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Senate Minority Leader McConnell will vote against START Treaty

December 19, 2010 politisite 0

Senators continued debate on the START nuclear treaty today after defeating an amendment which would have altered the language of the agreement. Submitted by Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), the amendment would have forced the treaty back into negotiations with Russia, effectively killing the agreement. It failed by a vote of 32 to 60. Also today, Minority Ldr. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNN that he would vote against the treaty. Sen. McConnell […]

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CBS News: Obama’s G-20 Performance an ‘Embarrassing Disappointment’

November 13, 2010 politisite 0

President Barack Obama claimed a stronger hand on the world stage Friday despite electoral defeats at home, failure to get a free-trade agreement with South Korea and lackluster international support for his get-tough policy with China on trade and currency disputes. “It wasn’t any easier to talk about currency when I was first elected and my poll numbers were at 65 percent,” Obama argued at the close of the G-20 […]

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Senate rejects more stimulus funding

June 16, 2010 politisite 0

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a $140 billion taxes and spending package in a resounding defeat for President Obama and Democratic leaders that signaled the era of freewheeling stimulus spending is giving way to greater concern for deficits. Hours later, chastened Democrats produced a pared-down version they said spent less and found offsetting tax increases to pay for most, though not all, of the new measure, which includes unemployment benefits […]

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Senate rejects more stimulus funding

June 16, 2010 politisite 0

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a $140 billion taxes and spending package in a resounding defeat for President Obama and Democratic leaders that signaled the era of freewheeling stimulus spending is giving way to greater concern for deficits. Hours later, chastened Democrats produced a pared-down version they said spent less and found offsetting tax increases to pay for most, though not all, of the new measure, which includes unemployment benefits […]

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Obama fails to take over Net: Appeals court rejects FCC authority for Net Neutrality

April 6, 2010 politisite 0

The DC circuit Court of Appeals gave the Obama administration a big dash of cold water on the limits of its authority to impose rules on communications networks today. In essence, the court recognized Comcast’s property rights to determine its own terms of service for Internet use, and the implications could affect Barack Obama’s plans to mandate broadband expansion as well (via Story Balloon): A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday […]