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Harry Reid Tries to Overrule the Supreme Court

Update: On July 16, the Senate failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority to bring Murray's bill to a vote, rendering the legislation dead, at least for now.

07/09/2014
"Amending the First Amendment"
"Tom Udall's proposed amendment has no chance of passing."
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Amending the First Amendment

Slowly making its way through the Senate without too much notice is a joint resolution (S.J.Res. 19), sponsored by Tom Udall and enjoying the vocal support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, that would rewrite the founding document of our country in ways never before imagined.

06/25/2014
"As Economy Stalls, Democrats Remain Out Of Touch With Voters"
"According to a Gallup poll, economic problems dominate in the question of the most important problem facing the nation today. This makes the priorities championed by Democrats all the more puzzling. "
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As Economy Stalls, Democrats Remain Out Of Touch With Voters

Economists are now reporting what we all know already - America's economic growth has ground to a halt. Wednesday's report from the Commerce Department was bleak. The expected growth in GDP was 1.1%, but the Commerce Department is now reporting a rate of growth of only 0.1%. This has been felt for a long time by average Americans. According to a Gallup poll, economic problems dominate in the question of the most important problem facing the nation today. This makes the priorities championed by Democrats all the more puzzling. As we struggle to sustain an economic recovery that has been charitably described as "choppy", Democrats continue to push an agenda that is out of touch and fails to solve the underlying problems.

04/30/2014
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The Dictatorial Senate

Back in November, when Harry Reid’s employed the nuclear option to allow judicial nominees to be confirmed with a simple majority vote, commentators on both sides of the political spectrum had plenty to say about the move. On the right, Reid was criticized for single-handedly uprooting years of Senate tradition and for robbing the minority party of their right to debate. On the left, Reid’s actions were praised as greasing the wheels of government to actually get things accomplished in the face of intractable Republican opposition. Supporters of Reid appealed to a sense of Democracy, arguing that majority should rule and that the sixty-vote threshold is an arcane relic of a different time.

03/25/2014
Boehner's and Reid's Farm Bill Fraud on America
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Boehner's and Reid's Farm Bill Fraud on America

Democracy and Power 110: Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the HouseThe first vote in a legislative session is the most important. The Senate and the House of Representatives vote for their respective leaders. The leadership positions are consistently decided by which party has the majority.

02/06/2014
“Log Rolling” the Farm Bill: More Incompetent and Deceptive Government
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“Log Rolling” the Farm Bill: More Incompetent and Deceptive Government

Democracy and Power 113: Vote Trading“I’ll vote for your legislation, if you’ll vote for mine.”

01/29/2014
FreedomCast - The Filibuster: Over 200 Years of History Changed for Short Sighted Gain
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FreedomCast - The Filibuster: Over 200 Years of History Changed for Short Sighted Gain

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, Dean Clancy joins me to discuss the historical changes made in the filibuster rules of the Senate, how this may impact legislative fights going forward, and whether or not the Republicans can capitalize on the ObamaCare failures and the latest attempts by the Democrats to rig t

11/22/2013
The Ramifications of the Nuclear Option Explained - By Democrats
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The Ramifications of the Nuclear Option Explained - By Democrats

The nuclear option is an abuse of power. 

11/21/2013
Harry Reid Holds NIH Funding Hostage
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Harry Reid Holds NIH Funding Hostage

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) responded to a question about funding for children's cancer research by asking, "Why would we do that?" Republicans pounced on the remark as evidence that Reid cared less for sick children than for his own partisan position. While Reid tried to recover from the gaffe, what he says he really meant was just as bad, or perhaps worse: he wanted to fund cancer trials, but wouldn't unless the House accepted everything else he wanted. In effect, he is holding every program hostage until he gets his way.

10/03/2013
Four Occasions Republicans Worked with Democrats on ObamaCare
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Four Occasions Republicans Worked with Democrats on ObamaCare

Senators John McCain and Tom Harkin kvetched on Friday that the Senate had become too partisan; Sen. Harkin warned in hushed tones that it was “very dangerous… every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.” Presumably they were talking about conservatives who oppose ObamaCare.

10/02/2013

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