Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Even as scientists around the world continue to warn that the build up of greenhouse gases, especially CO2 from carbon based fuels, is leading to drastic changes in the earth's climate the major international oil and gas cartels continue to pump the substance while the leading governments of the world fail to take meaningful action.
The U.S.'s first step back to sanity took place Nov. 8 - most prominently in Ohio but also from Maine to Mississippi. Citizens had clearly had it with seeing their families served up as piñatas to extremist attacks on the middle class.
In a sneak attack on the democratic rights of the voters to recall elected officials, the Republicans are proposing a bill that would force petition gatherers, who already have to certify each petition they collect, to have those certifications notarized.
The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.
Cantor's appearance had been planned for 4:30, but the news came earlier in the day that the Congressman had cancelled when told that the general public would be admitted as well as Penn students.
Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas and currently a Fox News host, has brought his party's voter suppression efforts completely out of the closet.
Chris Christie, a Republican, threw union contracts out the window and enacted laws forcing unions to pay more into their pension and health care benefits packages.
A doctor is challenging Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann's wild claims that the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation.
Republican lawmakers in Congress have opened an unprecedented offensive against almost every type of government regulation.