Results tagged with 'congress'
Published March 22, 2010
The fight over health care reform ended late Sunday night, but the real fun is just beginning. Check out this mythical conversation between a mythical moderate Republican Congressman and a mythical moderate Democratic Congressman at a pub in Washington, D.C.
Published March 10, 2010
Every year, the U.S. Senate marks George Washington's birthday by reading his farewell address, in which he warns about the evils of party politics. The fight to pass a recent jobs bill proved that our first president knew what he was talking about.
Published May 12, 2009
The only thing worse than having sports columnists, talk-radio hosts and fans argue about whether college football needs a playoff system is allowing politicians to weigh in on the debate. Congress is actually spending time, money and brainpower figuring out how it can force college football mucky-mucks to have a playoff system. One congressman from Texas, Joe Barton, has introduced legislation that would make it illegal for the NCAA to call a game a national championship unless it was the result of a playoff.
Published Jan. 14, 2009
Aldermen haven't given up on their pitch to get UW-Milwaukee expansions Downtown. UWM has made clear its preference to put its new engineering school at the County Grounds in Wauwatosa. Alds. Bob Bauman and Nik Kovac offered a resolution this week directing city lobbyists to lobby the UW System Board of Regents to locate the largest upcoming UWM building project and new dorms Downtown.
Published Feb. 16, 2008
One of the best things about sports is that most games provide a tangible outcome. There are winners and losers. That wasn't the case when Roger Clemens and his trainer visited Washington D.C.
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Tuesday November 6th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL After a long, slow steady decline, I do believe America as we know it is finally dead. Gone is a mass population hungry for success with a work ethic beyond belief, and replacing it is a crew of arrogant, stupid lazy fat cats who thi...
"Congressmen get $174,000 a year....cut their pay in half, cut their time in Washington in half, cut their staff in half, send them home. Let them get a job like everybody else back home has." Rick Perry Iowa campaign adCongress has an abysmal approval rating in the po...
Sunday July 31st, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL The older I get and the longer my grandparents are gone, the more I realize how brilliant they were. They had their faults as all humans do, but their all around philosophies on life and methods of carrying them out that I ridiculed as a child are...
From Tarzan to Shakespeare to John F. Kennedy, contrasts, comparing opposites, have been an effective means of expressing ideas, motivating mass behavior and characterizing people and their positions.
"Let me compare thee to a summer's day," the British bard wrote in his famous ...
House Approves Legislation to Protect TRICARE HR 4887 Approved by a Vote of 403-0! On March 19, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) introduced legislation, HR 4887, which would explicitly state that TRICARE and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) health plans meet all the hea...
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