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February 2009 Entries

President Obama Continues to Make History

It was timely. Four days before the end of Black History Month, the first African American president addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time.

posted @ Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

One Month Down

Today marks exactly one month since President Barack Obama's historic inauguration, attended by nearly two million people, in Washington. So far the new president has gotten everything he wanted from Congress.

posted @ Friday, February 20, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Judd Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Secretary Nominee

President Obama might have to rethink his statement that it's more difficult to find a puppy than a commerce secretary.  Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) has just announced that he's withdrawing his nomination due to "irresolvable conflicts" on the economic stimulus package.

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Buy American?

"Buy American" just sounds good, patriotic! It sounds like the right thing to do, especially at a time when buying anything made in America is a challenge.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Stimulus Package Passes the Senate

After lengthy debates and weeks of discussion, the Senate has passed an $838 billion economic stimulus package. <

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama to Restore Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

It hasn't been the best couple of political weeks for religious conservatives, and the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel" for them doesn't seem to be emerging any time soon. 

posted @ Friday, February 06, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Religious Funding Provision Voted Down

Much to the chagrin of religious conservatives, Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-SC) provision to the economic stimulus package has failed.  The proposed amendment would have stripped language from the package that prevented funding for school improvements going towards "sectarian purposes."

posted @ Friday, February 06, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Secret to Bipartisanship? Prayer

It's no secret that challenges to bipartisanship in Washington remain as fierce as ever. But there is one issue both Republicans and Democrats cuts across party lines: prayer

posted @ Thursday, February 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Caps Executive Pay

It's been a rough year for Wall Street and the American taxpayers, as billions have been distributed to assist failing institutions.  Of course, if the tremendous salaries and lavish perks of these corporate executives is any indication, not all of the money distributed through various bailouts has been in accordance with the interests of the average American in mind.  But this situation is set to change soon. Today President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced the

posted @ Wednesday, February 04, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Daschle Withdraws

This morning, as President Obama announced the nomination of Sen. Judd Gregg as the Secretary of Commerce, the past withdrawal of Bill Richardson loomed heavily over the situation.  Not that Richardson himself had any part in this morning's activities, but this morning two other presidential nominees withdrew their names from consideration for a presidential appointment, due to tax reasons.

posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)