Democrats

White House Endorses Internet Sales Tax Legislation

April 22, 2013

“”The Administration strongly supports S. 743, which will level the playing field for local small business retailers that are in competition every day with large out-of-state online companies,” reads the Obama administration’s statement on the policy.”

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FBI: Letter Sent to President Obama Tests Positive For Ricin

April 17, 2013

“Federal officials told NBC News that they believe they know who sent the letters, but no arrest was made because authorities were waiting for further test results.”

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President Obama Signs STOCK Act Modification, Repealing Financial Disclosure By Federal Officials

April 16, 2013

“The STOCK Act was signed by the president a little over one year ago in a highly visible signing ceremony, where he said the legislation would tackle the “deficit of trust” that exists between Washington and the rest of the nation.”

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Report: Liberal PAC Progress Kentucky Behind Secret Recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Campaign Staff

April 11, 2013

“Jacob Conway, a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee, told Louisville’s NPR affiliate two Progress Kentucky employees bragged to him about recording the meeting through a door in McConnell’s office.”

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Liberal Website Mother Jones Publishes Recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Staffers Attacking Actress Ashley Judd’s Mental Health and Religious Beliefs

April 9, 2013

“During this strategy session—a recording of which was obtained by Mother Jones—McConnell and his aides considered assaulting Judd for her past struggles with depression and for her religious views.”

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Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Pledges to Join Republican Filibuster of Sen. Harry Reid’s Gun Control Bill

April 8, 2013

“”While nobody knows yet what Sen. Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid bill, Sen. McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill.””

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President Obama Campaigns For Gun Control Reform in West Hartford, Connecticut

April 8, 2013

“With the families of children killed in last year’s Newtown school shooting looking on, President Barack Obama on Monday made an emotional plea for Americans to urge Congress to pass new gun control measures.”

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Text Messages Show Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) Complaining About Wearing Tuxedo For Charity Benefit

April 4, 2013

“I hate that. Black tie benefit for homeless.”

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New Draft of Computer Fraud And Abuse Act 2013 Reveals Failure to Reform Cumbersome Law

March 28, 2013

“The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was passed in 1984 to combat the cracking of huge computer systems owned by financial institutions and the government.”

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National Journal: Secret Republican Plan to Repeal ObamaCare Through Senate Budget Reconciliation

March 28, 2013

“Using the reconciliation process would be complicated and contentious. Senate rules would require Republicans to demonstrate to the parliamentarian that their repeal provisions would affect spending or revenue and Democrats were sure to challenge them every step of the way. So the meetings were small and secret.”

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President Obama Signs Stopgap Spending Bill to Fund Government Until September 30th

March 28, 2013

“White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the new bill extends funding levels that were agreed upon by both parties. Congress approved the measure last week. It maintains sequestration, which is the $85 billion worth of automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1.”

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Monsanto Protection Act Protects GMO Companies From Litigation Even If At-Fault

March 28, 2013

“The “Monsanto Protection Act” effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified (aka GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future.”

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First Female Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Sworn-In at the White House

March 27, 2013

“The first female director of the U.S. Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was sworn in at the White House on Wednesday during a short ceremony that marked a historic shift for the agency charged with protecting the president.”

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Ashley Judd Decides Against Running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Democrat

March 27, 2013

“Karl Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads, released an Web ad which attacked Judd’s support for Obama and brought attention to her Tennessee residency.”

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius Admits ObamaCare Could Raise Insurance Premiums

March 27, 2013

“Some people purchasing new insurance policies for themselves this fall could see premiums rise because of requirements in the health-care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius [said] Tuesday.”

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