Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 03-03-2011 AM

House dumps 17th Amendment repeal measure that cited 'pettifoggery'
The Spokesman Review
Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, proposed a resolution to repeal the 17th Amendment to the US Constitution this morning that was so wildly worded that the ...

Reid, Boehner Exchange Barbs Over Stopgap Measure
Fox News
The Senate on Wednesday passed a stopgap measure to keep government from shutting down, but Congress' unified effort to beat a Friday deadline belied a tense and personal exchange between House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ...

Comment: Wow…barbs are flying; scary. Do they really think those of us outside the beltway really believe there is any type of differing opinions in the Capital. It’s all one party and really one “house” in Congress.

Obama: Ongoing Shutdown Threats 'Not Responsible' (blog)
With the Senate clearing a bill that averts a government shutdown (for now), President Obama Wednesday called for immediate high-level negotiations to nail down the fiscal 2011 federal budget once and for ...

Senate passes Libya resolution
Washington Post (blog)
The Senate passed Tuesday a resolution calling for the resignation of Moammar Gaddafi as well as new steps against the Libyan leader, including the possible establishment of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory. ...

Comment: And here begins the first step to sending our country into another war.

Senate passes bill blocking congressional pay in event of a ...
By lauraklairmont
Washington (CNN) - Congress just got one more incentive to find a compromise over government spending before the standoff leads to a government shutdown.

Senate Dems to OK two-week CR with $4 billion in cuts. What ...
By Mark Tapscott
Looks like that two-week, stop-gap Continuing Resolution containing $4 billion in spending cuts will be adopted by the Senate this morning. This is the same CR that passed the House earlier this week on a 335-91 vote that included ays ...

US Senate urges no-fly zone for Libya - ASDNews
The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the world to consider imposing a no-fly zone over Libya and condemning Moamer Kadhafi's ….

Comment: …and the second step marching us toward another war, is the “no-fly zone;” and yet America is sinking in $14.5 Trillion in debt, jobs down the toilet, states sinking under massive debt as well, and these internationalist clowns in the US Senate want to expand the war into Libya. This is freaking madness.

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