Senate passes resolution to keep government funded

By Ramsey Cox – 09/22/12 01:04 AM ET

The Senate approved the six-month spending resolution to keep the government funded early Saturday morning.

The vote was 62-30, with 10 Republicans voting with the Democratic majority and only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.V.), voting against. The vote took place after the upper chamber came to an agreement on other votes, including Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) bill to end foreign aid to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen unless they met certain conditions.

The continuing resoluion will now go to the White House where the president is expected to sign it into law. The fundng of the government must be authorized before the new fiscal year begins on October 1.

Paul had been filibustering the Senate for days, delaying action by requiring the maximum amount of time be spent on each vote until he got a vote on his own bill, which failed, 10-81. Continue reading “Senate passes resolution to keep government funded”

Rand Paul’s top 5 attacks on Obama

Rand Paul’s top 5 attacks on Obama

By KATIE GLUECK | 8/29/12 8:23 PM EDT

Former GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul was only referenced once — and not even by name — in his son Sen. Rand Paul’s speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. Instead, the Kentucky senator took President Barack Obama to task for his now-infamous “you didn’t build that” quote, naming the president about 10 times. (Meanwhile, Paul took about 14 minutes to mention Mitt Romney by name, and did so only once.)

Here’s a look at the top five attacks from Paul’s speech: Continue reading “Rand Paul’s top 5 attacks on Obama”