White House meeting postponed as new deal agreement appears close

White House meeting postponed as new deal agreement appears close

With both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying they were closing in on an agreement to avoid a catastrophic default by the government and also reopen the partially-shutdown agencies, a planned meeting of House and Senate leaders with President Barack Obama at the White House was postponed to give negotiators […]

Reid claims progress towards a deal after meeting with McConnell

Reid claims progress towards a deal after meeting with McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) claims progress towards an agreement to both avoid default on government obligations and end a government shutdown now into its third week after a closed-door meeting today with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Emerging from the meeting, Reid said “we’re getting closer” but would not go into details and said […]

Obama calls meeting at White House as talks continue on the Hill

Obama calls meeting at White House as talks continue on the Hill

President Barack Obama called a mid-afternoon meeting of Congressional leaders at the White House Monday. The call to the meeting came while the Senate’s leaders from both the Republican and Democratic parties met privately at the Capitol for the first time since Saturday in hopes of finding a way to solve the debt and budget […]

What led both sides to start talking resolution, not hyperbole?

What led both sides to start talking resolution, not hyperbole?

After pointing fingers, calling each other names and saying “no” to any suggestion of negotiation,, President Barack Obama and Republicans in the House of Representatives said Thursday they are, finally, willing to talk and try to negotiate their way out of the political morass that covers Washington like a stinking sewer. Senate Democrats, after Majority […]

Sadly, Republicans today are driven by hate, racism and intolerance

Sadly, Republicans today are driven by hate, racism and intolerance

It too often takes a lot to get past the self-righteous rhetoric of the rabid right-wing of the Republican Party, driven by fake grassroots organizations like the tea party. Behind all the fact-defying hyperbole, Republicans are driven by hate, racism and much more. Republicans fear and oppose tolerance, equality, fairness and elimination of discrimination based […]

When insanity walks the halls of Congress, America is the loser

When insanity walks the halls of Congress, America is the loser

Before forcing the United States government into a shutdown that nobody but the extreme right wing of their own party wanted, Republicans were warned by just about everyone that such action would hurt the GOP most of all. But the party of the elephant apparently lacks the memory attributed to the animal that serves as […]

In America, the terrorists are winning from within

In America, the terrorists are winning from within

When we talk about enemies of the United States, we often cite Islamic terrorists who misuse and misinterpret religion to further a questionable agenda that attacks the American way of life. Which sounds like the terrorists who spout Islam are just like those in Congress who misuse Christianity to support questionable tactics to bring about […]

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