Most people agree that these are important matters, and see that the work of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has a lot of work to do.
Senator Rob Portman is asking the committee to put this work aside, however, in order to consider other important legislation: S. [...]
When we criticize political leaders, we do so on the basis of reality, not hyperbole. Dave Hodges fails the reality test. [...]
These Democrats are the congressional equivalent of the kids in high school who would look the other way while the gay kids got beat up. We list the name of the Senate Democratic cowards here. [...]
Senator Reid’s legislation, cosponsored by 21 other Senate Democrats, is a political message, meant to signal that, although the leaders of the Democratic Party will talk on rare occasion about the growing crisis of climate change, in order to try to keep angry environmentalists at bay, talk is all they intend to do. [...]
At least in terms of labor issues and gender equality, the Senate is strongly out of balance. While the Republicans in the Senate are promoting a hard right wing position that’s far beyond popular American opinion, the Democrats are not counterbalancing the GOP agenda. The Senate Democrats are occupying a centrist position, not a position that’s to the left of American opinion. [...]
In a speech on the floor of the Senate yesterday, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon spoke in support of amendments to reform the Patriot Act, just before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a sudden move to forbid all such amendments and force the reauthorization of the Patriot Act to move forward.
In his speech, [...]
The Gun Owners of America is working against the re-election of Harry Reid in protest against votes that don’t have much of anything to do with guns. [...]
Both of the Democratic U.S. Senators from Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, voted against the repeal. [...]
Harry Reid’s suggestion that Muslims keep to specially designated areas leads our country down the road to apartheid. [...]