After offending the poor, women and so many other groups (including many Christians like us), the Republican party is suffering the consequences of the radicalism... The Republican Party has a big problem. Huge! Their likely nominee isn’t much liked by the base of the party. Yet even as he loses primaries in the most conservative

White House, congressional leaders reach debt deal

In regards to cuts, the article states: "In an important concession to Democrats, benefits from entitlement programs including Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and veterans benefits will be exempt." Washington (CNN) -- Two days before the deadline for a possible U.S. government default, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached agreement Sunday on a legislative package

Christian groups pressure lawmakers to protect the poor in debt talks

From the article: "The religious leaders said Tuesday that they were reviewing the latest proposals from Reid and Boehner for steep cuts to the federal budget. They expressed concern that both plans appeared to endorse trillions of dollars in cuts that, according to the church leaders, would most likely hit the poor hard." And THAT

Four thoughts on the debt-ceiling fight

Good commentary...We will see soon if Republicans are truly ready to tank the world economy simply to satisfy their wealthy base and to play politics. Pray for common sense. From: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/21/7136433-four-thoughts-on-the-debt-ceiling-fight By NBC's Mike Viqueira Here are a few thoughts on our government and politics as we head into the end game on debt talks… 1. John

In Deficit Plan, Taxes Must Rise, President Warns (You Betcha!)

Yesterday we were cheering "Thank you!" Way to go President Obama. Several of the GOP congress are working very hard for their rich contributors' agenda - we need the Dems, our President and the reasonable/moderate Republicans to be working just as hard for us. WASHINGTON — President Obama pressured Republicans on Wednesday to accept higher taxes

Dems (AND Republicans!) balk at food cuts

Attempting to cut the WIC program and overseas food programs are inexcusable and we are very glad to hear that some Republicans feel the same and are standing for what is right and ethical. We commend them for standing against the party on this one and drawing a line. Paul Broun's (left) proposed cuts resulted in a

Obama pushes jobs in trip fraught with politics

Obama is just now beginning to get the chance to show what he can really do for the country - and he will be able to do much, much more when we get a House majority again and Senate that is filibuster proof! That's what we'll be fighting for, and with the way things are

Obama marks Memorial Day with country

Happy Memorial Day - honoring those who have been willing to sacrifice for others today. Arlington, Virginia (CNN) -- President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances Monday, laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns and declaring that Americans owe "a debt to our fallen heroes that we can never