For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to hold a sitting Cabinet Member in Contempt of Congress. The vote of 255-67 taken Thursday did not include more than 100 Democrats who walked out of the Capitol Building in protest of the action against Attorney General Eric Holder. Seventeen "Blue Dog" Democrats voted with the Republicans in favor of the contempt vote. Two Republicans voted "No".Frequent contributor, Congressman Mike Capuano (D-MA) was one of the representatives who did not participate in the vote.
In a groundbreaking decision - perhaps the most significant by the Court since Bush v. Gore and Citizens United - the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act. Voting to uphold the law: Chief Justice Roberts along with Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan.
"Will you fight for Single Payer Health Care if the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act tomorrow? Are you ready for the fight?"Go to the Rebuild America facebook page and post your comment there.We'll be discussing this topic throughout the Rebuild America program Thursday June 28, 2012 and want to include YOUR thoughts.
We await the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the ACA, or Affordable Care Act of the Obama Administration. A decision could come as soon as Thursday June 28. Yesterday, Arizona's new Immigration laws were largely overturned by the Court, with the exception of Jan Brewer's problematic "Show Me Your Papers" clause where law officers will now need to serve as Federal Immigration officials in Arizona when enforcing the law in their state.
The Community Festival Statement of PrinciplesWe think that people ought to work for the collective good of all people rather than for personal gain. We support cooperation and collective activity rather than competition and individual profit. The basic necessities of life are a right and not a privilege. People have the collective right to control the conditions of their lives.People should strive to conduct their lives in harmony with the environment. We recognize that there are primary attitudes which divide and oppress people.