By Jueseppi B.
Republicans have used this outdated procedure (which requires a super-majority to pass anything) to prevent a public option, strong Wall Street reform, and climate legislation.
Harry Reid had the power to pass bold new Senate rules, but he was afraid to use this power. And Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is now boasting to his supporters, “We beat the liberals.”
Reid should be mad at himself. But the Huffington Post reports, “At Tuesday’s closed-door caucus meeting, Merkley was upbraided by Reid for breaking unspoken Senate rules and naming specific senators in a conference call with Democratic activists last week.”
We cannot let our friends be punished for helping grassroots organizations be effective in policy fights.
Democratic members were proud to make thousands of calls in support of Merkley’s filibuster reform proposal. We’ll continue working with him in the days ahead.
That We The People, must never accept.
60 Minutes Interview With President Obama & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Tonight 60 Minutes’ correspondent Steve Kroft sits down for an interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Watch the interview on CBS at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CT.
President Obama Heaps Praise on Hillary Clinton in first-ever joint interview on ’60 Minutes’
Obama, Clinton explain joint interview reasoning
Published on Jan 25, 2013
Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama discuss their working relationship during a “60 Minutes” interview.
Speaking Of Benghazi:
Under George Dubbya Bush There Were 11 Embassy Attacks, 57 People Killed in Those Attacks. The GOP Didn’t Say a Word. There were NO 11 Senate Committee hearings for those 57 lost American Lives. Can you explain to me why now….AND NOT THEN UNDER DUBBYA BUSH??
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton’s First Interview Together
“Expert Pundits” have to be the dumbest humans walking the globe. Even I can comprehend why this joint interview must take place.
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Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
On January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust over sixty years ago. Those who experienced the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.
But while this is a time for mourning and reflection, it is also the time for action. On this day, we recall the courage, spirit, and determination of those who heroically resisted the Nazis, exemplifying the very best of humanity. And like these courageous individuals, we must commit ourselves to resisting hate and persecution in all its forms. The United States, along with the international community, resolves to stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity, and stay true to the principle of “Never Again.”
By remaining vigilant against those who seek to perpetrate violence and murder, we honor those we lost during one of the darkest periods in human history. And we keep their memory alive for generations to come.