Archive for ‘April, 2012’

42 Helps 44 >

Four years after it was Obama vs Clinton, this weekend brought proof of how the Clintons are now securely on Team Obama, as the former President helped the current President raise money and campaign for re-election in recent days. On Sunday, the 42nd President headlined a fund raiser for the …

Student Loan Fight Continues >

The political hot spot in the Congress will again be a focus on plans to extend a freeze on student loan interest rates for another year, as the Senate (after a week off) will take up a plan from Democrats which only differs in how the extension is paid for. …

The Capitol as Family >

There was no “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” when I was a kid. But seeing that we only lived a few blocks from the Capitol, I made it over to the offices where my parents worked from time to time. Now, over forty years later, I’m the …

Student Loan Interest Rate Vote >

The House on Friday will vote on a bill from Republicans that would insure interest rates for student loans don’t jump suddenly in July. How we got here is a very interesting peek into the politics of 2012. One week ago, the White House announced that President Obama would go …

Postal Reform Gets Thumbs Down >

Soon after backers of a major Postal Service reform bill pushed their plan through the U.S. Senate, the Postmaster General gave the effort a big thumbs down, saying Senators are blocking too many of his plans to save money. “Unfortunately, action by the Senate today falls far short of the …

Mitt Romney Blowout >

There was no hiccup, no protest vote, no stumble for Mitt Romney in five northeastern states on Tuesday night. The results were simply an old fashioned southern butt whipping of his remaining Republican competitors. Romney won every single county in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Romney won …

Supreme Court – Arizona Immigration Law >

If the theater of the Obama health law wasn’t enough, the politically explosive issue of illegal immigration reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the Justices review a legal challenge to an Arizona law that cracks down on those wrongly in the United States. At issue is what’s known …

Student Loan Rates >

President Obama is on a two day, three state trip this week highlighting his call for Congress to prevent an increase in student loan rates due to take effect on July 1. If nothing is done, interest rates for student loans would go from 3.4% to 6.8% – something that …

Romney’s Tuesday Test >

While Mitt Romney has been deemed the Republican frontrunner in the wake of Rick Santorum’s decision to drop out of the GOP race for the White House, Tuesday is the first chance for Romney to prove that in five different primaries. In other words, if Romney sweeps Pennsylvania, New York, …

Senate-Postal Reform >

It’s not too often that we have legislation on the floor in the Congress where those of us in the Press Gallery aren’t quite sure what will happen when the votes are counted – and that is true on a major postal reform bill now before the Senate. Votes on …