The Game IS Rigged

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 8:12 am

Michael Bennet gets caught in a moment of rare honesty with an open mike in the Senate: “It’s all rigged. The whole conversation is rigged. The fact that we don’t get to a discussion before the break about what we’re going to do in the lame duck. It’s just rigged.” Of course it is.  They [...]

Where are the “Obama Tax Cuts?”

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 1:30 pm

The lame duck session of Congress is shaping up to be dominated by the issue of what to do with the “Bush tax cuts” set to expire at the end of the year. Democrats want to extend the Bush tax cuts only for everyone making less than $250,000, but the Republicans are insisting that they [...]

Galbraith Blasts Alan Simpson: He “Lacks the Temperament to Do a Fair and Impartial Job” on Deficit Commission

By: Monday July 19, 2010 10:18 am

Billy House and Humberto Sanchez at the National Journal report that Judd Gregg, Kent Conrad and other members of the Catfood Commission are salivating over the chance to push through “historic changes” to Social Security and Medicare in a lame duck Congress, when many members will not have to face electoral repercussions for their votes. [...]