Senate Democrats & White House

The Senate Democratic Caucus (or Conference) is the formal organization of the current 51 Democratic Senators in the United States Senate. The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. 5.0/5

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The control the White House, Senate and Congress and still you are blaming democrats for the sheer…
White House calls out Senate Democrats for obstructing nominees
Democrats can't obstruct anything The has control of the house, senate and White House.
Election was 7 months ago time to let it go and move on democrats lost everything house senate and White House
In 2018, we take back the House. In 2020, when GOP has 22 of 33 seats up we take back the Senate and White House. Thank yo…
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The Democrats had the White House. That was it. Not the Senate, not the House, not the Supreme Court, not the Governorships, etc.
In a blow to Senate Democrats, the White House says should be given “significant latitude to assemble his team.”…
Obama defends Trump at White House press conference - Senate Democrats
As Democrats we now need to Keep the White House w/Hillary Clinton and turn Senate with enough seats as to make Bernie Sanders irrelevant.
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Reminder: the Democrats had control of the House, Senate, and White House and did not pass immigration reform.
In putting off action until late this year, President Obama was acting out of concern for Senate Democrats up for election this fall, White House officials said on Saturday.
White House: Obama to attend fundraiser in Baltimore intended to help Democrats defend their Senate majority.
President Barack Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, a White House official said, breaking a pledge to act by the end of summer. Senate Democrats had complained that the immigration-policy action, which was expected to shelter certain illegal immigrants from deportation, could hurt their election campaigns.
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Facing charges from President Obama and Senate Democrats upset that Republican leaders are running a “do-nothing House,” Speaker John Boehner struck back Monday, claiming that his chamber has sent over 350 bills to the Senate this year, and in July delivered several to the White House for Obama to s…
President Obama hosted Senate Democrats, including Klobuchar and Franken, at the White House on Wednesday night
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Watchdog group says senior White House officials illegally offered federal jobs to primary candidates if they would not run against incumbent Senate Democrats.
So funny thing, Obama is out talking about pay differences between men and women as an election issue claiming $.77 paid to women for every $1 paid to a man. Regardless of the many labor statistics pointing to the opposite, the funny part is that in the White House women are paid $.88 cents for every $1 paid to men. When Jay Carney (White House Press Secretary) is asked about it he explains the women get paid differently based on the number in the roles that pay less, experience difference, etc. Which is the exact same explaination the Labor department says accounts for the pay difference in the market place. *** Durbin is pushing legislation for the same pay legislation (which there is already 1 on the books + new legislation passed in 2009) yet pays women in his own cabinet $11,500 less then men. *** like all of the other Senate Democrats pushing for this legislation, have no women in Senior cabinet positions in addition to the pay difference... I hate smoke and mirror issues...
About pay equality for women. I worked for over twenty five years for the federal government. I NEVER thought for one minute that I didn't get paid enough. I worked hard and was given a bonus many years when my annual appraisal was done. I never said to a boss "that isn't in my job description". I worked for a Colonel at Fort Bragg and every morning, I went in and made coffee and had it ready for him. I would often times, when everyone was out at meetings, vacuum and straighten up the office, empty trash cans and do things that he noticed when he walked in again. My job was.Secretary to the Colonel. I did not have to do those things but guess what? When my appraisal was done, I was always given exceptional ratings with a big ole fat bonus. Now, I also did my job as secretary well...gave it my all. I'm sure there are places that do not pay a woman what they pay a man for doing the same thing. Found out this week that the White House pays women less than men. A lot of Senate Democrats pay women ...
It's no secret that, in most cases, there's a gender gap in wages across the country. Not even the current administration is impervious to such truths, as a recent study shows female White House staffers make 88 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Senate Democrats plan to discuss the Paycheck Fairness Act this week, which would further regulate how private companies compensate their employees. The bill is expected to face stiff opposition from the Republican-controlled House. What do you think about the gender gap in wages? And do you think further regulation from the federal government is the answer? Thanks for your thoughts and comments.
SURVEY SAYS OBAMACARE RATE SHOCKS ACCELERATING Senate Democrats were starting to feel a little better about midterms. It was partly because of the White House publicity push claiming to have met enrollment standards for ObamaCare last week. But it was mostly because of a twofold strategy now on display: appeal to centrist voters by embracing some modest mitigations of the law while leaving President Obama to petrify Democratic base voters with targeted threats about what a Republican Senate might do. Let Obama, already unpopular with independents, play the heel while Senate Democrats get to adopt poses of concern and independence. Take that Nate Silver! But that happy thought bubble just got popped. Health-insurance premiums are accelerating at the fastest pace ever measured in a survey conducted by market analysts at Morgan Stanley. The forecast rise, largely attributable to ObamaCare, comes from a survey of insurance brokers around the country. As American Enterprise Institute scholar Scott Gottlieb exp ...
