House passes huge GOP budget cuts, opposing Obama (AP) – 957th Edition

16 04 2011

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio looks on at right as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)AP – In a prelude to a summer showdown with President Barack Obama, Republicans controlling the House pushed to passage on Friday a bold but politically dangerous budget blueprint to slash social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and fundamentally restructure Medicare health care for the elderly.

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