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Some serious shitte in the US

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by pro-pilot, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. After reading a lot of what has been going on within US politics over the last 2 years, there is a lot of big bad changes that dubya is driving with his mate cheney.

    You can see how the democrates are responding!


    US Senate stays in session to block Bush
    Posted Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:42pm AEDT

    The US Senate is holding special one-man sessions throughout Christmas and the New Year to prevent President George W Bush from making appointments without the approval of the Democratic majority.

    With the bang of a gavel, Democratic Senator Jim Webb declared the first session open on Sunday morning (local time), before closing it seconds later without any of his colleagues present in the hall.

    The brief ceremony will be repeated every two to three days until January 18, when lawmakers resume their work after the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

    The Democratic majority is staging the move to avoid any formal recess for Congress extending over several days.

    A recess would allow Mr Bush to appoint ambassadors, judges and other top posts without seeking a Senate confirmation for his nominations.

    Mr Bush has previously used his authority to avoid drawn-out political battles with Democratic foes over controversial nominations, including that of foreign policy hawk John Bolton who was named in 2005 as Washington's UN ambassador during a congressional recess.

    Mr Bolton stepped down last December, just before the Democrats assumed control of Congress.

    The "recess appointments" can last up to a year.

    Senator Webb, who is expected to convene four of the 11 scheduled pro forma sessions, said it was crucial that nominations be vetted by the senate.

    "Presidential nominations for important positions within the executive branch should be carefully considered and debated before the Senate in order to ensure that the most qualified individuals are serving the American people," he said in a statement.

    - AFP
  2. One of the greatest days in the near future will be in November next year, when the Bush administration is no longer in power.
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    I'm with redneck. Couldnt care less about US politics either [​IMG]