The Obama administration is after your Lucky Charms, or at least your children’s. The public comment period closed on July 14 for a set of “voluntary” guidelines for the marketing of food to children. If adopted, these rules will transform the advertising of breakfast cereals.
The Washington Post reported yesterday: “In 2012, the contrast between the two parties seems certain to be drawn in sharp relief. The Republican vision is of a dramatically smaller government and of a budget that is balanced without raising taxes.
One year ago today, The New York Times ran an op-ed by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announcing "welcome to the recovery." Today, the National Republican Senate Committee released an ad highlighting Democrats' over-optimistic rhetoric on the issue, just as Senate Democrats have promised to focus on job creation in the wake of the debt-ceiling fight.
“My proposal would bring down the cost of health care for millions – families, businesses, and the federal government,” President Obama said in early March 2010 before Obamacare became law. Controlling health care spending was supposed to be one of the major benefits of Obama’s signature domestic accomplishment.
It's complicated, but after an ex-staffer suggested to Gawker that many of Newt Gingrich's Twitter followers were fake, PeekYou, a New York search company has run their complicated algorithm to determine that only 8% of Newt Gingrich 1.3 million followers are "verifiable humans."
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is a longtime Republican institution in Utah -- almost an idol. But Hatch knows he is not safe for his 2012 reelection, and he's right.
Hatch is facing a likely challenge for the Republican nomination for his seat from conservative Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R, who already took out one incumbent with his 2008 run for the House.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced that the chamber would be in "pro forma" sessions throughout August, effectively blocking President Obama from making any recess appointments.
Among other possibilities, the move will prevent Obama from appointing a new head of the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as well as a new member of the National Labor Relations Board, which has a vacancy opening up later this month.
With everybody in Washington breathing deep signs of relief that earlier today the Senate passed the debt-ceiling deal approved yesterday by the House, and President Obama quickly signed the measure into law, it behooves us all to contemplate what would have been had this happpy day not come around.
Sigh. It's tough work being a Senator . . . spending long hours during the last two weeks in the heat of August,passing bills you should have dealt with months ago. . . Harry Reid really needs a vacation . . . Isn't it time for recess.yet?Watch below: