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When Congress returns this week, the budget battles will begin anew. Looming over these discussions is the Budget Control Act also known as sequester. The Republican controlled Congress has always figured out a way to avoid this requirement in the Defense Budget, but they are loath to use similar measures for domestic spending. 456 more words
This weekend, we celebrate the 4th of July holiday. As for myself, I am back in Chicago celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday as well. Everyone is looking forward to the bar-b-que and spending time with family and friends. 466 more words
The Supreme Court ruled that the independent redistricting commission in Arizona was legal. The legislature, led by Republicans challenged it because they felt that it took away too many “safe districts” to “toss-up.” They claimed that it was only the legislature’s responsibility to draw up redistricting. 413 more words
In the last week the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, Same-sex marriage, and Independent Redistricting Committees in states like Arizona. 903 more words