Obama Makes a Mockery Of His Own Lobbyist Ban: More than 40 former lobbyists work in senior positions in the Obama administration, including three Cabinet secretaries and the CIA director. Yet in his State of the Union address, Obama claimed, "We've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs."
Scott Brown Should Be Seated Immediately: Scott Brown was elected to the open Massachusetts Senate seat on January 19th, but has yet to be seated. This, despite the fact that he won by over 109,000 votes. The Democrat Massachusetts Secretary of State has yet to certify the results. And until then, the Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to seat the Republican Senator-elect.
Objections to Controversial Labor Nominee Ignored: A controversial nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with strong ties to union leaders told U.S. Senators Tuesday that he would not use his position to force major legal changes opposed by business groups.
Absence of Republican Obstructionism Should Be News Story: U.S. Senate Republicans have been called out for supposedly blocking President Obama's top domestic priorities throughout 2009. The Obama White House and liberal news organs have been quick to fix the "obstructionist" label on the opposition party in light of where the president's legislative agenda currently sits. And there's history here.
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