Smoke and mirrors management seems to be the usual Washington way to address the need for reduced federal spending. GOP leaders in congress have begun well, proposing $100 billion in cuts, but with national debt over $14,000,000,000,000.00that's not really enough, not by a long shot.
Boehner, who has kept a low profile since Republicans won a net gain of 63 seats to take control of the House, is under no illusions about the power that has been thrust upon him and his party.
Incoming House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues are intensely aware of public fury over how Congress operates.
Our "transformational" president would be well-advised to bask in such acclaim as falls presently on his ears, because he is unlikely to get much of that commodity once the new Congress convenes.
At long last there are finally signs that the American Republic’s breakneck descent into full-blown socialist madness – which was fast approaching terminal velocity prior to November’s elections – could be leveling out.
Dear Pelosi/Reid Congress, in the words of the monotonously repetitive holiday song, I want to wish you a merry Christmas. What a distinguished record you have amassed.
The dominant liberal media culture has spun these past days of the Democrats' lame-duck Congress into an unbroken string of legislative victories for President Obama and his party.
When Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill recently went to war over the budget, press coverage suggested that pork-barrel earmark spending is still a bipartisan problem, that after months of self-righteous rhetoric about fiscal discipline, both parties remain equal-opportunity earmarkers.
The new Tea Party GOP must maintain a message of economic growth.
Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is getting some long delayed senatorial payback.
We will know soon enough whether the GOP delivers on its solemn campaign promise to the American people, who are fed up and want spending brought under control now.
The victors of the 2010 midterm elections haven't even been sworn into office and already they are being initiated into the ways of Washington – a world where money buys influence and careerism trumps constituent service.
A half-dozen staunchly conservative Members of Congress have been beating around the bush on the anti-earmark ban. They support the GOP’s current ban, but not permanently, and not enthusiastically.
Longtime anti-earmarks crusader Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has received the support of Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner to be named to the powerful House Appropriations Committee next year.
In what will stand as the greatest irony of Barack Obama's soak-the-rich presidency, his deficit-cutting commission is proposing to sharply lower the top income tax rates on the wealthy.
Both Democrats and Republicans can learn from the story of a bold, courageous youth facing a powerful foe, for in Harry Potter’s tale there are some lessons that our leaders in Washington could use right now.
Last week, goaded by Drudge's hordes, I took my stand against the opponents of the scan and the pat-down.
“We the People” just booted a boatload of spendthrifts out of Congress, after they helped engineer a $1.3 trillion deficit on America’s FY-2010 budget and balloon our cumulative national debt to $13.7 trillion. Unfortunately, renewable fuel lobbyists will try to use the lame duck session to perpetuate the special treatment.
As the Senate Republican Conference moves to ban earmarking by the chamber's Republicans, the next question arises: What about the House?