Here at The Washington Examiner, we've been predicting $5-a-gallon gas since at least this Jan. 6 editorial proclaimed it in the headline. Read More
Way back when, he was President Nixon's "favorite mayor." Now he's President Obama's "favorite Republican." He is Sen. Richard Lugar, R-IN.
Here's something else he may be about 18 months from becoming - the former senior senator from Indiana. Read More
One of the Senate’s oldest members, Democrat Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, announced yesterday he will not seek reelection in 2012. He was elected with 54% of the vote in 1990 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Spark Matsunaga, and was reelected in 1994, 2000 and 2006 with 72%, 73% and 61% of the vote. His toughest race was the 2006 primary, when he was challenged by Rep. Read More
A new study by the Center for Responsive Politics and the group, Remapping Debate turns up more proof that there really is a revolving door between Congress and the nether world of congressional lobbyists.
The study found at least 130 congressional staffers in key positions like legislative director and chief of staff who were in lobbying jobs prior to joining their current employers. Both Republican and Democrat members include such staffers among their ranks. Read More
Looks like that two-week, stop-gap Continuing Resolution containing $4 billion in spending cuts will be adopted by the Senate this morning. This is the same CR that passed the House earlier this week on a 335-91 vote that included ays from 104 House Democrats.
A Republican friend in the Senate is cheered by these developments, but, being a bit of a curmudgeon on occasion, also notes some of the statements being made by Senate Democrats about this same CR just last week: Read More
Everybody knows there are three kinds of liars - liars, damn liars and statistics. Well, the CBS News/New York Times poll may warrant creation of a fourth category called Making Numbers Lie.
Liberals and lefties are all atwitter today because the CBS/NYT survey produced a result that suggests Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his allies are only supported by a slim minority of the public. Here's how the Times put it: Read More
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Reason Foundation is a libertarian outfit, while the Heritage Foundation is more of a traditional, fusionist conservative bunch, so you wouldn't normally expect to see them collaborating on a major national issue like collective bargaining for public employees.
Think again. Watch this:
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More evidence that the public would likely react very differently to a government shutdown in 2011 than it did in 1995 when a newly elected Republican congressional majority went to the mat with President Clinton on cutting government spending and eliminating wasteful federal programs. Read More