Category: Party Planning

NJ Gov. Christie Blasts Boehner, Republicans

NJ Gov. Christie Blasts Boehner, RepublicansNews from ABC News: Gov. Chris Christie’s blunt talk has long been one of his hallmarks. But Christie, who has verbally tangled with many, showed Wednesday he’s willing to aim his barbs at the highest echelons of his own political party. In a State House news conference, Christie blasted Republican [...]

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Fiscal Deal Heads for Vote In House as Pressure Rises

Fiscal Deal Heads for Vote In House as Pressure RisesNews from New York Times: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday. As the new year began on Tuesday, Congressional efforts to head off tax increases on most working Americans shifted to the House, where [...]

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Fiscal deal ‘within sight’ -

Fiscal deal ‘within sight’ -News from but chances in Congress unclear – Fox News: With roughly 12 hours left before the fiscal crisis deadline, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid took to the floor Monday to announce that Senate leaders still had not reached an agreement — upping the chances that the New Year’s Eve ball [...]

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US Senate Leaders Plan Sunday Vote to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

US Senate Leaders Plan Sunday Vote to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’News from Voice of America: U.S. Senate leaders have given themselves a deadline of Sunday afternoon to reach a deal that could lead to avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff, possibly plunging the country into another recession. Even if the Democratic-controlled Senate votes for a deal, the [...]

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Analysis: For Senate leaders, a mission impossible from Obama

Analysis: For Senate leaders, a mission impossible from ObamaNews from Reuters: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington December 28, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON | Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:02am EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Following a Friday meeting [...]

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6 dead, several injured in wake of winter storms lashing US

6 dead, several injured in wake of winter storms lashing USNews from Fox News: MOBILE, Ala. –  Twisters hopscotched across the Deep South, and, along with brutal, straight-line winds, knocked down countless trees, blew the roofs off homes and left many Christmas celebrations in the dark. Holiday travelers in the nation’s much colder midsection battled [...]

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Worshippers Rejoice in Jesus’ Bethlehem…

Worshippers Rejoice in Jesus’ Bethlehem…News from ABC News: Pilgrims and locals celebrated Christmas Day on Tuesday in the ancient Bethlehem church where tradition holds Jesus was born, candles illuminating the sacred site and the joyous sound of prayer filling its overflowing halls. Overcast skies and a cold wind didn’t dampen the spirits of worshippers who [...]

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A mother’s anger: Stop linking autism to violence

A mother’s anger: Stop linking autism to violenceNews from CNN International: Sarah Darer Littman and her son shared their story at a StoryCorps booth in 2006. Mother of son with Asperger’s upset about misinformation spread recently Writer implores journalists to be responsible when reporting on the syndrome “Your shoddy work impacts our children’s lives,” she [...]

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‘Plan B’ Vote Spiked In House In Major Setback For Boehner

‘Plan B’ Vote Spiked In House In Major Setback For BoehnerNews from Huffington Post: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to muscle a controversial fiscal cliff fallback through the House Thursday night, suddenly pulling the bill after spending almost week on a [...]

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Obama Vows Fast Action in New Push for Gun Control

Obama Vows Fast Action in New Push for Gun ControlNews from NYTimes.com – New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that he will submit broad, new gun control proposals to Congress no later than January and will commit the power of his office to overcoming political opposition in the wake of last week’s [...]

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