We're still 4-5 weeks out, but it does appear that the GOP just might gain a slim majority in the Senate in the midterms while maintaining their clear majority in the House. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to review what likely new Senate GOP Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is rip-roaring to accomplish once he replaces Harry Reid.
“We’re going to pass spending bills, and they’re going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy,” McConnell said in an interview aboard his campaign bus traveling through Western Kentucky coal country. “That’s something he won’t like, but that will be done. I guarantee it.”
But asked about the potential that his approach could spark another shutdown, McConnell said it would be up to the president to decide whether to veto spending bills that would keep the government open.To read more or comment...
Today is my birthday. I am now an official old duffer.....65 years old. I now have a Medicare card and.....a Silver Sneakers card. A Silver Sneakers card......my god.....couldn't they have called it something else?
Anyway, 51 years ago I was a freshman in high school. On November 22, 1963, the day JFK was assassinated, I was in gym class when the news arrived. We were all sent home. It was a big deal. Millions of Americans were traumatized by the assassination.
A couple days later, I saw the live-televised murder of Lee Oswald by Jack Ruby. Americans were stunned and bewildered. I was 14 at the time. I am now 65 and yet an estimated one million pieces of evidence pertaining to JKF's assassination are still classified. Our open and free society...our shining city on a hill democracy....our most exceptional nation.....still prevents its citizens from finding out the truth surrounding that never-forget day in November of 1963.
Thom Hartmann reminds us this week that this year is the 50 year anniversary of the Warren Commission.To read more or comment...
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