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Senate ratifies US-Russia Nuke deal, New START passes 71-26

December 22, 2010 politisite 0

By a 71-26 vote, the Senate approved the treaty, known as New START, which Republicans had blocked. Under the treaty, Russia and the United States agree to limit the number of nuclear warheads to 1,550 each, down from the ceiling of 2,200. The pact also establishes a system for monitoring and verification. The treaty was signed by Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 8. Ratification required 67 votes. […]

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Axelrod to GOP: 'Go Ahead Make my day'

March 14, 2010 politisite 0

Top White House adviser David Axelrod says that if Congress passes the Democrats’ national health care bill, it will be politically impossible for Republicans to undo the changes brought by the massive legislation. “I say, Let’s have that fight. Make my day,” Axelrod said on “Meet the Press.” “I’m ready to have that, and every member of Congress ought to be willing to have that debate was well.” Axelrod made […]