God Bless the US Congress!


Heavenly Father, the 112th Congress has begun a perilous journey in governing the land. Please bless them with insight, wisdom and cautious daring.  Make their term one of success and fruitfulness for the American people.”

Father, I made that prayer at the present, Congress began the year.  Regrettably, You did not bless this our, “Turkey Congress.”  Please, God, bless our legislators with a bang-up end to 2011 with a flurry of legislation beginning with passage of the American Jobs Act and continuing with bills which improve the economy and our social condition.  Is it really your will that the 112th Congress go down in history as our “Worst Congress Ever?”  Think not of their questionable merit and think of us as the one country who works for the most good for all who love democracy.  Give us the laws, the tools, to do our work and to maintain our global benevolent dominance.  Thank you, Lord.

Does Congress Give Us Hope?


News from The Hill:

 NEWS FROM THE HILL

Advocates for unemployed expect Congress will approve extended benefits
By Vicki Needham

“Advocates are optimistic Congress will extend federal unemployment benefits before the end of the year despite the supercommittee’s failure.

A supercommittee package had been seen as the most likely vehicle for the unemployment benefits scheduled to expire at the end of the year.

A package would have represented a compromise between Republicans seeking to cut spending and Democrats who wanted to provide some stimulus for the economy.

After the Thanksgiving break, Congress will have only three weeks to reach a deal before it recesses for the year, leaving little time to find a new vehicle.”

Read the complete story here.

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President Obama Announces US Focus on the Asian Economy


19 November 2011 Last updated at 23:21 ET Help

US officials have praised China‘s attitude on South China Sea territorial disputes after talks between President Obama and the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

The two men met on the sidelines of an East Asia summit in Indonesia.

This week saw the US announcing a strategic pivot in foreign policy – making Asia its focus for the future.

The BBC’s Karishma Vaswani reports from the summit in Bali.

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