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January 28, 2014
16:47 // 2 months ago
January 14, 2014

Trillion dollar budget deal would keep the government open through September 30

  • $1.1T will be needed to fund the government through the end of September, according to a new bipartisan budget deal being championed by Republican House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers and Democratic Senate Appropriations Chairman Barbara Mikulski. The bill should help legislators avoid a repeat of the 16-day government shutdown that took place last year, and will be introduced on the House floor on Wednesday. source
17:18 // 3 months ago
December 17, 2013
13:38 // 4 months ago
October 16, 2013
13:10 // 6 months ago
July 17, 2013
14:45 // 9 months ago
July 16, 2013
15:19 // 9 months ago
July 9, 2013
22:44 // 9 months ago
June 25, 2013
I’ve come to love the job, but I still hate the application process… I think money has such a pervasive, pernicious influence on governing around here that it’s getting in the way. And perhaps it’s not even money; it’s the fear of what may happen to you, who may mount a challenge against you if you’re seen as capitulating or compromising too much or violating the principles of your given base.
Sen. Mo Cowan • Explaining why he did not campaign for the Senate seat he’s filled since former Senator John Kerry was selected by President Obama to replace former Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. A special election to decide Kerry’s long-term replacement is currently underway in Massachusetts, with Rep. Edward Markey battling Republican Gabriel Gomez for the Senate seat. source
15:31 // 10 months ago
May 15, 2013
Without authorizing the use of force or additional spending, this legislation will begin to implement a more coherent U.S. strategy, both now and for the day after Assad, that is focused on trying to shift the momentum on the ground toward moderate opposition groups while also helping them build support within and outside Syria for a new government.
Sen. Bob Menendez • Commenting on a bill he introduced in the Senate last week that would create a $250 million transitional fund for the Syrian rebels and post-Assad government that would inevitably follow a toppling of the existing Syrian regime. While the bill may have found new life in the Senate, thanks to changes which earned the support of Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, we suspect the Obama Administration will have a harder time selling support of the Syrian opposition to the American people if rebel forces fail to prevent future war crimes like the cannibalism story making the rounds today. source
15:05 // 11 months ago
April 23, 2013
Montana Sen. Max Baucus has confirmed that he will retire rather than seek re-election in the 2014 midterm elections in a new statement released on Tuesday. The Democrat currently serves as Senate Finance Committee Chairman, and his departure will undoubtedly add to the growing fear among Democrats that the party could lose its majority in the 100-member Senate in the very near future. (Photo via Ars Skeptica) source

Montana Sen. Max Baucus has confirmed that he will retire rather than seek re-election in the 2014 midterm elections in a new statement released on Tuesday. The Democrat currently serves as Senate Finance Committee Chairman, and his departure will undoubtedly add to the growing fear among Democrats that the party could lose its majority in the 100-member Senate in the very near future. (Photo via Ars Skeptica) source

15:10 // 12 months ago