Looking toward a world where there is a retirement from the Supreme court (say Kennedy), Republicans hold the senate, President is unable to get a replacement confirmed by the Republican Senate. How are 4-4 ties decided in SCOTUS decisions? Is Roberts the tie-breaker? Is there a different process involved?
European standards don't allow antifreeze in drinks, Americans do. Inspecting stuff from America is always a good idea, they have hardly any regulations, and regulators are bought and paid for, everyone knows that. The current regulators came from the lobby groups against regulations. Fox in the hen house is the American way. [quote]
Any way you slice it, the amount of rage that the right has had for Obama since day one has been excessive and done enormous damage to our recovery, our national security, our public health, and YES, our Government (ie, that which sits at the core of it all and administers it prudently or not). It really doesn't matter what the reason is for the right's hate for Obama. That investigation would only serve to further enrage its subject, no doubt.
The US "won" Puerto Rico and other Spanish possessions like the Philippines in 1898 at the end of the Spanish American War. While the Philippines became independent in 1946, Puerto Rico remains what's called an unincorporated territory of the US.
Is this relationship working? Is it time for Puerto Rican statehood or independence?
Am I the only one that thinks, "I would have said this"?
When Alison Lundergren Grimes was asked about her vote, knowing it was on film and Mitch would clip it and assert a vote for Allison was a vote for Obama, she said the equivalent of 'none of your business' almost a Christie response.
My response "In 2008, I didn't want Sarah Palin anywhere near the Oval Offiice, and in 2012 I didn't want Paul Ryan anywhere near Medicare, you figure it out"
FWIW, Sam Seder has set up a Call Out the Vote! site where anybody with a phone can help progressive candidates with the election
Majority Report and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee have joined forces to make millions of calls for progressive candidates.
As started with a conversation in a different thread with Art, we as a nation are actually considering it a burden to try being respectful to other nations considering the presence of terrorists within their borders. I am not defending the terrorists. I am not saying that nothing should be done to weaken or eliminate such organized terror groups such as Al Queda and ISIS. What I am trying to say is that the moment we have no concerns for respecting the original sovreignity and the jurisdiction of other nations, we essentially become bullies.
Baltimore, where for the first time in over a decade the city has opened up its Section 8 housing program. The federal program helps pay rent for low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. Baltimore is a city with rising homelessness, increasing rents, and decreasing amounts of affordable housing, so it's no surprise the turnout has been very high. Over 50,000 people have applied for a lottery that will place 25,000 of them on a waitlist,
Can someone point me to sources where I can find what R. Reagan 's policies were that are adversely (or positively) affecting us today? Thanks in advance.
It's about time Christie gets outed for what he is, an overhyped intellectually challenged lousy manager. First he turned down fed cash for a tunnel. Then he was supposedly unaware of the shenanigans of Bridgegate despite the fact that one of his closest aides a couple of doors down from his office was a principal player. Now this.
Here’s Andy Borowitz’ mid-term prediction followed by a Google translation of a David Brooks essay from Mexico’s “La Jornada.” If you want to read the Brooks essay in the original Spanish click on this:
“Midterms Prediction: Billionaires to Retain Control of Government”
by Andy Borowitz
I visit a variety of sites to see what the other half is engaging in. Joanie Ernst's pig farm and castration prompted one writer to dub the tactic Bumpkinization, as lawyers and business men don bib overalls and pitchforks in American Gothic clown style. However it sells to their base. A few of the intellectual discussions abroad:[quote]
Democrats Should Go on Offense: Call Out the GOP's 100% Obama-Hate-Based Campaign (Yes They Should Defend Obama)
Everybody voting needs to understand that the ONLY motivator on the right to have a GOP Senate majority is to employ that majority to wound Obama over the next two years, in any way they can and however bad for the country that turns out to be. There is in fact no other goal in the mind of the right in this coming election.
Make no mistake, this 2014 campaign from the right is wholly built on the sadistic desire to punish Obama and NOTHING ELSE!!