President Obama went to a DCCC fundraiser and told all the big donors about how he needed Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House again. He claimed it would be a “whole lot easier to govern” if she were. While the line was meant to get donors to open their wallets, it is so [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 4, 2013 9:08 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 7, 2013 7:21 am|
Unwilling to be the victim of yet another fake hostage crisis, some Congressional Democrats have already begun pushing for a unilateral solution to the debt ceiling. On Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed her position that President Obama should simply invoke the 14th Amendment to declare the debt ceiling unconstitutional. From The Hill: The [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 18, 2012 12:36 pm|
President Obama wants a deal that will cut Social Security benefits by changing how the cost of living increase is measured. The only things that can stop Social Security from being cut are Congressional Republicans rejecting the overall deal or Congressional Democrats rejecting it. In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, House Minority Leader Nancy [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:08 am|
In an interview to be broadcast this Friday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the President about the possibility of raising the Medicare eligibility retirement age, and he did not dismiss it as unacceptable.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 23, 2012 12:19 pm|
We are still months away from the so called “fiscal cliff” or “taxmaggedon” when among other things the Bush tax cut extension expires. But the Democratic leadership has already started negotiations against itself. With negotiations with the GOP not having really begun, Pelosi has already moved the Democratic ask to the right in a preemptive [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 27, 2011 11:49 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 25, 2011 7:36 am|
To maintain his role as head of the Republican caucus Speaker John Boehner can’t cut just any old deal with the Democrats, at least not now that so much rides on this particular fight. Even if Boehner and most of the Republican leadership want to cut a deal, and that isn’t a given, the only [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 20, 2011 12:27 pm|
I called Hoyer’s office this morning to ask if he considers cutting the COLA a benefit cut, but haven’t received a response.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 27, 2011 7:42 am|
The negotiation table is like the poker table, you don’t get a seat unless you have chips to pay with. By failing to prove she actually has the will and/or power to say no, Pelosi has shown the president she has no leverage, so doesn’t deserve a seat.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 2, 2011 12:17 pm|
There are few things the leaders of our two major political parties will work together on, but keeping America fighting wars is surely one of them.