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White House splits from some Senate Democrats on natural gas exports
Senate Democrats, like the Great Houdini, have repeatedly escaped seeming disaster. During the past two elections, they denied Republicans control of the chamber just when it looked as if the GOP had things sewed up. Robert Gibbs, the former Obama White House Press Secretary, said on Sunday that the...
Senate Democrats to Pull Climate Change All-Nighter About 30 Senate Democrats, including all four members of the Democratic leadership, plan to take to the Senate floor for an all-night “talk-a-thon” on climate change, starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Led by Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz and Barbara Boxer of California, the event is an effort to raise awareness of the issue and bolster support for the White House’s push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by regulating power plants, among other measures. The president’s climate policies have come under harsh criticism from Republicans, who have accused the White House of “waging a war on coal.” The event is not a formal filibuster, since Democrats are not discussing any specific legislation, but they plan to hold the floor from the completion of voting on Monday until regular Senate business resumes on Tuesday morning at 9, according to a statement from Sen. Schatz’s office. One member of the task force, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D.-R.I.) has given ...
WASHINGTON — While Senate Democrats try to turn the nation’s attention to climate change with an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor Monday night, the White House will support them on social media.
WASHINGTON -- Unwilling to *** the markets and divided among themselves, House Republicans backed away from a battle over the government's debt limit Tuesday and permitted President Barack Obama's Democratic allies to drive quick passage of a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority without any concessions from the White House. The 221-201 vote came hours after Speaker John Boehner announced that his fractured party would relent. Just 28 Republicans voted for the measure, including Boehner and his top lieutenants. But 193 Democrats more than compensated for the low support among Republicans. Senate Democrats hoped to vote on the legislation as early as Wednesday and send it to Obama for his signature. The move was denounced by many conservative groups but came after most Republicans in the House made clear they had no taste for another high-stakes fight with Obama over the nation's debt ceiling, which must be raised so the government can borrow money to pay all of its bills. The bill would permi . ...
POLITICO: SHAHEEN "AVOIDS" QUESTION ABOUT CAMPAIGNING WITH OBAMA Concord - Politico today reports that the White House and Senate Democrats are preparing an "extensive" 2014 campaign strategy built around the fact that "hardly any candidates in the most competitive states want President Barack Obama anywhere near them." When asked about this strategy, Senator Jeanne Shaheen "tried to avoid the topic" and said that she "didn't know" if the unpopular president would travel to New Hampshire and campaign for her this year. "Jeanne Shaheen may try to run from President Obama's disastrous policies and plummeting poll numbers, but she can't hide from the fact that she voted with him 99 percent of the time in 2013. Senator Shaheen has been a rubber stamp for the president's failed agenda and cast the deciding vote to impose ObamaCare on New Hampshire families," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Granite Staters will hold Jeanne Shaheen accountable for her blind support for President Obama in November whether or ...
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats at the White House on Wednesday, urging senators to oppose new sanctions against Iran, according to people at the meeting.
President Barack Obama hosted Senate Democrats at White House on Wednesday in an effort to synchronize legislative and political strategies — and talk about the divisive issue of Iran sanctions. The White House has notably split with more than a dozen Democratic senators including Chuck Schume...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is exuding confidence over the 2014 elections, claiming that Obamacare will actually help Senate Democrats. Reid told The Hill, “I think for sure it will be a net positive. I think so by then for sure.” He added that because Senate Democrats have offered their input to the White House on the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov, it has improved. “It’s gotten significantly better, but it was significantly bad so it has a long way to go.” Reid was delighted that Phil Schiliro, a senior White House adviser now in charge of implementing Obamacare, met with Senate Democratic incumbents in danger of losing their seats in 2014. He gushed, “Phil Schiliro … came up today and had a good meeting with my 2014ers. The discussions were led by [Senate Majority Whip *** Durbin [(D-IL)] and it was an extremely positive, good meeting. ...
Speaker John Boehner, in a new YouTube video titled “Mr. President, What Are You Waiting For?,” pushes back against claims from the White House and Senate Democrats that the Republican-led House is obstructionist and opposed to governing.
