Obama Mocks Public Option Supporters

By: Friday September 17, 2010 10:19 am

Obama took the opportunity to mock supporters of the public option last night at a DNC event in Greenwich, Connecticut (per Mike Allen): OBAMA: Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get — to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed — oh, well, the public option wasn’t [...]

Money for Nothing? Wall Street Punishes Dems for Appearing to Tackle Financial Regulation

By: Tuesday July 6, 2010 1:59 pm

If you are upset that the new financial reform bill is too weak, does not fundamentally change a broken system and will not prevent another meltdown, perhaps you should take a look at this: Wall Street is unhappy that Democrats have been slightly mean to them, so it has closed its huge campaign-donation spigot. From [...]

Accountability Now: Successes and Failures in Arkansas

By: Friday June 11, 2010 10:56 am

Ryan Grim and Sam Stein have an excellent piece on the coordinated efforts of various groups to support Bill Halter’s challenge to Blanche Lincoln.  It represents the evolution of the efforts behind the Ned Lamont and Donna Edwards races, and now that the election is over, deserves some discussion. Accountability Now grew out of the [...]

As Dow Swings, Obama To Come Out Against Audit the Fed Today

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 12:08 pm

The Dow is swinging wildly–down as much as 980 points within the last hour–largely due to insecurity about the situation in Greece and shaky retail sales. And according to Brad DeLong, who is generally pretty tight with the White House, Obama will come out in opposition to Audit the Fed this afternoon. At a time [...]

Republicans Try to See How Often They Can Say “Permanent Bailout”

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:22 pm

Republicans appear to have learned at least one thing from the finance crisis–and it is that bailouts are very unpopular. You know the kind of bailouts of big private financial companies pushed for by the Republican president George W. Bush? Now Republicans are trying to make Democrats unpopular by tarring any Democratic bill dealing with [...]

Psst….Here’s Your House Cheat Sheet

By: Tuesday December 8, 2009 9:48 am

Lobbyists are churning through these amendments right now, but the public rarely gets their oar in until debate goes to the floor. By that time, half the battle is already over.

Have a look at the amendments being offered and let us know which ones you think need to be ditched and which ones should get a vote.