Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning is continuing his demand that a $10 billion bill to aid the unemployed and construction workers be paid for and not add to the deficit, Hillary Clinton in Chile, Obama health plan due Wednesday, Obama pushes ‘green jobs’, gay marriage about to start in DC, Ford will not run for Senate in New York.
Archives for March 2010
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, a challenge to the Windy City’s gun control laws. What key Constitutional issues are being argued? How is this case different than the ruling on the Washington, D.C., gun law in 2008? What clues did the justices give into how this case will be decided?
Iowa Rep. Steve King says he can’t imagine any Republicans supporting the new Obama health plan just because he might add a good idea or two. King says this is still the same bill the American people rejected under Bill Clinton and again in polls and in the Massachusetts senate race.
Iowa Rep. Steve King discusses the fight over the definition of marriage here in Washington. King says courts and politics are conspiring against efforts to allow voters to determine the law. King says Republicans in Congress have a full agenda, but should have done more to suspend gay marriage in D.C. until voters have their say. He says Democratic leaders had no intention of bringing this up because they enjoy attacking and dismantling traditional values like marriage and respect for the sanctity of life.
Barring an 11th hour intervention from the courts, gay marriage licenses will be issued in Washington, D.C., as early as Wednesday. Why do traditional marriage supporters say voters in the nation’s capital have been deprived of their right to decide this issue on their own? What is the argument for denying the vote? Why have Congressional Republican leaders done nothing to intervene? We ask Brian Brown, executive director at the National Organization for Marriage. Mr. Brown also explains why Maryland’s attorney general is violating the law by saying his state should recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.
The health care debate rages on as Republicans say Democrats are going down in flames in November if they thumb their noses at the will of the American people, we learn who makes the final call on reconciliation in the U.S. Senate, Dems savage GOP Sen. Jim Bunning for stalling unemployment benefits while he wants to avoid more deficit spending, Texas governor’s race heads into election day and Obama calls for better performance from schools.
Arizona Rep. John Shadegg says President Obama, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other Democrats have misinformed the American people when it comes to helping people with pre-existing conditions get health coverage. Shadegg explains who high-risk pools really work and why he thinks they work better than the government just ordering insurance companies to cover everyone. Which way is cheaper for patients? And how does Shadegg size up the fate of Obamacare in the House?
Over the weekend, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile, killing over 700 people. How is it that an 8.8 earthquake is 500 times more powerful than the 7.0 quake that devastated Haiti? How important is the depth of the earthquake below the earth’s surface? What determines the size and severity of a tsunami? Is the U.S. in danger of suffering a major quake? We ask Paul Caruso, geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center.
We’ve seen the bailouts for Wall Street, AIG and the auto industry, but now there are allegations that Congress is about to stack the rules in the parcel delivery industry in the favor of UPS over Fed Ex. What kind of changes are in the pending FAA bill? How would they impact the delivery companies and consumers? What should we know about the lawmakers pushing these changes? We discuss it all with Maury Lane, spokesman for Fed Ex.