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BY MALLORY PERRYMAN You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy This Sunday- The looming prospect of a government shut down: not so great for the American people- but a perfect talking point for the Sunday morning crowd. The deadline: March 4th. The goal: cut a bunch of stuff out of the budget. The problem? What to cut…and who to blame. SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO): “I’m a little worried that the Republicans in the House are so anxious to threaten to shut down the government.” (Fox News) SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): “The only way we’ll shut the government down is if our Democratic colleagues insist on keeping our federal government large and unsustainable.” (NBC) SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “No Democrat has said ‘Let’s use shut down to get what we want. Many Republicans have... The way to do this like results is not to say ‘It’s my way or no way’- that’s what Newt Gingrich did with lots of severe consequences.” (CNN) SEN. DICK LUGAR (R-IND): “Already the blame game has started. Chuck suggesting the Newt Gingrich situation; Republicans situations suggesting, however, that we don’t have the money that we’re talking about in this budget.” (CNN) Lawmakers bemoaned the busted budget- but in the same breath- called the lack of compromise- childish. SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO): “I’m going to be optimistic that everyone can behave like adults here and we can sit down and get this worked out.” (Fox News) SEN. TOM COBURN (R-OK): “It is ridiculous to say that the children in Washington cant’ come together and cut some spending.” (Fox News) But is playing the “shutdown card” a good move? Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm says- both the red- and the blue team- will feel the burn if they keep playing with fire. FMR. GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D-MI): “It is a lose, lose. I’ve seen this movie. I’ve been in it ...Both sides. It’s a pox on all your houses. People at home will sit there and think ‘ What the heck just happened? I sent all these people to Washington to fix things and they shut it down.’” (NBC) Capitol Hill isn’t the only front in the budget battle- the fight has spilled onto the streets of Wisconsin- as a controversial money-saving proposal sends union supporters to the front lines. The man at the center of the controversy stopped by Fox News Sunday to defend his proposal to limit public employee’s collective bargaining rights. As his state grabs national headlines, Governor Scott Walker has a message for the Obama administration. Basically- stay out of it. GOV. SCOTT WALKER (R-WI): “The president ultimately should stay focused on fixing the federal budget because they’ve got a huge deficit…And believe me they’ve got their hands full.” (Fox News) See our analysis of the Wisconsin union bill here. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY PAUL ROLFE You're watching multisource environment news analysis For the first time -- the Environmental Protection Agency is setting limits on mercury emissions and other pollutants from power plants. While health officials and enviros are applauding the proposed rules -- power companies say the limits will be the end of them. Fox News suggests job losses will be too great. “A recent report says the mercury rule could lead to the closing of nearly 18 percent of the nation’s coal-fired facilities. That could mean the loss of nearly a quarter million jobs... And Missouri’s Claire McCaskill is also complaining about the EPA, she says: The people in my state want clean air and clean water, but farmers and businesses in our state don’t want nonsensical regulations that harm their ability to make a living.” But the overall effect on jobs is up for debate. In an op-ed for the Huffington Post EPA administrator Lisa Jackson says -- the rules will actually spur investment and create jobs. “The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will increase demand for pollution-control technology that is already being produced by American companies... We estimate these first-ever standards will support 31,000 construction jobs and 9,000 long-term utility jobs.” Putting those two estimates together indicates more jobs would be lost than gained. But Grist adds -- the costs of complying will be outweighed by public health benefits. “[T]he proposed standards are estimated to yield monetized benefits of $59 billion to $140 billion annually, compared to annual compliance costs of approximately $10.9 billion. This represents $5 to $13 in health benefits for every $1 spent to reduce pollution.” The rules would reduce mercury emissions by 91 percent, particulate matter by 30 percent and sulfur dioxide by 53 percent. So, how dangerous is mercury? Less than a teaspoon of it can contaminate a 20 acre lake -- and pregnant women have been urged to avoid eating fish because mercury contamination has been linked to birth defects. (Clean Skies News) Clean Skies News reports -- in the last decade, the power industry has done little to reduce its mercury emissions. “Despite years of promises, the electric power industry has barely made a dent in its mercury emissions this decade. And this slow progress is nowhere near the levels that would be achieved if all power plants installed the modern pollution controls that are widely available and already in use at some power plants today.” *******cleanskies.tv/videos/epa-attacks-mercury-emissions.html The EPA tried to put in a cap and trade program for mercury in 2003, but a federal court decided that program wasn’t good enough. These new rules are expected to be finalized in November and give power plants three years to comply. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
19 Mar 2011
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This is my own Rolex Datejust watch collection. For inquiries regarding quotation, additional pictures and further details, please see ABOUT ME, or visit freereplica**** or freereplica****. Or send us an email freereplicagmail****. Thank you!
27 May 2007
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Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to abandon the use of budget earmarks that direct money to favored projects.
