At yesterday’s meeting for ExxonMobil shareholders in Dallas, CEO Rex Tillerson told those assembled that an economy that runs on oil is here to stay, and cutting carbon emissions would do no good. He asked, “What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?” One good would be that humanity has a habitable [...]
California doesn’t have enough doctors to provide healthcare to newly insured patients. California state senator Ed Hernandez asks, “What good is it if they [state citizens] are going to have a health insurance card but no access to doctors?” Wait. Health care insurance doesn’t mean that patients will have access to health care? Where have I [...]
According to his latest book, latest book, entitle, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives", Robert Draper wrote that 14 Republicans Plotted to Commit Treason and Sabotage against President Obama’s Administration and the U.S. Economy. In his latest book, entitle, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside [...]Show More Summary
On this anniversary day I, his fourth daughter of five ask, what good can come from the death of an Afghan mayor, of an Afghan father? Perhaps it can come from the lessons and legacy of his life.
Cross-posted from Tikkun Daily. by Valerie Elverton-Dixon In his book, “Don’t Ask What Good We Do”, Robert Draper describes a dinner meeting of a group of Republicans on the night of President Obama’s inauguration. The group decided they would not cooperate with President Obama, that they would do everything in their power to [...]Show More Summary
There has been a recent kerfuffle in the blogosphere about accusations of treason by leading Republicans. These accusations are based on information that came to light recently in Do Not Ask What Good We Do; Inside the House of Representatives, a book by Robert Draper. Why aren’t the major American media and Americans themselves shrieking [...]
WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker hosted guests at her Georgetown home Tuesday to celebrate author and freelance writer Robert Draper‘s book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives. Draper’s book largely focuses on the Republicans who swooped into Congress “intending to shake things up” in 2010. Show More Summary
One more tidbit from Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper, courtesy of the Daily Beast:"John Dingell is the longest currently-serving member of Congress (and the third longest-serving ever). The acerbic 85-year-old Michigan Democrat had long been contemptuous of Tea Partiers. Show More Summary
According to Robert Draper’s new book on Congress, Do Not Ask What Good We Do, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) once told openly-gay retiring Congressman Barney Frank that he should wear a “pink jumpsuit.” Via Dave Weigel: When Barney Frank mocks the Republicans for a marathon series of amendment votes, West calls him “a guy who [...]
In Do Not Ask What Good We Do, Robert Draper reports on a long dinner in which Republicans mapped out their campaign strategy against President Obama: The dinner lasted nearly four hours. They parted company almost giddily. The Republicans...Show More Summary
If this new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper is to be believed, there are some Republican politicians in Washington who were feeling somewhat less that celebratory back in January 2008 when Barack Obama took office. And you know what? Some of them even wanted Obama to [...]
Another tidbit from Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper, courtesy of the Huffington Post: "As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington, D.C... Show More Summary
I was halfway through Do Not Ask What Good We Do when I felt moved to e-mail Robert Draper. Another title for his book, a history of our current House of Representatives, might be Worst Congress Ever.
• Author Robert Draper, whose new book is Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives, shares a behind-the-scenes look at the battles between between Tea Party Republicans and veteran GOP lawmakers. • Alan responds to John Boehner’s alarming claims about President Obama’s re-election. • Up-to-the-minute results of tonight’s presidential primaries.…
The Tea Party members of the House of Representatives get a revealing and fair portrayal in veteran reporter Robert Draper’s new book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do.
Jon Karl reviews Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper. "Mr. Draper embedded himself in the House in 2011, getting to know the key players -- newcomers and old-timers alike. In his group portrait, he doesn't make any sweeping judgments about who is to blame for the failure of this Congress to address the country's long-term problems. Show More Summary
Here’s what the Loop is reading this morning: Freshman amok — The House freshman class created by the 2010 midterms was the object of worry for senior Republicans, according to a new book. In Robert Draper’s “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” more senior lawmakers called the upstarts a “monster,” and feared they’d rebel, our colleague Paul Kane reports. Read full article >>
If U disliked former congressman Anthony Weiner for his online shenanigans, wait until you read about his offline behavior! A new book called Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives does not paint a flattering picture of the controversial politician. Journalist Robert Draper eludes that Weiner was not only obnoxious in [...]
The deuce you say, Sir. A new book by Robert Draper called ?Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives" reveals Weiner's swollen, throbbing ego poking out of his underwear. That doesn't make sense but...
Robert Draper's forthcoming book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives explores the most mature, functional branch of our wonderful government beginning after the Republican takeover in 2010. Mike Allen's Politico Playbook today has a few tidbits from inside the tome, the funniest of ... More »