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
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
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:
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
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
Did the killers go through any background checks when they bought their guns? We haven’t seen anything about that so far but we’re guessing they’ll be information about that quickly after the Pennsylvania suspect is caught.
From everywhere, it seems, many officials and military are expressing their view on the value of the report on torture issued by a Senate committee last week. Opinions differ greatly on how accurate it is. It became obvious very quickly
We thought it couldn’t get much lower. The 6,000-page torture report covering mainly the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during the Bush administration was highly critical of the CIA. But the failure
Risky by the Senate and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in particular. She (pictured) led the chamber’s investigation and has pushed for the release. But the big concern is for the welfare of Americans.
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
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 […]
Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters, just over two weeks ago, registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility