Tag Archives: Capitol Hill

PIPA & SOPA Must Die!

If either the US Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) or the US House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group (RMG) & Blue Mass Group (BMG) will cease to exist. The congressional anti-piracy bill, if passed, would not be content to “censor” & “criminalize” the internet. It would kill it. So says…

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Can We Trust a Blue Dog? Do We Have To?

 Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican Democratic Reps. Jim Matheson of Utah and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona have joined a quiet revolt in the House that could slow some of President Obama's fast-moving priorities. The two are among 49 Democrats from congressional districts that backed Republican Sen. John McCain 's 2008 presidential race and whose support for the Democratic majority's progressive…

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2009 Obama Deficit Prejection Grows to 1,750,000,000,000.00

Obama forecasts $1,750bn deficit By Edward Luce and Krishna Guha in Washington Published: February 26 2009 11:24 | Last updated: February 26 2009 13:55 Barack Obama’s headline budget, that will be released later on Thursday morning, includes a $250bn item for future bailout funds which implies the White House could be planning to ask Congress for up to $1,000bn more…

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Another Day, Another $410,000,000,000.00 Gone!

House Approves $410 Billion Spending Bill

The legislation is designed to permit most federal agencies to continue operating until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.  

AP, Wednesday, February 25, 2009   WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved $410 billion legislation Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by…

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Who Gets First Look At “Stimuless” Bill?… K Street

  Once again,  Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are running a bill through Congress without giving members adequate time to review the legislation.  But, fear not, for they have sent copies to lobbying firms on K Street.  According to US News, congressional staffers are frustrated that they have not had access to the bill:   We’re receiving E-mails from Capitol…

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Cast Your Vote For Porker Of The Year

  Citizens Against Government Waste wants you to cast your vote for the 2008 Porker of the Year.  The outstanding lineup of nominees represent all that is wrong with the way Washington conducts it's businees "for the people". The nominees are: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT): Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) its…

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In the News 02/02/09

New State House News Poll
Devals’s Job Approval Rating:



BELOW AVE/POOR 37% Given that the overwhelming percentage of voters (80%) cite fiscal issues as the most important facing Massachusetts today – 35% cite the economy in general, 22% cite unemployment, 15% cite the state budget deficit, and 8% cite taxes – it is no surprise…

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Keep the Change, Mr. Obama

( – promoted by Cool Cal) (Cross-Posted at BLUEMASS. We can’t fly on just ONE wing!) Our new Commander-in-Chief is wasting no time reneging on his campaign promises to bring change to Washington: Beltway insiders will populate his new cabinet. And what a stellar bunch they are. To discuss a few: · Tom Daschle, the former speaker of the house,…

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