Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
Poll: In a sour N.C. Senate race, it's all but a tie - USA Today Poll Shows Hagan's Lead Narrows In N.C. Senate Race - RTTNews.com 08/20/2014 - 2:18 pm | View Link
Tea Party, Libertarian Groups Holding 'National Impeach Obama Week' - Christian Post ... independents, and some Democrats. ... against Americans for our jobs and ... 65 percent of Americans oppose impeachment proceedings against ... 08/20/2014 - 12:20 pm | View Link
Crisis in Ferguson - NewsMax.com US Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most ... 2012 9:06:28 PM Reuters Poll: Obama, Romney Tied as Democrats Go into ... of GOP Voters Oppose Brokered 08/20/2014 - 8:51 am | View Link
Growth in Canada, Mexico Accelerating - Kiplinger Obama's Immigration Moves May Hurt Democrats-- From The big shock in ... Not all 36 oppose state programs. ... More Jobs for State and Local ... 08/20/2014 - 4:57 am | View Link
In Alaska, a pro-choice push - MSNBC Democrats have largely been ... campaigned with President Obama in ... school, working two jobs, taking care ... one of these guys who oppose ... 08/18/2014 - 1:17 pm | View Link
Narrow Push on Overseas Tax Breaks Advances in Senate The U.S. Senate advanced a narrow attempt by Democrats to limit tax breaks for companies moving jobs out of the U.S. 07/23/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
Plum jobs eluding big Dem donors Ambassadorial nominees used to sail through the Senate. That's changed. 07/22/2014 - 6:12 am | View Link
Obama 'timid' in Ukraine crash: GOP Some Republicans say Obama should have been stronger in response to MH17, but voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports. 07/21/2014 - 12:20 pm | View Link
Obama 'timid' in response to crash in Ukraine: GOP In his response to the tragedy in Ukraine, President Obama should have been stronger, some Republican hawks say, but in polls voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports. 07/21/2014 - 12:19 pm | View Link
Zelizer: Inequality issue too scary? On his HBO talk show, "Last Week Tonight," comedian John Oliver aired a blistering segment about President Obama and the issue of income inequality. Oliver reminded viewers that "last December, the president made it clear that income inequality" would be a "big priority," since in a speech he called it the "defining challenge of our time." 07/21/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Link
Is Obama's war on coal burying the Democrats' New Deal coalition for good? There is virtually no way Obama could muster the 67 Senate votes required for treaty approvals because Republicans would oppose a new climate change pact ... the hundreds of thousands of coal mining jobs will be replaced by even better "green jobs ... 08/27/2014 - 1:37 am | View Link
Republicans And Vulnerable Democrats Slam Obama's New, Job-Killing EPA Regulations So the Obama administration lobbed another bomb in ... at every turn in the U.S. Senate and call on Congressman Peters to oppose these regulations instead of selling out Michigan jobs for his radical environmental agenda and the support of the California ... 06/2/2014 - 7:04 am | View Link
White House turns blind eye on Democrats who oppose climate rules "We understand that there are going to be Democrats in these states that oppose it and are ... "Miners are losing their jobs, families are struggling to make ends meet and there is no relief in sight from the heavy hand of Obama’s EPA," Capito said ... 05/31/2014 - 6:46 pm | View Link
Democrats Tell Me Privately That They Would Love to Oppose Obama, But They're Afraid to Speak Out RUSH: Folks, let me tell you something. You know, privately there are a lot of Democrats that tell me that they are just distressed over what Obama has done to the health care industry and to jobs. They are afraid to say anything about it because of ... 08/26/2013 - 8:53 am | View Link
Democrats strongly oppose President Obama’s proposed changes on Social Security, Medicare The ranks of New England Democrats lining up to oppose the president’s approach ... gets 10 percent of all NIH grants, and Obama’s research budget would benefit the Massachusetts economy and save jobs, said the Markey staffer. Tracy Jan can be reached ... 04/10/2013 - 3:14 pm | View Link
Treasonous Democrats Call for Obama Dictatorship! Democrats Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi all Support Obama’s Dictatorship. 08/28/2014 - 2:29 pm | View Website
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) indictment last week on corruption charges, Daily Show Jon Stewart observed on Thursday, had some conservatives breathlessly saying it was Perry’s chance to remake his image.
“Ah, the priceless ‘rebrand,’” Stewart said. “From ‘forgetful doof’ to ‘possible felon.’ The same trick that worked when, after the BP Gulf oil spill, they renamed themselves ‘Amalgamated asbestos and c*ck punch, incorporated.’”
While the thought of Perry’s indictment made Stewart worry that it could derail his presidential prospects for 2016 — “You can’t just give this to me and take it away,” he protested — he eventually reasoned that there were both Republicans and Democrats supporting it, because it would ensure that Perry would “ultimately lose in an entertaining fashion.”
Instead of being charged with being, as Stewart said, “criminally handsome” in his mugshot, Perry is accused of coercion of a public servant and abuse of public capacity for threatening to veto funding for the state public integrity unit, based out of Travis County.
“Not to mention a misdemeanor for stealing MSNBC’s glasses,” Stewart observed.
A Brooklyn public school principal was hit with a $2,400 fine for regularly using three underlings as personal assistants, forcing them to do his shopping and bank trips and pick up booze for him at the liquor store.
A federal judge signaled on Wednesday he may order the U. S. government to release as many as 2,000 photographs depicting the alleged harsh treatment of detainees in U. S. custody at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and other sites.