“The outgoing Obama Administration delivered one more gift to green groups on Sunday when the Army Corps of Engineers blocked construction of a disputed segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline — but the decision is likely to be reversed when President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month.” MORE
SENATOR MARCO RUBIO OF FLORIDA VOTES “NO” ON NEGOTIATED BILL
TEA PARTY STILL NOT “PRO-AMERICA” IN A TIME OF CRISIS
RUBIO PUTS IDEOLOGY BEFORE COUNTRY
By Ed Payne
(CNN) — A full two hours after a midnight deadline, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a deal Tuesday to avert the feared fiscal cliff on an 89-8 vote.
The Senate package would put off budget cuts for two months and preserve Bush-era income tax cuts for individuals earning less than $400,000 or couples earning less than $450,000.
The measure now goes to the House where it faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled body.
“Glad it’s over,” said Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reid, D-Nevada, after the vote. “We’ll see if the Republicans in the House can become functional instead of dysfunctional.”
A statement from House leadership made no promises.
“Decisions about whether the House will seek to accept or promptly amend the measure will not be made until House members — and the American people — have been able to review the legislation,” the statement said.
A vote could come as early as New Year‘s Day. The House is scheduled to convene at noon.
A record number of women will represent their states in the new U.S. Senate, CNN projects.
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp will win the Senate race in North Dakota, CNN projects, making a total of 20 women in the 100-seat chamber come January. She will be part of the 53-seat Democrat majority, with 45 Republicans and two independents.
I am mad as hell. At Rick Santorum‘s concession speech, he held up a chunk of coal and said that locked within is precious oil. Oil in North Dakota which President Obama is preventing from being retrieved from nature. I had no reason not to believe him at the time. Last evening I watched Ed Schultz‘ program, “The EdShow (MSNBC). Ed said he is very familiar with North Dakota through his hunting trips. Ed revealed what I call, Santorum’s”bold face lies” to his applauding and gullible audience assembled and to those us at home watching him because we care about the future of this country. There are so many oil companies in North Dakota that they are tripping over each other. They are only encumbered by the lack of housing and infrastructure. Did you know that eve Haliburton is there? Their enemy is not the EPA. I am sure your mothers taught you that if someone lies about a small thing, there is no limit on what they might tell
lies in the future. I was incredulous when I saw Rick Santorum deny that he had talked down my “black people” calling us, the “blah” people, or some other lie. People, we certainly do not need a President who will lie to us “pull the wool over our eyes” while only a candidate. GOP voters, just because you voted for Rick Santorum in the primary does not mean that you have to vote for him in the general election. Hmmm. You didn’t sign (in blood) one of Rick’s contracts with Satan! Did you?
I can only speculate what is going on in the “quiet rooms” where Republican leaders discuss and decide our fate and decide how they will screw us. Later, they again look us in the face while screwing us! As you have read on this blog, the GOP candidates want to secure the Whitehouse so badly that they are surely doing and saying anything they can stomach to cloud your thinking and influence your vote. They have no answers to our problems and when interviewed, only speak in general politi-speak using the same words and promises that all politicians use and make before elections. Didn’t mother tell you that “the proof is in the pudding”? She must also be decrying the current war against women which the right has been forced to adopt because they are in an election season. The GOP is not equipped with real answers for job creation, real solutions for spurring our economy, real ways to get our “AAA” rating back, etc. You will recall me posting the quote from Standard and Poors which laid the blame for its action at the feet of Republicans in Congress who refused to negotiate with the President in the face of a Republican threat to shut down the government over raising the debt ceiling.[Search my site for the quote or “Google It.”.
Do you want to be an informed voter? Well, don’t depend on getting the skinny from FoxNews. They are the vehicle which has driven the party (of which they are an arm) so far right that they have lost their minds suffering from overwhelming hatred for Barack Obama. Don’t be a part of their madness. Seek the answers which inform your vote by having more than one source of news. It would not hurt you to listen to the liberals once in a while…if only to be able to make comparisons of events and motives, etc. Don’t be distracted by all these sex issues the GOP is using to capture the news cameras to inflame your passions. That is not the tradition of the Party. Don’t let the government into your marriage bed! Do what this group of women used to stop the fighting in their country”
THEY WITHHELD SEX UNTIL THE FIGHTING STOPPED! And, it worked! Starting today, stop “giving it up!” until Republicans apologize to women and stop these laws to control their rights to their bodies. Women, your men do not own you! Think! There are more of you than they! Use the power of the ballot to keep the rights you fought so hard to get. May God aid you in this struggle!