Posted on April 9, 2013 7:35 pm by zandocomm
Warning: Senate To Hold Initial
Gun Control Vote Thursday
Twisted Gun Statue, at the United Nations building (Photo credit: Dan Nguyen @ New York City)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday said he has scheduled an initial vote for Thursday on a controversial gun control bill that is in reaction to December’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Reid, however, said he does not know if he will be able to attract the 60 votes necessary to overcome procedural hurdles from senators opposed to gun control.
In the meantime, some senators are trying to reach a bipartisan compromise on background checks for gun buyers, which could help build support for the measure.
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Posted on March 12, 2013 7:17 am by zandocomm
Colorado Gun Bills: Senate Passes Bill Banning Guns For Domestic Abusers
Colorado Senate Chambers (Photo credit: Alan Cordova)
A bill to ban domestic abusers from having guns passed the Colorado Senate on Monday, despite objections from Republicans who said it amounted to gun confiscation.
Hudak and other supporters pointed out that in 2011, 13 people were shot and killed by domestic violence offenders who under federal law should not have had firearms.
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Posted on March 7, 2013 5:17 am by zandocomm
One of the oldest and most storied traditions of the Senate made a sudden return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday when a junior senator seized control of the chamber with an hours-long filibuster involving rambling speeches aimed at blocking a vote on President Obama’s choice to lead the CIA.
Led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) with help from other junior senators, the filibuster stretched nearly 13 hours — with the Senate adjourning at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday — and was aimed at drawing attention to deep concern on both sides of the aisle about the administration’s use of unmanned aerial drones in its fight against terrorists and whether the government would ever use them in the United States.
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Posted on February 6, 2013 10:30 pm by zandocomm
How Can We Best Address the Billions
Wasted Every Year?
Note: you will need to fast forward into both clips to get to the hearings
Hearing on wasteful spending from the government. The hearing does not cover how the Federal Reserve is causing the U.S.A. to go bankrupt which is the root cause of the federal deficit.
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Posted on December 27, 2012 10:15 am by zandocomm
English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Update: A Texas petition to secede from the union now includes 50 states. However, the secession petitions, which tops 100,000 signatures, is not supported by a several Republican governors. In the wake of Barack Obama‘s victory, GOP officials are hoping to reach across the aisle and rebuild the party’s image based on the post-election mandate.
The “We the People” movement, according to a Nov. 14 Huffington Post report, has topped 50 states wishing to secede from the United States government.
Ironically, the heads of several states are not on the sides of their constituencies. GOP governors are saying no to the secession petitions filed in several states.
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