Four Senators called for the removal of the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction today in a letter (pdf) to President Obama. What’s really driving this request? Even if answered, serious questions remain about Defense Department management of contractors and legislative oversight.
|By: Rayne Thursday September 23, 2010 4:38 pm|
|By: Joe Baur Tuesday September 21, 2010 3:29 pm|
And we’re back, just in time to talk about DON’T ASK DON’T TELL, the law that basically says, “Slow down! We’re still getting used to blacks.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday September 21, 2010 9:29 am|
Following the orders of their Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, both Susan Collins (R-ME) and George Voinovich (R-OH) announced they will join the GOP filibuster led by John McCain (R-AZ) of the Defense Authorization bill, making today’s initial steps to repeal of Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell very precarious.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday September 20, 2010 2:22 pm|
Just as Lady Gaga takes the stage to urge Maine’s Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to allow debate to proceed on ‘repeal’ of DADT, Senator Snowe’s office posts a statement to her office website that reads to me like, “No, or anyway — Not Now.”
|By: kyledeb Saturday September 18, 2010 3:01 pm|
Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) is starting to feel the heat of pro-migrant voters, specifically Latino voters. Tonight, Univision will air a debate in which current Florida governor and U.S. Senate nominee Charlie Crist will come out in support of the DREAM Act. The day before yesterday, Representive Kendrick Meek (D-FL), and also a nominee for U.S. Senate, hand delivered a letter to LeMieux. This part of Meek’s letter says it all:
|By: kyledeb Wednesday September 15, 2010 1:36 pm|
If you haven’t been on facebook, twitter, or following the news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced yesterday that he would be introducing the DREAM Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tweeted last week that Reid wanted to move the DREAM Act before November. Now we know how Reid wants to move it. The DREAM Act could come up for a vote as early as Tuesday of next week.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday June 29, 2010 1:00 pm|
The Obama Administration’s justification for creating its National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (cat food commission) is that we have to use an unaccountable, secret, anti-democratic process so we can have “every proposal on the table.” But in recent days, four prominent Republicans have signaled that this notion is a complete fraud.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday June 27, 2010 10:57 am|
Joe Lieberman’s Senate Homeland Security committee passed this week a “cybersecurity” bill that would expand the President’s powers and control of the Internet in a national emergency. In addition to Lieberman, the bill’s sponsors include Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME). But it was Collins’ defense of the bill that should send shivers up the spines of anyone who cares about the Internet.
|By: Rayne Tuesday April 27, 2010 9:59 am|
This is just a test post to try and feed the livestream video from the Senate’s website. If it works, watch for more content. If it doesn’t, this post may disappear.
|By: Scarecrow Friday March 5, 2010 7:42 am|
It seems Arizona citizens, at least those who drive, are pissed off that their state Department of Transportation is closing rest stops along Arizona highways. They should relieve themselves at the offices of their two elected Senators.