Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.
With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.
The U.S. Senate may be preparing to enter uncharted territory as obstructionism may finally force the so-called “nuclear option.”
Just hours ahead of stepping in front of the cameras to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address; Senator Marco Rubio voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
The outline of a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” is reportedly been made in the Capitol with just hours to go until the end of 2012.
Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.
President Barack Obama has won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.