In what can be seen only as an act of supreme indifference, House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday that would drastically cut federal food stamps and throw 3.8 million Americans out of the program in 2014.The NYTimes editorial board says, on the new five-year farm bill United States Republicans passed to cut billions funding the food stamp program in the nation Thursday September 19.
We broke the great race barrier with President Obama but it’s time that we also really ask ourselves deep down what it’s going to take to elect a woman president. And I will certainly do what I can when that time comes to elect somebody – whoever that somebody might be.Hillary Clinton teases the American public at a Miami speech, continuing to sideline a definite answer on whether or not she’s running for United States presidency come 2016. Here’s a more direct answer from Clinton herself.
While many Americans fear the possible outcomes of a government shutdown that may come about, the majority polled say it won’t actually happen. 55 percent of respondents said that the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress will reach a deal before the September 30th deadline, versus 18 percent who say they won’t. Have questions about the shutdown? WaPo comes to the rescue.
As a result of the relative lack of interest in state elections, we now have the most polarized political system in modern American history. It’s also the least functional. […] Nate Silver wrote in the The New York Times after the 2012 election that while there had been earlier periods of great partisanship, in particular between 1880 and 1920, ‘it is not clear that there have been other periods when individual members of the House had so little to deter them from highly partisan behavior.’ Under these circumstances, it’s harder than ever before to put together bipartisan coalitions to pass major legislation, as had long been done for civil rights bills and other major changes in economic, social, and even environmental policy.Journalist Elizabeth Drew writes on the upcoming November midterm elections and the current state of the United States political sphere in Washington.
We have not seen this in the past. That a budget is contingent on us eliminating a program that was voted on, passed by both chambers of Congress, ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court, is two weeks from being implemented, and helps 30 million get health-care coverage.President Obama • Pushing back against a variety of House Republicans’ demands, after Speaker Boehner announced intentions to attach yet another attempt at defunding the Affordable Care Act to a bill seeking to avert a possible government shutdown on September 30. The President also said that he won’t “create a habit, a pattern, whereby the full faith and credit of the United States ends up being a bargaining chip to set policy.” source