Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stood on the House floor this week and repeated the Democratic mantra that she and members of her party "will work with Republicans on legislation that will create jobs, that will strengthen the middle class and that will reduce the deficit." Read More
Here's a political equation that ought to furrow the brows of everybody working to get a second term for President Obama: QE1+QT1=DEFEAT.
For those not cursed to be economists, QE1 stands for Quantitative Easing, while QT1 means "Quantitative Tightening. According to Ralph Benko, writing in Forbes, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke may be about to doom the Obama re-electi effort with that equation. Read More
Opposition to another stop-gap continuing resolution is growing as Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-KS, has announced that he will vote against such a proposal.
"We were elected to make bold changes to federal spending and to reverse our unsustainable deficits," Huelskamp said. Read More
Their ranks bolstered by thousands of out-of-state organizers and protesters, Wisconsin public employee unions now say their efforts are entering phase two, with more protests and a recall campaign aimed at Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican allies in the state legislature.
Those 14 Democrat state senators who fled the state in order to prevent Walker's budget reform bill from being considered in the Senate for lack of a quorum also returned to the Badger State over the weekend. Read More
After Jared Loughner shot and killed six people in his attempt to assassinate Rep. Gabby Gifford, D-AZ, President Obama spoke eloquently and forcefully against violent political rhetoric and the need for political opponents to remember they are opponents, not enemies. Read More
Add Idaho to the list of states moving to end the free lunch fun of public employee unions. On the same day Wisconsin ended many collective bargaining rights of government workers there, Idaho officials moved to limit the process and phase out tenure for unionized teachers.
The measure is part of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's plan to reform the K-12 education system in Idaho, according to Fox News. Read More
Asleep at the Wheel is supposed to be the name of a fine Texas Swing band, not a description of the House GOP majority, but then how do we account for yesterday's passage of The Veterinary Public Health Amendments yesterday? Read More
Median average wealth for freshman members of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress is significantly lower than overall average for all House members in the 111th Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The overall average wealth in the previous House was $765,010, according to CRP. That compares with a median average of $570,418 for the 112th Congresses House freshman class, a 34 percent decrease. Read More
What's the last thing you would expect to hear in politics today? Obama switches parties? Reid says 'shut it down and throw away the keys"? How about "Tea Partiers, union protestors share common core values"? Read More