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The 112th Congress - Return of the Republican Majority?

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The 112th Congress - Return of the Republican Majority?


Mid Term Elections 2010 - Return of Republican Congress? by the greatlandoni


The Republicans are back with a new Contract for America, promising more tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and revoking Obama's Health Care Program, if only the American people would vote them back into the majority in the upcoming mid-term elections on November 2. 

The republicans in congress, even as the minority party after the 2008 elections, have been united in obstructing and scorning the democratic proposals at every turn, with usually not even a single republican vote on any and all democratic initiatives, bills, and proposals.

"Highlights of the plan include:

• Requiring all bills to be posted online three days before voting and requiring legislation to cite the constitutional authority for the new law;

• Holding the trials of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, outside the United States.

• Reducing federal spending to fiscal 2008 levels, except for national security.

The 21-page document is meant in part to echo the GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a 10-point agenda unveiled at the same point in the election season before the party gained control of Congress in that year's midterms.

But it is also a new effort to signal that a new generation of Republicans is ready to lead."

"GOP Pledge to America to call for US spending freeze" by

By Paul Kane and Perry Bacon Jr.

Washington Post Staff more

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Democrats will hold on to a majority
       41% from 12 votes  
Not sure
       17% from 5 votes  
Republicans will take back Congress on November 2
       28% from 8 votes  
       14% from 4 votes  

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which includes polls commissioned by the corporate... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:15:09 AM
[[IMG100]] But in 2008, the words missing incl... by Lance Ciepiela on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 12:26:22 PM
this asinine rehash of conspiracy theory, accompan... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 2:21:22 PM
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Obama's Birth Certificate, as a valid issue, is si... by Taylor on Monday, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:27:08 AM
If the Republicans have a contract with someone it... by Hayesml47 on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 6:55:04 PM
greetings. why do the republicans need a majority... by edward stein on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 8:38:39 PM
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