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A Mosque Week

10:35 pm Aug. 19, 2010

It was a week ago today that President Obama made his first comments about the controversial mosque near Ground Zero in New York, and the issue is still bubbling around the Political World. It’s about this time in any election year that you can talk about who is winning the …

The Clemens Indictment

10:32 pm Aug. 19, 2010

Congress has taken a lot of flak for holding hearings about the use of steroids and more by Major League Baseball players.  Now that probe has brought perjury charges against none other than Roger Clemens. Congress has taken a lot of flak for holding hearings about the use of steroids …

More Mosque Talk

9:17 pm Aug. 18, 2010

The political dustup over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan kept bubbling along on Wednesday, as both parties pointed the finger at each other over the election year battle. On the campaign trail, President Obama told reporters he had “no regrets” about addressing the subject last Friday …

Back To The Vineyard

9:16 pm Aug. 18, 2010

For a second straight year, President Obama and his family will be heading back to Martha’s Vineyard for a summer vacation, leaving this afternoon for a ten day trip to the tony Massachusetts island. The White House has said little about the trip, refusing yesterday to even confirm or deny …

Stimulus Broadband Pork

9:15 pm Aug. 18, 2010

The Obama Administration on Wednesday issued another $1.8 billion in stimulus money that will go to spur the development of high speed broadband initiatives nationwide. Here is the list of projects approved under the plan, which was released by the White House.The goal is to expand the availability of broadband …

Pelosi on NYC Mosque

12:54 pm Aug. 18, 2010

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a new written statement this afternoon about the controversy involving the construction of a mosque and community center near Ground Zero in Manhattan. The Speaker reiterated her opinion that the matter is a local decision for New York.  She also took another jab at critics, demanding …

Primary Tea Leaves

12:39 am Aug. 18, 2010

There were a few more conflicting election signs to chew on early this morning as the numbers came in from Washington and Wyoming, where primary elections were held on Tuesday. While no Congressional incumbents were defeated (as expected) yesterday, we did get an update on how several of them might …

Tale Of Two Funerals

10:56 pm Aug. 17, 2010

Lawmakers from Congress gathered Tuesday in Chicago and others will meet today in Alaska, as officials give their last goodbyes to former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL) and former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), who both died last week. The Stevens funeral will see a larger delegation of lawmakers than those who …

Eleven Weeks & Counting

10:51 pm Aug. 17, 2010

Eleven weeks from today, we will be going through the smoking rubble of the mid-term elections, figuring out why one party stayed in power, lost their grip in Congress or both. So let’s take a snapshot of where things stand right now in Election 2010.First, let’s start in the Senate, …

Tuesday Primary 8/17

9:04 pm Aug. 16, 2010

This primary Tuesday has very little suspense, as only two states will go to the polls today, in Washington State and Wyoming, as the November elections are now eleven weeks away. No incumbents from the Congress seem to be in any danger today, but we don’t have our usual slate …