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Obama Pushes for Up-or-Down Vote on Help for Our Laid Off Friends & Neighbors

Today, President Obama called on Congress to extend critical unemployment insurance to millions of Americans looking for a job. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday will vote on extending unemployment benefits for Americans still struggling to find work and overcome the lingering effects of the recession. In the three previous efforts, Senate Republicans have blocked the extension of emergency relief for the unemployed.

Rep. John Campbell subject of ethics probe

HT to OC Weekly, but The Hill newspaper is reporting that OC Congressman John Campbell is the subject of a House ethics probe that focuses on an amendment by Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to the financial regulatory reform bill that passed late last year.  Campbell is one of several congressional reps being investigated by the Office…

Obama Weekly Address: Fair Pay for Doctors

With doctors facing deep cuts in their reimbursements from Medicare unless Congress acts to correct long-standing problems, the President calls on Senate Republicans to stop blocking the remedy and pledges to work toward a permanent solution. The cuts would potentially mean widespread trouble for seniors getting needed care.

Beth Krom’s guest spot on the Bill Press Radio Show

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyfWVCC5uQs[/youtube] Irvine council member and Democratic candidate for Congress in CD-48, Beth Krom, was a guest on the Bill Press radio program this week.  If you missed the program, click on the YouTube file to check it out.  Bill Press is one of the nation’s leading progessive radio hosts.  Don’t be surprised if Beth doesn’t…

President’s Weekly Address: Washington Must Use This Opportunity to Enact Health Reform

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama said that the nation cannot lose the current opportunity to finally enact meaningful health care reform. At Thursday’s meeting on reform, both sides were able to find several areas of agreement, but there were some differences. While the President is willing and eager to move forward with members of Congress from both parties, American families and businesses cannot afford to wait another generation for reform.