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  • Senate Rebukes Barack Obama: Refuses Funds For Gitmo Shutdown
    on May 20, 2009
    In perhaps the strongest rebuke of his short presidency, President Barack Obama was told no by the Senate as they voted to block appropriations for the shutdown of the prison at Guantanamo Bay citing that the President did not have a plan for the pri...
  • New Standards for Fuel Efficiency
    on May 19, 2009
    President Barack Obama today announced new regulations to cut emissions and increase gas mileage. President Obama addressed the issue stating that "The status quo is no longer acceptable...We have done little to increase fuel efficiency of Americ...
  • Let the 2010 mid-terms BEGIN!
    on Jan 28, 2009
    While we’re still riding the high of the inauguration and our new president, the 2010 mid-term elections might still seem like its far over the horizon. The GOP, on the other hand, knows they need to act quickly if they are to regain any ground.
  • Bipartisan Opposition to Massive Spending Bill
    on Jan 28, 2009
    House Republicans and a few Democrats lined up to oppose the $819 billion spending bill that passed Congress today. That makes $1.6 trillion dollars that Congress has appropriated this fiscal year to combat the ailing economy and hopefully create or...
  • Earmarks Out, Backdoor Deals In
    on Jan 26, 2009
    President Barack Obama’s has banned earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus package that he is fighting to get through Congress, But the AP reports that even with that ban it “doesn’t mean interest groups, lobbyists an
  • GOP Taking Stand Against Stimulus Package
    on Jan 25, 2009
    This weekend Republican leaders including John Boehner and John McCain have come out against the economic aid package that was written by Democrats for President Barack Obama to sign. Republican leaders are taking issues with the amount of spending i...
  • Presidential Transition not as smooth as hoped for:
    on Jan 14, 2009
      President-elect Barack Obama has hit the first few bumps of his soon-to-be Presidency. With Pay-to-Play allegations in New Mexico causing Bill Richardson to withdraw from the proposed cabinet and now revelations that Timothy Geithner owed $3.
  • Obama Preparing an Executive Order Closing Gitmo
    on Jan 12, 2009
    President-Elect Barack Obama is preparing to take office in 8 days and will within the first week issue an Executive Order closing the Guantanamo Bay prison complex which holds 250 suspected terrorists.  Barack Obama, staying true to the hard le.
  • Richardson Withdraws as Commerce Secretary
    on Jan 4, 2009
    New Mexico Governor and former Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson has withdrawn from his appointed post as commerce secretary in the Obama administration because of a probe in his home state regarding public contracts being awarded to...
  • General Eric Shinseki Chosen to be Secretary of Veteran Affairs
    on Dec 7, 2008
    This post is a follow-up to: Picks for the first Obama Cabinet It is being reported that President-Elect Barack Obama will name General Eric Shinseki to be the new VA Secretary. While I wanted him to be chosen as the Secretary of Defense, I am thri...
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