Tag Archive for Harry Reid

The Liberal Clause

Are you a conservative Tea Party Republican in Orange County and pulled Chuck DeVore’s name for your Secret Santa gift? Perhaps you’re struggling to buy the perfect present for OC Tea Party grandfather Shawn Nelson.  Are you trying desperately to find that gift for Irvine council member Steven Choi that ties Josef Stalin to Nancy…

Senate Delays Dream Act Vote

While the U.S. Senate was supposed to vote on the Dream Act today, the vote has been postponned until a vote can be talen on the controversial tax cut compromise worked out between the GOP and President Obama.  The Dream Act, which passed the House yesterday, grant legal status to undocumented students brought to this country by…

Dream Act Passes the House

  The Dream Act, legislation designed to give undocumented residents an easier path to citizenship, narrowly passed in the House of Representatives tonight.  The legislation moves on to the Senate where Senate Majority leader Harry Reid will push for passage. From the LA Times story: The House passed the bill 216 to 198. The Senate…

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.

Senate Health Care Reform Moves Forward As GOP Filibuster Fails

In the early hours of Monday morning, the Republican effort to block the Senate version of Health Care Reform legislation failed on a 60-40 vote.  There will be several votes to follow, but this was the big one. Later this week the final bill will be the subject of a simple majority vote, which is expected to pass and send the bill to conference committee to reconcile with the House bill.

Brother, Can You Spare Five Dimes?

One of the best known songs of the Great “Republican” Depression “Brother Can you Spare a Dime”was written in 1931. Viewed as the anthem of the shattered dreams of the Depression era, considering our current economic recession and our shattered dreams of Change, this song seems to be strikingly relevant.