19 Nov 2010
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Alisa 'Starr' Ballard - Inside of You Lyrics: The biggest part of life, is giving back some of the blessings that were given unto you Through all of the lessons learn, this is the one That makes my heart feel the most joy because it's true Cause there's nothing like, the power of God, Inside of you Inside of you Just like seasons change, we do too, to try to make a better world to be part of Although it may seem hard, at times to do Just know that God is always there to guide you through Cause there's nothing like the power of God, Inside of you Make a joyful noise, great unto the Lord Let your light so shine for those who have no faith in you Move with grace and love, be steadfast and strong Soon they too will seek the God in them, they see in you Make a joyful noise, great unto the Lord Let your light so shine for those who have no faith in you Move with grace and love, be steadfast and strong And they too will seek the God in them they see in you Cause there's nothing like the power of God, Inside of you Political campaigns play to their strengths, and one realm where Sen. Barack Obama has excelled is the ground game. When the campaign began one year ago, Obama was far less known nationally than his principal rivals, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former vice presidential candidate John Edwards (D-N.C.). Since then, the freshman senator from Illinois has benefited enormously from the work of legions of grass-roots organizers who are giving, heart and soul, to his White House bid. Obama's successes in the early primaries owe much to the tactics and initiative of young field organizers in places like Estill, S.C., Elko, Nev., and Waterloo, Iowa. Looking ahead to Super Tuesday, where voters in 22 states will choose Democratic delegates, the Obama campaign is again counting on a superior ground game to peel away delegates in very competitive districts. More than 500 paid staffers have been deployed to the Feb. 5 states, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe reported in a conference call with reporters today. He said the campaign has what it calls 75,000 "active volunteers" making telephone calls, knocking on doors and otherwise helping out. To show what a difference the organization can make, Plouffe pointed to Saturday's South Carolina primary, where Obama won 44 of 46 counties and more than doubled Clinton's vote totals amid record turnout. He said 13,000 volunteers reported for duty on Election Day. That works out to one volunteer for every 23 voters who cast a ballot for Obama. "This is a place," Plouffe told reporters, referring to the ground game, "where I think we have a dominant advantage." With vast territory to work and only seven days left, strategists for the surviving candidates are racing to decide how to apportion the campaign's money and time, not to mention the energy of the candidates and their surrogates. Plouffe said the Obama camp is now running radio or television ads in all 22 Feb. 5 states, except Illinois, where a recent poll shows Obama leading Clinton by a 2 to 1 margin. Although polls show Obama trailing in some of the biggest Feb. 5 states, Plouffe said the Obama campaign has raised $5 million online since the South Carolina polls closed. The campaign says it has registered more than 600,000 donors so far, with fewer than 3 percent having contributed the maximum allowable amount. Surrogates are on the air for Obama in their own states, including Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Sen. Kent Conrad in North Dakota and Gov. Janet Napolitano in Arizona. Advertisements with other prominent supporters are in the works, Plouffe said. An example of Obama's unorthodox decision to deploy organizers to unlikely states is Kansas, where he visited his grandparents' home town of El Dorado today and picked up the endorsement of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a popular two-term governor known for working with Republicans -- at least the ones she was unable to persuade to switch parties. Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, now a Democrat, is a former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party. Keywords: Super Tuesday Barack Obama Campaign Theme Song Supporters Inspiration Music Video Tsunami Duper Presidential
31 Jan 2008
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Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri)
23 May 2008
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You're watching multisource politics news videos from Newsy The Pentagon has just released a major review of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy which bans openly gay members from serving in the military. According to CNN, the study found repealing the 17-year-old ban would have a limited effect on unit cohesion outside of a few isolated disruptions. It also believes those events would not last long nor be widespread. It suggests the ban could be repealed, even during war. Despite those findings, critics are convinced the ban is working and support keeping it in place. Listen to what Senator John McCain told Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union. “The military is at its highest point in recruitment, in retention, in professionalism, in capability. So to somehow allege that this policy has been damaging the military is simply false." Senator Claire McCaskill shot back at McCain on Fox News - saying it’s time to end the ban now. "I think that we should move forward to make sure that any person who stands up and says, 'I'm willing to die for our country' can do so with honor." The strongest resistance to overturning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell comes from the Marine Corps. But when you take into account all branches of the military -- around 70 percent of military respondents said they have no strong objections to lifting the ban or serving with openly gay members. Just 40 percent of Marines felt the same way. Marine Corps Commandant James Amos has been vocal about his concerns-- saying he thinks dropping DADT would hurt unit cohesion. “There is nothing more intimate than combat and I want to make that point crystal clear...we’re talking our young men laying out, sleeping alongside of one another, and sharing death and fear and the loss of their brothers.” But Cynthia Tucker says in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution it’s time for the Marines -- and Amos -- to fall in line. She says the same argument was made about integration during the Korean War. “When President Truman ordered that the military be integrated...there were dire predictions about military readiness. Now, black soldiers, sailors and airmen are among the most respected officers in the service." But an analyst on MSNBC explains why he thinks Marines are more resistant about a repeal. “You have a unit that’s traditionally much closer and listen much more to its commanders. So when you have commanders publicly raising concerns and being a little more skeptical about doing this it’s understandable you would have more Marines expressing concern.” Despite the study findings, some are attacking the results. In the Wall Street Journal, California Representative Buck McKeon says, he’d like to know who the 70 percent of respondents were. “The release of the Pentagon's report are the first steps in what should be a comprehensive process to study whether implementing these recommendations would undermine military readiness or negatively impact the war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq." But, a writer for Washington Monthly says, with this study, the time for excuses are over. “We now know a majority of U.S. troops, a majority of U.S. civilians, a majority of the House, a majority of the Senate, the Commander in Chief, the Secretary of Defense, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs are all ready to see DADT repeal move forward. If John McCain and other anti-gay senators hoped to gain some leverage, those hopes were in vain.” Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
2 Dec 2010
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