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Stewart: Senate GOP thinks $47 billion ‘is less’ than $300 million

Jon Stewart picked apart Senate Republicans for filibustering the Buffett Rule on his show Monday evening, including poking fun at that thought of them considering millions to be more than billions. Stewart noted how Republicans devalued the $47 billion in revenue the Buffett Rule would bring in but previously considered…

Ohio’s turn to revolt: Thousands flood statehouse over anti-union bill

The massive, government-crippling protests in Madison, Wisconsin have now spilled over into Ohio, where over 5,000 rallied Thursday in opposition to a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for state workers. Ohio’s Senate Bill 5 is essentially the same as what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed, and it seems…

Senate GOP Leader McConnell endorses earmark ban

In a reversal, Senate GOP Leader endorses halt to district spending projects The top Republican in the Senate has reversed course and endorsed a moratorium on pork-barrel projects known as “earmarks.” Those are special funding requests lawmakers slip into legislation for home-state projects. Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell says he’s heeding…

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