Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 01-06-2011 PM

Repeal amendment is not the answer
Chatham Star Tribune
The only legislation that can and will restore balance between Congress and the states is a repeal of the 17th amendment. A 28th amendment, proposed by ...

Comment: That one sentence sums up the entire fight for limited government and restoration of the balance power federal power.

17th amendment
By Paul Smith
Several advocates of federalism have called for the Seventeenth Amendment's repeal. For example, then-U.S. Senator Zell Miller of Georgia, shortly after announcing his intention to retire from the Senate, made this statement from the ...

It's Simple: Reform The Filibuster, Shame the Hypocrites
Huffington Post (blog)
The Senate will be debating its own filibuster procedures over the next three weeks, which will give us plenty of time to dig into the numbers. ...

Dick Durbin says that spending bills with earmarks will not be able to pass the Senate this year.

O'Donnell campaign to resubmit finance reports
Washington Post
Former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is accused of using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses. (Melina Mara) Former US Senate candidate ...

Ex-Senate aide is sentenced in Abramoff case
Washington Post
... for Abramoff and his clients from 2002 to 2004. Copland worked for 29 years for Cochran, now the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Kirk Already Has Difficulty in First Full Senate Term
WGIL Radio News
Kirk says he had to work with the Senate sergeant at arms to expand the number of slots in his voice mail system. At the time his system wasn't able to ...

Obama Resubmits Diamond's Nomination to the Fed
Credit Union Times
President Obama resubmitted to the Senate the nomination of Nobel Prize winning economist Peter Diamond to the Federal Reserve. ...

Joe Biden Thought of a Joke and He Will Not Rest Until Everyone Has Heard It
New York Magazine
Joe Biden began the new session of the Senate yesterday by cementing his role as the nation's weird uncle, the one who cracks the same corny joke over and ...

Boxer: Senate has the votes to delay EPA's carbon regs ...
By Mark Hemingway
If I were a Republican Senator -- and especially one of the Senate's centrist Democrats -- I would be awfully tempted to pass the bill and see if Obama has the guts to veto it. If he does veto such a bill, then that's pretty clear ...

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