Politics January 7, 2016: GOP Congress makes history sends first ObamaCare repeal to president’s desk

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GOP Congress makes history sends first ObamaCare repeal to president’s desk

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, January 7, 2016 9:31 AM MST

The Republican Congress finally passed their Obamacare repeal bill and they are sending it to the president's desk, where he vowed to veto it, Jan. 6, 2016
The Republican Congress finally passed their Obamacare repeal bill and they are sending it to the president’s desk, where he vowed to veto it, Jan. 6, 2016
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Politics January 4, 2016: GOP heckler taunts Hillary Clinton over Bill’s sex scandals makes her angry snap

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GOP heckler taunts Hillary Clinton over Bill’s sex scandals makes her angry snap

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, January 4, 2016 10:54 AM MST

 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton got angry when a heckler confronted her a New Hampshire rally about her husband former President Bill Clinton's sex scandal victims, Jan. 3, 2015
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton got angry when a heckler confronted her a New Hampshire rally about her husband former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal victims, Jan. 3, 2015
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Politics December 16, 2015: Ted Cruz investigated for leaking classified information during the GOP debate

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Ted Cruz investigated for leaking classified information during the GOP debate 

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, December 16, 2015, 7:25 PM MST

The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Ted Cruz for possibly revealing classified information about National Security Agency's surveillance program during the GOP debate, Dec. 16, 2015
The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Ted Cruz for possibly revealing classified information about National Security Agency’s surveillance program during the GOP debate, Dec. 16, 2015
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Politics May 7, 2015: Senate passes Republican budget plan Obama promises veto for 2016 budget bills

Senate passes Republican budget plan Obama promises veto for 2016 budget bills

May 7, 2015

Congressional Republicans have shown the power of a majority, when the Senate passed the first Republican budget in a decade. The Senate passed the 10-year budget plan with a vote of 51 to 48 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015…

Politics April 30, 2015: House passes joint GOP Congressional budget first since Bush era

House passes joint GOP Congressional budget first since Bush era

April 30, 2015

The House of Representatives has passed the first Republican joint Congressional budget in a decade on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The budget passed with a vote of 226-197 mostly along party lines, but with 14 Republicans voting with the…

Politics April 1, 2015: Netanyahu, Boehner meet in Jerusalem discuss US-Israel strong bond, Iran threat

Netanyahu, Boehner meet in Jerusalem discuss US-Israel strong bond, Iran threat

April 1, 2015

President Barack Obama might not acknowledge Israel and the United States’ “strong bond,” Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-OH has no problem expressing and did so in his amicable meeting and statement on…

Politics March 19, 2015: GOP budget blueprints advance in the House, Senate with Democratic opposition

GOP budget blueprints advance in the House, Senate with Democratic opposition

March 19, 2015

The House Budget Committee advanced the House budget blueprint on Thursday, March 19, 2015, that the new committee Tom Price, (R-GA) introduced on Monday, March 16, with cuts across the board that will balance the budget within nine years…

Politics March 9, 2015: Conservatives planning coup to oust Boehner as Democrats promise to protect him

Conservatives planning coup to oust Boehner as Democrats promise to protect him

March 9, 2015

Tea Party Conservative Republican Representatives are angry at Speaker of the House John Boehner, (R-OH) and are looking to oust him from his post. A report published by Politico on March 3, 2015 revealed that Boehner worked with House…

Politics March 5, 2015: McConnell caves again to Democrats delaying Iran nuclear weapons deal bill vote

McConnell caves again to Democrats delaying Iran nuclear weapons deal bill vote

March 5, 2015

After Democratic pressure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-OH has decided on Thursday afternoon, March 5, 2015 to delay the vote of The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. Originally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address…

Politics March 4, 2015: Boehner defies Republicans House passes clean DHS funding bill

Boehner defies Republicans House passes clean DHS funding bill

March 4, 2015
Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-OH defied the majority of his Republican caucus and put the Senate’s “clean” $40 billion Department of Homeland Security funding bill to a vote on Tuesday afternoon…

