Mark Davis has a superb piece up on Real Clear Politics this morning on what makes the Tea Party movement tick and, perhaps even more important, what doesn't. Along the way, Davis makes a number of important observations and offers some solid advice that ought to be taken to heart by Tea Partiers everywhere. Read More
In November 2008, just days after Republicans suffered a thorough beating at the polls, former Sen. Fred Thompson spoke to a group of dispirited conservatives on a Caribbean cruise sponsored by National Review. He was asked if he had any advice for his old Republican colleagues in the Senate.
"They need to make sure they get this straight," Thompson deadpanned. "Up until now, filibusters have been a bad thing. Now, filibusters are a good thing." Read More
Even the staunchest earmark foe had to feel a twinge with the passing of John Murtha.
Not just because the congressman's family is pained by the sudden loss of an imposing figure, but because it was another paragraph in the final chapter of an era in American politics.
The era of the dinosaurs is ending and the new epoch will be one of great upheaval. Read More
Eyebrows were raised recently when White House visitor logs revealed that Andy Stern was the most frequently appearing name on the list.
This week, its Jeri Thompson’s release of a Stern directive to Senate Democrats to make sure they vote right on a key confirmation. As Stern made clear during the 2008 campaign, he and other labor leaders expect a handsome return on their partisan investments. Read More
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's senior health care advisor has told Congress Daily that congressional Democratic leaders have settled on a strategy they believe will allow them to make changes in both Senate and House Obamacare bills, then send a single, revised version to President Obama for signature.
Congress Daily is a subscription-only publication, but LifeNews.com has these details: Read More
Did you know that nine states have provisions in their constitutions for recalling elected officials, possibly including the senators and congressmen representing them in Washington? Read More
Is it pride or fear that is preventing President Obama from changing course in the face of a strong headwind from the American electorate?
The president is calling his fellow Democrats to the battlements in the name of global warming fees, a big expansion of the public education system, and the classification of terrorists as criminal defendants, not enemy combatants. Read More
Here it is, uncut and exactly as it will air later today during the Super Bowl contest between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. By the way, people keep asking me who I think will win the game. My answer is whichever team gets the ball last. It's gonna be a doozy of a ball game. Read More
"The Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges," writes Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter to Republican critics in Congress. The letter is part of the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its decision to grant full American constitutional rights to al Qaeda soldier Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the accused Christmas Day bomber. That defense boils down to one sentence: Bush did it, too. Read More
President Obama's remarks during last State of the Union address included an admonition to Congress to change the way it discloses earmarks, by putting all of the information about every earmark on one web site that is easily accessible to the public.
That was good advice and there is no practical or philosophical reason why Congress should delay doing that as soon as possible. But Congress being Congress, additional "encouragement" will almost certainly be required. Read More