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Payroll Tax Showdown

  • 9:33 pm Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The Senate is heading towards showdown votes on dueling plans from Democrats and Republicans to extend a payroll tax cut, as both parties in Congress and President Obama furiously maneuver for advantage on an issue that will dominate the Capitol Hill to Christmas. As President Obama demanded action on the …

Unspent Stimulus Money

  • 10:40 am Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

Congress was told again today that billions in money from the Obama Administration’s stimulus law – which went into effect over two years ago – still have not been spent by various federal agencies. In a House hearing, a report from the General Accountability Office again detailed how certain agencies …

Senate Detainee Showdown

  • 9:55 pm Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday refused to block changes in terrorist detainee policies in a major defense bill, which critics said would in part give the military the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without charges, even if they were arrested on U.S. soil. “The provisions would dramatically change broad …

Herman Cain’s Message

  • 6:46 pm Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

In an email sent to supporters on Tuesday evening, Herman Cain indicates that he is not ready to throw in the towel on his bid for the White House, telling supporters that despite accusations of a 13 year affair with an Atlanta woman, he is “not deterred.” “We will continue …

More Herman Cain Troubles

  • 10:22 pm Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

Herman Cain’s personal behavior is again in the spotlight, as a woman from Georgia has accused the Republican Presidential hopeful of carrying on a 13-year affair with her. The story was laid out by the Fox TV affiliate in Atlanta, which not only had an interview with Ginger White, but …

Back to Business

  • 9:21 pm Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

It only took until about lunch time on Monday to realize that the Thanksgiving break didn’t soften the edges on either political party, as the finger pointing and election maneuvering resumed in earnest in Washington, D.C after a holiday break. The main flash point for the next few weeks is …

Congressional Holiday Politics

  • 1:27 am Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The “Holiday Season” between Thanksgiving and Christmas is usually portrayed as a joyous time where we all put aside our differences and enjoy the company of family and friends. But when it comes to Congress, the holiday spirit often seems at odds with the realities of the political world. In …

Key Endorsement for Gingrich

  • 5:09 pm Sunday, November 27th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

While newspaper endorsements are sometimes overvalued, Newt Gingrich on Sunday won the support of the largest – and most conservative – newspaper in New Hampshire, giving his campaign for the White House an important boost. “America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely …

Gingrich v Romney on Immigration

  • 11:38 am Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

A day after taking heat at a GOP debate on the issue of illegal immigration, Newt Gingrich’s campaign fought back, accusing Mitt Romney of flip-flopping on the issue and pointing reporters to a 2007 video of Romney supporting that argument. The debate dustup centered on Gingrich’s assertion that while illegals …

Debate Report Card

  • 12:42 am Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The eight major Republican candidates for President squared off Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. in their eleventh debate of this year – how did they do? Newt Gingrich – Now at the top of the GOP polls, Gingrich had another strong debate performance just a few blocks from the White …