The decision by Senate Democrats to eliminate filibusters for most judicial nominations only marginally enhanced Obama’s power to reshape the judiciary, according to court watchers from across the political spectrum, because Republican senators can still veto his nominees to most currently vacant appeals court seats. White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, has said that the blue slip rule in the Senate is problematic because “it is a silent, unaccountable veto.” The new Senate rule clears the way for eight appeals court nominees who have already had confirmation hearings to win approval with simple majority votes, including three on the powerful Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which reviews federal policies and regulations. But it left unchanged the Senate’s “blue slip” custom, which allows senators to block nominees to judgeships associated with their states. “It is hard to overstate the change’s importance for the D.C. Circuit, which has a disproportionate impact on ...
May this day honor the late President John F. Kennedy. In his honor, and to protect our republic, Americans implore today's elected leaders to exercise virtuous truth and integrity in office. Shockingly to some, the White House and Senate Democrats, desperate for a winning political talking point before Congress’s Thanksgiving vacation, just did the opposite. Liberals just changed 230 years of enduring Senate rules by enacting the “Nuclear Option” that will now let just 51 votes approve the President’s nominees, and thus prevent dissenting Senators from filibustering controversial appointees who’ll be charged with decision making that affects our lives. This is significant as further proof that our government is so broken. When politicians can’t get anything to work, they change rules and hope we’ll just get distracted. The hugely divisive, dysfunctional “Nuclear Option” sets a terrible precedent. Mark Levin appropriately calls it “the latest act of leftist tyranny.” It’s also left ...
THE HILL'S OVERNIGHT: MONEY WEDNESDAY'S BIG STORY: Unemployment benefits back in the spotlight: House and Senate Democrats will gather on Wednesday to make their case for a reauthorization of federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. At the end of the last week, the White House chimed in that President Obama is seeking a yearlong renewal of a federal unemployment benefits program that would ensure millions of jobless workers continue getting weekly checks. If the program, which expires Dec. 28, is not continued, 1.3 million workers who have been looking for a job for at least six months will be without benefits. The issue is near and dear to Democrats, who argue that the national unemployment rate and joblessness across many states is still hampering Americans' ability to find jobs and they still need the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program to bridge them to new employment. Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, said last week that the Obama administration is ...
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Chuck Todd: Boehner's Right And The White House Knows It On Morning Joe today, a clip was played of Speaker Boehner rejecting Obama's offer to permit insurers not to cancel non-complying policies for the next year. Boehner said he was "highly skeptical" the President "can do this administratively." NBC's Chuck Todd said the President didn't fix anything, "There's nothing that was fixed because he doesn't have the power to do it. John Boehner is right. And by the way, the White House knows it." On CBS This Morning, former GOP nominee Mitt Romney said "The real problem the President has is a broken promise. Millions of people are losing insurance and they were promised they would not. "It’s not going to be fixed until we fundamentally reshape Obamacare. Either repeal it, reshape it, or reform it.” On Fox, Charles Krauthammer said the press conference was for the benefit of "rebellious" House and Senate Democrats. This was "all about preventing an open rebellion among Democrats, which was provoked by the ...
Yahoo news: The White House has not formally taken a position on a variety of proposals from Congress to address issues that have arisen since the insurance sign-ups launched on Oct. 1. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has proposed requiring insurance companies to reinstate canceled plans, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is supporting a measure to delay for a year the penalties for going without insurance. Another Democrat, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, is asking Obama to extend the open enrollment period for insurance exchanges because of the widespread problems with the website. On Wednesday, Obama met at the White House with Senate Democrats facing re-election next year to try to ease their concerns about the impact the rough health care rollout might have on their races. Many senators in the meeting asked for the enrollment period to be extended but the White House said it doesn't think that will be necessary. The six-month sign-up window ends March 31. Unless Americans have enrolled in a plan by the ...
REELECTION WORRIES Obama meets with Dems nervous over health law November 06, 2013 FoxNews.com Nov. 6, 2013: President Barack Obama and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base.AP President Obama on Wednesday sought to assuage anxious Democrats who are worried that ObamaCare’s troubled rollout is going to come back to haunt them during the 2014 midterm elections. “There’s a lot of pent-up frustration” among Senate Democrats who are facing voters next year, a party source familiar with the meeting told Fox News. A Democratic source told Fox NewsEd Henry that some of the senators in the room floated a delay of up to one year in the law’s implementation – an idea the president rejected. The source said, however, that senators left the White House feeling that it was a “constructive meeting.” The two-hour White House meeting included 16 senators as well as the president, Vice President Joe Biden, Chief of ...
***FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS ALONG*** Government shutdown gives conservatives huge public relations opportunity… A survey revealed 41 media outlets blamed Republicans for shutdown, while zero blamed Democrats, and 13 blamed both. Why, therefore, could Republicans benefit? Because of human nature: People resent being lied to. The D.C. Democrats told us America could default on its debt, which was never a possibility (as Alan Greenspan explains in link below). The D.C. Democrats said the Affordable Care Act would let us keep our health insurance if we liked it, but as millions of Americans are experiencing, this is a lie. The D.C. Democrats said the House caused the shutdown, when it was the Senate Democrats and the White House who shut the government down by refusing to negotiate. All of these lies have been reported as facts. But although the media is stacked against them, Republicans don’t always have to lose the public relations war. The winning formula is simple. In the service of truth, they can use ...
Democrats Run for ObamaCare Cover Drive After weeks of vowing they wouldn't cave on the president's signature legislation, some Democrats are doing just that. Jeanne Shaheen doesn't sound like a Democrat who just won a government-shutdown "victory." Ms. Shaheen sounds like a Democrat who thinks she's going to lose her job. The New Hampshire senator fundamentally altered the health-care fight on Tuesday with a letter to the White House demanding it both extend the ObamaCare enrollment deadline and waive tax penalties for those unable to enroll. Within nanoseconds, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor had endorsed her "common-sense idea." By Wednesday night, five Senate Democrats were on board, pushing for . . . what's that dirty GOP word? Oh, right. "Delay." After 16 long days of vowing to Republicans that they would not cave in any way, shape or form on ObamaCare, Democrats spent their first post-shutdown week caving in every way, shape and form. With the GOP's antics now over, the only story now is the unrivaled dis ...
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters following a meeting on Thursday with President Barack Obama at the White House that lasted nearly two hours. Reid says Senate Democrats want the government open and want the nation to be able to pay its bills.” So do Republicans in the House. So do all Americans. So here we all agree. However, since Harry Reid, is playing god and not allowing the Senate to vote, how does he know what the Senate wants? There is another important issue, with the mainstream news media supporting the lies of Obama and Harry Reid how does the average person on the streets really know about what is going on with our government. Very simple. Obama and many elected officials on both sides of the isle, who have been in office way too long, want a blank check, unlimited spending. Tax payers, pay attention, that is your tax payer dollars that is being recklessly spent by irresponsible people that are far richer than you and me. They have not got a clue how those of us ma ...
New to CNN Ticker: Senate Democrats ‘sync up’ at the White House: Washington (CNN) — Senate Democratic leaders...
Daily Kos Recommended To kimberly_annKos Recommended Rev Kimberly-Ann, the Republican shutdown continues—with the debt limit deadline approaching. Check out these Daily Kos stories for all the latest news on the shutdown, and other issues: Koch brothers abandon Tea Party government shutdown strategy by Egberto Willies Obama invites all House Republicans to White House meeting, nearly all decline by Jed Lewison In pouting op-ed, Eric Cantor complains the mean black man is not giving Republicans enough respect by Hunter McDonald’s employee arrested for interrupting speech by McDonald’s USA President by Jen Hayden Jon Stewart heaps scorn on GOP for being COWARDS on shutdown by BruinKid Senate Democrats consider whether to save the national economy by going nuclear on filibuster by Joan McCarter GOPers willing to lose House in losing bid to kill Obamacare by kos John Boehner doesn’t have the confidence of the House by brooklynbadboy New report: North Carolina officials edited out information that Medi ...
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling on Thursday that she believes the position of Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama is not productive. Bachmann said that it was right of House Speaker John Boehner to send only a small group of Republicans to the White House...
berita hari ini : Budget Fight, GOP Critics Likely to Stretch Hearings to Confirm Yellen - Wall Street Journal By VICTORIA MCGRANE and KRISTINA PETERSON CONNECT Budget battles on Capitol Hill could draw out the process of confirming Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve and provide a new venue to debate the effectiveness and duration of the central bank's bond-buying program. Senate Democrats expressed confidence Ms. Yellen would be confirmed without major roadblocks and rallied around the pending nomination Tuesday night after the White House said President Barack Obama intended to announce her as the pick. Associated Press The nomination of Janet Yellen would conclude a long and public debate about Mr. Obama's Fed choice. Wealth of Policy Experience Personal: Born Aug. 13, 1946, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; married to George Akerlof, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics; one son, Robert Akerlof, an economist at the University of Warwick in the U.K. Education: Graduated summa *** laude from Brow ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats intend to introduce legislation by mid-week to raise the nation's debt limit without the unrelated conditions Republicans have said they intend to seek, officials said Monday, as the White House signaled it would accept even a brief extension in borrowing authority to prevent an unprecedented default. The emerging measure is designed to ensure that there's no repetition of the current borrowing squeeze until after the 2014 elections. Depending on the Republican response, it could be the middle of next week before a final vote is taken on the measure, close to the Oct. 17 deadline that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has set for Congress to avert a possible default. The details were described by officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss a measure that has yet to be made public. It is unclear when Republicans in the House, who hold a majority, intend to advance debt limit legislation of their own. Republicans have said they wi ...
