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Top 5: County Exec Visits, Shady Side Students Recognized
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week.
Thu May 16, 2013
US House votes to repeal Obamacare in 37th symbolic act
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law on Thursday in a symbolic move aimed as much at healing internal Republican rifts as demonstrating dogged party opposition to "Obamacare." The 229-195 vote occurred largely along party lines and marked the 37th time the House has ... (more)
Dems applaud, GOP cautious on IRS chief's exit
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday applauded President Obama's move to force out the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner, while Republicans on Capitol Hill signaled that they were far from done investigating the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Wed May 15, 2013
Steny Hoyer can't keep his scandals straight
Keeping straight all the scandals, cover-ups, obfuscations and excuses for massive DOJ document seizures that are occurring during the watch of the administration that replaced the Bush era with unprecedented levels of transparency and rule of law does tend to be confusing.
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Now The GOP Is Using The IRS Scandal To Attack Obamacare
It was inevitable once the IRS admitted it had inappropriately targeted conservative non-profits for excessive scrutiny that Republicans would blend the controversy into their ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
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Impact of the Controversies
At a confrontational press briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney tried to distance the president from the Internal Revenue Service's admission that it deliberately targeted conservative groups and the Justice Department's subpoena of Associated Press telephone records.
Congressional press to DOJ: Explain AP subpoena
A coalition of journalists who represent the congressional press corps expressed 'deep concern' over over the Justice Department obtaining phone records from a press gallery phone line in the U.S. Capitol.
Natural-Gas Exports Loom Large Over Washington
COVE POINT, Md.-Along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, a little more than an hour south of the U.S. Capitol, sits a facility whose golden days of importing natural gas are gone.
Navy catapults drone from aircraft carrier
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator leaves the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Tuesday, May 14.
Tue May 14, 2013
PM Note a " Scandal Confusion, Irs Ig Report Obtained, Vice President Wonka
Vice President Wonka - Biden writes to boy "if we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier" abcn.ws/12rS3o4 April Surplus Brings Lower Deficit - AP - Even with the April surplus, the deficit for the full year will still be quite large: the Congressional Budget Office expects it will reach $845 billion ... (more)
Hoyer: Dems fear ObamaCare glitches
Democrats anticipate glitches in ObamaCare's implementation and are anxious about the potential political fallout, Rep.
Gov't probe obtains wide swath of AP phone records
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
FEULNER: The recurring debt-limit drama
Get ready for a little deja vu from Washington. The federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling, now set at a whopping $16.8 trillion.
Shady Side Students Recognized for Bay Fundraising Efforts
Shady Side fifth-graders walked across the street to Discovery Village on Monday afternoon to present a check worth $1,611 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation .
Mon May 13, 2013
Wolf Blitzer Can Totally Understand Why The Government Would Snoop On AP Phone Records
The news today is that the Justice Department " secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press ," in what the AP president and chief executive officer Gary Pruitt called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into newgathering.
Fri May 10, 2013
Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama The White House says...
The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House.
U.S. Posts Widest Monthly Surplus Since 2008 on Revenue
The U.S. posted its widest budget surplus in five years in April as an improving economy swelled tax revenue , easing pressure on lawmakers to lift the nation's debt ceiling.
Thu May 09, 2013
House passes debt prioritization bill
The House on Thursday kicked off the next round of political sparring over the debt limit, passing a bill that would allow the Treasury Department to continue paying bondholders even if the government breaches its borrowing limit.
House GOP says appropriations bills will be on the floor in June
Republicans will wait until after the Memorial Day recess to begin the process of passing annual appropriations bills for fiscal 2014.
Wed May 08, 2013
9 House Dems dine with Obama
House Democrats discussed a range of issues, including the economy, immigration reform, gun control and the ongoing investigation in Boston, over dinner with President Barack Obama on Wednesday night.