Agreement on new deal stalled, won’t meet optimistic predictions

Agreement on new deal stalled, won’t meet optimistic predictions

Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell predictions that they could reach agreement Tuesday on a deal to reopen the government and avoid a debt-increase stalemate that could result in a first-ever default on debt and obligations proved too optimistic. The pact, if approved by both the House and Senate and signed by President Barack […]

Most American voters blame Republicans for government budget crisis

Most American voters blame Republicans for government budget crisis

Yes, American voters are mad at just about everyone in Washington but most of the blame falls on the Republicans and their extreme right-wing agendas. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 74 percent of those surveyed disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget and the government shutdown — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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