BREAKING NEWS: House Republicans on Sunday pushed through an amended spending plan that would delay Obamacare for a year and wipe out its tax on medical devices, increasing the chances of a government shutdown in less than 48 hours because Senate Democrats reject the move and the White House said President Barack Obama would veto such a measure.
I agree. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jay Carney, John Kerry, John Office of Speaker Boehner, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Paul Ryan, John Cruz, Marco Rubio, Saxby Chambliss, and all members of the U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans the members of Congress to include the White House entire administrations staff and cabinet and the legislative staffers should be the first to take a pay freeze in this situation.
The media narrative surrounding the drive to defund ObamaCare speaks of a Republican crack-up. To be sure, there have been some tensions. But over in the Senate, the tip of the defunding spear is looking pretty sharp, as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee continue to step up their games. A few days of infighting between the House and Senate have given way to a growing unity of purpose. Meanwhile, the Left is reduced to making utterly nonsensical arguments to defend ObamaCare. There are mounting signs of distance between the White House and Congressional Democrats, many of whom are eyeing tough re-election fights in 2014. Second terms have generally been tough eras of diminished power for recent Presidents; Obama's has been worse than most. Even if Senate Democrats fall on their swords to protect his health-care disaster, or he uses the veto pen to win the legislative battle, he may well lose the political war. How can anyone honestly find that state of affairs an aberration, or an offense against the American ...
Get all the facts on the Student Loan interest rate. The rate was lowered in 2007 only to last until 7/01/13. Here are more details. Some want to put pressure on to pass the Republican bill. Do you know what that bill contains? By Susan Davis, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of senators is working on a compromise to avert an impending July 1 doubling of subsidized Stafford loan interest rates that would affect as many as 7 million college students. The draft proposal gained momentum Thursday following a private meeting between Senate Democrats and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, according to senators who attended the meeting. "There's some meaningful bipartisan conversation going on and I think we're starting to narrow down the actual areas of agreement and difference," said Senate Majority Whip *** Durbin, D-Ill., who added that it remained possible to approve legislation ahead of the July 1 deadline, when interest rates are set to jump from 3.4% to 6.8%. If the deadline passe . ...
As Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats prepare to begin another big push for gun control measures, the White House is claiming that they’ve made progress on the issue and have momentum on their side: On Tuesday, Vice President Biden
Groups work to relight fire on gun control By Jonathan Easley and Mike Lillis - 06-13-13 05:00 AM ET Gun control groups are marking six months since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by pressuring the Senate to reconsider background checks legislation. The offensive includes visits to lawmakers by families of the Newtown victims, events at the White House and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s (I) concerted effort to politically injure the four Senate Democrats who voted against tougher background checks. Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns is busing the Newtown Action Alliance into Washington. The citizen group, which is in part made up of families of Sandy Hook victims, will hold a press conference, hand-deliver messages to lawmakers and form a “human ribbon remembrance” of the victims at Capitol Hill on Thursday. On Friday, the group begins its “No More Names” nationwide bus tour, in which family members of gun violence victims will visit 25 states over 100 days. Members of ...
The Atlantic Wire: Paul Ryan Can't Accept That He Lost the Election : " Paul Ryan promises the sequester will not be the last fiscal crisis this year. He pledges the GOP will again use the debt limit to extract more cuts from Obama this summer, and he rejects the White House's proposals to cut entitlements. It didn't have to be this way, Ryan says. "Mitt and I were going to bring to Congress a plan to fix this this year and we were going to launch a charm offensive with Senate Democrats to work with them to do it," he tells The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus. But he and Mitt lost. That fact seems to still be sinking in with Ryan. Take, for example, his dismissive reference to the White House's proposal to cut Social Security. Obama has endorsed changing (and, largely, lowering) cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security by changing how they're calculated from the traditional consumer price index to a chained consumer price index. It could save $100 billion over 10 years, but it also means smaller payme ...
