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Health Case Closer to High Court

8:59 pm Sep. 26, 2011

The legal battle over the Obama health law quietly took a big step towards the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, as the Obama Administration decided not to ask for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a ruling that found the individual mandate unconstitutional. The Justice Department had until …

Stop Gap Budget Deal

8:58 pm Sep. 26, 2011

The art of the deal in Congress has not been lost, as both parties found a way on Monday to wiggle out of a political battle that threatened to develop into a full blown government shutdown for Uncle Sam at the end of this week. But instead of that, lawmakers …

Herman Cain’s Chance

9:30 pm Sep. 25, 2011

After maybe his best debate performance so far, Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain took another step up in the GOP race for the White House by claiming a surprise win in the Florida Straw Poll on Saturday. “This is a sign of our growing momentum and my candidacy that cannot …

Another Shutdown Battle

9:20 pm Sep. 25, 2011

Let me get this straight. Democrats and Republicans in Congress are somehow ready to shut down operations of the federal government over how much money? $1.6 billion in budget cuts?  Yep, that’s where we are right now in your United States Congress. Congress is supposed to be on break this …

GOP Debate Post Mortem

7:09 am Sep. 23, 2011

The third Republican debate of September was like the first two, as GOP frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney battled over familiar issues while the other candidates struggled to insert themselves between the feuding leaders. “Nice try,” Romney said dismissively at one point to Perry after the Texas Governor had …

Orlando GOP Debate

11:49 pm Sep. 21, 2011

For the third time in fifteen days, the Republican Presidential candidates gather for a debate, this time in Orlando, Florida, where a new face will join the GOP bid to slow down frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Many expect a repeat of the last two debates, where Romney aggressively …

More Budget Dysfunction

11:33 pm Sep. 21, 2011

Conservative House Republicans delivered a stinging rebuke to Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, as four dozen GOP lawmakers joined with almost every Democrat to defeat a six-week stop gap budget bill that also included extra disaster relief money for FEMA. Those four dozen Republicans wanted deeper budget cuts in this …

Google Testimony to Congress

12:02 pm Sep. 21, 2011

Testimony of Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc. Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights September 21, 2011 Chairman Kohl, Ranking Member Lee, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me to testify before you today. I‟m Eric Schmidt and …

Congress vs Google

10:43 pm Sep. 20, 2011

It could be a rough day on Capitol Hill for internet search giant Google, as a Senate committee looks at whether the company is wrongly flexing its muscle against other companies, in possible violation of federal anti-trust law. “We’ll see what they say,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who will …

Solyndra Takes The Fifth

10:28 pm Sep. 20, 2011

Instead of hearing this Friday from executives of the solar company Solyndra, which went bankrupt after receiving an over $500 million loan guarantee from the federal government, those same company officials will take the Fifth Amendment and refuse to discuss why their company went belly up. “This is not a …