A majority of members in the Republican-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday, mostly along party lines, to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law. More than 218 lawmakers backed the repeal, enough to pass it in the House, but voting was continuing. The measure is unlikely to go any further as the Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to drop it. Source – Reuters. Reid-nothing more than partisan grandstanding Even as […]
The House on Thursday voted to formally censure Rep. Charlie Rangel for financial misconduct despite pleas from the New York Democratic lawmaker and some of his colleagues for a less punishing reprimand. The final vote was 333-79. Rangel, who became the 23rd House member to be censured, appeared at the front of the chamber while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution. Rangel responded that he won’t be judged by this […]
Has Nancy Pelosi lost more than just the Speaker position in the House? Today’s vote shows that more than just the ‘blue dogs’ have problems with a Pelosi minority leader. There are many reasons why Democrats suffered its worst defeat in the House since 1938 — a net loss of 61 as of this writing, with the possibility of three more seats falling to the GOP. Nancy Pelosi may not […]
Problem is two conflicting laws prevail. One says the name must be accurate and another says the intent of the voter should be considered. My last name is Milliron. If someone writer Milleron what would the intent of the vote be. The other law would eliminate that vote due to it not being written exactly as my last name. How is it possible to have two opposing laws on the books in Alaska? Could it be that no write in candidate has won since 1954?
So this is where we find ourselves, Murcowski… I meant Murkowski appears to have 89% of the write ins. Miller continues to hold on to the absentees which are mostly from Alaska Natives who are going significantly for Murkowski as she has supported many of the Natives initiatives and earmarks while in the Senate.
It’s just 79 days until the mid-term election, and as Republicans hope to change the balance of power in Washington, there is still a serious threat to the voting rights of some of our troops in harm’s way. This issue was supposed to have been settled. The MOVE (Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment) Act, which was signed into law 10 months ago, was enacted to ensure that the troops serving […]