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John Boehner Says President Obama Is Stalling Fiscal Cliff Solution

John Boehner criticizes Obama

House Speaker John Boehner said today that President Obama is “slow-walking” (read: stalling) a fiscal cliff deal and challenged the recently re-elected president to name specific spending cuts in the name of compromise. “Let’s be honest. We’re broke. The plan we offered is consistent with the president’s call for a balanced approach,” said Boehner, who… Read more »

Newt Gingrich: GOP Can’t Compete If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016

Newt Gingrich Says GOP cant beat Hillary Clinton in 2016

Newt Gingrich believes that the Republican party would be unable to defeat the Democrats should Hillary Clinton decided to run for President in 2016. Speaking on NBC’s Meet The Press, the GOP member said of Clinton: “The Republican party is incapable of competing at that level.” Gingrich then adds: “First of all, she’s very formidable… Read more »

President Obama, Boehner Meet To Discuss Fiscal Cliff

Obama Boehner Meet Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Obama and House Speaker Boehner met at the White House to discuss the fiscal cliff on Sunday, according to White House spokesman Joshua Earnest. Earnest added that Obama and Boehner met in the effort “to resolve the fiscal cliff,” though there is no information on whether the talks were successful or not, reports USA… Read more »

Obama Inauguration 2013: Wasteful $169 Million Cost Sparks Anger

Obama Inauguration 2013: Wasteful $169 Million Cost Sparks Anger

The cost of the second Obama Inauguration is likely to exceed a cost of $100 million dollars according to The Weekly Standard. Coming at a time when financial austerity measures are necessary and Congress is arguing over the budget in order to avoid the Fiscal Cliff, President Obama is planning an extravagant, three-day inauguration ceremony… Read more »

Fiscal Cliff: Obama Won’t Compromise On Tax Hikes For Wealthy

Obama Won't Compromise Tax Hikes Wealthy

President Barack Obama will not budge on his mandate to allow taxes for the wealthy to rise, while extending tax cuts for the middle class and poor. The announcement comes as Democrats and Republicans work together to try and avoid the fiscal cliff, reports the International Business Times. Obama stated during his weekly address: “…… Read more »

Supreme Court To Hear Two Gay Marriage Cases In 2013

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The Supreme Court will rule on two major cases related to gay marriage during 2013. The Supreme Court announced today that it will review California’s gay marriage ban as well as the Defense of Marriage Act. The Ticket reports that Prop. 8, California’s gay marriage ban, was passed in 2008 after the state legalized same… Read more »

Obama Adviser David Axelrod Shaves Mustache, Companion Of 40 Years [Video]

David Axelrod before and after mustache

President Obama adviser David Axelrod, who has worn one of the most famous mustaches in politics for nearly 40 years, shaved his legendary lip-warmer Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Axelrod, Obama’s senior strategist and the most visible architect of the president’s 2012 election campaign, placed a bet to raise more than $1 million for epilepsy… Read more »

Illinois State Senate Approves Drivers Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

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The Illinois State Senate voted to allow temporary drivers licenses to illegal immigrants on Tuesday. The bill was sent to the house for review. If the bill becomes law, Illinois will be the most populous state in America to allow drivers licenses for people who are in the country illegally, according to Reuters. The proposed… Read more »