Here’s What President Obama Won’t Tell You About His Sequester, the Republican Plan for Smarter Spending Cuts, & Senate Democrats’ Inaction FEBRUARY 24, 2013 | CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONLINE You’re going to see President Obama at campaign-style rallies again this week, demanding higher taxes and blaming Republicans for his ‘sequester’ mess. Here’s what he won’t be telling you: This is President Obama’s sequester. “The idea for sequestration did come from the White House, as news accounts made clear at the time,” reports the New York Times. As Speaker Boehner wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “it is a product of the president's own failed leadership.” Republicans passed a bill with smarter spending cuts (twice), but the president’s Senate hasn’t passed it (or any other replacement bill). Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget in four years either. The House voted to replace the president’s sequester in May 2012 and again last December. Each bill targeted waste and fraud, and ...
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Back to previous page Senate Republicans block vote on Hagel nomination By Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe, Updated: Thursday, February 14, 5:52 PM Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense on Thursday, launching an unprecedented filibuster and a severe rebuke to the White House. Falling one vote shy of the 60 needed to move forward on the nomination, the Hagel filibuster brought stark condemnations from President Obama and Senate Democrats for its precedent-setting nature -- the first time a defense secretary nominee had been filibustered. The setback came during what many believe is a critical period for the Pentagon as it winds down troops from Afghanistan and implements costly budget cuts. It was also a hard slap to a former colleague and member of the chamber. Asked about the Senate vote during an online “fireside hangout,” Obama said that he expects that Hagel will be confirmed. But he slammed Senate Republicans for their “unprecedented filibuster” of ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to break an impasse, Senate Democrats set a test vote Thursday on whether to advance Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary after Republicans blocked speedy confirmation of their former colleague and Vietnam combat veteran. Hours of behind-the-scenes talks yielded the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but no clear sign of whether President Barack Obama's nominee would receive the 60 votes required to move the Senate to a final vote on whether to confirm him. Democratic officials said the vote was scheduled with only a handful of votes needed to clear the threshold. Sen. John Mccain of Arizona led the opposition to Hagel's confirmation, but he said he would not object to the test vote, called cloture. The remaining "yes" votes remain elusive, even after the White House responded to McCain's demand for information unrelated to Hagel. McCain and Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said they would delay the vote until they ...
President Barack Obama will arrive in Annapolis on Wednesday to speak to U.S. Senate Democrats who plan to gather at the Westin hotel next week, the White House said Friday.
Yet a group of Senate Democrats, all of them highly rated by the National Rifle Association, are refusing to say if they support the President’s reform package. Below is a list of the Senators in question, how they’re rated by the NRA, and what they’ve said about gun law reform: 1. Max Baucus, Montana (NRA Rating: A+). Baucus appeared to oppose any federal action on gun law reform, saying in a statement that “Before passing new laws, we need a thoughtful debate that respects responsible, law-abiding gun owners in Montana instead of a one-size-fits all directives from Washington.” 2. Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota (NRA Rating: A). In a local television appearance before President Obama’s announcement, Heitkamp accused the White House of having ulterior motives besides preventing mass killing, claiming “There isn’t any amount of gun regulation or gun executive orders that will solve the problem of identifying people who could potentially do this and making sure they get the help and their fami ...
While Speaker John Boehner says “the House will do its job and pass responsible legislation that controls spending, meets our nation’s obligations and keeps the government running,” we’re once again left wondering … will Senate Democrats ever pass a budget? Will President Obama submit a responsible budget on time? Will the White House jobs council ever meet again?
As I expected, Obama nominated ex-Senator Chuck Hagel today as Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to head the CIA. Both nominations tell us something interesting about this president and about the future. I pretty much figured out that Hagel would get the nod once the White House put the word out to the usual suspects to start pushing him after his abysmal record on Israel and on Iran came to light. I would also be very surprised if Hagel didn't get confirmed by the Senate, barring something unusual happening. The body has 53 Democrats, 45 Republicans and 2 left leaning independents who mostly caucus with the Democrats, as well as a potential tie breaking vote in Vice President Biden. I'd be very surprised if Obama didn't discreetly have his own caucus polled before he put Hagel up for nomination. Hagel would have to lose at least 6 Democrat votes to be denied confirmation, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Administration gave behind-the-scenes permission to Senate Democrats in states with larg ...
Vice President Joe Biden will lobby Senate Democrats to support a deal the White House cut with Senate Republicans to prevent across the board tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect early next year. The late night caucus meeting will begin at 9:15 p.m., according to the office of Senate ...
From the Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The measure would extend Bush-era tax cuts for family incomes below $450,000 and briefly avert across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic agencies this week. Vice President Joe Biden was set to sell the agreement to Senate Democrats at a meeting at the Capitol on Monday night. The aide required anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly.
Senate Democrats have been promised White House-level help in the battle to replace Sen. John Kerry in Massachusetts. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and former President Bill Clinton will all campaign for the Democratic candidate, according to a Democratic official. Secretary of ...
