Archive for the 'Legislation' Category

DOMA Is Done For

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Gay Marriage, Legislation, Sexuality, Supreme Court

It always seemed destined to be overturned, but by such a narrow margin? 5 to 4? Really? More from NPR: The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages for purposes such as Social Security survivors’ benefits, insurance benefits, immigration and tax […]

June 26th, 2013 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama: Let’s Have An Up Or Down Vote On Fiscal Cliff

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bipartisan, Democrats, Legislation, Money, Obama, Republicans

Looks like Obama doesn’t want to go over the cliff after all. Here’s more from NBC News… So, the heads of the Senate went to work… After weeks of fruitless negotiations between the president and Speaker John A. Boehner, Mr. Obama turned to Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, […]

December 28th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Affordable Care Act Upheld By SCOTUS

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Health Care, health care reform, Law, Legislation, Obama, Supreme Court

This just in from Drudgereport: SUPREME COURT RULES: Mandate survives as a tax… Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court… The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated… ‘Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do […]

June 28th, 2012 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Where’s Obama’s Jobs Bill?!? Oh, Wait. Here It Is.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Economic recovery, Economy, Jobs, Legislation, Obama, Republicans

But…but…this goes against the Republican narrative! American Jobs Act — Final There really aren’t any controversial elements in here at all. Yes, Republicans are going to push back on any additional spending, but it’ll be hard for them to break this apart and only get the tax cuts through. So it’ll be up to them […]

September 12th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

Verizon Files Net Neutrality Suit Against FCC

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Internet, Legislation, Republicans

In my opinion, any company that opposes net neutrality is nuts. Because what they’re proposing is treating different web sites as if they were cable channels. That means they could make you pay more to visit sites that aren’t in their approved list of preferred sites. Newsflash…give me 2 minutes and I can create a […]

January 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 29 Comments »

House Repeals Health Care Law 245-189

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, health care reform, Legislation, Republicans

Republicans said they were going to do it…and so they did. And 3 Democrats joined them. From The Hill: The House voted on Wednesday to repeal the sweeping healthcare law enacted last year, as Republicans made good on a central campaign pledge and laid down the first major policy marker of their new majority. The […]

January 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Republican Peter King Offers Sensible Gun Control Legislation

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Guns and Ammo, Legislation, Republicans

It’s pretty simple. No guns within 1000 feet of a federal politician. This means that those folks who feel the need to exercise their 2nd amendment rights won’t be allowed into political rallies any more. Good. The National Review asks King some leading questions… King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, acknowledges that […]

January 11th, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Legislation Proposed To Protect Lawmakers From Threats

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Legislation, Republicans

If the President gets protection against threats on his life, the same should go for elected officials and government appointees. From CNN: Washington (CNN) – Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, said he will introduce legislation making it a federal crime for a person to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting […]

January 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Comeback Kid 2.0?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Legislation, Obama, Republicans

After the self-described “shellacking” Obama and the Dems got in November, the turnaround in this lame duck session has been nothing short of extraordinary. 5 major pieces of legislation were passed during a time when nothing usually gets done. And all of it was bipartisan in one form or another. Let’s run down what they […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Lame Quacks

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Congress, Conservatives, D.C., Democrats, Economy, House, Legislation, Obama, Political Graffiti, Republicans

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December 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »