Robert Bluey

Posted October 28, 2007

For the first time in history, the House of Representatives hit the 1,000-vote mark. It’s a thoroughly meaningless milestone, yet liberals proclaimed it a monumental accomplishment.

Posted October 21, 2007

Conservatives have gone to great lengths to create a new brand for the party, but such endeavors won't change minds overnight or even in this election cycle.

Posted October 14, 2007

The U.S. budget deficit fell to the lowest level in five years last week, but three of America’s leading newspapers -- the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times -- couldn’t find the space to mention the dramatic drop.

Posted October 07, 2007

Nobody in Washington likes to compromise, but when it comes to helping poor kids, you’d think politicians would choose solutions instead of spin. Think again.

Posted September 30, 2007

Thirteen years ago, then-Rep. Newt Gingrich stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to unveil the Contract with America, a document that crystallized conservative principles and led Republicans to a remarkable triumph on Election Day. Gingrich was at the top of his game and the country was following closely behind.

Posted September 23, 2007

Alan Greenspan’s criticism of the administration’s fiscal record couldn’t have come at a better time.

Posted September 16, 2007

The anger and frustration over Iraq that prompted voters to bounce many Republicans from Congress last November was supposed to give Democrats the momentum they needed to end the war. Instead, 10 months after Election Day, many are conflicted and confused about what to do next.

Posted September 09, 2007

No Child Left Behind has seen better days. Under attack from both the right and left, President Bush’s signature education achievement might not survive if some members of Congress get their way.

Posted September 02, 2007

Topping the Democrats’ to-do list when they return to Washington this week is reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Posted August 26, 2007

The Office of Labor Management Standards, the federal government’s union watchdog agency, has recouped more than $100 million for American workers since 2001. But the increased oversight on unions hasn’t gone over well with liberals in Congress, who are trying to slash the agency’s budget for next year.

Posted August 19, 2007

Halfway around the world from Iraq, an important battle is taking place in America. This fight involves no IEDs or M4 rifles. It’s a war of words that has sparked heated discussions at both dinner tables and in the halls of Congress.

Posted August 12, 2007

Democrat leaders in the House and Senate are invoking the threat of “Big Brother” in an attempt to undo the changes Congress made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) before leaving for August recess

Posted August 05, 2007

Sen. Dick Durbin embarked on a new experiment in legislating when he turned to the blogosphere in an effort to develop a national broadband strategy to bring high-speed Internet access to more Americans.

Posted July 28, 2007

While the snowman question wasn’t exactly the highlight of the debate, it certainly didn’t demean the presidency. Laugh it off or call it stupid, but don’t use it as a litmus test.

Posted July 22, 2007

Congress hasn’t accomplished much this year, but at least our politicians are displaying a flair for political theater.

Posted July 15, 2007

The House of Representatives voted last week to begin pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq in four months, a gesture that appeased the antiwar crowd but sent a message of retreat and surrender to the brave men and women fighting overseas.

Posted July 08, 2007

President Bush made no friends in liberal quarters when he told Congress to hold the line on spending or confront his veto pen. Now, with the top slot in Bush’s budget office newly vacant, congressional big spenders are threatening payback.

Posted July 01, 2007

Having halted the Bush-Kennedy “grand bargain” on immigration, many conservatives are expressing newfound optimism that they can do the same to the president’s signature education achievement, the No Child Left Behind Act.

Posted June 24, 2007

Senate Republicans are squabbling amongst themselves over immigration reform. President Bush is fighting a losing battle with his base. But in the House of Representatives, times couldn’t be better for the GOP.

Posted June 17, 2007

Senate Democrats and Republicans operated in relative harmony this spring when confirming President Bush’s judicial nominees, but the nomination of Leslie Southwick to the New Orleans-based federal court of appeals has shattered that peace.