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Will Boehner’s actions match his words?

January 6, 2015 by


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

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

December 29, 2014 by


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

If Boehner fell, would Reid go to help him, and vice-versa?

December 2, 2014 by


Why do we ask? Because with the way most politicians in Washington fail to deal with each other in a productive way, paralyzed by partisanship, it just seems like this is not an outrageous question. Maybe they would learn from this example from

Shocker: Congressional leaders to seek funds on TV’s Shark Tank

November 28, 2014 by


Well, not really. Not yet, anyway. But what if they did? If you’ve watched the ABC and CNBC program Shark Tank, do you think this post has it about right? (Photo of the most frequent Sharks, clockwise from top left, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban) Speaker of […]

We see petty politics taking precedence over integrity

November 13, 2014 by


Could it be? Of course it could. But the fact that just days after the midterms, congressional leaders and the President can’t have a thoughtful conversation about immigration and some other contentious issues is a bit

Was our pre-Obamacare healthcare system good or bad?

November 30, 2013 by


It’s always had its cheerleaders, especially among Republicans. One member of the GOP who doesn’t agree is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In an interview made available this weekend, Walker said

Pointless and shameful: House GOP puts self-interest ahead of country

October 15, 2013 by


The spectacle that has unfolded the past few weeks in Congress continues the insulting behavior of people elected to serve. They have, for quite a while now, served on behalf of themselves. Today, our representatives in the

Boehner disappoints with Obamacare comment

October 9, 2013 by


It’s another example supporting our previous post about not giving airtime to those who say nothing new, in this case about the partial government shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner today felt the need to say this

Should the President delay further implementation of Obamacare?

October 2, 2013 by


Pres. Obama got involved, but only a little bit, in trying to end the government shutdown when he called Republican leaders to the White House this evening. In advance, his spokesman said he wouldn’t compromise on passing a bill if it

Boehner’s comment fair?

September 28, 2013 by


John Boehner chastised President Obama again today as negotiations to keep the government fully functioning go down to the wire. Congress must act by Monday or various departments will be closed. The Ohio republican referred

Some Republicans don’t seem to know the meaning of ‘atrocity’

September 13, 2013 by


It’s been almost a mantra these last few days. Many members of the GOP talking about the possibility of cutting off financing for Obamacare. The word some keep repeating to describe the health care plan is “atrocity,” as in these

Congress diddles while college students suffer

July 8, 2013 by


A procedural vote is scheduled Wednesday in the Senate on a bill to roll back the increase in student loan rates, which doubled to 6.8% on July 1st.  The measure would be in effect for one year to allow


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