Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has essentially declared that ongoing military operations in Libya are nothing for Congress to worry its pretty little head about.
Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, said the Senate might not bother to vote on either of two competing Libyan resolutions. And in his confirmation hearing, the man who would be Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta told senators: Don’t worry; be happy; Gaddafi will eventually step down. Read More
Federal judges hearing arguments yesterday in the nation’s biggest Obamacare case asked some hard questions of the Obamacare administration in the 11th Circuit appeals court.
These exchanges give rise to guarded optimism that Obamacare’s individual mandate might be struck down, but it’s anyone’s guess as to whether the judges will preserve the rest of this massive 2,700-page statute. Read More
Last week the House gave President Obama a sharp foreign policy rebuke. A resolution critical of president's Libyan adventure passed with bi-partisan support.
Now the action shifts to the Senate, where John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have crafted a rally-round-the Libya mission resolution. Word is it will move to mark-up in the Foreign Affairs Committee this week. Read More
Ever have one of those nights when you just cannot get to sleep because your mind is racing with thoughts about ... everything? Think how much more difficult it must be for a president, who really does have the weight of the world on his shoulders. Read More
President Obama welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House Tuesday, as the allies touted their relationship as essential to global prosperity despite economic vulnerabilities in their respective countries.
"People on both sides of the Atlantic are understandably frustrated with the ups and downs of the economy," Obama said, appearing with Merkel at a joint press conference in the East Room of the White H Read More
President Obama's claims to have saved the U.S. auto industry with government bailouts, takeovers and buyouts in 2009 don't quite square with the facts. Read More
President Obama's nomination of John Bryson for Commerce Secretary is generating opposition in some unexpected places, thanks to the nominee's status as a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Read More
Members of a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) chapter in Los Angeles turned out arm-in-arm with members of assorted Communist Party and socialist groups last month for their annual May Day demonstration. Read More
On June 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta will hear arguments in one of the most important cases in history, the Obamacare case of Florida v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
This case is massive. The plaintiffs are 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and two individuals who are members of NFIB. Read More
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declared Monday that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would "resolve all their differences" when the pair meets on the links June 18.
He was somewhat exaggerating.
"He likes and gets along with the Speaker of the House," Carney explained during Monday's briefing. "This is more of a social outing; they will not resolve the budget negotiations on the back nine." Read More