Immediately after the swearing in of the 113th Congress will be the vote on House speaker, John Boehner. Boehner already has people who are backing him up in his corner. Apparently, he has this vote in the bag with no worries, despite certain decisions to postpone a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims. Watch live here. Drop down bottom for more.
This is like great music to my ears to hear Republicans feel like other Republicans ain’t s#!t. A bill that was left on the table that was to aide those affected by Sandy has left Rep. looking at each other sideways. Rep. Peter King is not content with the decision to not make a decision. Click below to find out more. WiL Major
Our President addressed the fiscal cliff earlier today in a press conference filled with everyday citizens that make up the middle class of our country. We’ve all been worried about the looming fiscal cliff, but he calmly assured us that a solution is on its way, though one hasn’t been reached quite yet. See what he had to say below.
Congress is taking it’s time on making decisions that will affect our tax rates in 2013. Senators were close to a deal to avoid a tax hike but it seems to be delayed. Click below to find out more. WiL Major
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blaming Apple for the crime increase, saying that if it weren’t for a growth in theft of iPhones and iPads in New York City that crime would in fact be down. The Mayor cited an increase in thefts of the popular devices as the key thing raising the New York City Crime Index this year, but goes on to show that though crime is up, this has also been one historically one of the safest years for other reasons. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro x TatWZA
Vinny Guadagnino from Jersey Shore sure has some high hopes. Talking to TMZ outside of a restaurant last night, he revealed that he hopes to soon go to law school “to get involved in politics.” Apparently he had a 3.9 GPA in high school. You know what, though? It’s not that far-fetched! Kevin Powell from the very first season of MTV’s Real World went on to be a major figure in politics!
The currently Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will be stepping down from her position soon and President Obama has announced that he plans on nominating John Kerry to take her place. Senator John Kerry ran for election back in 2004 and lost to President Bush and if he is confirmed by the Senate, he will take a seat on the Obama Administration. The first person that was expected to be nominated, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, announced that she decided to withdraw her name from the consideration. Kerry already travels the world attempting to fix frayed relationships between the US and other countries, so Secretary of State won’t be a huge stretch from his current position. Read more below.