Slamming Republicans who now control the Congress, Obama warned of another potential “manufactured crisis” just two weeks before Christmas and said he would not signed another “shortsighted spending bill”.
“Given that reality, uniting behind a candidate that can get to the 218 votes necessary to win the Speakership is critically important”. “That doesn’t signal change”. Chaffetz said many Republican lawmakers wanted a change in leadership.
The president and Democrats want to increase spending beyond the agreed-upon caps of the 2011 budget sequester, while most Republicans want to lift only military spending while making further cuts on the domestic side.
Because of Alison, I have had access to governors and senators, congressmen and activists. Right now, if a check is not done within 72 hours, then the gun sale can proceed. “I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act”....
“Unless we change that political dynamic, we’re not going to be able to make a big dent in this problem”, he said asking gun-control advocates to act as “single-issue voters”, punishing and rewarding politicians at the polls on the topic.
Despite speculation that Democrats would boycott the committee’s future proceedings, Rep. Elijah Cummings (R-MD), the top Democrat, said he will be there to defend Clinton from Republicans’ “political attacks”.
“When it comes to the debt ceiling, we’re not going back there”, Obama said at a press conference Friday, referring to past negotiations with Republicans in 2011. “Every single day. Kids are just running for their lives, trying to get to school”.