Posted: 3:11 PM As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama called for completely transparent health care deliberations and even promised to hold all negotiations on C-SPAN. Now, as the health care debate reaches its final stages, the nonprofit cable company is asking Washington leaders to follow through on that promise.
Posted: 12:15 PM A bill so reckless that it has to be rammed through on a partisan vote on Christmas eve. And tidings of comfort and joy from Harry Reid too. The Senate Majority Leader has decided that the last few days before Christmas are the opportune moment for a narrow majority of Democrats to stuff ObamaCare through the Senate to meet an arbitrary White House deadline.
Posted: 6:37 PM Republican lawmakers are firm in their opposition to any climate change treaty. Several plan to travel to Copenhagen this week to voice opposition to President Obama's plan, saying it will cause energy prices to soar and kill American jobs.
Posted: 6:12 PM President Obama blames Wall Street for causing much of the economic tailspin and says the meltdown could have been avoided. In his weekly address, he praises the House for passing new rules aimed at preventing another financial collapse and urges the Senate to act quickly on its one financial overhaul legislation.
Posted: 2:36 PM Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the message is clear. In a Senate floor speech, McConnell told his colleagues, “He had one message. One message. Oppose the Reid bill, oppose what Pelosi is doing. Oppose what the Democrats in Washington are doing.”
Posted: 5:43 PM President Obama is trying to reassure America that his focus is on jobs.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, the President says he will unveil a series of ideas in the coming days aimed at accelerating job growth.
Posted: 11:43 AM The Senate spent the weekend debating health care reform. In a rare Sunday session, President Obama delivered a 45-minute closed door pep-talk to Senate Democrats. Here is the back-and-forth between Senate Republicans and Democrats.
Posted: 4:57 PM Senator Jim Bunning says he’ll do everything he can to retire Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. During Thursday’s Banking Committee Hearing on the nomination of Ben Bernanke, Bunning called the Fed Chief “the definition of a moral hazard” and said his time as the Federal Reserve Chairman has been a “failure.”
Updated: 3:09 PM In an interview earlier this week with Fox News, Senator Jim Bunning said President Obama “waited far too long” to make his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. The Kentucky Senator went on to blame the President for the loss of American lives.
Posted: 6:31 PM In its first votes on health care reform, the Senate rejected a Republican bid to prevent Medicare cuts and approved safeguards for coverage of mammograms and other preventive tests for women.
Posted: 4:54 PM Senators debating health care legislation are headed for a clash over abortion, the issue that threatened to derail the bill in the House. Anticipating the showdown, hundreds of abortion rights supporters gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to call on senators to keep new abortion restrictions out of the health care bill.
Posted: 5:36 PM The health care debate is heating up in the Senate and that means we can expect daily floor speeches from the leaders of both parties.
Today Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued to push “The McCain Amendment.”