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
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
Dan Benishek Raises $487,000 in Top Michigan House Race - Roll Call Online — even as Mitt Romney carried it by an 8-point margin. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved more than $1 million of... 07/10/2014 - 6:28 am | View Link
Cleveland Rocks The RNC - Atlantic Monthly The GOP Flees to the Cleve - Daily Beast 07/9/2014 - 1:13 pm | View Link
Capito raises more than $1.3m; Tennant, $777k - Associated Press Capito raises $1.3M in her best quarter yet - The Hill 07/9/2014 - 1:10 pm | View Link
Capito raises more than $1.3M; Tennant, $777K in Senate race - Cumberland Times-News ... has almost $5 million available in campaign cash. Tennant, West Virginia’s second-term secretary of state, headed into July with $1.5 million... 07/9/2014 - 11:35 am | View Link
McCutcheon’s Supreme Cynicism - Common Dreams ... value" to Romney, it amounted to a $1.5 million ... and Obama), or 500 times that amount (Adelson and Romney), certainly raises serious ... 07/7/2014 - 1:02 pm | View Link
Romney raises $111.8 million in October Mitt Romney's campaign announced this morning that the GOP ticket and the Republican National Committee raised $111.8 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17. (PHOTOS: New newspaper endorsements) It's an impressive number, especially given how many months they ... 10/25/2012 - 3:35 am | View Link
With $114 million, Obama just out raises Romney in August Former Massachusetts Governor Romney and fellow Republicans said on Monday they raised more than $111 million in August, continuing a string of high-dollar hauls that leave him well-equipped to contest the November 6 election. While Obama shattered ... 09/10/2012 - 8:33 am | View Link
Pro-Romney super PAC raises $5 million in May (CBS News) The super PAC supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney raised $5 million in May, slightly more than the $4.6 million it raised in April, and spent almost $2 million more in May than in April, according to the latest ... 06/20/2012 - 3:18 pm | View Link
Romney raises $76 million to Obama's $60 million (+video) Mitt Romney outraised President Barack Obama in May, the first time the Republican presidential challenger has jumped ahead of Obama and his prodigious fundraising apparatus. The numbers illustrate how Romney and the Republican Party have jelled as a force ... 06/6/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Romney Raises $14 Million in 3rd Quarter, Second to Perry’s Receipts Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, raised just over $14 million for his presidential campaign during the three months that ended Sept. 30, according to campaign filings delivered to the Federal Election Commission on Friday. The amount gives ... 10/14/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney Thinks We Should Raise the Minimum Wage In April, Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10. But in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday ... 07/21/2014 - 6:53 am | View Website
Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2008 The Mitt Romney presidential campaign of 2008 began on January 3, 2007, two days before Mitt Romney left office as governor of Massachusetts, when he filed to form an ... 07/21/2014 - 5:27 am | View Website
Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the ... 07/20/2014 - 4:48 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney endorses U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, will raise ... Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is endorsing U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s bid to retain his 6th Congressional District seat and will ... 05/27/2014 - 12:23 pm | View Website
Romney on minimum wage: ‘We ought to raise it’ – CNN ... Washington (CNN) - In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage. "I, for instance, as you know ... 05/10/2014 - 12:19 am | View Website
Police said a Michigan utility worker held a pregnant teenager he met online hostage for days after beheading her boyfriend and then strangling her.
Investigators said emails indicated 31-year-old Brady Oestrike arranged to meet 18-year-old Brooke Slocum for sex after the two connected on Craigslist, reported The Grand Rapids Press.
Slocum’s boyfriend, 25-year-old Charles Oppenneer, was supposed to be present at the meeting in a Wyoming park, police said.
Oppeneer’s body was found July 16 near his abandoned vehicle in Gezon Park, police said, but his head has not been located.
Slocum was likely killed July 17, authorities said, and her body was found in the trunk of Oestrike’s car after he fled from police during an attempted traffic stop and then shot himself to death after crashing the vehicle.
A search of Oestrike’s home turned up restraints that suggested Slocum, who was eight months pregnant, was held captive there before her death.
Her unborn daughter also died, police said.
Police described Oestrike’s home as a “hellish environment.”
“In this case, I’m sure there are moments and pictures that our staff will never forget,” said Police Capt.
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TIME TO PICK A CANDIDATE: Two months of Republican-on-Republican badmouthing will finally come to an end in Georgia tonight, according to ABCâ€™s CHRIS GOOD. Either Rep. Jack Kingston or former Dollar General CEO David Perdue will become the GOP candidate
Veteran rocker Tom Petty isn’t pulling any punches with his new song “Playing Dumb.”
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Petty said that he wrote the song about the decades of child sex abuse in the Catholic church and the elaborate lengths that priests and their leaders have gone to cover up the crimes.
“I’m fine with whatever religion you want to have,” Petty said, “but it can’t tell anybody it’s OK to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many years.”
Petty went on to say that he doesn’t understand why people continue to donate to the church, which has paid out millions of dollars in legal settlements to the victims of child-molesting priests.
“If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club.
A Baltimore man who allegedly shot his longtime friend will be held without bail, a judge ruled on Monday.
Christopher Flohr, the attorney for 30-year-old Mark Ramiro, told a court that his client had intended to shoot a friend who was wearing a bulletproof vest as a “Jackass“-style prank, according to the Baltimore Sun.
In a video of the incident, 28-year-old Darnell Mitchell brags about taking a “deuce deuce in the chest” before Ramiro fires, hitting his friend of 15 years just above the protective vest.
Ramiro was charged with first- and second-degree murder, and handgun violations.
Flohr insisted to the court on Monday that Ramiro did not have any “ill will” toward Mitchell.
“It was a tragic, tragic accident between friends fueled by alcohol and drug abuse,” Flohr explained.
Immigration âReformâ: Engineered Destruction of the Middle ClassPosted By Michael Cutler On July 22, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Periodically so-called Âbuzz wordsÂ and Âbuzz phrasesÂ become fashionable.Â Of late, the concept of Âwage equalityÂ has been bandied about by members of the administration, politicians and some media personalities.
Does the IRS actually have their backups for e-mail from the period when Lois Lerner and her group targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny on tax-exempt applications? The agency claimed a month ago that it overwrote the tapes every six months, in one of the most notorious (and unsuccessful) Friday afternoon document dumps ever.