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Budget Deal on Hold

  • 10:18 pm Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The deal has been cut. Both sides have shaken hands. Both parties have agreed on all the details. The text of the bill is all finished. Republicans were ready to post the bill on the internet and bring it up for approval on the House floor. But now a year-end …

Gingrich Stays Positive

  • 1:44 pm Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich is trying to stay positive in the face of attacks from his GOP competitors, as the former U.S. House Speaker issued a letter to supporters today explaining his bid to avoid negative campaigning. December 13, 2011 Dear supporters and staff, Since I announced my candidacy …

Congress Gets Moving

  • 12:33 am Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The signs are there that the Congress will get its work done in the next two weeks and then run home for a Christmas break, but it’s not going to happen in the blink of an eye. Today the House will vote on a GOP plan that extends the payroll …

2012 Supreme Court

  • 9:21 pm Monday, December 12th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Supreme Court moved on Monday to insert itself in another politically explosive case in the 2012 election year, agreeing to hear arguments over whether states can pass laws to crack down on illegal immigrants within their borders. “This case is not just about Arizona,” said Gov. Jan Brewer. …

Gingrich Under Siege

  • 11:13 pm Sunday, December 11th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

With just over three weeks until the Iowa Caucuses, the major Republican hopefuls are zeroing in on GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich, as another debate this Thursday could mean even more sharp elbows in the 2012 race for the White House. Saturday night’s debate in Des Moines mainly featured jabs at …

Messy Holidays for Congress

  • 11:09 pm Sunday, December 11th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

Once again, the U.S. Congress is heading for a messy end to the year, as lawmakers struggle to find a deal to extend a payroll tax cut and much more before a scheduled Christmas break. Let’s go over the list of unfinished legislation: Payroll tax cut extension Long term jobless …

Saturday Iowa Debate

  • 3:30 pm Friday, December 9th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

As the major Republican candidates gather in Iowa for a debate on ABC-TV Saturday night, the dynamic will be different because of who isn’t there and who is the new GOP frontrunner. We all know that Newt Gingrich has soared to the top of the polls – that’s one big …

GOP Payroll Tax Cut Details

  • 11:57 am Friday, December 9th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

House Republicans have laid out the details of their plan to extend a payroll tax cut through 2012 – and much more.  Here are the details as laid out in a release by Speaker John Boehner’s office: Extends Current Payroll Tax Relief, Protects Social Security The bill provides a one-year …

House GOP Payroll Tax Cut Bill

  • 11:35 am Friday, December 9th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

Republicans in the U.S. House have now filed their legislation to extend a payroll tax cut that expires at the end of the year – and it includes a lot more than just that provision. The bill makes changes to long term jobless benefits, requiring drug testing for those receiving …

More Attacks on Gingrich

  • 7:44 pm Thursday, December 8th, 2011 by Jamie Dupree

Now that Newt Gingrich has jumped into the frontrunner’s spot in the Republican race for the White House, the long knives are out with just three and a half weeks until the Iowa Caucuses. As we detailed earlier on this blog, Mitt Romney’s surrogates led the charge, attacking Gingrich in …