#WIunion ALERT: Another GOP Bomb: 3PM facebook update from Wisconsin Senator Lassa: GOP bill targeting private sector unions is being fast tracked in the legislature.
screenshot is of an update made roughly 3PM February 19, 2013
Historic number of women sworn in as Senators.
Today the Senate will make history, swearing in a record-breaking 20 female senators — four Republicans and 16 Democrats — in office.
“I can’t tell you the joy that I feel in my heart to look at these 20 gifted and talented women from two different parties, different zip codes to fill this room,” Sen. Barbara Mikulksi, D-Md., said while surrounded by the group of women senators. “In all of American history only 16 women had served. Now there are 20 of us.”
Meanwhile, in Crazytown:
A conservative women’s group sees an historic number of women being sworn into the Senate on Thursday as a negative development.
Independent Women’s Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer said in a statement that the increase in women, because they are mostly Democratic women, will be harmful for government.
“While a lot is being made about the record number of women joining the Senate, the reality is the majority of these women are Democrats – 16 of the 20 – and as a result we are likely to see higher taxes, bigger government, and less freedom,” she said.
Ever think there might be a reason why 16 of the 20 are Democrats? Keep waging that War on Women, conservatives. It’s working out so well for you.
I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds, because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.
Republican Rep. Peter King • Condemning House Republicans for refusing to vote on a post-Sandy disaster relief bill that was approved by the Senate last week. The bill would have allocated roughly $60.4 billion in disaster relief funding for the areas in New York and New Jersey that were devastated by Sandy last year. House Republicans have responded to the criticism with assurances that a vote is coming in the 113th Congress, and a denial that there is any immediate need for such funding. source (via shortformblog)
- Drywall safety
- Frank Buckles WWI Memorial
- Redesignate Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and Hugh L. Dryden Test Range
- Conveyance of certain property in Kotzebue, AK
At least 27 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when at least one shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News reported, citing unnamed officials.
If confirmed, it would be one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. The holiday season tragedy follows a series of shooting rampages in the United States this year that have killed multiple victims, and it was certain to revive a debate about U.S. gun laws.
The principal and school psychologist were among the dead, CNN said. Witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots with some saying as many as 100 were fired.
The suspected shooter, 24, was armed with four weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest, WABC reported.
There were unconfirmed reports of a second shooter.
Republicans Stand in the Way of Disaster Relief. Again.
Republicans in Congress like to find ways to hold the economy, and ordinary Americans, hostage to their ideological agenda. Just as they are once again threatening another phony debt ceiling crisis that will jeopardize the nation’s credit rating, they are, once again, threatening to withhold vital funds for Hurricane Sandy relief unless the Democrats agree to unrelated spending cuts.
Plea Hearing Scheduled for Former Walker Aide, Tim Russell
Former top Walker aide Tim Russell appears to have reached a plea deal related to his role in the ongoing John Doe probe into Walker’s former aides in Milwaukee County.