From Digital Journal:
Democratic National Committee expresses frustration with the Republican Party’s empty rejections of President Obama’s plans. No is not enough in the business of solutions.
House Republican Leader John Boehner is fond of saying no. The New York Times reported today that Congressman Boehner and his colleagues refused to offer an alternative to the Obama team’s plans, specifically including President Obama’s budget. Rep. Boehner defended this position, stating that his party’s lawmakers are not obliged to offer any plans and that they “ought to get the idea out of their minds that they are legislators.”
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Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh (D) opposed yesterday’s $410 billion omnibus spending bill because it was “bloated” and included $7.7 billion in earmarks. “At a time when so many American families are tightening their belts to make ends meet, Congress should be as equally committed to living within its means,” he said in a statement.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the spending bill a “missed opportunity” and urged President Obama to veto it. “The bill costs far too much for a government that should be watching every dime,” he said.
And Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe (R) said in opposition to the legislation: “Each and every time, whether a Republican or Democratic initiative, I have refused to go along with big government spending or big government solutions.”
But as it turns out, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, Bayh had four solo earmarks attached to his name in the legislation, worth $2.7 million; McConnell had 36 totaling $51 million; and Inhofe had 34 earmarks worth $53 million.
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From The Washington Post:
Saying he “made a mistake,” Republican Sen. Judd Gregg withdrew yesterday as the nominee for commerce secretary, dealing a fresh blow to President Obama’s quest to fill out his Cabinet and dramatically undercutting his efforts to forge a new bipartisanship in the capital.
Gregg said that he had simply lacked foresight and that he shouldered the burden of the decision entirely. “I should have focused sooner and more effectively on the implications of being in the Cabinet versus myself as an individual doing my job,” he said at a news conference on Capitol Hill.
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comrades amigos hosers kids! We continue on with our exploration of Igor Panarin‘s vision of the U.S., circa 2010. Previously, we have covered The Texas Republic (TTR) and the new Russian Alaska, as well as the Central North America Republic (CNAR). Today, we will explore Atlantic America, which may join the European Union.
I had better warn you,
comrades amigos hosers kids mes amis, that we had better brace ourselves for the I told you sos from TTR and parts of CNAR.
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From the Chicago Tribune:
CONCORD, N.H. – The GOP presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and John McCain — rocked in different ways by a highly negative “push poll” targeting Romney’s Mormon faith — demanded Friday that the New Hampshire attorney general investigate who is behind the tactic.
The attorney general’s office said it was investigating the phone calls.
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