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A lame duck Congress went back to work today, which makes us wonder: Can it be any lamer than it's been the last four years? MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills are not encouraged by reports that Harry Reid will not pursue confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, leaving it to the next session when Mitch McConnell will be the leader. Judging from McConnell's record since vowing to just say no to everything the President proposes, we don't think this will go well. Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.
It's the Monday after Thanksgiving, and I hope that you have had your fill of family and friends and turkey at least until Christmas. Guess what??? Congress has returned to work!!! Did I say "work"??? They have not done anything for as long as I can remember!!! Everyone wants to review legislation with "fresh" eyes! What is so fresh??? Rep. Louis Gohmert from Texas has returned...Rep. Fox from Virginia has returned...Gone will be Rep. Michele Bachmann from Minnesota. But in her place, we will have Sen. Joni Ernst, the "pig castrator," who is coming to Washington to "make them squeal!" (Her words, not mine). What are your thoughts; we'd like to know! Call us at 646-595-3275 and have the coffee perking.
THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS...ONE WEEK AFTER THE GRAND JURY DECISION AND THE ENSUING PROTESTS AND RIOTS IN SEVERAL CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY, WHAT IS THE TRUE FALLOUT OF FERGUSON AND WHERE DOES THE COUNTRY GO FROM HERE? JOINING US LIVE IS NEWS ANCHOR PAT MCGONIGLE FROM KSDK IN ST. LOUIS... SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL ANNOUNCES HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION UNDER A CLOUD OF QUESTIONS...WAS HE FIRED...WAS THIS VOLUNTARY....WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT? NOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN STUFFED WITH TURKEY, WE CAN NOW GET STUFFED BY DUCK...LAME DUCK...AS IN LAME DUCK CONGRESS. WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS, IF ANY, THAN CAN COME FROM THIS FINAL PUSH OF THE YEAR..WILL THIS INCLUDE A DEAL ON IMMIGRATION OR WILL THIS ALL LEAD TO A GOVERNEMENT SHUTDOWN?..ALL OF THIS AND TELL ME A STORY....THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS!
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Join us for a decidedly ungrubered episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host Rich Baehr of the American Thinker.
Jonathan Gruber has done more harm to Obamacare than all Republicans combined with his boastful, arrogant comments about how a lack of transparency and deliberate lying sold the bill to Congress and the people. What will be the practical fallout of his comments?
Meanwhile, Congress will be meeting in a lame duck session that promises fireworks galore. What is Congress likely to take up and what is likely to be left for the new Congress in January? We'll ask Bill Straub, PJ Media's Washington correspondent.
The show streams live from 8:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern time. A podcast will be available shortly after the end of the show.
This broadcast of the Intel Chip Chat Podcast will be live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where more than 80,000 attendees will get the latest news in the mobile and telecom space. We’ll have interviews with executives from Intel Security, Juniper Networks, ASOCS, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson and they’ll be chatting about everything from network functions virtualization to open source industry initiatives.
Congress Must Delay Netanyahu's Speech
Breaking with longstanding protocol, GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner recently invited Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to address a joint session of Congress without proper consultation with the White House or his Democratic colleagues.
There's no issue with Israel's leader addressing America's legislators. In fact, we welcome it. But the timing here--weeks before Israeli elections, and as Congress is debating legislation (aggressively backed by Netanyahu) that could impact our sensitive negotiations with Iran--couldn't be worse, and we need your help in making that clear.
Every Member of Congress has a responsibility to let Speaker Boehner know that this invitation is inappropriate, and that the speech must be delayed.
J Street Portland
"...As in many cases in the past, Netanyahu’s attempts to confront Obama on the president’s home court boomeranged. Once again Netanyahu ended up on the losing side. Having no meetings with any senior administration officials, with an agenda that has turned temporarily irrelevant, and in a situation where his trip could cause more damage than good, perhaps Netanyahu would do better to stay at home and focus on his election campaign."
Netanyahu's Congress stunt: The straw that broke Obama's back - Diplomacy and Defense
As long as Obama is in the White House, he has no intention of meeting Netanyahu. If reelected, the Israeli PM may find himself abandoned and...
Join us for live coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic speech before Congress. The event has intensified the debate about the potential threat from Iran's nuclea program, and is generating a good deal of discussion about ramifications fo domestic politics in both Israel and the USA.
We will provide audio of his address courtesy of C-Span. Express your reactions in our live chat, or call in with your views following the speech!
The Taxpayer Advocate Service, an ombudsman for the IRS, is responsible for assisting taxpayers in resolving certain problems with the IRS, including financial hardships, significant costs and delays, and lack of communication from the IRS. The Advocate presents an annual report to Congress identifying systemic problems that exist within the IRS and, to the extent possible, proposing changes in its administrative practices and identifying potential legislative changes that may mitigate such problems. This podcast with attorney Joshua Nesser will discuss the Advocate’s 2015 report and how it will affect taxpayers.
On day two of livecasting from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Chip Chat will have interviews with executives from Intel, Openet, Procera Networks, Amartus, and Intel Security and they’ll be discussing everything from telecom network transformation to the state of mobile and IoT security. MWC is one of the largest shows in the mobile space with more than 80,000 attendees and many major announcements and product launches expected. Allyson will be live on the ground to discuss the latest trends and topics in the telecom industry.
If you're still waiting for Republicans to come riding to the nation's rescue, you'd best come up with a Plan B.
The new Congress was in sesion for mere minutes when its members declared their intent to follow the same path that's proven a disaster the last four years.
There are signs of deepening trouble on other fronts.
The U.S. National Debt blew past 18 trillion dollars in December, adding a 100 billion in new debt on the New Year's Eve alone.
Cheap oil continues to trip up stumbling economies. None has taken a full, hard fall yet, but the possiblity remains.
Dark days lay ahead in 2015. Join us at 1 o'clock Eastern on Friday as Don and Doug continue connecting the dots in perilous times.
Tonight 8-10pm EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion
Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law.
Tonight- Michigan's 2014 lame duck legislative session ended last week with two bills passing in the senate that pave the way for industrial hemp research in the state. The industrial hemp bills are now awaiting action from the Governor. The 2014 legislative session also ended without two patient friendly medical marijuana bills being brought up for a vote on the senate floor.
Joining us tonight to discuss what happened in the 2014 lame duck session and what is being considered for 2015 will be-
MINorml Board member Steve Sharpe who worked with Everett and Nakita Swift and others to help move the industrial hemp legislation through the House and Senate
Jim Powers from Michigan Parents for Compassion, father of a pediatric medical marijuana patient and instrumental in getting a bill introduced to clarify the law in regard to non-smokable forms of cannabis
Robin Schneider- legislative liaison for the National Patients Rights Association, who along with top independent lobbyist Kevin McKinney, led the lobbying effort for the patient friendly bills
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