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Late last night, after many delays, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) finally decided to postpone the vote on his proposal to raise the debt limit and cut the deficit at least until today. He is expected to regroup with House Republicans this morning, in the hope that he can overcome the resistance in his own party to the Budget Control Act of 2011.
According to Fox News, the government sends out about 212 million checks and electronic payments each month, 80 million of which come from the Treasury Department.
The House of Representatives postponed the vote on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) much-discussed debt ceiling plan as there was not enough support for it to pass.
A Federal judge recently threw out a lawsuit challenging the use of government funds for human embryonic stem cell research.
OK, this is it, I promise: my last column on the so-called debt crisis (at least until next month). I know you’re getting tired of hearing about it. Heck, I’m getting tired of writing about it. But the lies and distortions have gotten so outrageous in the past few days that I simply must get up on my soapbox one more time.
The debate over the national deficit and debt limit has brought to the forefront a fundamental split in American political ideologies: What is the proper role of the Federal government in the lives of citizens?
A new study reported in the peer-reviewed journal Remote Sensing examines satellite data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which show that, from the years 2000 through 2011, the Earth’s atmosphere released much more heat than previously predicted by computer models.
The bill put forward by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to reduce spending and raise the debt-limit will, by all accounts, be brought to the floor for a vote this evening. However, speculation remains as to whether the Speaker will have enough votes to pass the so-called Budget Control Act of 2011 on to the Senate.
Fourteen States have not yet declared their intent to apply for the Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million Federal grant program, according to The Washington Times.