|Obama's new ambassador to North Korea !|
|Will the Government Shutdown again?|
If there is anything BIZARRE in the world . One should take note of Dennis Rodman's flashy visit to North Korea.The trouble with useful idiots like Dennis Rodman is that they never have a clue how idiotic they really are. **Dennis Rodman was given full dignitary treatment during his visit to North Korea, which included a ridiculous presidential feast ...Mean while the starving people of North Korea were eating insects and roadside weeds to fill their empty stomachs The regime is continuing its dangerous weapons tests, treating its population terribly and starving countless people. On Tuesday, North Korea issued new hostile threats, this time to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953. The regime has made threats in the past, but the intensity of its recent belligerence is unusual. MEANWHILE things are just salivating here at home . Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to prevent a government shutdown this month while easing the short-term impact of $85 billion in spending cuts — at the same time previewing a longer-term plan to erase federal deficits without raising taxes.Legislation easily passed the US House of Representatives on Wednesday to avert another partisan budget battle and a possible government shutdown, and a dinner meeting between Barack Obama and offered signs of a thaw in relations. By a vote of 267-151, passed a measure to fund government programs until the end of the fiscal year on September 30. The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to pass a similar bill next week. Funny how 'quickly' they can all agree on something when it insures that their paychecks keep coming! While they fail to find that same 'magic formula' when it comes to our economic and financial fate! I can't figure out how our stupid politicians made it past the 3rd grade, let alone into the White House. # President Obama also had a dinner , While the meal was not intended to be a negotiation, it was an opportunity for Obama to make clear he is willing to consider some difficult spending cuts that are unpopular with his fellow Democrats in Congress, the official said. Those could include cuts to programs that include the Social Security pension system and Medicare for the elderly. Obama is due to discuss his other legislative priorities, including immigration reform, gun control and tackling climate change, at meetings with members of both political parties on Capitol Hill next week. Republicans in the House are expected Thursday to pass their own legislation to keep the government's lights on until September. Their version of the bill would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year with roughly $980 billion, a number that takes into account the $85 billion in cuts from sequestration. The legislation includes a full year appropriations bill for the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs to give the agencies a bit more flexibility to reallocate some of the across-the-board cuts that began March 1. Democrats in the Senate have signaled they'd like to give domestic agencies affected by sequester more ability to reallocate the cuts as well. Other Democrats say she will follow Obama's lead on Medicare, setting up a contrast with Republicans that her party hopes to exploit in the 2014 elections. Obama's own budget has been delayed repeatedly this year, and it is not clear if he intends to release it before the House and Senate hold their debates this month. If the administration waits until April, it could avoid certain embarrassment at the hands of Republicans. It is a ritual of budget politics for the party out of power in the White House to demand a vote on the president's budget, knowing it will fail, sometimes ignominiously.
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** In his first interview since returning to the U.S. from an unprecedented visit to North Korea last week, former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he bears a message for President Obama from the country’s oppressive leader, Kim Jong Un. “He wants Obama to do one thing: Call him,” Rodman told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.” “He said, ‘If you can, Dennis – I don’t want [to] do war. I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.” The athlete also offered Kim some diplomatic advice for potential future talks with President Obama. # And this new poll out that the national media keeps hyping about the president's declining poll numbers on the sequester, is a question asked differently than all the other previous polls, where they add the democratic party along with the president in the question...thereby altering who they feel is to blame. But you won't hear them mentioning that either or taking note of the change. The national media are in the hands of Wall Street, and they're doing swimmingly. No one should ever forget that either.