The Antideficiency Act

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The government shutdown continues… The Government Shutdown Happened – Beginning Fri 12/21/2018 9:00 PM An upcoming vote will add between $5 and $12 billion for the purposes of building a Border Security wall and funding disaster aid. Q: What is a government shutdown? A: Federal government shutdowns occur when spending bills expire, and Congress and […]

Trust but verify

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By: Chris Hanrahan These days, trusting/believing anything said by a Member of Congress comes with an inherent tradeoff. While it isn’t advisable to believe everything the media says, it also isn’t advisable to block everything out. There is a balance of fact, which evolves, shifts, and develops over time. Witness what happens when all sides […]

USA Border Wall Update

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By: Chris Hanrahan Created January 12, 2019 Updated October 25, 2019 Once a deal has been made between the Republicans and Democrats to end this shutdown, there will be much to discuss. The southern wall controversy were behind a 4+ week Government shutdown during which cable network headlines slowly shifted from DREAMers to the ensuing […]

New Flutterings

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There is much new conversation among many of the people in this Country who are increasingly steering the subject of their discussions toward the actions of the newly elected 116th Congress.  And I listen and learn from them as they pontificate their ideals in the form of something they would say or ask during a Town […]

The Government Shutdown continues

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Acosta’s Fake News CNN network called the Air Force and ask them if they’re going to come after the Commander In Chief for signing hats and violating their own version of ethical standards.  The response: “no”. CNN has faced a long battle with the truth so let’s hope for the best and get a bit […]

A 2018 Still in Review

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December 31, 2018 By: Chris Hanrahan As fast as fast can be, the year 2018 is now expiring with an accompanying blue strobe skyward flash. OverHeard in the Halls of Potato Network HQ The 2019 Wikipedia page for SOTU has not yet been created, but the previous speeches and their ratings, can even suggest hints […]

The Affordable Care Act

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By: Chris Hanrahan A federal judge in Texas has ruled this week that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.  The ruling is going to be appealed by a group of states (led by California) and the future of Healthcare for Americans hinges on what happens next. As we go into the new year, an examination […]

December 13th Clinton Foundation Hearing

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS By Chris Hanrahan First and Second Panels December 13, 2018 The December 13 2018 testimony was brought to order at 2:24PM ET and lasted 2 hours, 42 minutes, and 9 seconds.  A total of 4 witnesses gave testimony during this time, and these notes reflect the hearing. The U.S. Attorney for […]