Raising taxes could have consequences for Boehner's speakership since most, if not all, Tea Party congressmen will fight him. It leaves Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate and a Tea Party darling, in an interesting predicament. Understandably, Ryan, a fiscal hawk, has his own White House ambitions. Will he vote in favor of higher taxes? If yes, how does he make peace with his conservative base with an eye on a presidential campaign? There is another thing to consider. Why not give Obama and the Senate Democrats what they so badly want and let them own the economy?
In the White House at 10 later that night, Obama’s key advisers discussed the House vote. There was a chance the Senate Democrats would fold, because the fastest solution would be to pass the House bill and get out of town for their summer recess. If the bill managed to gain Senate approval, would the president really veto it? “You can’t veto,” Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told the group. “You cannot be responsible for default.” Anything had to be done to prevent it. Anything to preserve the global economy. “If he caves,” said David Plouffe, Obama’s senior political adviser, “it will have long-lasting political repercussions that we may never get out of. If we draw a line in the sand on something this important and cross it, we may never be able to come back.” Accepting a two-step deal would not work, Plouffe said. “We will not get credit for doing anything. We’ll look like we got bullied by a bunch of very unpopular and irresponsible people.” Geithner had to deal wit ...
When conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer noted that an oval-office bust of Churchill (on loan from Great Britain) had been returned by Obama, the White House attacked Krauthammer as unreliable and provided a photo to prove him wrong. It was a lie. The photo was faked and even after London confirmed the return, no apology or explanation was offered by the White House. Sound familiar? The ObamaTax was sold with now proven lies but neither Senate Democrats nor Obama will apologize to the American people or--so far--allow a new vote. Repeal It Now
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) pointed out that Senate Democrats had declined to act on the drought measure, which he said had "bipartisan support,'' including backing from Mr. Ryan. "The weak attempt by the White House to manufacture a controversy illustrates the president's desperation to change the subject to anything other than his failures on jobs and the economy," said the spokesman, Kevin Smith.
So, the newest White House allegations are that the GOP continues its "War on Women" by not supporting equal pay... Let's humor the president's men for a moment and play along with this game. Hasn't this president already signed another piece of equal pay legislation into law? Oh, that's right, the Lilly Ledbetter Act was his first legislative accomplishment upon taking office. FACT: The Obama White House pays female staffers $11,000 less per year, on average, than their male counterparts. The average pay gap among Senate Democrats' male and female staffers is $6,500 per year. And one of the 'equal pay' cult's most fanatical backers, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, pays her female staff members nearly $27,000 less on average per annum, compared to men. Are these Democrats guilty of rank, anti-women bigotry, or do seniority and other factors explain these disparities? Care to explain this head-scratcher, Nancy?
First of all, let me say that Republicans, especially the 'Progressives' who signed off on the Obama-Reid-Boehner 'budget deal' which laid the groundwork for these incredibly damaging Defense Industry layoffs, are nearly as much to blame for these layoffs as those who instigated them: the White House & Senate Democrats. Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, and the rest of the 'Progressive' Republicans who had a hand in this deal should be primaried by a true Tea Party candidate in the next possible election cycle. That said, the man in the oval office could prevent the layoffs, if he chose to not be an anti-American Marxist intent upon either 'fundamentally transforming,' or destroying, the United States of America. The buck stops with the guy who lives in the White House. And so the Democrats not only get the lion's share of the blame for the damage to our national defense, they will deservedly be thrown out on their ear in the 2012 elections, so long as we prevent them from stealing the elections. These damaging ...
The House GOP desperately wants this showdown, and President Obama is happy to give it to them.Obama and the Senate Democrats have set a trap for the Republicans. House Republicans are going to dig in on the Bush Tax Cuts, and everyday that this issue dominates the news will be a win for Obama. Voters agree with the president on this issue and the White House will be using using the House Republican opposition to talk about tax fairness, while Mitt Romney refuses to release his tax returns.
In 2000, when the Bush administration began to ‘occupy’ the White House and other administration offices, the staff noticed that the ‘W’ keys had been removed from many of they computer keyboards by the outgoing, sophomoric, Clinton staff, ardent Democrats to be sure. They were angry that George Bush had stolen the election back from Al Gore, who had tried to steal it in the first place by sending hoards of lawyers down to Florida to fight the ‘Battle of the Hanging Chads.’ There have been many instances of this sort of ‘60’s Steal This Book’ behavior displayed by the Democrats since then, the Wisconsin Senators hiding out in Illinois quickly comes to mind. The refusal by Senate Democrats to pass a budget is another. So the question is this. Are Americans going to stand for this sort of juvenile behavior or is it time to spank these children?
