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WATCH SENATE DEBATE LIVE

Joe Sestak JUST stated it will not pass per FNC… Harry will JUST have to take this off the table…Coverage also on C-Span II

DREAM Act Clears House, but Appears Doomed–Immigration bill passes House vote, faces Senate struggle


DREAM or Nightmare? Immigration Bill Clears House, but Appears Doomed



Please call these ten undecided Senators and tell them to vote no on the DREAM Act:

Alaska

Murkowski, Lisa
DC: (202) 224-6665
Local: (907) 271-3735

Louisiana

Landrieu, Mary
DC: (202) 224-5824
Local: (225) 389-0395

Maine

Collins, Susan
DC: (202) 224-2523
Local: (207) 622-8414

Snowe, Olympia
DC: (202) 224-5344
Local: (207) 622-8292

Michigan

Stabenow, Debbie
DC: (202) 224-4822
Local: (313) 961-4330

Missouri

McCaskill, Claire
DC: (202) 224-6154
Local: (314) 367-1364

Montana
Baucus, Max
DC: (202) 224-2651
Local: (406) 657-6790

North Dakota

Dorgan, Byron
DC: (202) 224-2551
Local: (701) 250-4618

Conrad, Kent
DC: (202) 224-2043
Local: (701) 258-4648

West Virginia

Manchin, Joe
DC: (202) 224-3954
Local: (304) 264-4626

Good luck with most of them!

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H/T by Meredith Jessup The Blaze

Check out the new all-star lineup of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) 2011 executive committee:


Chairman: Rick Perry, Texas
Vice Chairman: Bob McDonnell, Virginia
Gala Chairman: Bobby Jindal, Louisiana
Policy Chairman: Haley Barbour, Mississippi (Note: Barbour is the outgoing RGA Chairman)
Recruitment Chairman: Nikki Haley, South Carolina
At-Large: Susana Martinez, New Mexico
At-Large: Chris Christie, New Jersey

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Dec 082010
 
Obamacare

McDonalds got a break Thursday — as did the 351,000 members of the United Federation of Teachers — when the federal government gave waivers to high-profile companies and organizations letting them opt out of a key mandate in the new health care law.

The one-year waiver to 30 employers, insurers and union plans, covers about 1 million people and allows the groups to maintain minimal coverage below the new law’s standards.

Administration officials defend the move as a means to protect lower wage workers wanting coverage. It makes sure a new class of of uninsured Americans is not created before other options are available.

“The waivers are about ensuring and protecting the coverage that people have until there are better options available to them in 2014,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. “This is about implementing a bill correctly. This is about ensuring … we don’t put them at the mercy of health insurance companies.”

Among those getting the out are several fast-food restaurants, small manufacturing and construction businesses, some farm workers and the New York City school teachers, whose union supported the health care law but also provides supplemental insurance to its members.

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, said his union wants to weight whether it would be too costly to cover its new members.

“We have 13,000 new members because of federal legislation, and rather than automatically raising payments to providers, have asked for a waiver while we see if we have additional costs that would make such payments necessary,” he said.

Unions were among the major supporters of the president’s push for health care reform. But some experts say less than a month before the Nov. 2 midterm election, the move signals a political concern.

“Democrats are going to have a hard enough time getting their candidates elected to the House and having a bunch of hamburger jockeys losing their health insurance is certainly not a way to endear yourself to the populous,” said Joe Antos of the American Enterprise Institute.

Although the waivers are to last one year, groups can apply to extend them until 2014. Critics note that the 30 groups permitted the out are well-organized, and predict many more organizations will seek waivers.

~JUST like Godfather Charlie, the same rules do NOT apply to the usurpers. We get screwed in HC, they get waivers…LaDiDa ~JP

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If you did not follow the LIVE blogging, an important note, we are taking names! Eight Republicans crossed the aisle to vote in favor of the bill, while 38 Democrats voted against it. ~JP If anyone gets the names of the RINOs please leave a comment?

