Saturday, January 24, 2009
Democrats Ready to Deliver on Promises to Unions
Brad Haynes reports on Congress.
Early next week, Democrats will deliver on the first of a string promises to the unions that helped bring the new administration to town.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which cleared the Senate on Thursday, is expected to clear the House Monday or Tuesday. It raises the statute of limitations on pay discrimination. Clearing an attempted Republican filibuster, the 61-36 vote hewed close to party and gender lines. The “yeas” came almost entirely from Democrats, plus the four female Republicans in the Senate and the labor-friendly Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
Obama to GOP: 'I won'
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17862.html
It's OK to break the rules when I make them... Right out of the box Obama breaks the commitment he made to voters when campaigning and after taking office. He nominated a lobbyist, one who, according to the rules HE made, shouldn't be selected. In other words, it's OK when The One does it but not when anyone else does it. He's above all rules, including his own.
Obama waives lobbying rules for Lynn
The Obama administration has waived its ethics rules to allow William Lynn to serve as the deputy secretary of Defense. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said he supports Lynn's nomination and looks “forward to prompt consideration by the Senate.” http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/groups-urge-senate-to-reject-lynn-2009-01-23.html
Let's spend American money on foreign abortions... Yep, that's going to stimulate the economy alright.
Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information - an inflammatory policy that has bounced in and out of law for the past quarter-century. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090124/D95TDP100.html
Funding Restored to Groups That Perform Abortions, Other Care
President Obama yesterday lifted a ban on U.S. funding for international health groups that perform abortions, promote legalizing the procedure or provide counseling about terminating pregnancies.
While we're out there spending American money killing babies in other parts of the world, lets stop spending money on protecting Americans. Why would we want to harm those nasty terrorists who are trying to kill us? Let's just hug 'em to death. Show the love, show the love. Unless you're a terrorist in the womb, then it's OK to kill.
Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End
President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.