The House has passed more than 30 jobs bills to help remove government barriers to private sector job creation – all part of the GOP Plan for America’s Job Creators. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats continue to block these bills. Most Americans, (70%+) want the Supreme Court to overturn all or part of ObamaCare, which is raising costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. Senate Democrats haven’t passed a responsible plan to extend current rates on Student Loans either. And with more than half of recent college graduates jobless or underemployed, the White House continues to ignore a bipartisan Republican proposal to stop Student Loan rates from doubling on July 1. The House will vote next month to “extend all of the current tax rates for a year.” This will stop a massive tax hike on small businesses and give the House time to craft a simpler, pro-growth tax code for families and Job Creators. President Obama, meanwhile, is increasingly isolated in his pursuit of small business tax h ...
E-BULLETIN: FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Staying Focused on Job Creation The number one concern for the American people continues to be the lack of private sector job creation in our country. Even here in Ohio, where progress is being made under the policies of Governor John Kasich, employers are being hampered by the policies coming out of President Obama’s Washington. That’s why the House will continue to focus on removing government barriers that are preventing our economy from creating new American jobs. The House has already passed nearly 30 jobs bills, including legislation fully repealing the president’s health care law. In the coming weeks, we’ll be voting on legislation that repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax, removes government red tape that stifles energy production, imposes a moratorium on new federal regulations, and so much more. While President Obama and Senate Democrats continue to block House-passed legislation and waste time on political gimmicks, Republicans will be working to libera ...
You won't hear anything about ObamaCare from Barack Obama on the campaign trail nor from House and Senate Democrats who forced passage over the objections of most Americans. When the Court rules in June watch them both scramble for cover and attack the Justices. Blame others and take no responsibility is the norm for them. They won't mention that Elena Kagan should have recused herself because she devised ObamaCare legal strategies for the White House nor will they talk about Constitutional limits to government power being violated. A delicious moment of reckoning is coming and it won't be the last. Count on us to push for repeal of anything the Court doesn't. Repeal It Now
One scenario overlooked: The Republicans retain the House, win the presidency, but lose their bid to take the Senate. This will lead to two party gridlock between the Grover Norquist, Fox News, and Tea Party controlled White House and Congress and the Democratically controlled Senate. In failing to win 51 votes the Senate Republicans will not be able to pass the Ryan and Romney economic plans to remake America's culture concerning social assistance, eliminating most of the 20th century Democratic progressive tax system, and pass a national right to work law outlawing most labor activities. Instead they will be in much the same situation they are in now: being forced to work across the aisle to get any legislation passed. Under these conditions President Romney will become an ineffective leader unless he convinces the hard right "to humor" Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats until Republicans can capture the Senate in 2014. If they fail to do so Romney may need to keep them in mock cooperation with the Dem ...
Government & Politics A $6 Billion Bribe for the Youth Vote Leftists are to be judged only by a promised future, never by the present or by what has been delivered. Case in point: Student Loans. With Student Loan interest rates set to double in July to their normal, un-subsidized rates -- thanks to legislation passed by Democrats in 2007 -- Barack Obama is pushing to extend the current level of federal subsidy as part of his re-election campaign. For his part, Mitt Romney agrees. And why not? Neither are listening to Tea Party complaints that this is not government's role. In any case, the U.S. is nearly $16 trillion in debt, and it can't afford to subsidize Student Loans. Such facts are unpopular with both presidential candidates because -- so the line goes -- they will alienate a host of young voters who could decide the election. Incredibly, both the White House and Senate Democrats want to pay for the $6 billion, one-year extension with -- wait for it -- yet another new tax on small businesses. House ...
And you have doubts we can defeat the POTUS? This week, 69 House Democrats broke ranks and voted to mandate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill passed the House by a veto-proof margin. As Byron York notes in the Washington Examiner, 11 Senate Democrats voted for the pipeline last month. Its supporters are very close to the 60 votes needed to bust a liberal filibuster. Even the New York Times admits the uphill struggle facing the White House: "President Obama is finding himself increasingly boxed in on the Keystone Pipeline fight as more Congressional Democrats are joining Republicans in backing the project, which has strong labor support and could generate significant numbers of jobs in economically hard-hit states." The Obama Budget was sunk spectacularly by a 441-0 vote. Yes, not one single democrat supported it. And then there's ObamaCare. The Washington, D.C., publication The Hill reports that some politicians are expressing "buyers' remorse" over ObamaCare. Consider some of their comme ...
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