Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the latest Senate deal to avert a complete Federal shutdown will be a “win for everyone.” After about a week of bickering between the Republican and Democrats in the House and Senate over budget cuts to green programs to fund disaster relief, a deal struck offers a compromise.
Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who told the Tea Party to “go to hell” about a month ago, had a message for President Barack Obama Monday after he essentially asked the Congressional Black Caucus to shut up over the weekend.
Amid soaring inflation, a new vending machine hit the streets of China on Sunday. The machine offers a new kind of payday: solid gold bullion in return for cash.
On Sunday, Saudi King Abdullah said he will now grant women in the country the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the kingdom. Women in the country will have to wait four years until the next term to participate in the electoral process.
According to a new poll released by Gallup, 81 percent of Americans are displeased with government leadership. In what Gallup attributes to shared leadership in failure among Republicans and Democrats in Washington, partisans on both sides are disgusted with their party.
President Barack Obama announced Friday that States could apply for waivers on the provision of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that requires school proficiency in math and reading by 2014. According to Obama’s plan, for the States to receive a waiver, they must adopt education policy changes the Administration deems necessary.
The Administration of Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a government-wide “do not pay” database in light of reports that the Federal government makes more than $120 million in payments each year to people who are dead. Over the past five years, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has made between $100 million and $150 million in payments to the annuities of dead Federal employees.
Beyond Texas Governor Rick Perry’s stumbles when he tried to pin the image of a flip-flopper on Mitt Romney and called into the question the motives of anyone who opposes subsidies for illegal aliens, Thursday’s GOP Presidential debate did little to shake up the field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination.
The stopgap spending bill that passed in the House early Friday morning failed in the Senate. The GOP-authored funding measure was defeated in the Senate 59-36 because of a measure in the bill that takes disaster funding from green energy programs.
A 219-203 vote, just after midnight Friday, pushed a new spending bill through the U.S. House of Representatives that allows the Federal government to operate past Sept. 30. The bill has remained controversial over the past several weeks as embattled House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took flak from both sides of the aisle while attempting to get it passed.