Bill O’Reilliy’s False Claim

30 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The Fox News host as apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I… read full story

Murdock: Buying the Times?

29 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdock has closed on his purchase of the Moraga Vineyards estate in the hills above Bel-Air for a tidy $28.8 million, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. As I have reported for months there is… read full story

Jack Lew: No Deal on Debt

28 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The Treasury Secretary told CNBC on Tuesday, after formally notifying Congress the day before. that the federal would run out of borrowing authority in mid-October. “Congress has already authorized funding committing us to make expenditures,” Lew said. “We’re now… read full story

Falsed Impeachment Game

27 August 2013 |permalink | email article

As Maureen Dowd reported this week the far right GOP wing of the party is determined to impeach President Obama but it’s not going to happen. Sen.Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said that the president was “getting perliously close ”… read full story

Hillary Coronation Premature

26 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Pundits on the right and left are already spreading the gospel that if Clinton gets into the race within the next year or so she will be the next president of the United States. A long shot at first… read full story

Three Cheers for Justice Ginsburg

25 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Ginsburg, now 80, vowed in an interview with the New York Times. to stay on the Supreme Court as long as her health and intellect remained strong, saying she was fully engaged in her work as the leader of… read full story

Clock Running: No Deficit Deal

23 August 2013 |permalink | email article

An autumn shutdown looms as talks between the White House and Senate Republicans have gone nowhere since Congress began its summer recess, increasing the chances of a fiscal stalemate that could lead to to a government shutdown in October… read full story

Clinton Dramas: New Iterations Ahead?

21 August 2013 |permalink | email article

As Maggie Haberman reports in Politico the swirl of headlines surrounding Bill and Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2013 should lead to a grand conclusion about whether another iteration of a Clinton campaign can be run effectively, free… read full story

A Moment of Truth

20 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Two political scientists, Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels. reported on a 1996 survey that asked voters whether the budget deficit had increased or decreased under President Clinton. In fact, the deficit was down sharply—and a majority of Republicans—believed that… read full story

Dual Role of Clinton Aide Shocks

19 August 2013 |permalink | email article

When the news surfaced in May that the State Department had approved an arrangement that allowed Huma Abedin, top adviser to Secretary pf State Hillary Rodham Clinton, to take on work for private clients officials at the department described… read full story

McConnell: Pressure To Defund ObamaCare

18 August 2013 |permalink | email article

A conservative group headed by ex-Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina has launched a media campaign in Kentucky to pressure Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to back an effort to threaten a government shutdown over defunding ObamaCare. McConnell is… read full story

Right Targets “Gutless” House GOP

17 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Heritage Action for America , a leader of the defund-Obama care crusade, tears into House GOP leaders for refusing to show the spine to do what it takes to block the law. To understand what this means, Jonathan Bernstein… read full story

Full Blown Panic Now

16 August 2013 |permalink | email article

As Greg Sargent signaled in his Morning Plum The Washington Post’s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei are well sourced among the party’s elites, notably the drift towards a series of Apocalyptic showdowns this fall. Most urgently, according to some… read full story

Gingrich: Can GOP Be Party Of Ideas?

15 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The former Speaker of the House told a gathering of GOP operatives this week in Boston that lawmakers who criticize Obamacare but offer no alternatives who will left with “zero answer” to constituents who ask for a policy solutions… read full story

Summers is the Wrong Choice

14 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The rumors persist that Larry Summers is President Obama’s choice to become chairman of the Federal Reserve. After all,  Summers is the son of two Nobel laureates in economics is, has a high I.Q. and inspired a great cameo… read full story

Is Hannity Being Pushed Out?

13 August 2013 |permalink | email article

While Fox News is silent the certainty is growing that rising star Megyn Kelly is pushing Sean Hannity out of the coveted 9 p.m. prime time slot, one he has held for 17 years. The assumption is that 42-year-old… read full story

Iowa Speech Hints At Biden Run

12 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be a keynote speaker at Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry next month, a signature political event that often showcases as featured speakers those aspiriing to be president. He will speak after Mayor… read full story

Cruz: Early Start Before Iowa Caucuses

11 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The freshman Texas senator gave a campaign stump speech to a crowd of social conservatives gathered in Ames, Iowa for the Family Leadership conference on Saturday and held the crowd of about 500 in the palm of his hand.… read full story

Clinton in 2016?

10 August 2013 |permalink | email article

At this point, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been awarded the Democratic nomination virtually by default and declared the clear favorite to win the general election against her as yet unknown Republican opponent. As Dan Balz noted this weekend in… read full story

Research Papers: Holding the Economy Back?

09 August 2013 |permalink | email article

As Paul Krugman points out in a New York Times column the truth is that we understand perfectly well why the recovery has been slow, and confidence has nothing to do with it. What we’re looking, instead, is the… read full story

Priebus Warns NBC and CNN On Debates

08 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The Republican national chairman has threatened to pull the group’s partnership with both networks if they moved ahead with plans to air films on Hilary Clinton. for the 2o16. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior… read full story

Putin Plays Games

07 August 2013 |permalink | email article

President Obama has apparently decided not to proceed with a planned summit meeting with President Putin of Russia next month in Moscow. Along with other legitimates grievances with Putin’s policies came his decision to stick a thumb in Obama’s… read full story

Mikulski:Refereeing A Fiscal Showtown

06 August 2013 |permalink | email article

Seven months into her new assignment as chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, there is already a saying among members: “We loved Byrd, we respected Inouye, we fear Barbara. During a March floor debate Ms. Mikulski ordered Sen. John… read full story

Rubio’s New Mission: Win Back The GOP’s Base

05 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The Florida senator’s chances of winning the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 have taken a solid hit and he will have to repair his standing with the conservative base. “There’s a terrible disappointment with Rubio specifically” said Rep. Jason… read full story

CBS and Time Warner Cable Dispute

05 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The standoff between the giants has drawn unhappy reactions from New York local officials, and Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, and a mayoral candidate, said she would hold a hearing on the dispute on Thursday. Why is… read full story

Press Congress for Immigration Reform Now

04 August 2013 |permalink | email article

While a pillar of the Senate’s bipartisan compromise is"path to citizenship” it remains dirty words to Republicans like Representative Steve King of Iowa, who has likened immigrants to dogs and live stock. He has recently taken to calling them… read full story

Trend: More Layoffs If Cuts Remain

03 August 2013 |permalink | email article

“At a time of mass unemployment, it’s clear, the economics textbooks tell us, that this is not the right time for fiscal retrenchment. To watch it be ignored like this is exasperating , horrifying, disheartening.”—Justin Wolfers, an economics professor… read full story

GOP: Cripple Health Care Law

02 August 2013 |permalink | email article

The House was poised Friday on yet another bill to cripple President’s health care law. raising anew the question of why the Republicans persist in their so-far failed efforts? Democrats speculate on many theories. Republicans, they suggest, care little… read full story

Mitch McConnell: Out of Favor in Kentucky

01 August 2013 |permalink | email article

New poll numbers released Thursday suggest that Senate Minority Leader enters his reelection campaign facing two perilous obstacles: an electorate that wants him out of office and a viable Democratic challenger. The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling… read full story

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