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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Richard J. Durbin
The current administration does not have a faulty foreign policy; it has no foreign policy, period.
If a politician or government official takes a direct monetary bribe for granting a favor or sweetheart contract, do you think he should be sent to prison? Such an activity is despicable, but it is usually far less costly to society than the legal forms of corruption.
A high-ranking Democratic senator on Thursday called on the Esquire Network to cancel "Friday Night Tykes," saying the show glorifies a culture of violent competitiveness.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Sunday welcomed Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s move to extend the application of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage to the Justice Department, while a key Republican said the move could create more strife between the federal government and the states.
The same week the White House was assuring Republicans they could trust him to enforce immigration laws, the Obama administration quietly announced that it was reinterpreting the rules for refugees and asylum seekers so applicants could be approved even if they had given "limited" material support for terrorism.
Democrats may have changed the rules on filibusters, but far from ending the intense battle over President Obama's nominations, the move has pushed Republicans to fight harder — and to pioneer other tactics.
Saying they've been inspired by Pope Francis' teaching, Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to force votes on raising the minimum wage, expanding unemployment benefits and giving more taxpayer help to college students.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said Sunday that members of his party have not drawn a line in the sand on an extension of unemployment benefits getting included in a possible budget deal.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are fighting over whether to extend unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month — a top priority for President Obama — and appear at odds over how exactly to pay for the approximately $26 billion that a one-year extension would cost.
The title of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's brand-new book tells all: "Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge" is all about practical success and the inner mettle of an unapologetic Cheesehead determined to defeat his state's $3.6 billion deficit, rising unemployment and escalating property taxes.
Obamacare lies will be major issue in 2014 elections
Republican senators on Tuesday filibustered another of President Obama's nominees to the federal appeals court in Washington, escalating the battle over judges and leaving Democrats enraged and vowing to push again to change the chamber's rules.
Though a reported $684 million in taxpayer funds has been designated to promote Obamacare, health care providers are still failing to attract young, healthy Americans who will shore up the cost. Their answer? Frat boy talk is the best outreach, at least according to the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative — which recently wooed males with a raucous pitch for "bro-surance" that included a beer keg.
The second-ranking Democrat in the Senate said Tuesday he'd be "open to discussing changes" in President Obama's health care law and that "a couple more sentences" would have clarified Mr. Obama's promise to Americans that they could keep their insurance plans under the law.
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, went on CNN and announced that Congress should pass a resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
"For the sake of America's youth athletes, I call on you to immediately end this shameful, dangerous display on your network," he said in a letter to the netowrk. "With all we know about the risks of concussions in youth sports today, it is unconscionable to televise and celebrate the conduct of a league that directly endangers the health of children."