Texas Senate approves abortion restrictions

By Devin Kelly
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Libertarianism truly is the velvet glove of a nice-sounding “freedom” policy that covers the iron fist of five hundred years of genocide and apartheid in America. READ MORE»





Harry Reid Senate Dems and the Headlines : December 2012


Reid Statement On Hawaii Senate Seat

Reid Statement On Kerry Nomination

Reid Statement On The Status Of Budget Negotiations

Statement By Reid Spokesman

Reid Statement On The Passing Of Senator Daniel Inouye

Reid Floor Remarks On Shooting Tragedy In Newtown, Connecticut

Top Member Of Senate GOP Leadership: Tax Rates For Top Two Percent Will Rise

Committee Assignments For 113th Congress Approved By Democratic Steering Committee

Drip, Drip, Drip… Two New Republicans Agree To Rate Hikes On Top Two Percent

Reid Statement On Anti-Worker Legislation Before The Michigan Legislature

Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

Game Changer On Taxes: Coburn Declares ‘I’d Rather See Rates Go Up’

Reid Floor Remarks On Failure Of The Disabilities Treaty And Ongoing Tax And Budget Negotiations

Reid Statement On Passage Of The National Defense Authorization Act

Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

Reid Statement On Boehner Proposal

MORE – Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

Reid Statement On Disabilities Treaty

Harry Reid Senate Dems and the Headlines : November 2012

No Wonder Boehner Won’t Bring Up Senate Tax Cut Bill – It Would Pass

Reid: Reasonable Republicans Urge House Leadership To Stop Holding Middle Class Hostage

Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

Reid: Congress Could Avert The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

Early Contender for “Worst Week in Washington”: Grover Norquist

GOP Keeps Distance From McCain & Graham’s Over-The Top Grandstanding On Benghazi

Reid Statement On Republicans Blocking Cyber Security Legislation

Reid: Cooperation On Cyber Security Bill Could Set Positive, Bipartisan Tone Going Into Fiscal Cliff Talks

Reid: Challenges Facing Nation Too Great To Be Solved By Democrats Or Republicans Alone

Reid Statement On Veterans Day

Reid Statement On The Situation In Arizona

Reid Statement On The Fiscal Cliff

On Taxes, The Voters Have Spoken

Reid Statement On Senate Democrats Maintaining Their Majority

Reid Statement On Romney’s False Claims Of Bipartisanship

mild Monday &Some News

just another rant … not just mine

A comment came in to respond to an article i posted written by Cecil re: McConnell & his Party. I admit i am very cynical about the majority of us being fixated on or off of FOX news  enough to assimilate info and or fact check enough to have opinions or make informed decisions – the mid-terms were a great example of how FOX  helped create , push and elect a group of extreme conservatives whose agenda is to take their country back

HER:Tired of snarky McConnell comments.  The majority of us are not fixed to FOX news, can assimilate information and fact check before forming opinions.  Fact: Congress has used the filibuster to stall progress now more than at any other time in history.  If Obama could make strides here/without Congress/as he has in war policy….people would be back to work!  Nov. 2010 GOP newbies, worst mistake ever…………vote!

ME: Actually, I am in total agreement with your facts about Congress, the filibuster and the new low Teapublicans have shown Americans because they have decided to use the filibuster more than any other time in history to stall progress and defeat a President. I am not so sure that was the primary reason for the act of a filibuster. It is not protecting the American People at all and those Senators who are abusing the spirit of the filibuster should be held accountable.  I am an Obama supporter.  I get divided government but what we see going on in Congress led by Teapublicans is beyond anything We the People should accept and or allow. I have not lost the audacity of hope and or change. In my opinion, we need a Congress that functions For the People& By the People and works with the President of the United States not a Congress that filibusters at the expense of ALL the People. We also need our center left people to open their eyes. I want them to take a hard look at how Teapublicans have chosen to control the House of Representatives. I need them to compare and contrast just what President Obama has done given he became the captain of ship already sinking, has tried to be bipartisan as any President should but given the cold shoulder by an extremely conservative group of people who say they want smaller Government but ask them about social issues and they freak out. I believe this group I call Teapublicans if given the opportunity with or without McConnell want to make President Obama a one-term President.  I believe the Midterm elections were no fluke and indeed FOX had a lot to with it. I feel their scare tactics have always been directed to targeted people like the poor working class, older people, those on the edge of equaility and those against immigration under any circumstance. The info coming from FOX was scary enough that our Older people voted right of center, some gays voted right of center in protest and even more decided to stay home which was pushed by both sides of the political meme. Yes, i too am tired of the silly, offensive and questionable McConnell comments but they are getting airtime on both conservative and liberal media. It is my hope that with proper vetting the truth backed with a whole lot of facts will be brought forth over the next few months with an overwhelming number of people voting for President Obama2012 and sanity prevails.

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