Politicians, campaign strategists, academics, journalists and others who assume Hispanics aged 18-29 favor higher taxes, more government spending and increased government regulation of business are in for a shock, according to the results of a new survey to be released tomorrow. Read More
Congress passed and President Obama signed legislation last year banning federal grants and contracts to ACORN or any of its affiliates. Somebody should tell the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) about the ban. Read More
When governors and legislators face seemingly big budget deficits, they often turn to gimmicks to balance income and outgo on paper.
The most creative have been what cynics call “rosy scenarios.”
California politicians conjure up some new source of revenue, swear it is legitimate and then use the projected windfall to close their gap. Read More
During President Obama's press conference today, he scolded Republicans for demanding tax cuts for corporate jets.
From the Associated Press in 2009:
Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes. Read More
Sir Walter Scott wasn’t writing about politics when he sagely observed two centuries ago, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”But he could have been — and his poetry perfectly describes the ironic consequences of two deceptive California ballot measures drafted by Democratic politicians and their allies. Read More
President Obama, continuing his heightened role in stalled deficit talks, will meet with Senate Democrats at the White House Wednesday.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. Republicans aren't yet on the docket for another meeting, the White House said. Read More
What's likely to be the basic debate issue of the 2012 presidential campaign? If you said, "jobs" or "the economy," you're right, but there are several different ways to talk about those issues.
Crossroads GPS is mounting a two-month, $20 million advertising campaign aimed at framing the economic issues for the 2012 contest. Read More
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‘Jumping the shark” refers to TV sitcoms that have run out of ideas and resort to desperate stunts to stay on the air. Yesterday, Senate Democrats, headed by Majority Leader Harry Reid and his chief deputies, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, showed that jumping the shark happens in politics too. Read More
Yes, that was an interesting evening of polite, sometimes incisive, discussion by the current lineup of Republican aspirants for the White House, but now back to reality - New Rasmussen Reports survey finds one in three voters would go third party if the current lineup of candidates remains unchanged. Read More