Eliza Relman, provided by Published 3:58 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 MSNBC C-SPAN might have a reputation for mind-numbing content, but once in a while lawmakers on Capitol Hill spice up the legislative debate with an eye-catching prop. In 2015, Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, attempted to disprove scientific evidence of climate change with a snowball. Another GOP lawmaker, Arizona Rep. John Shadegg, brought a baby onto the House floor in 2009 to argue against the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, made headlines on Tuesday when he brought a picture of former President Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to a vote on the Democrats' Green New Deal resolution. "I rise today to consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves," Lee said before presenting the image of Reagan atop a velociraptor and holding a machine gun. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of two lawmakers who introduced the sweeping non-binding House resolution to … [Read more...] about A GOP senator brought a giant picture of Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur to argue against Democrats’ Green New Deal. Here are 10 other wild props members have brought to the floor.
Amid the morass of parliamentary moves to influence the course of Brexit, a proposal has emerged that has raised eyebrows as it reportedly involved collaboration between both “Leave” and “Remain” wings of the bitterly divided ruling Conservative Party. After the UK-EU Brexit deal was roundly rejected by the House of Commons earlier this month, individual politicians and groups of MPs have been tabling amendments to a government motion due to be voted on later on Tuesday. The latest move – which does not form part of any of the amendments – has been tagged the Malthouse Compromise after the housing minister Kit Malthouse who helped to broker it. What is in the Malthouse Plan? The plan has emerged from talks between former Tory Remainers including current ministers and ex-Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, and hardline Brexiteers from the eurosceptic European Research Group (ERG) including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker. The most striking aspect is an … [Read more...] about Brexit ‘Plan C’: what is in the Malthouse Compromise?
By Thomas Barrabi Published January 24, 2019 Sports FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Should advertisers stay away from political ads for Super Bowl? The Hill media reporter Joe Concha and Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli discuss whether companies should air political ads during the Super Bowl. With tens of millions of viewers set to tune in to Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, sportsbooks are offering prop bets for fans looking to add even more excitement to a clash between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. Continue Reading Below Prop bets allow gamblers to place wagers on various elements of the Super Bowl, from which player will be named the game’s most valuable player to how long singer Gladys Knight will take to perform the pre-game national anthem. In Las Vegas, Westgate SuperBook is one of multiple sportsbooks that offers prop bets. MORE ON THIS MERCEDEZ-BENZ STADIUM CONCESSIONS PRICES TO … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 53 prop bets feature odds on government shutdown, White House fast food
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks pulled ahead on Tuesday, led by a bounce in Chinese shares as Beijing signaled more supportive measures to stabilize a slowing economy, while the British pound braced for a showdown in parliament over the government’s Brexit plan. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Tokyo's Nikkei .N225 rose 0.55 percent to 20,474 after a market holiday on Monday while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS recovered from early losses and advanced 0.56 percent. South Korea's Kospi .KS11 hit one-month highs. In China, the CSI300 index of Shanghai and Shenzhen shares .CSI300 rose 0.62 percent, seemingly supported by expectations of more government policy measures to prop-up a slowing economy. China’s state planner said on Tuesday it will aim to achieve “a good start” in the first quarter … [Read more...] about China shares prop-up Asia on stimulus hopes, sterling braces for…
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff January 02, 2019 A prominent Massachusetts business group is calling for an immediate end to new fees that cost employers across the state $300 million last year, noting that Beacon Hill failed to follow through on its part of a bargain to tame the rising costs of the state Medicaid program.Governor Charlie Baker proposed the fees and legislators approved them in 2017, requiring employers, over two years, to contribute more toward the costs of the state program that provides health coverage for poor and low-income residents.Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a group representing 4,000 employers, plans to submit a bill to the Legislature this month that would end the fees right away — one year early. Advertisement “It feels like the reason this was created no longer exists,” said Richard C. Lord, chief … [Read more...] about Employer group balks at fees to prop up MassHealth