From the article:Hobby Lobby — now free to drop emergency “morning after” pills and intrauterine devices from its workers’ health insurance plans — has given no indication that it plans to stop helping its male employees obtain erectile dysfunction treatments.
Nancy Pelosi has had enough of Darrell Collateral Damage Issa.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling for a high level security briefing on the operations of Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in which he would have to be forthcoming about what information he has released and to whom after he got his hands on sensitive documents surrounding HealthCare.Gov. It would then be up to the Department of Justice to make a determination.
Ed Schultz and his panel discussed Pelosi turning the tables on Issa last night. Watch MSNBC’s The Ed Show segment on “Rep. Darrell Issa could face serious consequences after releasing classified information to the public” here: THE VIDEO ON MSNBC
Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow fired back at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), whose response to the growing plagiarism hubbub around his speeches was to accuse Maddow — not by name — of “spreading hate” about…
How these right wing-nuts feel that they deserve even one day off is a mystery. They seem to be going out of their way to be take advantage of the system. But then they say that people on food stamps or public assistance are moochers? Unbelievable.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is rewarding the least popular House in history by cutting their number of scheduled work days from 126 in 2013 to 113 in 2014.
The 2014 House calendar reveals where the Republican majority’s priorities really are. House Republicans are scheduled to be in session for only 12 days in each of the first three months of the year. The “busy month” for House Republicans will come during the usually slow July political season.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to the media following a vote to table House amendments made to a government funding bill. “They’ve got to get a life,” he said, referencing the House GOP’s insistence at defunding Obamacare.
A couple of opinion polls have been released today that should probably give House GOP leadership pause and time to reflect on whether their gambit to shut down the entire United States government over funding of the Affordable Care Act is a good idea.
First up is the CNN poll that finds 46% of the respondents will blame Republicans in Congress for a shutdown of the government, while 36% would blame President Obama and the Democrats and 13% would call a pox on both houses over the shutdown. Even more scalding criticism of the Republicans was found when 69% said they are acting like “spoiled children.” Nearly that same number, 68% of respondents said that a shutdown for even a few days would be a bad thing for the country.
The odds of a government shutdown spiked on Saturday after the House GOP said it would again vote to force concessions on “Obamacare” as a condition of funding government.
House Republicans doubled down on their strategy of seeking to undo Obamacare as part of the battle over funding the government past Monday, scheduling a vote on a stopgap measure that would delay the health care law for a year.
Though President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have already said they would reject any measure to fund government that touches on the Affordable Care Act, Republicans barreled ahead with a new proposal to fund the government through mid-December, but also delay Obamacare for a year and repeal a politically-unpopular tax on medical devices contained within the law.