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Republican Alternatives to Obamacare
They're wrong. As a friend told me, ". . . there are no Conservatives stupid enough to propose bankrupting the majority on behalf of the minority."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Affordable Care Act changes how Congress is covered
If they want the government to continue paying part of their premiums, members of Congress will have to buy health coverage on the new exchange set up for small businesses in Washington D.C. as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Report: Obama Administration Has Denied Gun Rights to Over 100,000 Veterans
The Obama administration is once again wasting time pushing their unconstitutional gun control measures.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Editorial: Right prescription for drug approval
One is called Gazyva, the other Imbruvica -- difficult names, yes, but worth mentioning because of what they have in common.
Christensen: Little-known Hagan just a cork in the ocean
There is a reason that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan should now be nervous about her re-election chances to the U.S. Senate and not just because you can hardly turn on your TV without seeing her hammered by another ad financed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Tobacco buyout payments at risk from sequester
A 26-year-old resident of Goochland, Anthony Thomas Clark, suffered injuries from a shotgun blast on Saturday,while hunting in the Boydton area.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Kinston Free Press
Nuclear option' opens road for nominees to federal posts
By U.S. Senate Democrats "going nuclear," the longest-standing federal judicial vacancy - located here in Eastern North Carolina - may be one step closer to filled.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The ABLE Act: Opportunity for Congress to make a difference
There is a single piece of legislation, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act , before the U.S. Congress that has earned the bipartisan support of at least 312 representatives and 51 senators.
Mixed levels of support for LGBT anti-discrimination bill in...
An anti-discrimination bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could benefit LGBT employees in North Carolina, but it is meeting mixed levels of support.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Washington Monthly
Why the Filibuster Had to Go
In the lead-up to Harry Reid's decision to invoke the "nuclear option," some Republican senators like Richard Burr of North Carolina and Chuck Grassley of Iowa made remarks that could only be interpreted as goading the Majority Leader on.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
#NCSen: Hagan’s numbers heading south quickly
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., hasn't been doing herself any favors lately with her reaction to the 'if you like your plan you can keep it' fiasco.
Burlington Times News
Elon poll: Confidence in state, national leaders eroding
Confidence in state leadership is eroding and many North Carolinians believe the state's reputation as a good place to live has been damaged over the past several months, according to results of an Elon University Poll released Friday.
Stars and Stripes
Benefits for vets to increase 1.5 percent, starting Jan. 1
Sen. Kay Hagan speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Times Warner Cable Arena September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Senate Rule Change Could Ease Housing Regulator's Confirmation
Thursday's Senate vote to eliminate the use of the filibuster to block certain presidential nominees paves the way for the Senate to confirm Rep. Mel Watt to head the agency that controls mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac The installation of Mr. Watt is part of a broader effort to redirect an impending overhaul of Fannie and Freddie, which ... (more)
Crenshaw: Support for ABLE Act Grows to Fifty Percent
With more than half of the United States Congress supporting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act , Congressman Ander Crenshaw and Senator Robert Casey and a bipartisan, bicameral group of bill co-sponsors and supporters called on Congress to pass the ABLE Act and provide an improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities through ... (more)
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Budget Talks Inch Toward Progress
With time running short, budget negotiators report they are continuing efforts to reach a small-scale fiscal agreement that could replace some of the across-the-board spending cuts.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Senate Forms Task Force to Review Higher Ed Regulations and Reporting Requirements
In a statement yesterday, Senate education committee Ranking Member Senator Lamar Alexander , and members Barbara Mikulski , Richard Burr , and Michael Bennet "announced the formation of a task force to examine burdens on institutions of higher education."
The Hartford Courant
Schwartz's Nomination To Fed Job Clears Senate Committee
The nomination of Connecticut Veterans' Affairs Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz for a top federal job sailed through the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Tuesday on a unanimous voice vote.
Senate panel passes VA shutdown protection
Because the shutdown protection involves providing funds one year in advance for all veterans programs, the best-case scenario would have its provisions first apply in fiscal 2015, which begins on Oct. 1, 2014.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Senate passes prescription drug bill with rare bipartisan support
The U.S. Senate on Monday passed the Drug Quality and Security Act, capping well over a year of behind-the-scenes work by Sen. Richard Burr.