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  • Obamacare In Serious Condition

    A large number of Senators went on record tonight opposing ObamaCare.  The House spoke on a bipartisan basis on a measure to fully repeal the President’s health care law by 56 votes last month.  Just yesterday, a Florida federal court issued a decision declaring the individual mandate, and the whole … More

    How to Repeal Obamacare in the Senate

    This week the House will pass a bill to repeal Obamacare. Congressional experts will argue that the Senate won’t pass a full repeal. They are correct to argue that full repeal will not be passed by both the House and Senate in the next few months, but they may be … More

    Four Myths about the Filibuster

    There are four myths about the filibuster that you will hear over and over again. These myths are needed to justify any attempt to change the Senate’s rules with a simple majority vote. This is a power grab, pure and simple. The fact of the matter is that the explicit … More

    Where’s the Tax Bill?

    A developing problem with this secret compromise among leaders in the House, Senate and White House with regard to extending tax cuts for all is the fact that nobody has seen the agreement. Where is it? Why can’t the American people see it? We have read news reports about what … More

    Quid Pro Quo in Continuing Resolution for New START Treaty

    The New START Treaty is promoted by the Obama Administration as a means toward a reduction of nuclear weapons.The Treaty is fatally flawed within the four corners of the document and in a side agreement to dismantle missile defense in consideration for Russia’s signature. And now the Obama Administration and … More

    An Astute Perspective on Filibuster Reform

    Retiring Senator Chris Dodd (D–CT) gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, and his speech was an excellent discussion of the pitfalls of so-called “filibuster reform.” Dodd is the longest serving Senator in Connecticut history and a veteran of the Senate Rules Committee. Other left-of-center Senators should … More

    The Lame Duck’s Seven Must Do Items

    While they were busy wasting time on Obamacare, energy taxes, and amnesty, the 111th Congress let many of their primary obligations slide. That is why the next two months is about to witness the busiest lame duck session in the history of Congress. Here are seven most do items this … More

    One Billion of Your Tax Dollars Sent to Dead People

    Sen.Tom Coburn (R-OK) put out a report today documenting one billion in your tax dollars given to dead people.  Zombies only exist on Halloween, yet dead people received checks from the federal government in the form of stimulus checks, aid to heat homes, housing subsidies, claims for prescription drugs, and … More

    Narrowing the Rights of the Minority

    “Filibuster reform” is the new cause of the left. Senator Mark Udall (D–CO) has drafted up a rules change that would chip away at minority rights in the Senate by severely limiting the filibuster. This idea would narrow transparency, limit opportunities to offer amendments, and limit debate in the Senate … More

    Obstructionism in the Senate

    There has been quite a bit of talk these days about obstructionism, the filibuster, and one party obstructing the work of another party. The fact of the matter is that both sides in the United States Senate have engaged in a game of procedural chicken, with the American people on … More