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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is speaking!

February 9, 2011 politisite 0

Gabrielle Giffords‘ simple request for a piece of toast for breakfast this week signaled a milestone in her recovery — because she asked for it with spoken words. The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, severely wounded when she was shot in the head at a public event a month ago, has been speaking “more and more each day,” C.J. Karamargin, one of her congressional aides, said Wednesday. Karamargin could not give […]

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No Earmarks for Harry! Senate Democrats signal defeat on Pork

February 1, 2011 politisite 0

Signaling defeat, at least for the moment, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they won’t allow any earmarks in spending bills this year. “The handwriting is clearly on the wall,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, in announcing the move. While much of the rest of Washington was moving away from earmarks, Senate Democrats had resisted, with their leader, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, defending them even after President Obama said […]

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Rep. Conyers wife can't afford a Lawyer? Gets Public Defender

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

The National Law Journal reports that former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., has been declared indigent by a federal judge. That means she gets a public defender in her attempt to appeal her three-year prison sentence on a bribery charge to which she pleaded guilty. [Conyers] says she can’t afford a lawyer…despite the fact that her husband — who is the second-longest […]

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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 […]