Politics March 3, 2015: Netanyahu’s success Congress address argues against bad Iran deal, Obama scoffs

Netanyahu’s success Congress address argues against bad Iran deal, Obama scoffs

March 3, 2015
According to the audience in the House of Representatives’ chamber on the Capital, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s third Address to a Joint Session of Congress was a roaring success bound to put pressure on President Barack…

Politics February 28, 2015: Congress passes one week DHS funding but talk of coup to oust Boehner as speaker

Congress passes one week DHS funding but talk of coup to oust Boehner as speaker February 28, 2015

Congress may have come at the 11th hour with a one-week funding continuing resolution stopgap spending bill for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before the midnight deadline on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, but it may have caused lasting damage…

Politics February 27, 2015: Senate passes clean DHS bill House bill faces problems DHS shutdown possible

Senate passes clean DHS bill House bill faces problems DHS shutdown possible February 27, 2015

The Senate has done their end to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not shutdown at midnight, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Friday morning the Senate passed two bills, one clean $40 billion DHS funding bill that passed…

Politics February 27, 2015: Senate to vote on clean DHS bill House opts for stopgap bill to avert shutdown

Senate to vote on clean DHS bill House opts for stopgap bill to avert shutdown February 27, 2015

Republicans in the Senate and House still cannot agree on the best bill to avert a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown. The only thing they agree upon is they will pass bills preventing its shutdown on Friday, Feb. 27…

Politics February 25, 2015: Senate advances DHS funding bill unclear if House will follow as Boehner balks

Senate advances DHS funding bill unclear if House will follow as Boehner balks February 25, 2015

Senate Republicans and Democrats have resolved their differences regarding the $40 billion bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2015 they overwhelmingly voted 98 to 2 in favor of advancing the bill to…

Politics February 24, 2015: McConnell caves in offers Democrats clean DHS funding bill to avoid shutdown

McConnell caves in offers Democrats clean DHS funding bill to avoid shutdown February 24, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acquiesced to the Democrats demands on Tuesday afternoon Feb. 24, 2015, and is offering them a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the rest of the 2015 fiscal year. McConnell…

Politics February 23, 2015: McConnell offers Senate Democrats DHS funding bill compromise to avert shutdown

McConnell offers Senate Democrats DHS funding bill compromise to avert shutdown February 23, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY offered Senate Democrats an olive branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) $40 billion funding bill on Monday, Feb. 23, 2014. McConnell will separate the bill from the amendments repealing President…

Politics February 23, 2015: Senate Democrats vote down DHS funding for 4th time Obama warns against shutdown

Senate Democrats vote down DHS funding for 4th time Obama warns against shutdown February 23, 2015

The clock is ticking for Congress to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before the Feb. 27, 2015 deadline, but still Senate Democrats are not willing to move to push the $40 billion spending bill beyond…

Politics December 13, 2014: Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill after Ted Cruz forced Saturday session

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill after Ted Cruz forced Saturday session

By Bonnie K. Goodman

After being pushed into a rare Saturday session on Dec. 13, 2014, the Senate passed with a vote of 56 to 40 the large 1.1 trillion-dollar CRomnibus spending bill for the rest of the 2015 fiscal year, late…READ MORE

Politics December 11, 2014: Government shutdown averted: House passes spending bill after Democrats, Pelosi protest

Shutdown averted: House passes spending bill after Democrats, Pelosi protest

By Bonnie K. Goodman

A government shutdown was just averted as the House of Representatives voted Thursday evening, Dec. 11, 2014 with just a few hours left to the midnight deadline to pass a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill called CRomnibus with…READ MORE

Politics November 7, 2014: Boehner warns Obama he would be “burned” for immigration reform executive action

Politics November 7, 2014: Gillespie concedes to Warner in Virginia Senate race, Examiner called it wrong

Politics November 6, 2014: Ever defiant Obama knocks down McConnell olive branch vows executive actions

Politics November 5, 2014: Republicans take control of the Senate win 52 seats in 2014 midterm elections

Politics November 4, 2014: 2014 midterm elections results: Democrats or GOP take control of the Senate?