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Sen. Specter blasts Roberts, Alito for ‘eroding separation of powers’

Outgoing Senator Arlen Specter used his farewell speech on Tuesday to attack the Supreme Court’s two newest conservative members, suggesting they had “eroded” the separation of powers. “The Next Congress should try to stop the Supreme Court from further eroding the constitutional mandate of separation of powers,” the Republican-turned-Democrat said.…

Justice Dept. to appeal health care reform ruling

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would appeal against a federal judge’s ruling that a key provision of the landmark health care reform law was unconstitutional. “We intend to appeal the district court’s ruling in Virginia to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals,” a spokesman for the Department…

Dems to GOP: Don’t like government health care? Then reject yours!

A Democratic Party leader is challenging Congressional Republicans who campaigned against government-provided health care to reject theirs. Opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care law enacted in March was a centerpiece of Republican campaigns across the nation during the 2010 elections, in which the GOP made dramatic gains and retook…

House Republicans kill climate change committee

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama’s Republican foes in the House of Representatives said Wednesday they were disbanding the chamber’s committee on battling global warming, calling it a waste of money. Democrats immediately assailed what they branded the “very disappointing” decision to dismantle the Select Committee on Global Warming, which…

GOP Rep. accuses Obama of advancing ‘slavery reparations’

A Republican congressman from Iowa has accused has accused President Obama of publishing “slavery reparations” through Congress. “Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he’s going to run for president, and what does he do?” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked on…

Rep. Kucinich slams fake Afghan elections, fake withdrawal, fake Taliban

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) again called for the United States to end its involvement in Afghanistan after it was revealed that NATO officials were duped into holding negotiations with a man posing as a senior member of the Taliban. “The war in Afghanistan is taking place in a netherworld where…

FCC may forgo ‘Net Neutrality’ for wireless networks

After the mid-term Republican landslide in the US House, many political observers proclaimed that hopes for true “Net Neutrality” policies passing Congress had gone up in flames along with the Democratic majority. Now the last chance for those rules, known to supporters as the First Amendment of the Internet, may…

Pelosi seen winning House party leader job

Outgoing House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to secure the top Democratic leadership spot for next year, as the only lawmaker expected to mount a challenge acknowledged on Sunday that he will not have the support to topple her. “You know, I can add and subtract pretty well. I…

Kucinich to force Congress to vote on withdrawing from Afghanistan after news Obama will extend war to 2014

President Obama said he would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 2011. Now, the Administration says 2011 is still in play, but has begun floating the year 2014 as a more “reasonable” date for the war’s end. One Congressional Democrat is not happy. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) blasted President Barack…

Democrats pressing Pelosi to step aside

Rank-and-file Democrats, smarting from electoral drubbing, threaten public rebuke of Pelosi In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January. “The…

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