Two days before the Senate voted to pass its version of Obamacare on Christmas Eve 2009, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) stood on the floor to explain her support for a bill she claimed would “reduce cost, expand coverage and increase choice and competition for Americans.”
As the holiday shopping season approaches, consumer may find an unlikely adversary: the retail industry. According to reports, “big retailers like Walmart and Apple ramp up their holiday ads early this season” and “Representatives from leading retail associations name online sales tax legislation as a chief concern for their members right now.”
The big headline from USA Today says it all: Democrats beginning to support Obamacare delays.
To say Barack Obama's second term agenda is in turmoil is an understatement. His lofty goals include passing a budget and farm bill, two things considered routine in the past. The other major goal laid out last week was immigration reform, in the form of amnesty. That is all but dead, too.
Welcome to Washington, DC, where some folks are doing their best John Lennon impressions, asking Americans to imagine “what if” conservatives didn’t mount a legislative fight against Obamacare this fall – a fight that still continues.
Be prepared for an onslaught of new polling as we head into the second week of the Obama-Reid government shutdown.
Although the Senate has not begun debate on the House-passed year-end funding bill that permanently defunds Obamacare (H.J.Res.59), some pundits and politicians are going to great lengths to confuse the public, muddle the message and protect Obamacare funding.
While proponents of Obamacare are becoming harder to find, those that remain seem to be living in an alternate universe.
Our government tells us Labor Day “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.”
In January, I quibbled with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s word choice, so it is only fair I praise him for a strong showing on NBC’s Meet the Press this weekend.
Few places in the world function (and I use that term loosely) like Washington, DC.
Speaking “on the condition of anonymity,” a Republican lawmaker told one Capitol Hill newspaper last week that conservatives pushing to stop the implementation of Obamacare had “no plan B.”
“We’re going to implement it.”
Most Americans don’t remember the last time President Obama tried to hit the reset on America’s national political dialogue by giving a rousing speech on his economic vision for the middle class.
Reid’s use of the ‘nuclear option’ 649 days ago provides more clarity as to what exactly the ‘nuclear option’ is and why it is such a big deal.
Political parties exist to win elections.
As evidence by last week’s rush to embrace a phony border security amendment, too many in the Republican Establishment are fixated on immigration reform as merely a quick fix political strategy.
Despite their desire (whether based on principle or politics) for an enforcement-first approach, Republicans appear willing to embrace Rubio’s framework. But they’d be advised to look before they leap.
For the third time in eight years, the U.S. Senate is debating what many in the media call a landmark immigration bill. This time around, proponents of the bill are cashing in on lessons learned from failed attempts in 2006 and 2007. Chief among those lessons is that words matter.
Democrats are practically pleading with President Obama to sharpen his message. After successfully raising taxes on every working American at the beginning of the year, the progressive movement has suffered one debilitating blow after another
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