The House of Representatives approved a bill that would grant thousands of young, illegal immigrants the chance to become American citizens Wednesday night.

Called the DREAM Act, the proposal would permit young people brought illegally into the U.S. by their parents the opportunity for citizenship. However, that’s contingent on them completing two years of college or military service.

The vote was 216 to 198.

The White House lobbied hard for the bill’s passage, lauding it as a step towards a comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration laws.

Supporters say the measure would strengthen the U.S. economy and boost military readiness.

Critics contend that the legislation offers what they call “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.


The Senate plans a vote Thursday to try to summon the DREAM Act to the Senate floor.


It is expected to fail.


Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), one of the main backers of the DREAM Act, believes this is the last chance he has to pull this legislation across the finish line.

“Once the Congress of the United States changes hands and the House of Representatives is in the hands of the Republican Party, I don’t see any movement on comprehensive immigration reform,” Gutierrez said.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report

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I wonder if this group also bothered Great?

Far-Left Group Inundates White House Phones

Founder of Agenda Project on shutting down the switchboard over tax cut deal


The White House press office is releasing press releases non stop for various members of congress or governors who favor the tax plan. Enough of the flooding of emails! There must be a better use of the White House Press office employees. It is getting silly how many I am getting (read comments) and even releases from people supporting it who have no vote (eg because governor etc.)

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Sarah Palin’s political action committee website and personal credit card information were the subject of cyber-attacks by WikiLeaks supporters, the former Alska Governor told ABC News Wednesday.

“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics,” Palin said in an email to ABC. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”

Palin’s fundraising website, SarahPAC.com, was targeted by the cyber attackers as well as her and husband Todd’s credit card information, she said.

Palin had previously attacked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on her Facebook page as “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.”

The website appeared to be functioning normally late Wednesday afternoon.

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WATCH HOUSE FLOOR and Senate LIVE

~ Numbers has crashed. 4:35 cst

NOTE: I will blog in comments at end of this post…

* They have JUST started debate in the house…Watch C-Span


~ The Committee has to approve for vote BEFORE Congress can actually bring Dream vote to the floor…appox 6pm est, at least an hour debate on the vote, then an hour debate before the vote…~JP

Joe Jenkins:

Well, just to contradict myself, DREAM has now passed the Rules Committee and the full House will vote on the rule around 6:15. Assuming that passes, the House will vote on DREAM at around 8:30. At least, that’s the plan as of now. Expect it to change 15 minutes from now.

Joe Jenkins:

Well, we’ve just learned that the House Rules committee will vote on DREAM at around 6:30, and the full house will vote on the bill at 8:30. And, according to Sen. Reid, the Senate will vote on the amnesty just as soon as the House does. Considering how well the Congress keep to their time schedules, this could be a late night….

Live from NumbersUSA Conference Room

Joe Jenkins:

A tongue-tied Sen. Reid has now stated that the House vote on the DREAM Act must happen before the Senate votes on it. This means the Senate might not vote for a couple more hours.

4:30pm cst ~FYI Lugar & Senate are ‘looking’ for an excuse NOT to vote on this shamnesty ~JP

Joe Jenkins:

Again, if you have any good information to pass along from the phone calls you’ve made to your Members of Congress, please be sure to pass them on to van@numbersusa.com

Joe Jenkins:

Unsurprisingly, La Raza and LULAC, both open-borders & pro-amnesty groups, have issued statements urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act. While both groups claim to support the interests of Hispanic Americans, they have somehow failed to realize that the hiring of illegal aliens disproportionately harms Hispanic Americans and that an amnesty would devastate this community

Joe Jenkins:

It seems that Sen. Sessions and Sen. Durbin are having a bit of a verbal set-to on the Senate floor. Maybe the vote won’t be occurring quite as soon as we had hoped, as both of these fine men are capable of talking at length…

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