Here we are at Day 7 of our whip effort. I’ll be posting updates here throughout the day, so check back here for the latest news on Syria.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday September 7, 2013 9:00 am|
We open up today’s whip count with Pete Sessions (R-TX) who comes out as a firm nay: “Like most of my constituents, I also do not believe the president’s current plan is in the best interests of the American people or our national security.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday September 2, 2013 11:20 am|
The Senate is basically a lost cause — the only Democrats I could find who openly oppose action in Syria are Mark Begich (D-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), and there is more than enough Republican support to get to 60 votes. The battle is going to be in the House.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 1, 2011 2:01 pm|
As the Democratic party circles the drain and the House votes to impose draconian austerity measures and create a Super Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare, we are going to be allowed one whole hour of debate in the House. No amendments.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 1, 2011 1:03 pm|
They’ve moved the vote once again and the House is voting on the rule right now on CSPAN. If the Rule passes they will go straight to the vote on the bill.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 1, 2011 10:33 am|
Valerie Jarrett was just on MSNBC saying that the President had “saved Social Security and Medicare.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 1, 2011 8:45 am|
Steny Hoyer says he’s only got 68 “yes” votes for the Super Congress so far. The Senate is a lost cause — 70 plus have committed to vote “yes, per ABC News.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 1, 2011 7:43 am|
The deal between President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for the creation of a “Super Congress” to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.
You won’t find a Super Congress mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. It will be an elite body of 12 members of Congress who write legislation behind closed doors and then announce it to the public. Whatever they decide will then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it can’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday March 16, 2010 1:55 pm|
Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin holds down a tough seat for pro-choice Democrats. She’s in an R+9 district, and that’s a tough thing to do for a pro-choice woman.
But the Democratic establishment are now out to torpedo any woman who sticks up for choice.
If Obama wants to run a campaign within the Democratic party against a woman’s right to choose, let’s do it in public. Let’s know where everyone stands.
Contact Colorado media and tell them to ask DeGette to release the letter.
Sign the petition, and donate to run online ads in DeGette’s district – stand up for a woman’s right to choose as part of the Democratic party platform. If this bill goes through without a fight from the pro-choice community, that’s it. Turn out the lights. It’s all over.
|By: Gregg Levine Tuesday March 16, 2010 9:00 am|
Ahhh, the power of the Democrats! To all of you who said that Dems couldn’t get anything done, to all of you that said Congressional Democrats couldn’t find the President’s desk with a map, a flashlight, and guided tour from Desirée Rogers, to all of you that said this White House did not know how to play political hardball, I say: Behold!