Month: July 2011

LAH resident promotes bipartisan solutions for government gridlock

High-tech entrepreneur David Gilmour is advocating a completely different kind of innovation this time around. The Los Altos Hills resident and likeminded members of a new organization, No Labels, are seeking a fundamental change in government from extremist, polarizing politics to more bipartisan collaboration built on compromise. Gilmour said he was in the nation’s capital …

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Local Resident Part of National ‘No Labels’ Movement

Newtown’s Pat Oliver is part of a national political movement calling for “hyperpartisanship,” in support of a bipartisan solution to the country’s debt crisis. She along with more than 150 members of a group dubbing themselves, “No Labels,” rallied in Washington, D.C. on Monday asking lawmakers to reach a deal before the U.S. Treasury runs …

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Progress Starts with Us

Do you feel like your elected representatives are listening to you? Americans from all walks of life are concerned about whether those in Washington will reach a bipartisan agreement to raise the debt ceiling. There’s only 12 days left, and yet we’ve seen the same old partisan games and political posturing. The negotiations in Washington …

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Brookfield, Connecticut Residents go to Washington to Demand Bipartisanship

Washington, D.C. — Over 150 members of No Labels from 35 states took to the Capitol Monday to demonstrate against hyper-partisanship and in support of a bipartisan solution to our debt crisis. With time running short to reach a deal and avert a default, No Labels members, including some from Connecticut and Brookfield, descended on …

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‘Gang of Six’ to Meet With Senate Leadership

Members of the Senate’s bipartisan “gang of six” will meet with the chamber’s leaders Friday morning to discuss the possibility of moving their deficit reduction proposal through Congress. The meeting was originally planned for Thursday afternoon, but it was postponed after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) were …

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Debt talks on three tracks as deadline nears

WASHINGTON — Two weeks before the government faces default, President Obama and congressional leaders are pursuing very different solutions. The Democratic-led Senate is pursuing a bipartisan fallback plan to raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit in three installments and throw responsibility for deficit reduction to a new panel of lawmakers whose recommendations would require up-or-down …

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Lieberman, Weicker: New course must be plotted for nation’s politics, economy

Connecticut Post HARTFORD — They are politicians without a party. Both occupied the same Senate seat. Joe Lieberman and Lowell Weicker Jr., together again for a summit on fiscal responsibility Friday in Hartford, bemoaned the political and economic direction of the state and nation. The self-proclaimed independents separately addressed an assemblage of top Democrats and …

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