Archive for Michael Burg

Obama Saying Only a Few Senators Are Blocking Surveillance Reform

President Barack Obama gave a warning on Friday that surveillance powers that are used to prevent Americans from being attacked could lapse Sunday at midnight unless a few senators stop preventing reform of the legislation. Obama said he told Mitch McConnell the Majority Leader of the Senate and a few other senators that he is […]

George Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nomination

George Pataki the former three-term New York Governor declared on Thursday he would run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination joining a crowded group of GOP candidates. Pataki is a centrist who was in charge of a state that is heavily Democratic. In a Thursday morning YouTube video, Pataki refers to the accomplishments he had […]

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Running for Senate Against John McCain

As popular Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, seeks his sixth term, a potential opponent emerged on Tuesday after Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a lawmaker of three terms entered the Senate race. Kirkpatrick said that in Arizona people tell it straight and lets get to it. She made that statement during an announcement of her […]

NSA Winding Down Collection of Phone Records

The National Security Agency started to wind down its collection as well as storage of phone record in the U.S. after the Senate could not agree on a way to move forward to extend or change the program that at one time was top secret ahead of its scheduled expiration of May 31. Barring an […]

Senator Lee Calls Christie’s Comments Political Pornography

Senator Mike Lee a Republican from Utah said that Republican Governor Chris Christie from New Jersey should be completely ashamed of himself following his comments about the Patriot Act that Lee compared to being political pornography. During an interview with a leading television network, Lee was asked if he would respond to the statement Christie […]

Republicans Have Showdown over Spy Program

On Tuesday, Senator Mitch McConnell said he was allowing a vote on new legislation that would overhaul the surveillance programs in the U.S., which could give the senator more leverage in the fight over the future of the National Security Agency. The move means that this week the Senate will hold a vote on the […]

Lindsey Graham: Running for President Because World is Falling Apart

Senator Lindsey Graham said he would not make an announcement about his plays until June 1 for the 2016 presidential election, but there is little doubt about what those plans are to be. He said he was running because he thinks the world is falling apart. I have been right more often than wrong when […]

Clintons Earned $25 Million in Speeches since January 2014

Former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday reported they had earned over $25 million combined since January of 2014 for speaking fees. The presidential campaign for Rodham Clinton reported that income in a disclosure report for personal finances that is required to be filed with the Federal Election Commission. This report […]

O’Malley Sets Announcement Date for Presidential Intentions

Martin O’Malley will announce his intentions for the presidency on May 30 in the city of Baltimore. An aide for O’Malley said the former governor of Maryland would have a conference call with his supporters Thursday night to discuss plans he has for the upcoming presidential campaign. The aide was speaking on the condition of […]

Jeb Bush Says Poll Watchers Should Chill Out

Poll numbers that are not showing Jeb Bush holding a commanding lead amongst the Republican field for 2016 do not bother the former governor of Florida. The polls are irrelevant said Bush during a Fox News interview. He said he has yet to announce any candidacy so the polls really do not matter. Until the […]