Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 03-26-2011 AM

FEC Yet To Issue New Campaign Spending Rules In Wake Of Citizens ...
Huffington Post
What about repealing the 17th amendment as a way to get money out of elections? There shouldn't be any restrictions on how much money corporations, unions, ...

Which is preferred — a republic or a democracy?
Maui News
However, the far right espouses a plutocratic, anti-democratic republic including repeal of the 17th Amendment because it gives too much power to the people ...

Senator McCaskill Answer Questions About Unpaid Property Taxes
FOX2now.com
Missouri's senior Senator says her office inadvertantly billed taxpayers for political trips taken on her private plane, a mistake that cost her $88000 re-paid to the US Treasury. Then it turned out personal property taxes on the plane--an 11-year old ...

Bush aide Yoo on Obama: 'Anti-war senator, war powers president'
USA Today
Some George W. Bush-era Republicans are having another I-told-you-so moment over President Obama and Libya. Yoo -- a former Justice Department officials much criticized for his advocacy of sweeping executive power during the ...

Ex-Aide to Senator Ensign Indicted for Corruption
Courthouse News Service
Ensign is also not named in the indictment, which notes that the position of administrative assistant was one of the most senior positions on the senator's staff. In June 2008, Allegiant Air was apparently unhappy that the Department of Transportation ...

Zuckerberg In Zion: Speaks To Senator Hatch, Students At BYU
Search Engine Land
You might wonder what in the world could bring the Harvard dropout and under-30 founder of Facebook together with the 77-year-old conservative Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to talk to students and attendees at Brigham Young University earlier today. ...

Report: Senator McCain wants deal to keep Coyotes in Phoenix
TSN
Senator John McCain spoke to a Phoenix radio station on Friday and said that he was "very unhappy" with the way that Goldwater Institute has threatened to sue if the city and Hulsizer sign off on a deal that would see Glendale selling bonds to pay ...

Senator calls for CMS investigation into KV price hike
Bizjournals.com
US Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Friday he has called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to investigate KV Pharmaceutical's 150-fold price increase for a drug used to prevent pregnant women from delivering premature babies. ...

Senator wants to keep Falls base operating
WIVB
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured the base on Friday. The Senator is pushing for additional expansion and improvements to keep Niagara Falls as an essential part of America's defense infrastructure. "There's so much potential for growth. ...

Senator Sessions Nearly Grasps The Truth | RedState
By Repair_Man_Jack (Profile)
I've known dozens of junkies over the years and they were all egocentric. They lie and cheat and steal and if you provide them with any kind of excuse for.

Senator Grassley Worried About GOP Contenders « Alan Colmes ...
By Stuart Shapiro
It's one thing for me to cast aspersions on the Republican field of contenders for the presidential nomination, but it is quite another for Republican Senator Chuck Grassley to do so. But aspersions were cast: ...

Wisconsin GOP Senator Reveals Embarrassing Prejudice In Attack On ...
By Rick Ungar
Earlier this week, I took Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson to task for a remarkably ill-informed and highly cynical op-ed piece he wrote in the Wall Street Journal attacking health care reform on its one-year anniversary.

Signs of Life in Senate for Obama's 'Clean Energy Standard'
Reuters
In his usual diplomatic and straightforward fashion, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee joined with Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the top Republican on the panel, this week to solicit ideas from one and all about how to ...

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