Harvard University’s Belfer Center has released a study arguing that Americans will eventually buy electric cars, but for now the green vehicles remain more expensive than conventional gas-powered automobiles, even when gasoline is taken into account.
Washington's debt limit stalemate may not be providing a boost to Republicans, but it sure isn't helping President Obama, either.
Today's Gallup tracking poll finds Obama's approval rating has sunk to 40 percent, which a Gallup spokesman confirms is an all-time low. The previous low was 41 percent. At the same time, the number of Americans disapproving of him has reached 50 percent.
Last week, the Washington Post terminated four lobbying contracts with big-name K Street firms. The Post had hired K Street heavyweights to resist regulations advanced by the Obama administration to cut off federal subsidies to for-profit colleges -- like the ones owned by Kaplan, which is owned by the Washington Post Compa
Everyone in my twitter feed seems to be saying that there is no difference between the new debt hike bill Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, unveiled today and the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act that was passed earlier this month. This is wrong. There are two big differences between the two bills:
Throughout the week, House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the debt limit was attacked on two fronts. Democrats said he was wasting time on a plan that had no chance of passing the Senate, while conservatives argued that pushing the plan was undermining Cut, Cap and Balance. By deciding to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to his own plan this morning to gain enough votes to secure passage, Boehner proved both sets of critics correct.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made some incredibly naive, ill-informed and downright goofy statements before but her comment yesterday about why House Democrats oppose House Speaker John Boehner's debt-ceiling crisis bill surely must take the cake for absurdity:
"What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today," Pelosi said.
President Obama urged lawmakers Friday to compromise on a solution to raise the debt ceiling by the Aug. 2 deadline, seeking to ratchet up pressure on Republicans reeling from their failure to unite behind a debt deal.
“There are plenty of ways out of this mess, but we are almost out of time,” Obama said at the White House in a brief statement to the press.
In the few minutes it takes to read this post, at least five Democrats will have again told reporters that the Boehner bill is "dead on arrival" in the Senate. But if the Boehner bill is such a non-threat to the White House, then why are House Democrats so scared to let any of their moderates vote for it?
At a press conference yesterday, I asked House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to respond to the criticism among conservatives that if Republicans were to hold out past Aug. 2, they'd be in a better position to negotiate a deal.
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., tells National Journal that his current term will be his last:
NJ Any regrets about not getting into the presidential race?
DeMINT No; it’s just not an ambition of mine.
NJ What is your ambition?