Friday, January 06, 2012


may 26

  • OMAHA, Neb ( Reuters ) - Nebraska lawmakers unanimously approved changes to collective bargaining for public workers on Wednesday but the debate was not as divisive as in some other states, and the outcome was a compromise. Reuters US News
  • Republicans want " to end Medicare as we know it, " the president told an audience of invited guests last month, Ryan and other GOP lawmakers among them. ABC News
  • That timetable is unacceptable to a growing number of war-weary U.S. lawmakers, who argue that the death of the al-Qaida leader is an opportunity for the United States to recalibrate its strategy. CTV News Latest
  • With budget cuts hitting less experienced teachers the hardest, lawmakers in several states are pushing to eliminate " last-hired, first fired " policies and allow districts to impose layoffs based on performance, not seniority. Fox News National
  • Washington state lawmakers moved through a long agenda of bills Wednesday as they rushed to finish their work in the final hours of a 30-day special session. Seattle Times full feed
  • Earlier, House lawmakers inserted an " emergency " clause implements the bill immediately. Seattle Times full feed
  • The state budget deal announced by lawmakers Tuesday is based on annual tuition increases ranging from 11 to 13 percent, depending on the school, but that 's only half the story. Seattle Times full feed
  • The House is waiting for the Senate to act, and House leaders alerted lawmakers that their planned Thursday adjournment may be postponed until Friday. LA Times Politics
  • Two sections of the Patriot Act, the law Congress passed shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a section from a related intelligence law are set to expire Thursday night unless lawmakers vote to extend them. NYTimes Front Page
  • The budget is one of several remaining votes that lawmakers need to take Wednesday night. Seattle Times full feed
  • The money would also have no strings attached, meaning lawmakers could spend it any way they want. Seattle Times full feed
  • Several lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday accused President Obama of violating the War Powers Resolution by continuing American participation in NATO’s air war in Libya without Congressional authorization, but they struggled with the question of what Congress can or should do about it. New York Times, World

  • jul 21

  • A group of Filipino lawmakers has flown to a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea to assert their country's claim to the potentially oil-rich region in defiance of China's protest that the visit threatens regional stability. The Guardian
  • Five Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday called for GOP Rep. Allen West to apologize for his email tirade against a fellow Florida lawmaker. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • WASHINGTON ( Reuters ) - The White House signaled on Wednesday it could support a short-term increase in the U.S. borrowing limit for " a few days " if lawmakers agreed to a broad deficit reduction deal but needed more time to pass it. Reuters Economy
  • He called lawmakers to the White House in a scramble to find enough votes from both Republicans and his own party. Boston Globe
  • Politicians and campaigns have taken to the social media service because it has become increasingly popular with voters and gives lawmakers the chance to connect directly with their constituents. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • None of the lawmakers spoke to news media at the White House after the talks. VOA News
  • Smith and other supporters are holding a kickoff event for the fundraising campaign in Casa Grande in the first-term lawmaker 's district. ABC News US
  • Roshonara Choudhry, a student jailed for 15 years after she stabbed and wounded a British lawmaker in May 2010, told police she had listened to 100 hours of al-Awlaki 's online lectures. CTV News Latest
  • Washington ( CNN ) -- The burst of enthusiasm Tuesday for the " Gang of Six " debt reduction plan as a possible way out of the debt ceiling crisis appeared to fade Wednesday as Democratic and Republican lawmakers studied and found fault with the details of the proposal. CNN Most Popular
  • He is listed in the group’s records as a conduit for donations to lawmakers including Pitts, the FBI says. Washington Post Politics
  • Texas lawmakers cut sex ed from two six-month courses to a single unit of " abstinence only " education. Huffington Post Full Feed