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Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has been very busy recently, preparing for the early Republican primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere. Since declaring her candidacy on June 27, her packed schedule of traveling, speaking at rallies and appearing on television shows has left little time to breathe, and it shows in her Congressional voting record. Or rather, her lack of one.
The fundamental disagreements between the opposing sides of the debt ceiling debate were on full display Monday night, as President Barack Obama gave a 15-minute address to the Nation, and then House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gave a five-minute rebuttal.
U.S. Representative David Wu, D-Ore., announced Tuesday he would resign from Congress, just days after a news report about him being accused of sexual misconduct. “I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations,” Wu said in a statement. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt ceiling crisis.”
A recent survey of small business owners showed that a large majority of them believed that President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul would result in higher premiums.
President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) both made speeches about the debt ceiling debate last night.
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member and former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, recently spoke out against a $718,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to China to help the developing country set up environmental standards.
Last week, the liberal stars once again aligned; as a Democratic effort to tie the increasingly irrelevant President Barack Obama to the dearly departed President Ronald Reagan was swallowed up by the black hole of liberal ignorance. The starship MSNBC, staffed as always by the crew of misfit liberal sock puppets, went down first.
Watching the nonstop commentaries on television about the debt ceiling debate only reinforces the reality that most people — including many perceived conservatives — still don’t get it. If they did, they would not allow themselves to be diverted by a political circus.
An unreleased, military-led investigation found that United States funds, provided in part to promote Afghan businesses, were actually directed to the Taliban. The funds were provided under a $2.16 billion transportation contract.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico was kept in the dark about a sting operation that fed American guns into the country, a cable revealed Monday shows. In the July 2010 cable, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, the embassy advised the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to focus on arresting small-time Mexican gun traffickers living legally in the United States rather than drug cartels.