A budget deal agreed upon by the House and Senate has come early, and it may prevent another shutdown—but pundits aren't exactly cheering about it. Among the responses: At Slate, Matthew Yglesias says the plan will "improve the economy moderately and it achieves the GOP’s goal of reducing spending....
South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright, a Tea Partier who is challenging Senator Lindsey Graham for his Senate seat, believes if you don’t have a job, you shouldn’t eat. To give you an idea of what someone running to the right of Lindsey Graham looks like, Bright wants anyone enforcing health care reform in South […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbered Republicans refused to let the Senate take a break given new, Democratic-driven curbs on the GOP's power.
Protesters against Obamacare rally outside Claire McCaskill’s office in 2009. We’re ba-ack… PRESS RELEASE December 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m. CT Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, plans Wheel-In Rally at Senator Claire McCaskill’s St. Louis Office- Asks “Why is Our Government Punishing … Continue reading ?
We already know that Ryan-Murray budget bill raises taxes and spending to fund Obamacare and the TSA. Tonight we learn that this deal contains a provision which allows the Senate to pass tax increases with just 51 votes. But there is another problem with the bill that has been overlooked. Show More Summary
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Wednesday arrested Ryan Loskarn, Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-Tenn.) chief of staff, on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Earlier on Wednesday, Alexander announced that law enforcement agents had searched Loskarn's residence in connection to the allegations. Show More Summary
The Senate tucked in for an all-nighter on Wednesday night, hunkering down for what could amount to several days of little-to-no-sleep — no small feet for some of the Senate septuagenarians. In what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, said he is "unable to support" the budget deal announced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) because it is not a formal budget agreed upon by House and Senate conferees. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Did Paul Ryan sell out conservatives by agreeing to a compromise budget deal with ultra-liberal Patty Murray? I wouldn’t go that far. In my view, reasonable conservatives can disagree on the overall merit of the deal. I tend to agree with
(CNN) - Frustrated Republicans are retaliating for a Democratic power play to weaken their hand in opposing presidential nominations by forcing an all-night session. Votes on judicial and other appointments were set in the early morning hours on Thursday as fallout over efforts by majority Democrats to enforce their rule change to expedite consideration of […]
Today at a press conference in Manhattan, state Senator Liz Krueger revealed a plan to legalize and tax marijuana in the state of New York. Making weed totally chill in the eyes of the law has long been a focus of democrats in the state — including Governor Andrew Cuomo — but the New York's left currently has nothing concrete to show for their efforts. Read more...
Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff to Senator Lamar Alexander, has been arrested on child pornography charges. ABC News stated that Loskarn, 35, was arrested on the charges today by the US Postal Inspection Service according to a Justice Department spokesman. Show More Summary
Nancy Cordes heralded the proposed budget deal from Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray as a "true compromise" on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, and asserted that "the reason it's so important is that it could bring an end to this...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Senate Democrats who are up for re-election next year are in a panic over Obamacare. They may try to maintain a brave front, but actions speak louder than words. Thus, we see the first television ad of Mary Landrieu’s re-election campaign. Show More Summary
What the hell, Paul Ryan. What the hell. Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP?s ability to block tax increases in future years. The bill includes language from the...
Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP's ability to block tax increases in future years.The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats' budget...Show More Summary
The big political news of the day is that Republican Representative Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray have hammered out a new budget deal. Mostly, this news focuses on the details of the agreement, or the sheer jaw-dropping astonishment that a deal was reached before the next artificial deadline was hit. Show More Summary
About the only good thing that can be said about the budget deal just patched together by House Republican budget chair Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic budget chair Patty Murray is that the right-wing Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity oppose it.
The “talkathon,” besides wasting time and taxpayer dollars, will be for the purpose of protesting the implementation of the nuclear option. The GOP protest, which could extend into the weekend, will throw a wrench in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) hopes of wrapping up legislative business for 2013 as soon as possible. Republicans will […]
This morning was a shitty one for veteran GOP senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, whose chief of staff was arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography. Read more...