Beltway Confidential

Boehner says with economy fragile, can't risk holding out past Aug. 2

In his just-concluded news conference, I asked House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,…

Cantor announces House will remain open this weekend

With time running out to raise the debt limit before Aug. 2,…

Congressmen object to federal 'cereal killer' guidelines

Ninety-nine Members of Congress have written the Obama administration to protest proposed…

Debt limit fight killing Obama at the polls

President Obama’s approval ratings have plummeted as the debt limit fight in…

Developers and politicians: Just give us your land and shut your mouth

It turns out that the same folks who like using government to…

From Russia with love?

How’s that U.S.-Russia “reset” working out? “U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a…

Geithner flip-flops on payment prioritization

For months conservatives have been saying that regardless of whether or not…

Health care spending to explode as Obamacare implemented

National health spending is expected to grow by at least 8.3 percent…

If you take federal money, you lose credibility in complaining about regulations

Advocates of free enterprise often find it hard to convince business to…

Lawsuit to block unionization of Michigan grad students as 'public employees'

In Michigan, the unions are thrashing about for a lifeline, and the…

Morning Examiner: The Tea Party is winning

There are many in the Tea Party who will be disappointed today…

Obama polling better than Nixon

Commentary on the debt limit issue is littered with citations of poll…

Obama-cozy Podestas lead the bundling game

John Podesta was Barack Obama's presidential transition director and remains one of…

Pence a “yes” on Boehner plan — House to hold two Balanced Budget Amendment votes Friday

Rep. Mike Pence, the conservative congressman from Indiana, told reporters today he…

Sens. Paul and Lee won’t rule out backing a BBA without supermajority requirement on taxes

Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul, both with strong ties to…

A Rick Perry primer

Paul Burka is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and a superb political…

Boehner touts new CBO score

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is touting new and improved Congressional Budget…

Cain apologizes to Muslim leaders

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who angered many Muslims with his opinions…

CBO: Reid plan reduces deficits by more than Boehner plan, but less than advertised

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan for hiking the debt limit would…