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Op-Ed: Content marketing's long-form narrative could work in politics

Political advertising is a content-rich practice; however, President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continue deploying short-form executions for equally important long-form narratives.

Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh loses temper at Chicago meet and greet

Chicago - Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill) was caught on video lashing out at voters during a meet and greet at a Chicago-area restaurant Sunday.

Boehner expresses concern over possible 'fruitless' Obama talks

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) expressed concern on Tuesday over the 'fruitless' nature of debt management talks with President Obama should the president insist on $400 billion in tax hikes.

Healthcare reform voting postponed due to Arizona shooting

Washington - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that all legislation scheduled for consideration next week are postponed in light of the shooting that left six people dead and 12 injured including Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

U.S. House to vote on $250 payments to social security recipients

Washington - The House will vote in November on a bill to provide $250 payments to Social Security recipients to make up for the lack of a cost-of-living increase for next year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

Op-Ed: President Obama pushing legislation too fast

It seems like the current fashion of the White House is to "quickly" get things pushed through. President Obama constantly is pushing for fast tracking every legislation on his agenda.

Rep. Dingell states government, 'to control the people'

Michigan Representative John Dingell appeared on the Paul Smith show and made a shocking statement about how health care will control the lives of Americans.

U.S. Democrats make push for health care vote

Sunday looks to be the day that might be considered the day that will define U.S. President Obama's legacy. The United States' House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the Health Care Reform package Sunday, needing 216 votes.

Op-Ed: Health care's future in doubt

The House of Representatives are about to try and push through the heavily contested health care reform legislation and possibly with no accountability.

NY Rep Massa: 'I Forced Myself Out'

Representative Eric Massa, met with the press after announcing his resignation from the House Tuesday and stated that it was his decision to leave.

Debt limit raised by House of Representatives

Thursday the House of Representatives voted to raise the debt limit by $1.9 trillion, pushing the ceiling to $14.3 trillion.

U.S. Federal Deficit to hit $1.35 Trillion

The Congressional Budget Office announced Tuesday that they are forecasting the United State's federal deficit to hit $1.35 trillion.

Sen. Aquino’s Position on Supreme Court Succession Gets Flak Special

MANILA –Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III was criticized for his “dangerous” position in forewarning the Supreme Court against accepting any appointment the outgoing President might make for the position of Chief Justice.

House Financial Reform Bill Bequeaths Bankers $4 Trillion

"The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009," a 1,279 page 'reform' bill passed by the House, does little to protect consumers while insuring up to $4 trillion to Wall Street from the government should the need arise.

Florida Representative Misrepresented

Florida 8th District Representative Alan Grayson is used to making headlines by being on the attack. Now Grayson is finding himself the one being attacked.

Pacquiao’s ex-political foe running for mayor in boxer’s hometown Special

MANILA – Seven-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s transfer to Sarangani Province to seek a seat in Congress may not have been occasioned by his intention to serve the birthplace of his wife but mainly due to another pressing reason.

Gov’t releases P238M for state prosecutors’ allowances Special

MANILA – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has released P238 million (US$50) from the 2009 General Appropriations Act for the payment of the allowances of state prosecutors in all levels.

Iran Test Fires Their Long Range Missile

Iran announced Wednesday that it has successfully test fired their first long range missile. Iran continues to deny nuclear development.

American's to See Health Care 'Sticker Shock'

A health care overhaul is now looking more likely to really happen for Americans. A compromise in the Senate to provided for uninsured Americans, but no free ride either.

House Expected To Support Martial Law Declaration

MANILA – Two days before Congress will hold a joint session to determine whether to cut short or extend the implementation of martial law in Maguindanao, Speaker Prospero Nograles has expressed optimism the congressmen will back the military takeover.

House to extend more benefits to judges

MANILA - A proposed law that grants additional retirement, survivorship and other benefits to members of the judiciary may soon be ratified by the House of Representatives as a way of promoting equity and maintaining competence in the judicial system.

Op-Ed: Health care bill passes, now the real battle

The wait is over. The House of Representatives passed the Obama administration health bill in a close vote. Concessions about insurance for abortions and all, the bill is now headed for the Senate.

Philippine Speaker: ‘Nothing unusual in new Camarines district’

Speaker Prospero C. Nograles in the Philippines declared yesterday that “there is nothing unusual or even unconstitutional” in the creation of a new legislative district in Camarines Sur, which was contained in the recently Republic Act 9716.

House of Representatives to Cut Work Week to 2 1/2 Days

The Democratic-led House of Representatives, in the middle of the biggest healthcare fight in decades; has now trimmed their workweek to just two and a half days

Op-Ed: Job Cuts for American Workers May Equal Job Cuts for Republican Congress

Mounting job cuts are increasing voter displeasure with the current administration. Does this mean a super majority for Congressional Democrats? If so we may see sweeping reforms enacted with the Republican minority powerless to intervene.

Op-Ed: Second American Revolution Grassroots Movement

Thomas Paine, the 1776 author of Common Sense, visits 21st Century America to build a fire under our great silent majority, urging us to fight back against a do-nothing Majority Party.

U.S. Senate Still In Session While Some House Members Desire To Be Recalled

It has been reported with great fanfare, that Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have remained in the Capitol to urge Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call back the Congress. What has hardly been reported is that the Senate is in session.

In Brazil, all is not leather that shines

Brazilian parliament members' fine leather shoes are now expected to shine more than the protruded, empty and wormy bellies of the countries' hungry children. Believe it or not, the House Speaker is calling all House members to wear shiny shoes.
 

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