Speaker Boehner Schedules a Vote of College Loan Rates

News from The Hill:

House to vote on student loans 
By Molly K. Hooper

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the House will vote Friday to prevent a jump in student loan rates, offsetting the cost with money from a “slush fund” in the president’s healthcare law.

Boehner announced the vote during a hastily called press conference late Wednesday after the president personally attacked Boehner for opposing the loan during a speech at the University of Iowa.

The Speaker ripped the president for campaigning on the issue, saying he was trying to create a fight out of thin air.

“This week the president is campaigning and trying to invent a fight where there is none and never has been on this issue of student loans,” Boehner said. “We can, and will fix the problem, without a bunch of campaign style theatrics.”

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NY Times Terrified Of Liberal Media Charge, Accepts RW Criticism Of Obama

Published on Apr 24, 2012 by 

An absurd New York Times piece that addresses right wing criticism of President Obama takes it further by doubling down on the conservative arguments. Meanwhile, a new Pew Research Center report shows that 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has received significantly more positive media coverage than President Obama. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains the difference between stupid criticism of Obama versus relevant criticism (for example, the execution of U.S. citizens abroad).


Citizens United Fallout?

Poll: Are SuperPACs Already Affecting November Vote?

A national poll released Tuesday shows voters widely believe that Super PACs cause corruption and their predominance in the 2012 campaign is already affecting decisions by some voter groups about how — and even whether — to cast their ballots. READ MORE


Newsmax Magazine Spreads GOP Falsehoods and Distraction in May Issue

Great Cover on Magazine of Distortions

Mashed Potato Bulletin

Anyone frustrated with the drawn out economic recovery here in the US should cast a gaze across the Atlantic for a view of how it could have been. In the European Union we have a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of where this country would be had we chosen the path of severe spending cuts rather than a road stabilized by economic stimulus. 

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Let's Talk Gospel

Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. (Colossians 4-10).

Jesus Christ is above everything, before everything, and ahead of everything in your life, in this world, and in…

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Slow Jammin’ The News with President Barack Obama


Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and the Secret Service Scandal

Jon Stewart Rocks!

Romney Sweeps Primaries,Gives Slick Speech…Overlooks Years of the Republican Party’s War on Barack Obama

Last night Mitt Romney sewed up the nomination with the suspension of Newt Gingrich imminent.   It turns out that Rick Santorum was wise to suspend his campaign when he did: He would have been embarrassed by losing his home state of Pennsylvania.  Everyone is waiting to see how much of a hypocrite he will be when his gives his speech endorsing Romney after saying, “Mitt Romney is uniquely disqualified to beat President Obama,” which is most likely true.  It is notable that Romney joined Obama’s request that Congress extend the low-interest rates on student loans which are scheduled to double this summer.  The cut in rates was made 5 years ago in a bi-partisan effort.  It was said that Romney’s speech was his best ever.  Ed Gillespie must have hired a new writer.

However, it was shameful to watch Romney try to co-opt President Obama’s message and campaign for fairness for the poor and the middle-class which is part-and-parcel of the Democratic Party.  When was the last time you met a Republican who was innately fair?

You have watched the war on Obama play out.


Still Voting For ‘Mitt Romney’?