illinois Legislature not the best place to learn how to compromise

Or for learning wisdom. President Barack Obama is meeting today with Congressional leaders, hoping to figure out a way to move forward with the nation’s business. Compromise  and swallowing your pride will be required. So, while most of those he’s having lunch with are experienced hands at lawmaking, of which compromise is an integral part,... Read more »

What Republicans want

President Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference, asked Republicans to lay out what they want, now that in the next Congress they will control both houses of Congress. As if it were a mystery. But for those who have rigidly insisted that the Republicans were entirely negative and had no clue about what issues... Read more »
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Obama thinking about disobeying another law?

Really? This time it’s the Congressional prohibition against bringing terrorists to our backyards. Reports the Wall Street Journal (a paywall may apply): The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding a congressional ban on bringing detainees to the U.S., senior administration officials... Read more »

Do you know what's in the 'compromise' federal immigration bill?

The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” (S.744) is merely 844 pages long, so it’s good to have help from the non-partisan National Conference of State Legislatures to understand the proposed legislation, section by section. Use it (the summary is here) to settle those bar fights about what’s in the bill. If its 37... Read more »

It's nut-cutting time for Rep. Bill Foster

Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat that voters in the northwestern suburbs returned to the House of Representatives after a defeat, now has to come clean. Does he support President Barack Obama’s proposed budget and its excessive new taxes? Who is asking? The National Republican Congressional Committee. Here’s its press release. WASHINGTON – It’s April 15th, infamously known... Read more »
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What's New York Mayor Bloomberg's millions doing in the election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Buying the election, that’s what. You’d think that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s south suburban and Kankakee district has become a New York City borough from the way that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spreading around campaign contributions there. Reports Huff Post Politics: WASHINGTON — Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has... Read more »

Sierra Club marches in D.C. in a futile effort to stop climate change

Earth as the sun dies It takes a lot of arrogance and hope to believe that we can stop the Earth’s climate from changing. Not once in the planet’s  4-billion-year history has the climate become static. Yet, this Saturday (2/17) the Sierra Club will stage what it believes will be the “largest climate rally in... Read more »

Tammy Duckworth, a tool of the Chicago Way, trying to infiltrate suburban Chicago's 8th Congressional District

If you really want to have some fun, slide over to the Daily Kos, to see how this column sent eye-balls spinning among Duckworth’s supporters on the far left. The response to the post by someone called Markg8 is precious. Now for my column: Let’s see, the reasons that you’re supposed to vote for Democrat Tammy... Read more »
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The Senate doesn't need another fool like Todd Akin

The U.S. Senate already is loaded with enough tools and jerks without Todd Akin joining them. GOP leaders want him out of the race because they fear (correctly) that he would lose to his weak Democratic opponent, incumbent Claire McCaskill. And with the loss, give up hope of Republicans taking control of the Senate. Sure ,but... Read more »
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