Category Archives: 113th Congress

Will Congress ever extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed?


Relief for the long-term unemployed has come to a screeching halt in Congress. 1.3 million Americans lost their benefits on December 28, 2013 because of Congresses in ability to agree upon a solution to the problem. Now, almost a month without benefits these families will be forced to make very […]

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Congresses Poll Numbers Redraws Rock Bottom


The 113th Congress is the worst ever, but what to do about it? According to polling Congress is at historic lows dating back 40 years. The Republican party are the leaders of Congress, and the numbers are a reflection of the disdain Americans have towards them. For Democrats, this isn’t […]

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Could the 113th Congress surpass the 112th Congress as the worst ever??


House members have been in Washington fewer than three days a week on average. Senators didn’t have a work week of five days for the first seven months of the year, so why are we paying them. It’s unimaginable to think the 113th would be worst then the 112th Congress, […]

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Political cartoons from the fourth week on May


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Rep. Bachmann will not seek re-election next year


Andy Parrish joins Andrea Mitchell Reports to share his reaction to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s decision and explains what it means for the Republican Party. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Political cartoons from the third week in April


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Gun compromise reach by the Senate, but it isn’t much


The Senate has reached a compromise on the gun bill, but it isn’t much. Listen to this Senator explain what is in the compromise but realize how much is missing. Criminals and mentally ill people still can by a gun at anytime to kill as many people they want with […]

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Why the assault weapons ban was dropped from Senator Reid Bill


This isn’t a big surprise; the federal government once again failed to do its job to protect the American people. One day after the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war, our politicians announced they would not vote to ban military-style weapons on our streets. Many police chiefs around the country […]

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Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act


On International Women’s day, President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act into law again. This bill expired last year and wasn’t renewed because of Republicans in Congress. The bill passed a few weeks ago when John Boehner was forced by Eric Cantor to bring it to the floor for […]

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New bipartisan gun bill could be the new law of the land


Reports out of Washington states a new bipartisan bill on gun laws could be introduced this week in the Senate. After several national gun massacres, Washington D.C. is finally getting their act together. The last gun massacre in New Town, CT may have broken the camels back as far as […]

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The conservative Supreme Court of the United States could strike down the 1965 Voting Rights Act


On the same-day President Obama unveiled of the Rosa Parks statue on Capital Hill, the Supreme Court of the United States was listening to arguments about overturning one of the most important bills passed by Congress; the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This law is one of the main reasons […]

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Fear, Fear & more Fear is the only tool politicians have left in Washington as March 1st cuts arrive


Fear seems to be the only tool both Republicans and Democrats have left as the Sequester cuts arrive at March 1st. President Obama is touring the country tell the American people of the coming doom if cuts go into affect because of the Republicans in Congress. He is promising furloughing […]

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How the budget cuts will affect you


With a 5 percent budget cuts across the board going into effect on March 1st, both Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for who’s idea it was about the Sequester. The Sequester was agreed upon in 2011 during the debt ceiling fight. Instead of sending the country into default, […]

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President Obama signs 23 executive orders on gun control


In a responds to the Newtown, CT shooting last years, President Obama signed into law today 23 executive orders to control sales in American. These 23 executive orders were brought to the attention by the Vice President Joe Biden and his gun team. During the press conference, President Obama gave […]

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Obama: please don’t wreck the US economy


Although Republicans are playing the game of chicken with our debt ceiling, the credit rating industry has promised to down grade our credit rating again without a functioning Congress. With the Republican in Congress threatening to not pay their bills they racked up during the Bush Administration (two wars, Medicare […]

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