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Will Boehner’s actions match his words?

January 6, 2015

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One final post before we head south for vacation. The House returned from its vacation today amid hopes that this will  be the year Congress embraces civility,  pushes past gridlock and has a more productive session. Just perhaps members can

OK Congress, show us you’re changing your tune

January 5, 2015

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We hear that frigid temperatures are coming so we’re hightailing it out of town for winter vacation. It’s a good time because the new Congress will be in session tomorrow and we want to give them some time to demonstrate that they intend to come together and be

Former top New York City cop disrespects the truth

January 4, 2015

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Bernard Kerik had commented in an earlier broadcast interview as well as in a commentary in Time magazine about those who spoke of advising children to be careful around police. He referred to it again this morning on

How many people really must pay much more for health care?

January 3, 2015

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There has been considerable debate about how Americans view the Affordable Care Act. It’s not as clear cut as you might think. Polls have shown great displeasure but yet

New poll finds politicians are nation’s biggest problem

January 2, 2015

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It’s a great sign. The American public is saying they know the dysfunction in Washington is real. Aware enough to label it their number one concern. It’s a Gallup poll released today on what we think are the nation’s biggest problems. Number one:

Colonel’s comments about the President inappropriate

January 1, 2015

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In an interview yesterday on Fox News, retired Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters took issue with President Obama in a crude way.  Peters, identified as a Fox News strategic analyst,  is known for his deprecatory remarks about the President. This time, he criticized Mr. Obama for

Have a happy …

December 31, 2014

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… and safe new year.  Oh, and a civil, kind and respectful one.

Appeals officer lifts suspension on NFL multiple repeat offender

December 30, 2014

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Is it respecting the game of football when an often-punished player gets a one-game suspension reduced to a fine, allowing him to play in this weekend’s playoff? Appeals hearing officer Ted Cottrell (pictured) doesn’t seem concerned. He

Threats to veto, but some compromise is inevitable (please, please, please)

December 29, 2014

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We’re hoping for the best when Congress reconvenes though with the Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress and a Democrat as president, there’s reason for concern. However it can’t be as

Kudos to N.Y. police commissioner for calling out fellow cops

December 28, 2014

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Bill Bratton commented on “Face the Nation” about the New York officers who turned their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio when he spoke at the funeral of one of the two policemen executed

CNN, easing the police-mayor rift not that easy

December 27, 2014

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CNN’s Miguel Marquez did a fine job covering the funeral for New York city police officer Rafael Ramos. However one thing he said was off the mark. Anchor Suzanne Malveaux referred to the troubled

Congress did accomplish something in 2014

December 26, 2014

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So it’s not all bad, the record of our Washington legislators. One big thing,  they managed to pass a budget to fund the federal government through next September. Only the Department of Homeland Security is not included. This means there will be

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