speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has served only 4 months, but, already he is pissing off his senior party leadership which Ted says does not bother him. Senator Cruz seems to be focused on running for president in 2016! This guy is only a freshmen, his Harvard education notwithstanding. Ted seems unaware that he talks down to people of both parties. He loves to have a microphone in his face and does not realize the chemical effect he has on regular people. President of the United States? No! I think not. —GoodOleWoody
BE SURE TO WATCH/TAPE MSNBC‘S
“UP WITH STEVE KORNACKI”
WHICH WILL FEATURE
A DISCUSSION ON SENATOR TED CRUZ
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I casually watched Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and the incoming president of the NRA and to me it seems that it is true that since 1977 the NRA has been taken over by radicals who are promoting the overthrow of the United States. Why? Who knows the real agenda of this fringe element allied with the Republican Party. —GoodOleWoody
Some senators complained to the president about dealing with guns, gay marriage and immigration all at the same time. If our US senators and representatives cannot multitask in the 21st Century, then it is time for the American voter to cull the wheat from the chaff. We need new blood in Washington, DC. The old ways of governing the USA and leading the world no longer meet the challenges we face.
”Vote the bums out!”
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YOU HAVE TO STAND
FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks alongside with Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown victims on commonsense measures to reduce gun violence in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington April 17, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas
By Samuel P. Jacobs
NEW YORK | Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:35am EDT
(Reuters) – In the end, nothing could persuade enough U.S. senators to approve the most significant gun legislation in two decades:
Not the carnage from Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were massacred by a gunman in December, igniting a national debate on gun control.
Not the impassioned pleas of Newtown survivors’ families, whose calls for expanded background checks for gun buyers so moved a pro-gun senator from West Virginia that he became their advocate.
And not the support of President Barack Obama, who was inspired by Newtown to make gun control the first major initiative of his second term.
The U.S. Senate‘s key vote on Wednesday wasn’t exactly a rejection of expanded background checks, gun-control advocates were careful to point out.
Most senators – 54 – approved the measure, which polls indicated was backed by more than 80 percent of Americans. But because Republicans threatened to use a filibuster to block any gun proposal that did not get 60 votes in the 100-member Senate, the plan to expand background checks to sales made online and at gun shows fell short.
And just like that, the most aggressive push for gun control in a generation did, too.
NBC News | April 17, 2013
Newtown dad: ‘We’ll return home disappointed but not defeated’
Mark Barden, whose son, Daniel, was killed during the Newtown mass shooting, talks about the Senate voting down expanded background checks for gun sales, during a White House event with President Obama.
THE GUARDIAN/ UK
By Matt Williams, New York
Barack Obama addresses gun control issues during a speech in Denver last week. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
President Barack Obama is set on signing the “strongest bill” possible on gun control, a White House aide said Sunday amid fears of watered down legislation and the jettisoning of universal background checks.
Congress is due to return from it spring recess on Monday with debate over America‘s lax laws on gun ownership high on the agenda.
And with an assault weapons ban seemingly dead in the water, focus is on whether Washington can push through legislation to expand background checks for all firearms purchases.
Although supported by around 90% of Americans, background checks are likely to face fierce opposition from, in the main, Republican lawmakers.
Despite lengthy negotiations, Democratic leaders have yet to strike a deal that would see the measure pass through the Senate. FULL ARTICLE
THE DAILY CALLER
The Senate made a show of support for the Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday, when a bipartisan majority voted in favor of an amendment to urge its approval.
The amendment, proposed by North Dakota Republican Sen. Jon Hoeven, would “establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote … the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.”
It passed by a 62-37 margin, with 17 Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/22/senate-gives-symbolic-approval-to-keystone-xl-pipeline/#ixzz2PDI0xY2i
Congress has approved a short-term spending measure that averts the chances of government shutdown next month, locks in the across-the-board sequester cuts but blunts its impact for certain key agencies.
The House gave final approval Thursday on a broad bipartisan 318 to 109 vote to a continuing funding resolution that outlines spending through the Sept. 30 conclusion of the fiscal year.
The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature, ending a relatively smooth and drama-free process for a Congress that has repeatedly deadlocked on spending issues.
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“You are not going to believe this. Did you hear what Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell just said about one of the most respected women in American history leading the Democratic ticket in 2016?
He called it, and I quote: “A rerun of the Golden Girls.” Seriously?
Now, this is not some fringe element of the GOP talking. This is the top Republican in the U.S. Senate — who, I might add, is five years older than the woman he mocked. And we cannot let it stand.
Let’s send the message to Mitch McConnell and his allies: This is 2013, not 1913.
Let’s fight back against the GOP’s outrageous comments and policies by defeating them in this election.
Let’s do it today.” [Quote]
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