Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Proactive Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was shunned by super-right wing Republicans for applauding the way President Obama dealt with Hurricane Sandy. The governor, who is a look to for 2016 potential, is very clear that he is not taking sides, and is instead doing what is right for the people. In an interview weeks ago […]

Republican Senators Focus on Obamacare

Now that the immigration bill has been passed, senators are refocusing on derailing Obamacare. Although ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court, the unpopular ratings from many Americans has Republican senators taking action. Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Lamar Alexander wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asking for answers […]

Senator McConnell Reaches Out to Sports Officials

As the Obama administration seeks to employ its usual celebrity crowd to garner popularity, they have recently sought out professional sport organizations to promote their healthcare legislation. Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky who is minority leader in the Senate wrote a letter to the commissioners of the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball […]

One Year Later

Today is the one year anniversary of the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare, and Republicans are using this date to point out the flaws in the bill. Most GOP lawmakers are adamant that the law is revoked, and are quick to point out the inefficiency, confusion, and lack of public support. Senator John Thune from South […]

14 Republicans Voted for Immigration Bill

The bipartisan immigration reform and border security bill only convinced 14 Republican senators to give a yes. The senators who were in favor of the bill were: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Jeff Chiesa of New Jersey Susan Collins of Maine Bob Corker of Tennessee Jeff Flake of Arizona Lindsey Graham […]

Senate Passes Immigration Bill

Senate passed the immigration bill 68-32, which will now move on to the House. The floor gallery erupted in “yes we can,” and Senator Reid was seen to hug his fellow senators in celebration. This monumental legislation addresses the longtime debate over illegal aliens and border security, and is truly a remarkable moment in American […]

VP Biden to Preside Over Senate Vote Today

The immigration reform bill is scheduled for votes today at 4pm. Vice President Joe Biden will preside over the floor, where he has the power to cast the tie-breaking vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also said that the senators will vote from their desks, an act that is typically reserved for historical bills. 

Senator Rubio Addresses Far Right

Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, the major mover of the immigration reform bill addressed his biggest opposition within his party. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida is facing hard questions and obstacles from the far right, who worry that there needs to be a secure border first and that granting amnesty to illegal aliens will […]

Christie-Clinton Tied in Ohio Poll for 2016

According to Tal Kopan reporting for Politico, a new poll shows Governor Chris Christie and former first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton tied in the crucial purple state of Ohio for the already anticipated 2016 election. This state, which is known to be crucial for the presidential victory, is looked to as a […]

DOMA Debate Begins

Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, issued the following statement today on the DOMA decision, “Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis and President Clinton signed it into law.  The House intervened in this case because the constitutionality of a law should be judged by the Court, not by the […]