Healthcare.gov Not Actually Improved as Much as Administration Claimed

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:54 am

The Obama administration has managed to make some significant improvements to Healthcare.gov but it is still not working as well as the administration has led people to believe. On Sunday they bragged the site “has the capacity to handle 50,000 concurrent or simultaneous users at one time.” But the very next day that was proven [...]

Internal Division Forces GOP to Delay Government Funding Vote

By: Wednesday September 11, 2013 11:14 am

Incredibly, a significant number of conservatives and House Republicans have convinced themselves that threatening to hurt the economy will give them leverage over a President who will never again face re-election. The first sign that this stupid posturing has metastasized into an actual problem is decision today by House leadership to delay a vote on [...]

The Contractors Almost Always Win

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 12:02 pm

Whenever a major piece of legislation moves through Washington you can almost guarantee among the winners is going to be some group of government contractors and comprehensive immigration reform is no exception. It is the aggressive lobbying for this potential payday that helps get the legislation moving through a practically polarized Congress. As the bill [...]

Durbin Not Optimistic About Grand Bargain

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 8:41 am

One of the best pieces of news I have seen in awhile is that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is not very optimistic about a grand bargain being reached. He currently puts the odds at less than 50 percent.  From The Hill: The odds of a grand bargain deficit-reduction deal are less than 50-50, Senate Majority [...]

Sequester Still in the Kabuki Theater Phase

By: Friday March 1, 2013 8:12 am

If you were hoping that the sequester being only hours away from taking effect would spur Congress to take action, you are going to be very disappointed. There are currently no serious negotiations taking place. Instead we are still in the kabuki theater phrase. When Congress only pretends to be doing something while trying to [...]

Sequestration Cuts Even More Likely

By: Friday February 8, 2013 9:45 am

The sequestration cuts maybe one of the worst policies Congress has ever knowingly created yet with each passing day the chance of them actually going into effect grows. We are now three weeks away from the cuts going into effect and Senate Democrats still haven’t even come up with what would be an opening proposal [...]

Bipartisan House Group may try to Seize the Lead on Immigration

By: Monday February 4, 2013 10:13 am

An old saying goes victory has 100 fathers but defeat is an orphan. So one of the better indications that something is likely to succeed in Washington is how many members of Congress are rushing to claim paternity of a proposal. That is why this report by The Hill that a bipartisan group of House [...]

Congressional Dems Begin Pushing for Unilateral Solution to the Debt Limit

By: 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 [...]

The Back-Up Plan: More Made up Deadlines and Another Fake Crisis

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 11:05 am

It hasn’t been stated enough that if members of Congress are really concerned about the negative economic consequences of letting the sequestration cuts go into effect, they can simple take ten minutes to repeal them. There is zero need for a broad deal or a can-kicking back-up plan to address the immediate economic issues.

No One Wants Joe Lieberman At Their Party

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:56 am

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) has played an outsize role at national conventions for both parties for years. He was Al Gore’s VP pick for Democrats in 2000, and he spoke at the Republican convention in 2008 in support of John McCain over Barack Obama. This time around, though, neither party wants him to show up [...]

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