Tag Archive | Negotiations

Obama, White House Eye ‘Cliff Dive’

After Private WH Meeting, Liberal Leaders ‘Came Away Convinced That The White House Would Ultimately Prove Willing To Go Over The Fiscal Cliff’   Liberal Leaders ‘Pleased With What They Heard’ At White House   “I’m told that representatives of major unions and progressive groups met privately this morning with senior Obama administration officials at the […]

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Obama Admits He’s Bluffing: Channels his Inner Child and Runs Away from Debt Talks

The president “got very agitated” and said, “Don’t call my bluff; I am going to the American people,” said Cantor, a Virginia Republican. Obama “shoved back from the table” and left, Cantor said. (NewsMax.) Reportedly, what precipitated this 2-year-old like temper tantrum was Eric Cantor’s effort to let Obama know what the House will pass. […]

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McConnell: Obama Presented Us With 3 Choices: Smoke & Mirrors, Tax Hikes, Or Default. Republicans Choose None Of The Above.

Speaking on the floor this morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made major remarks on the debt limit negotiations, saying, “[A]fter years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable.”   He explained, “I was one of […]

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John Boehner Begins the Republican Cave Dance on Debt Ceiling – America Crys!

Despite the strong words from Republican Leaders on not raising taxes, true fiscal Conservatives are dubious. And for good reason. We have all heard these promises to cut, not raise taxes and hold the line only to see the smoke and mirrors results of last minute, under the gun negotiations give the Democrats everything they […]

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It looks like the True Finns surged to just over 19 percent of the vote, just over a percent behind the two leading parties, the conservative Kokoomus party (20.4%) and the Social Democrat Party (19.1%).  This Finnish blogger suggests that the True Finns may be asked to join the ruling coalition: The big news of […]

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Budget Deal! This is a HUGE Win for GOP. Give Boehner an ‘A’ for Negotiating Skills

A deal was (finally) reached late last night that will avoid a government shutdown – as long as Congress approves the final draft of the agreement and the President signs it into law. So, it’s almost over, but not quite. And while the amount cut was far short of the $100 Billion figure talked about […]

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I have written about how ICLEI, the UN-blessed organization (I used the word agency and I apologize for misspeaking; it is a distinction without a real difference; if you carry the UN’s water you are an UN agency as far as I am concerned) of municipal and local governments throughout the world.  There are several […]

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US Senate Briefing: Democrats’ Failure To Live Up To Promises Makes Americans Skeptical On Their Claims On Financial Bill

President Obama and Democrats in Congress are asking the American people trust them that their financial regulation bill ends bailouts, but over the last year Democrats have given Americans numerous reasons to be skeptical. When Congress passed President Obama’s $862 billion stimulus bill, the administration was assuring members that the bill would keep unemployment around […]

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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