Tagged: U.S. House of Representatives

Expect Another Do-Nothing Year in Congress

Expect Another Do-Nothing Year in Congress

President Obama’s state of the union speech was actually the opening salvo in the mid-term elections. His reelection in November was not only the end of his 2012 campaign but also the beginning of...

Say Goodbye to Kucinich’s America

Say Goodbye to Kucinich’s America

In an email to supporters, Dennis Kucinich (photo above) announced this week that he will not try to get re-elected to Congress. His Ohio district was erased in a political maneuver, and he was...

Surely, by Now, You Know What Republicans Want

Surely, by Now, You Know What Republicans Want

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives will not pass President Obama’s jobs bill. I heard President Carter on the Rachel Maddow Show...

Credit Card Companies Are Fighting Fiercely to Block Needed Reform

Credit Card Companies Are Fighting Fiercely to Block Needed Reform

Last month, by a vote of 357-70, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill known as the Credit Card Holders’ Bill of Rights. The bill would prohibit such practices as sudden or retroactive...

U.S. Will Remember that Republicans Opposed Economic Recovery

U.S. Will Remember that Republicans Opposed Economic Recovery

The people in the photo (appropriately at right) are Republicans. You might want to save the picture as it could become a historical relic. The reason? This could be the last crop of Republicans...

Democrats Control Government, But What’s a Democrat, Anyway?

Democrats Control Government, But What’s a Democrat, Anyway?

Some of us look for the letter D next to the names of candidates when we vote. We vote for those candidates because we think we know what that D means. I know it...