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Afghan Brief for Lawmakers

  • 9:13 pm Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

A fairly sizeable group of lawmakers from both parties in the Congress will meet late this afternoon with President Obama about his plans on Afghanistan.  Here is the list provided by the White House. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: ·      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA ·      Representative Steny …

A Rocky Start

  • 8:58 pm Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

The Senate officially started a debate on major health care changes on Monday, as Democrats kicked off what they hope will be fast action in coming weeks, even though major hurdles remain in the path of this bill. It didn’t get off to a good start. Senate Majority Leader Harry …

A Familiar Argument

  • 8:57 pm Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

President Obama goes to West Point today to lay out his new plans for Afghanistan in a prime time address to the American people, with arguments that we’ve all heard before.  Except it was about Iraq and a different President. “This is not an open ended committment,” said White House …

Statement of Disbursements

  • 8:55 pm Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

“Statement of Disbursements” is the official sounding name for a document that details most every office expense racked up by members of Congress, its committees and leaders.  Now it is online and available for download to your computer. Yep, you can download the huge file at http://bit.ly/7BOh9k and leaf through the …

Obama & Afghanistan

  • 9:30 pm Sunday, November 29th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

I would bet that most Americans who voted in 2008 for Barack Obama didn’t think that he would go into office and send thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in his first year in office.  But that’s where this White House is headed. Regardless of whether the correct decision would …

That Dadgum Media

  • 9:20 pm Sunday, November 29th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

Unless you turned off your computer and TV over the weekend, you probably spent some of Thanksgiving weekend chatting with friends and family about some of the big issues facing the nation at this time, like what happened the other day at the home of Tiger Woods. It didn’t take long …

Back To Work

  • 9:19 pm Sunday, November 29th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

The Senate returns to work today after a week off for Thanksgiving, and the pending matter on the floor is the debate on health care legislation from Democrats.  It will be a busy run to Christmas for Senators. “What happens next is we legislate,” said Jim Manley, the chief spokesman …

Senate Health Stuff

  • 7:48 am Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

I am still plowing through the health care bill from Democrats in the U.S. Senate, finding provisions that deserve a second look, and straining to figure out what huge chunks of this legalistic text actually mean. On page 32, the bill would make hospitals publish a price list for basic …

Afghan War Surtax

  • 2:05 pm Monday, November 23rd, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

The White House on Monday shied away from the mention of plans unveiled last week by Democrats in the House, which would levy an income surtax to pay for the increasing costs of the war in Afghanistan. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the issue of the cost …

A Busy December

  • 1:11 pm Monday, November 23rd, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

You have heard the talk already about how busy the U.S. Senate will be in December with debate and votes on major health care legislation from Democrats.  Well, you know what?  They have a ton of things to do other than that as well. This list of “To-Do” items would …