Newsletter from “The Hill” April 22, 2012 Some interesting stories.
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“The Hill” offers some very interesting insider stories this week. Some explain where we have been, and more try to explain where we might be going. Senator Hatch of Utah has run up against some stiff opposition–finally. I enjoy hearing him claim how messed up Washington is and how the people of Utah need to reelect him so he can fix it. Of course he has only been in Washington for 36 years already doing a lot of “fixin'”! $$$$$ Romney is stumping with our young Hispanic newly 2010 elected Senator Rubio this week. Many are touting Rubio as a good VP candidate—I don’t think so. The VP has to know Washington and how to get things done in Washington since Romney doesn’t and the Old Dogs will run right over him if he doesn’t have a mover and shaker INSIDER at his side. Frankly I suggest Santorum. Of course I have to disclaim here since I wanted Santorum for President. Still, Santorum knows how things are done in DC and he did get the south and states where Romney hasn’t a chance IMO. &&&&& General Dempsey warns that US in for a “wild ride” in the Middle East during this next decade. Yes we are if Obama gets his way and allows Iran to join the nuclear club. If however Israel bombs Iran back into the stone age and the Republicans get in and drill baby drill so that we for the first time in our history become energy independent which we can do with our reserves of natural gas and oil then we can render the Middle East Past Tense. Remember what happened to Gaddafi and Libya after we bombed them? Same this can happen top the rest of that miserable part of the world. They will go back under their rocks and continue for another century in their backward ways. The Ottoman Empire died with WWI and it was only the West need for oil that wake those people and made them important for this past century. Time for the West to pack our bags and oil rigs and come home. $$$$$ Democrats are planning to allow the bankers (their campaign contributors) to double the interest rate on student loans now that the colleges and universities have reached ridiculous highs in their greed when the government allowed them to by getting into the higher education loan business. Just like medicine and welfare all was reasonable and people had a chance at obtaining some kind of decent living until the government stepped in! Now that people are addicted to student loans and getting degrees in topics of utter nonsense and no value in the work market this increase in interest rates will simply sucker another group in under the governments control because the government will run in and lay the burden of paying for these student loans on the tax payer. Those will student loans will continue to vote into office the leaches who are sucking them dry! One more group under the government thumb. Let’s see now: they have the elderly with Medicare and Social Security, the poor and just plain lazy (NOT that they are the same) wop feed at the government trough with Welfare and Medicaid and now they can add the young workers with student loan debt. Doesn’t leave many not under the governments thumb does it?$$$$$$ And finally the government doing their best to get control of the People’s Voice–the Internet. We have to fight this one! For the first time in history the people have gained a voice and a way to communicate with each other and we need to keep this power in our own hands. BB
April 22, 2012
The Hill: Border hawks warn Mitt Romney not to soften immigration stance
By Cameron Joseph
Immigration hawks are warning Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, not to moderate the hard-line stances on border security and deportation that he took during the GOP primary.
The Hill: Gen. Dempsey: US in for ‘wild ride’ in the Middle East over the next decade
By Carlo Munoz
America is heading into an increasingly tumultuous decade in the Middle East, punctuated by repeated popular uprisings that will continue to dismantle long-standing power structures in the region, according to the Pentagon’s top uniformed officer.
The Hill: Hatch falls just short at Utah GOP convention, will face primary
By Cameron Joseph
Sen. Orrin Hatch fell just short of an outright victory at the Utah Republican convention, meaning he will face a primary to secure the GOP nomination for his own Senate seat.
The Hill: Dems to bring debate over ‘war on women’ to the Senate floor
By Alexander Bolton
Senate Democratic leaders plan to bring the debate over the so-called war on women to the Senate floor this week.
The Hill: Grassley probes involvement of White House staff in prostitution scandal
By Mike Lillis
A leading Senate Republican wants to know if any White House staffers were involved in the prostitution scandal that struck the Secret Service this month.
The New York Times: ‘Presidential’ vs. ‘political’ trips: A blurry line, and tricky math
By Jackie Calmes
Mixing policy and politics, President Obama is picking up the pace of his travel with that ultimate incumbent’s perk — unlimited use of Air Force One.
The Washington Post: Arizona immigration law: Supreme Court again examines federal power
By Robert Barnes
The Supreme Court will conclude one of its most significant and controversial terms in decades by taking on one more issue that has divided the nation: Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Los Angeles Times: Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
By Timothy M. Phelps
Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people.
Obama faces tough choices in Syria
By Jeremy Herb
As the international peace plan in Syria faltered this week amid continued violence, the Obama administration faces difficult choices as it plots a path forward there.
Travel industry: Decouple Las Vegas from GSA scandal
By Keith Laing
The lobbying group for domestic tourism encouraged lawmakers to lay off Las Vegas as they criticize the General Service Administration (GSA) for a 2010 conference that cost more than $822,000 in taxpayer money.
A closer look at next week…
By Pete Kasperowicz
For a year in which the campaign is supposed to be slowing legislative work, it sure is getting busy in Congress.
House gears up for ‘cyber week,’ but security bill’s fate rests with Senate
By Brendan Sasso
The House is set to vote on a host of cybersecurity bills next week, but the fate of the legislation rests in the Senate.
Addressing violence against all women
By Meghan Rhoad, Human Rights Watch
The bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) faces a likely vote in the Senate next week, but its provisions that would assist immigrant women who are victims of violence have drawn some inexplicable opposition.
West Virginia GOP accuses Manchin of ‘cowardice’ for presidential fence sitting
By Mike Lillis
West Virginia’s Republican Party is hammering Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) this week for fence sitting on the presidential contest.
Obama: GOP needs to prevent doubling of student loan rates
By Jamie Klatell
President Obama is urging Congress to extend low interest rates on federal student loans.
White House: Keystone mandate ‘noxious’ to highway bill’s future
By Keith Laing
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that mandating approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline was “noxious” to the future of a new federal highway bill that was approved by the House.
Romney to stump with Rubio next week
By Cameron Joseph
Mitt Romney will stump with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in Pennsylvania on Monday, an appearance that is sure to fuel speculation that Rubio is on Romney’s short list for vice president.
Election-year spending battles will test Speaker Boehner and Republicans
By Erik Wasson
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is all but certain to face a divisive spending vote that splits his party right before the November elections.
Postal bill could bring hike in health premiums for federal workers
By Sam Baker
Thousands of federal workers could see a double-digit jump in their healthcare premiums under a postal reform bill that is moving through the Senate.