Cantor Scuttles Stock Act The Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge, or STOCK Act, would prohibit Members of Congress and their aids from profiting from inside information they might obtain through their official duties. But the House Financial Services Committee, which appeared to be set to fast track the bill, abruptly canceled plans to vote on it. “We were taken completely by surprise…stunned is more like it,” Slaughter told WGRZ-TV. The bill was pulled at the behest of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Sunday Talking Heads: December 11, 2011 Daytime fireworks, a novel idea, I mean the video. (H/T HuffPo) Scarecrow says: Good grief. That must be the worst concentration of stupid, mean, and dishonest ever assembled for national television. Our only hope is a Chinese cyber attack on the entire grid. Everyone go out and buy candles and batteries. To which Eli replies: […]
Daytime fireworks, a novel idea, I mean the video. (H/T HuffPo)
Scarecrow says: Good grief. That must be the worst concentration of stupid, mean, and dishonest ever assembled for national television. Our only hope is a Chinese cyber attack on the entire grid. Everyone go out and buy candles and batteries.
To which Eli replies: “Since last week, at least.”
ABC’s This Week: ABC’s Republican debate recap with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos. Also too, Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl, and John Berman. Then Jon Huntsman. Roundtable: George Will, Donna Brazile, Leslie Sanchez in Washington, DC, with Des Moines Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich in Iowa.
CBS’ Face the Nation:Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Steve King. Roundtable: John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell.
CNN’s State of the Union:Rick Santorum. Then, former US Congressman Bob Walker, a Gingrichian, and former NH Governor John Sununu, Romnian. Plus, Anita Dunn and Tom Davis on the end of the year in the House and Senate. Finally, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Fox News Sunday:Gov. Rick Perry. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Roundtable: Paul Gigot, Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet the Press:Rep. Ron Paul. Then Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on congressional machinations. Roundtable: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), Ted Koppel, NBC’s Senior Investigative Correspondent, who covered Capitol Hill during Gingrich’s tenure as speaker, Lisa Myers, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, and Chuck Todd.
Newsmakers: Freshman Sen.Mark Kirk (R-IL) spoke about his opposition to an extension of the payroll tax cut. “The legislation undermines social security,” he said. The payroll tax funds Social Security and the loss would be paid back over the next ten years. Senator Kirk denied the charges by Democrats that he would be raising taxes because it was a “temporary gimmick,” he said. Congress reduced the payroll tax for one year from 6.2% to 4.2%. It is set to expire at the end of the year but Democrats and some Republicans want to extend it and expand it to 3.1%, but Senator Kirk is among the opposition. “The Republican conference is divided,” he said…
Q & A:Major General Marcia Anderson discusses her life and her career as the highest ranking female African American in the history of the United States Army. Anderson describes growing up in impoverished East Saint Louis, Illinois…
60 Minutes:President Obama – Steve Kroft questions the president on a wide range of critical topics, including his performance in office, the U.S. economy and unemployment, and the budget woes in Washington. Howard Buffett – Legendary investor Warren Buffett has chosen his son Howard to succeed him as head of his multibillion dollar holding company. But as Lesley Stahl reports, “Howie” – a farmer – is no chip off the old block.
To the Contrary:Topics: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks on LBGT equality and her remarks on the rights of women in Egypt. Then Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to not put emergency contraception on the shelves, despite the FDA’s recommendations. And then, breast cancer screenings can save women’s lives. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.
Univision’s Al Punto:Alejandra Sota, Spokesperson for Mexican President Felipe Calderon; Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Johns Hopkins’s Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery & Oncology Neuroscience and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, and Director of the Brain Tumor Surgery and Pituitary Surgery Programs.
FDL’s Book Salon:The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism. “In this penetrating new study, Harvard University’s Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson go beyond images of protesters in Colonial costumes to provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to “big government” entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving “freeloaders” – including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young.” Come chat with Vanessa Williamson about her new book with host Paul Street, 5pm ET. Teddy has more.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday:Addiction Incorporated, “In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. He succeeded- but in the process, he proved something that the industry had been denying for years: that cigarettes were addictive. He also uncovered a new addictive ingredient- setting off a chain of events that still reverberates even today.” Join Director Charles Evans Jr., Scientist / Whistleblower Victor DeNoble and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET Monday.
Occupy Our Homes Makes a Move The Occupy Our Homes campaign kicked off last Tuesday when hundreds of people, including activists, neighborhood residents and a couple of City Council members, marched through a neglected Brooklyn neighborhood to open a foreclosed house to a homeless family.
The Occupy Our Homes campaign kicked off last Tuesday when hundreds of people, including activists, neighborhood residents and a couple of City Council members, marched through a neglected Brooklyn neighborhood to open a foreclosed house to a homeless family.
Gingrich Targeted At Lively GOP Debate By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich parried criticism from Mitt Romney in campaign debate…
Holder, Chaffetz Get Into Heated Exchange Over Fast And Furious (VIDEO) One of the most heated exchanges of Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday was between Holder and Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who accused Holder of being “oblivious and disengaged” from guns walking during Operation Fast and Furious.
Republican Foreign Policy Debate, Ugh If nothing else, devoting an entire GOP campaign forum to national security and foreign policy — the CBS News / National Journal organizers called it the “Commander in Chief Debate” — helps accentuate the preparation and seriousness the candidates have…
Crony Capitalism in the Air After trying to push it through as part of the debt ceiling debacle, then in the super committee, Republicans are now trying to attach spectrum auction provisions to the payroll tax holiday bill. Their bill is about as clear an…
BREAKING: Police Raid Occupy Boston Following an eviction notice issued by the City of Boston and the corporate Greenway Conservancy on Thursday, Boston police began evicting the members of Occupy Boston in Dewey Square at 5 am today. Livestreams of the eviction are available here and here.
Following an eviction notice issued by the City of Boston and the corporate Greenway Conservancy on Thursday, Boston police began evicting the members of Occupy Boston in Dewey Square at 5 am today. Livestreams of the eviction are available here and here.
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