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Democrats Join With Republicans To Repeal Obamacare Tax, Heidi Heitkamp Nowhere To Be Found

Democrats Join With Republicans To Repeal Obamacare Tax, Heidi Heitkamp Nowhere To Be Found

Back during her campaign for the US Senate, the one in which she cloaked herself with the “independent” mantle while distancing herself from her party, Senator Heidi Heitkamp said that Obamacare was “good and bad” and “needs to be fixed.” Right now there’s a bi-partisan group of Republican and Senate Democrats who want to do

President Gets His March Madness Bracket In On Time, But Budget Will Be Two Month Late

Priorities: President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four. President Obama filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN for the fifth straight year. On the women’s side, he selected Baylor, California, UConn and Notre Dame to advance to New Orleans. ESPN will reveal his full men’s and

Apparently Nobody Has Told Barack Obama About The North Dakota Oil Boom

According to President Obama, the only people who really stand to gain from building the Keystone XL pipeline are Canadians: President Obama told a group of House Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline won’t profit anyone but Canada. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., told the Associated Press that Obama

Obama: "We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt"

We didn’t need President Obama to tell us this directly. The fiscally seriousness budget Senate Democrats have released, and the White House has endorsed tells us how lightly Democrats take our national debt problems. The budget increases spending by $2.1 trillion over the next decade and raises taxes by $1.5 trillion. But hearing the President

Balanced: Democrat Budget Increases Spending By 62%, Taxes By $1.5 Trillion

The ideological break down in the national budget debate has folks on the right arguing for deficit reduction through spending cuts and folks on the left arguing for deficit reduction through tax increases. Yesterday Democrats unveiled a budget – their first in four years, a laughing matter apparently – which true to form proposes $1.5

Obama Administration Attacks Republicans For Welfare Work Waivers They Also Claim Don't Exist

You can’t make this stuff up (emphasis mine): President Obama policy aides attacked a Republican bill that would block the Department of Health and Human Services from waiving the work requirements associated with the 1996 welfare reform bill, even as the White House continued to deny that it had authorized such waivers. “With respect to

Federal Tax Receipts To Set A Record

From the way President Obama and Democrats talk about taxes in America, you’d get the idea that our problem is that we aren’t taxed enough. Yet, according to the CBO, tax revenues are on pace to hit an all-time record this year. The previous record was set in 2007, capping a multi-year expansion in federal

Even As Unemployment Rate Falls, Americans Still Not Going Back To Work

The unemployment rate fell slightly today, and superficially that’s good politically for President Obama and Democrats. In terms of what’s actually happening in the labor markets, however, it’s not such great news. We still have a major gap between reality and what President Obama promised in his stimulus plan: The labor force participation rate continues

Not Sequestered: Obama Takes 22-Car Motorcade Six Blocks To Dinner

In this report about President Obama’s decision to shut down White House tours as a way to manufacture angst about sequester spending reductions, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl notes that Obama was conveyed last night to a dinner with Senate Republicans by a 22-car motorcade. Total distance traveled? Six blocks. Because, in this time of sequesterpocalypse,

Hoeven Was Having Dinner With The President While Rand Paul Filibustered

Senator Rand Paul got a lot of support from other Republicans last night when he filibustered President Obama’s CIA nominee over the refusal by the White House to clarify their position on assassinating US citizens. Not among those Republicans on hand to help out? Senator John Hoeven, who instead went to dinner with President Obama

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