Congress Surrenders to the President on Senate Hearings

Written by Gary North on August 22, 2012

The Senate must confirm appointments made by every President. This retains the Senate’s authority. It holds confirmation hearings. That was then. This is now. The Senate decided that it’s just too much trouble. It wanted out. So, the Senate persuaded the House to go along with a joint surrender to the President. It exempted 170 […]

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How Obama Sucker-Punched Arlen Specter

Written by Gary North on March 16, 2012

Some news stories are a delight. A recent example is ex-Senator Arlen Specter’s public complaint that Obama promised to support him in his bid for re-election in 2010 if he would just vote for Obamacare. Specter voted for it, providing the crucial 60th vote. He then found that he got no support. To add insult […]

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