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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Vetoes ‘Stealth’ Action Civics Bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has vetoed a misleading bill that would have allowed state sponsorship and funding of “action” or “protest” civics, an education method that permits students to earn class credit for participating in or helping to organize political protests or lobbying efforts.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference about the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Hard Rock Stadium on January 06, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The governor announced that the stadium's parking lot which offers COVID-19 tests will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for residents …

GOP Rep Cole: Spending Bill ‘a Pretty Good Bill’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) touted the controversial spending bill for fiscal year 2017 expected to pass Congress and be signed into law by President Donald Trump. The legislation has been criticized by some Trump allies

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GOP Rep Cole: ‘I Don’t Think We’ll Have a Shutdown’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) downplayed the possibility of a government shutdown as the deadline to pass a measure to fund the federal government approaches. Cole told host Joe Scarborough with the 60-vote rule in the

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GOP Rep: ‘Votes Are There’ for Spending Package

House Republicans are expected to unveil their must-pass spending legislation Monday — and despite conservative opposition, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) says he expects the measure to pass. “I think the votes are there. The agreements have been made and it’s

GOP Rep: ‘Votes Are There’ for Spending Package

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

The bill doesn’t touch President Obama’s “deferred” prosecution of illegal alien minors, or his threats to expand the program to as many as 6 million people, but House Republicans now appear to have firmly concluded they must pass something before

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) —Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a short-term funding bill Friday that would keep the U.S. government going for a week. The measure would prevent another government shutdown, the Wall Street Journal reported. Rep. Hal

Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill

House GOP Waves Off Immigration Reform

There is increasingly little chance that the House will consider immigration reform before the end of the year. Obama and the Democrats have pivoted from the shutdown fight, pressing their advantage to win approval of amnesty legislation. The aftermath of

House GOP Waves Off Immigration Reform

Washington Political Press Has Got Obama's Back

Political writers are usually confused on economic issues, but Washington DC political writers just seem to parrot the Obama Administration’s talking points.  A typical example is Pete Schroeder’s and Vicki Needham’s article for The Hill Blog: “Shutdown Could Keep Fed

Washington Political Press Has Got Obama's Back

Cantor Changing Schedule to Push Immigration Through House?

Another sign establishment Republicans in the House are still driving for amnesty for America’s illegal immigrants is word that House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is considering cancelling a long-scheduled congressional recess week at the end of September. “The

Cantor Changing Schedule to Push Immigration Through House?